SIR Mission Trail Branch 35
Los Altos, California 



Branch 35 Travel Contest Template

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Welcome to a new and interesting segment of your life.
We, your fellow retired and semi-retired men from all professions including business, science, engineering, and education invite you to take a look at SIR (Sons in Retirement). Founded in 1958 for the strict enjoyment of retired men, the SIR organization has 145 branches with nearly 18,000 members in northern California, There are no initiation, annual, or monthly dues. Volunteers man all office and administration positions. The SIR organization exists strictly for the enjoyment and dignity of retired and semi-retired men. The original Sons In Retirement articles of incorporation stated:

"The specific purpose of this corporation is to provide for the welfare of retired men -- who are pursuing a common goal, the enjoyment of their later years with dignity and pride -- through association with other retired men who also face the particular problems that confront men upon their retirement."
Now we welcome semi-retired men as well.

SIR is an organization that allows each of us to participate in various activities; be as active as each of us wants; develop new associations and still be with old friends and be able to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow members. We never forget the primary purpose of SIR is to have fun. Although these activities are constantly changing depending on the desires of the members some of the more popular ones are: golf, computers, biking, bowling, travel, hiking, tennis, our newest, book swaps, and the main activity, our monthly luncheon held on the third Wednesday of each month at thePalo Alto Elks Lodge at 4249 El Camino Real in Palo Alto. We now also have theme tables at the luncheons.

We have set up a site for all our Branch 35 veterans to share stories of their Wartime experience. Please have a look at it.

The State SIR Organization
SIR Happenings Newsletter

Branch 35

(History, Honorary life members, Speakers, etc.)


Biking * Bowling
Book swaps
Golf * Hiking
Tennis * Trail Birds

Membership Information

Are you a retired or semi-retired man, living in the Stanford area - roughly between San Carlos and Los Gatos/south San Jose, California?

Are you interested in one or more of the activities shown at the left?

Do you enjoy the fellowship of other men with interests similar to yours?

Please learn more about SIR and Branch 35 by browsing among the topics shown at the left. Membership entails no initiation fees or dues. An annual contribution of $25 per member is requested. To speak to someone about membership, please contact us .

You can use the search function at the left, or at the top of each page, to search for words or strings within the site.

You might also enjoy an article written for the Los Altos Town Crier by 2006 Big SIR Bob Simon - just click here.



Please note: Branch 35 has a Travel Chairman who arranges for all our group activities - ball games, outings, etc. He arranges as many outings as the Branch wants. Please do not use this web contact form to offer such opportunities - the offer WILL NOT be passed on.

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