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Local SIR elects new president

SIR, Inc., Branch 163

SIR, Inc., Branch 163 has elected Gary Corbell as "Big Sir" (AKA President) for the year 2022. Gary is committed to SIR's success and has been a SIR member for 13 years. Gary's wife of 57 years, Constance, fully supports Gary and Branch 163.

Here is what Gary has to say about SIR: "It is an honor to be elected to serve as Big Sir. I've made many new friends since joining SIR and I think it is a great resource for men over 50. I'm proud of how SIR has adapted through COVID and even more proud to have returned to our monthly luncheon meetings and other in-person activities. I'm looking forward to helping grow the organization and introducing even more seniors to all that SIR has to offer."

SIR, Inc. is a California nonprofit organization that provides social activities for men over 50 whose mission is: "To improve the lives of our members through fun activities and events while making friends for life." The parent organization was formed in 1958 in San Mateo and the Bakersfield branch was formed on March 4, 1991. There are currently over 100 branches in Central and Northern California and more than 10,000 members from Bakersfield to Mt. Shasta and Lake Tahoe to San Francisco.

The Bakersfield branch has about 105 members who meet on the third Thursday of each month at Hodel's Country Dining, 5917 Knudsen Dr., Bakersfield. Doors open at 11 a.m. and lunch starts at noon with an interesting program that includes a local speaker. In addition, the Bakersfield branch offers social activities to its members and guests such as golfing and dining out. Ideas for new activities are encouraged and adopted. Visitors and potential new members are welcome to sample the activities and attend luncheons. For more information, please call Membership Chairman Jim Smith at (661) 472-5771 or Little SIR Larry Sitzman at (661) 703-9450. More information can be found at http://www.WeAreSIR.com.