Welcome to SLO RAM

SLO RAM (Retired Active Men) is a social club established to promote fellowship by helping retired men renew friendships, establish new relationships and enjoy participation in a variety of programs and activities. We meet for fun and enjoyment by offering camaraderie and involvement in broad areas of interest to our members. SLO RAM is entirely a social club. We have no fund-raising, philanthropic, political or religious goals or involvement. There are two SLO RAM meetings, the monthly Luncheon and the weekly Coffee Cabinet. Both have interesting programs shown here as well as in the Bulletin.  Click the Bulletin button below to access the current issue. Prior Bulletins are located on the Documents page.

Recent Posts

May 2024 Big RAM Bleat

I have missed attending the last several Coffee Cabinets and the April RAM Luncheon due to my service at Diablo Canyon Power Plant in support of their 24 th refueling outage for Unit 2. There are a lot of extra inspections and maintenance activities going on to...

Big RAM Bleat – 4.1.24

It is nice to have warm sunny weather again. The rains so far have done a great job refilling the lakes and reservoirs. The Atascadero Lake is only about 6” below spill-over and should make it with the next good rain or two. My wife and I enjoy the 1.25 mile walk...

March 2024 Big RAM Bleat

We certainly have had a variety of weather in SLO County and beyond during February. There were even two small tornados that touched down. The rain and foul weather haven’t been a major deterrent to our tough RAM members getting out to attend the Coffee Cabinet and...

Big RAM Bleat – Feb 2024

Programs & Speakers The speakers that provide the programs at our RAM meetings are the foundation for success of RAMS and your active participation! Craig Perry is leading the Program Committee with gusto.  There are great speakers on the calendar for both...

Big RAM Bleat – January 2024

Larry Price Happy New Year to all SLORAM Members and their families.   I wish you all the best in 2024. I think that the 2023 Holiday Gala was a success.  I had several life events going on over the past months, so I appreciate the help from other RAMs...

12/23 Big RAM Bleat

Brad Parkinson This is my last bleat as your Big RAM: hard to believe that a year has gone by so quickly. First many thanks for all your support, particularly to the Little Ram, Larry Price, and to Ken Lann.  Larry has replaced me at several luncheons and...

Big RAM Bleat for November 2023

Brad Parkinson The Holiday GALA is fast approaching – Tuesday the 19th of December.  Please gather the folks you want to sit with and send (or hand) your check ($31 each for you and a guest) to John Knox (982 Bougainvillea St, SLO, 93401) to reserve a table.  It is...

Membership Committee Update 10/23

Bob Lever, Chair Membership is up to 138…almost reaching the number prior to Covid and increasing at each meeting! Our success is attributed to the ongoing efforts of the Big & Little Rams, Big Bean, and Program & Membership Committees. Increased membership...

Big RAM Bleat 10/23

Continuing activities. Hiking continues and is available to all - get in shape, see ramhikes.org.  Tasters have a big event, Tasters Delight, coming up on 4 October 2023.  Please email Gus to confirm attendance. End of Year. Please nominate your...

Monthly Luncheons

The monthly Luncheon is the third Tuesday of each month in the Garden Room at the Madonna Inn. Members start arriving at 11:00 AM and the meeting starts at 11:30 AM. Enter by the ponds and sign in to the right. Advance reservations are required by the preceding Thursday, the cost is $30 paid at the door.  If you have to cancel a reservation please do so by the preceding Friday. Otherwise you will owe the cost of the Luncheon.

Next Luncheon

The next Luncheon meeting will be on May 21st . The featured speaker will be our own Brad Parkinson. Brad will talk about The First and Only Mechanical Test of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity – Seven Near Zeros.

The menu will include Roast Sirloin of Beef, Baby Red Potatoes and Boysenberry Cobbler.

Weekly Coffee Cabinet

Alan Henderson, Chair

Opportunities for Big Bean positions are available for next year. Each Big Bean has a stint of three months to conduct weekly Coffee Cabinet meetings. Starting in April and going through June, Ken Riener will serve as our Big Bean. Members are encouraged to volunteer as a Big Bean.

The Coffee Cabinet is held at the Madonna Inn in the Garden Room. Meetings are held every Thursday. They are called to order at 8:30am and adjourned at 9:30 am.

Upcoming Programs

Views expressed by speakers are their own and an invitation to speak does not constitute an endorsement by the SLO RAM organization.

May 2, 2024 – Ken Trigueiro, CEO & President, People’s Self-Help Housing. Ken will discuss the work that his organization is doing.

May 9, 2024 – Kyle & Jim Rizzoli. They will present on Rizzoli’s 2024 Racing Season.

May 16, 2024 – Frank Bauer, Pro Sports Agent. Frank will discuss his Experiences With Players, Contracts & More.

May 23, 2024 – Worth Vogel, SLORAM Member and Commandant, US Navy (Ret.). Worth will present True Stories From a RAM Who Served in Vietnam; Memorial to All Vets.

May 30, 2024 – Stacey Ritter, Concussion Rehab Specialist. Stacey will present on Seniors and Concussions.

June 6, 2024 – Lisa McKinny, from the Girl Scouts. Lisa will talk with us about the Girl Scouts’ Current Programs & Updates.



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