SIR Robert Ripley Branch 53

SIR Robert Ripley Branch 53

If you are looking for something interesting to do, we invite you to join our group of retired (and semi-retired) gentlemen who absolutely insist on enjoying ourselves with new and old friends. We gather ourselves up at least once a month for conversation, lunch and perhaps a refreshing beverage or two at the East Rec Center. We are the Robert Ripley Branch #53 (Believe It or Not) of the statewide Sons in Retirement. Every month we have a guest speaker, and we have heard great range of subjects from the state of the Santa Rosa Symphony, what’s new in counter-terrorism, how to write your autobiography, history of the Melita train station, and a near-endless list of other topics. Twice yearly, we invite the ladies and/or partners, for the Ladies Lunch in the summer and the Holiday Dinner in December. For smaller groups, we enjoy “Dining Out with Friends” exploring different restaurants around Santa Rosa. And monthly Golf tournaments, the Poker Games, the Book Club and Special Trips far and wide with and without other SIR Branches. For more specific information, please visit our website at SIRs is a non-profit public benefit organization for retired men, welcoming all men regardless of age, race, national origin or religion. We are not here to raise money nor do we have a political agenda. Neither do we sell magazines, light bulbs nor anything else. About the only thing we insist upon is enjoying ourselves and being kind with each other. SERVING OAKMONT SINCE 1974. Meeting Details: Berger Center 3rd Thursday of every month Meetings start at 11:00 AM Lunch provided by Oakmont Village Market. Contact Information: Attending a meeting: Dave McCuan (707) 539-3028 Joining SIR #53: Dave McCuan (707) 539-3028 Website:

SIR Ripley Branch #53 8-15-2019

A SAN FRANCISCO LEGEND  Benita Mattioli, whose husband Pete managed the legendary Condor Club in San Francisco in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, will speak

History of an Observatory

Larry McCune, an officer with the Robert Ferguson Observatory in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, will summarize the history of the planning, construction and operation of

SIR 53: CHP Addresses Senior Safety

California Highway Patrol Officer David DeRutte will address older driver safety and mobility at the April 18 luncheon of Sons in Retirement #53 at Oakmont’s Berger Center. 


California Highway Patrol Officer David DeRutte will address older driver safety and mobility at the April 18 luncheon of Sons in Retirement #53 at Oakmont’s

Reverse Mortgages Explained

John Brodey, a reverse mortgage broker, will speak on how to get income from the equity in a home at the March 21 luncheon of

SIR#53 Expanding Its Reach

SIR Robert Ripley Branch #53 is expanding its outreach to its members and the Oakmont Community by adding new activities and inviting all Oakmont residents

11/1/2018 SIRS#53

NEW ACTIVITY GROUPS   SIR Robert Ripley Branch #53 is not just a social group that meets once a month for lunch and congenial conversation. The

SIR#53 9/15/2018

Preparing For The Big EQ Janiele Maffei, chief mitigation officer of the California Earthquake Authority with 35 years experience in the earthquake engineering industry, will