Brad Bates and his wife Tina were our guest speakers in December and Brad joined Branch 143 in January.

APRIL 2017


Sponsor Ray Land and new member Les Tyson. Les and his Wife, Judi and long time Turlocl/Denair residents. Les retired as Service Manager at Smith Chevrolet.


Sponsor Bernie Mailloux and new member Pat Gibbs. Pat and his Wife live in Modesto. Pat is a retired Surveyor with Cal Trans. Pat’s interests include fishing and hiking.


New member Wade Fullmer and sponsor Roy Klevmyr. Wade and his Wife Marilyn are long time Turlock residents. Wade is a retired Pharmacist at Richland and Raley’s. Wade has many interests including golf, book club, football, history and wood working. He is also an Almond Farmer.


Sponsor Roy Klevmyr and new member Jerry Tripp. Jerry and his Wife Melinda reside in Turlock. Jerry has retired several times including 22 years with the USAF and 16 years with Foster Farms. He also has been in Real Estate Investment for 39 years. . He has many interests including Bocce, Bridge, Cribbage, Dine in/Out, Genealogy, Poker and Wine Tasting

MARCH 2017

New Member Walter Ott with Little SIR Gary Toombs. Walter is retired as Superintendent of the Kraft-Post Plant in Ceres. He now farms walnuts on Hawkeye Road. He has many interests including coins, Gardening, Guys Dine Out, Pinochle, walkers and Veteran. Walter is Vietnam Army Veteran.


Curt Green, sponsor and new member Jerry Degraff. Jerry and wife Lynda are long time Turlock residents. Jerry retired with Garton Tractor. Jerry has many interests including volunteering at the Turlock Community Theatre


Rick Kindle and New Member David Silva. David is a Widower and retired from General Motors in Quality Control. He lives in Turlock and has many hobbies, including coins, crab feeds, Dine Out, fishing, gardening, historical interests, Pinochle, poker, stamps, travel, walkers and wine tasting.



Sponsor Lance Anderson and new member Bill Nixon. Bill and wife Sue, reside in Turlock. Bill retired as CFO of PDM Steel Service Centers. He enjoys many activities including Dine In/ Out, Games Night, Golf, Jazz, Theatre, Travel and Wine Tasting.


Helmut Schmidt with new member Homer Beckler. Homer and his wife Ute and long term Turlock residents. Homer retired from Farmer Bros Coffee. He enjoys Travel and Veterans. Sponsor is Bernie Mailloux



Sponsor: Rick Kindle.  Elwood  and his wife Cherie, are long term Denair residents. Elwood is retired from several retails businesses and is a cattle rancher.  He has many interests including Bridge, Dining Out, Football, Horse shoes,  Hunting and Wine Tasting.


Sponsor: Art Pargament.  Ben is a widower and long time Turlock resident.  He is retired from the California Highway Patrol and the U.S. Coast Guard.


Sponsor: Hartley Spycher. Charlie his wife, Earlaine are long time Turlock residents. He is a retired CEO from the Farm Credit System and farms almonds and walnuts.  He has many interests  including Golf, Hiking, RV, Travel, Eating Out and Wine Tasting.



Sponsor: Joe Adams.   Ray and his wife, Remo live in Turlock.  He is a retired CEO of Patterson Frozen Foods. He has many things to keep him busy, including Barbershop Quartet, Baseball, Chorus, Crab Feeds, Football, Golf, RV and Wine!!!


Sponsor: Carl Grubb. Gary and his wife, Erin live in Turlock.  Gary retired from the Turlock Irrigation District.  Gary likes Antique cars, Crab Feeds, Football and snow skiing.