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Denny Hembrey (Big Sir) 532-1639

I hope this newsletter finds you all well and not going too crazy with having to stay at home. I have a few things to cover so I will begin.

1 We will not be having the Mother’s Day luncheon this May so please bring the tickets you purchased to the next meeting we have to get your refund.

2. Our brother ED Boddington passed away not to long ago and he will be greatly missed. Ed always did a great job getting raffle gifts for the picnic he will be hard to replace but we will need to try and find someone to take on the job. If anyone is interested please let me know.

3.We are still in need of a Little Sir. If anyone is interested please let me know and know that I will not leave you stranded next year and will help you get up to speed. Please give me a call if interested and we will figure it out. My number is 532-1639. The job of little sir is to get speakers for our meeting and to learn how to be big sir and believe me if I can do it any of you can.

4. To date neither the Gov. nor Sir-inc. Has given any real idea when we will be having meeting but the most important thing is the safety of our members.

I have more than likely forgotten something. Again I hope you are all doing well and I will be looking forward to seeing you all again hopefully before to long.Editor (Ed Fernandeez): They can force us to shelter at home and cancel our luncheons but they can’t shut down our newsletter. Protected by the First Amendment. Even more important than the Second Amendment.
This past April 11th I lost my wife of 62 years, Joan who finally succumbed to Alzheimer’s Disease 12 year after first symptoms. 


GOLF:  Managed by SIR Branch 136.  Kent Kirkland ( is our SIR Branch 77 liaison.  

HIKING:  (Mike Clay 588-1345)  A group from SIR 77, SIR 172 , and SIR 136 do a day hike of moderate difficulty, generally between 10 and 12 miles.  Hikes take place every Friday throughout the year and are usually somewhere along the 108 corridor. Our website provides more details. 

PINOCHLE: The pinochle group meets at the Senior Center on Greenly Road next to the Library in Sonora.  We play every Monday from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.  Some of us eat breakfast or lunch together at 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm sharp when the playing begins. We are always looking for more SIR members to join us.  Call Jerry Morrison (605-2090) if you have questions.

THEATER:  Twain Harte Branch 172 has invited our members and wives or partners to participate in their Sierra Rep Theater (SRT) activity.  They attend matinees of six plays a year at steep ticket price discounts.  2020 Schedule to be determined

OTHER: Among other available activities are: travel, horseshoes, biking, kayaking, and fishing.  Call George Kellerman at 533-9083 for current status.


MEMBERSHIP (Donald Ronalter 984-9383) Oversees addresses for the newsletter, whether email or postal. Anyone who is not receiving a newsletter may have incorrect information on file.  The newsletter contains important information, so we are anxious to ensure that you receive your copy. 

NEWSLETTER (Ed Fernandez 559-2186)  The deadline for input to the newsletter is the 18th of each month.

PROPANE (Craig Hempler 588-1096)  If you are unfamiliar with our propane program or have questions about it, please contact Craig.

WEBSITE (Steve Burrows 533-3248)

FELLOWSHIP (Program Director Ed Boddington 536-1777)  If you know of another SIR who has died, is sick, injured or in need of a little cheer, give Ed Boddington a call with the details.  Ed will send him or his family an appropriate card right away.


Greg Thompson has passed away