The San Felipe Association of Retired Persons
The San Felipe Association of Retired Persons (SFARP) welcomes you to its web page. We would also like to welcome you to our meetings which convene at 10 a.m. each first and third Wednesday of the month, October through April, in Salon Las Gaviotas, Hotel Las Misiones Hotel located on the beach about 1 1/2 miles south of downtown San Felipe.
On the one hand, your presence in San Felipe makes you a member of our informal organization. On the other, once you learn who (and what) we are, you will find:
On February 15, 2005 SFARP sponsored this 21 day tour.
SFARP'S 2006 annual City Tour: SFARP (The San Felipe Association of Retired Persons) is planning its 2006 Adventure Series tour. But, owing to the number of inquiries and suggestions we’ve had about our tours, we need your help to enable the proper decision between the two we are now being asked to conduct. Consequently, we hereby seek your opinion on which of the two we should conduct (departure date is February 21) in 2006.
For more information, email us at SFARP.
The San Felipe Association of Retired Persons (SFARP) is an active, non-political, non-profit, social organization directly affiliated with no other retiree organizations. We exist for the single purpose of having fun while wintering in San Felipe. Meeting attendance costs $2.00 per person. Each meeting lasts about two hours. We have a (free) coffee break at 11 a.m. during which we offer (free) pastries.
We offer an annual Activities Calendar available in our library for $1.00. Our desert tours cost $1.00 per person; our desert dining tours cost a little more but participants will find such entrees as barbeued spare ribs, barbecued chicken, grilled rib-eye steaks, and other Mexican goodies.
Within the framework of our membership are 80+ year old ladies and gentlemen we identify as GOLDENEERS who pay nothing for our services including meeting attendance, desert tours, desert dining tours, and festivity participation.
Included in our periodic "festivities" are pancake and French toast breakfasts we serve at our Beachside Lodge. We offer a free Thanksgiving dinner during our annual Fall Festival. We also offer an annual Christmas Dinner, a Spring Festival, and our April Dinner Dance. Guest speakers routeinely include San Felipe's Mayor, Director of Tourism, Chief of Police, Doctors, Dentists, other Health Care Specialists and at least one Emergency Medical Evacuation Company representative.
A scene from a recent dining tour to the local Sulphur Mines. We have a listing of fifty-seven potential desert tour sites from which we select for each year's desert touring enjoyment. The desert surrounding San Felipe is one of the most interesting of North America's five major deserts. A part of the Great Sonora Desert, it was granted its own name - The San Felipe Desert - because of its unique structure and history. Native Americans have inhabited this region for most of the past 2,500 years. Their petroglyphs and pictographs are found by the thousands in our local mountain canyons. Similary, the discovery of Indian artifacts is described by many of our local and visiting desert enthusiasts each year. There are nineteen canyons in the nearby Sierra San Pedro Martir. There is at least one waterfall in each. Our desert tours freqently include one or more of these canyons. In addition, however, there are fossil sites in the region from which 7, 8, and 9 million year old fossils are recovered at random. Desert tours are scheduled two days after each regular meeting. Therefore, we schedule a tour for desert vehicles only two days after our first meeting of each month, and a dining tour for all vehicles two days after our second meeting each month.