Branch 19 Receives SIR State President’s Success Award


The local Clayton/Concord Sons In Retirement branch (SIR) recently received a special SIR State President’s Success Award to recognize the branch’s management, notable 2016 growth and active membership engagement.  This special Award was bestowed at the branch’s monthly luncheon at Oakhurst Country Club.  The Clayton/Concord SIR branch has 130 members.  Most members of SIR are active retired men with disposable income.  Throughout any given month, the members participate in a variety of group social events and sporting activities.  These activities are local, ongoing, and typical include golf, bowling, bocce ball, restaurant dine out events and day trips with spouses, plus monthly member lunches.  Local small businesses in our area are selected as the venues for these outings.  As a result, SIR members continue to actively contribute to the economic vitality of the East Bay thru SIR’s patronage of our small business community.  For more information about SIR and how to get involved contact Bruce Persons at: or go to the website:       

Picture attached of members of the branch’s Executive Committee.  From left to right:

Bernie Theobald, John Carl, Bruce Persons, Jack Barnaba, Ken Peterson, Art Owen