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SIR BRANCH - 128

SAN RAMON VALLEY

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Our July guest speaker will be former Harlem Globetrotter, Nate Branch
 
Nate spent fifteen years with the Globetrotters during their peak ‘Golden Era’ of biggest fame, playing alongside basketball legends including Curly Neal, Geese Ausby, Sweet Lou Dunbar, and his best friend and tour roommate, the late “Crown Prince of Basketball” Meadowlark Lemon.
 
Nate will share stories about his close friendship with basketball great Wilt Chamberlain, his playing basketball at Ravenswood High School and making the winning shot in the longest high school game ever played, his legendary college playing career in Nebraska, and his long and storied heyday with the Globetrotters. During Nate’s time with the team, they appeared in movies, as guests on dozens of television shows and ABC “Wide World Of Sports” episodes, and toured the world several times over bringing their unique brand of sports entertainment to millions of fans worldwide.

Nate will delight us with first-person accounts about his time on and off the court with many basketball greats;  we’ll learn about the famous Grammy-winning music group that tried to recruit Nate to join them as their lead singer, the time Nate found himself playing basketball with the castaways of Gilligan’s Island, the ripped-from-the-headlines scandal that led to Nate’s abrupt and unceremonious departure from the team, his healing after the Globetrotters, his deep faith, love of music and much more.
Our August guest speaker will be retired Santa Clara County Superior Court judge, Michele McKay-McCoy, who will speak about the US Constitution
 
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Our November guest speaker will be .....
 
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