Welcome to Sons In Retirement, Branch # 161, located in Discovery Bay, Ca.
Celebrating our 32nd year (2023). Our monthly luncheon meetings are held in the Discovery Bay Country Club.

Happy Birthday SIR

SIR, Northern and Central California’s largest social club for active senior men, celebrated its 65th anniversary on their Founders Day, Sunday, July 23rd.

Established in 1958, SIR’s sole purpose is to bring together active seniors with diverse backgrounds and common interests. The club encourages its 9,000 members to participate in an array of well-organized activities like golf, bowling, hiking, biking, book clubs and wine tasting to name a few. Each branch hosts a monthly luncheon often with a professional speaker on topics of interest like the environment, AI, travel, health, science, and many other topics.

Notably, SIR holds the distinction of being the largest organization registered with the Northern California Golf Association with over 60% of its members participating in local weekly golf outings and state-wide tournaments.

There are over 85 non-profit branches individually registered with the State of California. To learn more about SIR, its mission, and how to participate, watch the short video introduction at https://youtu.be/J8U_Btkz5a0 or see the website WeAreSir.com where men who are interested in learning more about SIR can see a very positive message. 

In Memoriam

We were sad to hear of the passing of John Fry on July 21, 2023, after a brief battle with Pancreatic Cancer. John was a member of Branch 161 since February of 2009.

He was an avid Golfer and Bowler, participating in and often placing in many tournaments.

He joined our Branch Executive Committee as Assistant Bowling Chairman in 2013 and served as our Bowling Director/Chairman for the past ten years. During that time, he managed our Monday Sirs and Ladies Bowling League, our annual SIR Tournament, and was well known, respected, and appreciated by his fellow Sirs, Bowlers and Golfers.

At this time we have no information on a Memorial service for John. When known, we will share that information with you. Meanwhile please keep John, his wife Mary and Family in your thoughts and prayers.

SIR Branch 161 news updates

Interim updates between issues of our monthly newsletter will be communicated via email.

SIR Branch 161 upcoming luncheon meeting dates

Luncheon meetings are held monthly, usually on the 2nd Tuesday.

Branch 161 Activities

Our members participate in a number of activities, including, bowling, golf, pickleball, tennis and cycling, in addition to less stressful activities such as wine tasting. We hold monthly luncheon meetings with informative speakers or good entertainment, and hold a monthly dinner-with-the-ladies that spouses attend. Read more about these and other Branch 161 activities in our latest newsletter (see link on the right of your screen).

About Sons In Retirement

We are a branch of Sons In Retirement, a nonprofit public benefit organization for men. The mission of SIR is to enrich the lives of our members through fun activities and events – while making friends for life. Read more about the SIR organization and its branches by clicking the State SIR links on the right of your screen.

Navigating this site

In the right panel you’ll see links to the SIR Inc web site, to our latest Branch 161 newsletter, and several other items.

Above you’ll see a menu with links to other pages containing information for both new and existing members.