What is SIR?

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Sons in Retirement

SIR is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to create fun activities for retired men. We began in 1958 and there are SIR branches in communities throughout Northern California from Bakersfield to the Oregon border.
Membership is open to men retired from a full-time occupation, regardless of age, race, color, or religion.

Branch 116

Walnut Creek's SIR Branch 116 is one of the many SIR branches in Northern California. We are a very active group centrally located in Walnut Creek, CA and we have many activities in the greater SF East Bay area. Our members are from not only Walnut Creek but many of the surrounding cities as far away as Brentwood, Pleasanton and Oakland.

Monthly Meetings

We have a monthly luncheon where guest speakers address the Branch members on topics of general interest. This includes sports figures, newscasters, civic leaders and others. We meet at the The Clubhouse at Boundary Oak Golf Course on the third Monday of each month, except for May and December.


Branch Activities

Groups are formed for activities such as 9-hole and 18-hole golf, bridge (including duplicate), fishing, book discussion, computers, dining out, investments, walking, etc., based on member interest. All member activities are supported and governed by volunteers. For more information about available activities go to Our Activities.

Special Events

We have a Spring Luncheon in May and a Christmas Dinner/Dance in December where wives, partners and guests are invited. In addition we have special golf events and bridge tournaments, computer & technology meetings, hiking and walking tours where wives, partners and guests are welcome.


SIR Travel

An extensive travel program is available to all members and guests. Travel events vary from one-day local excursions to trips of several weeks duration to destinations throughout the world.


Our only agenda is to have fun

If you would like to know more about our Branch or activities, go to Contact Us. We will be happy to answer your questions.