|The Senior Men's Club of New Canaan, Connecticut, welcomes men 55 and older who reside, or own property in, New Canaan, CT. Founded in 1977, the SMC is affiliated with the New Canaan YMCA, but individual Y membership is not necessary. SMC membership applications are available here, at the YMCA on South Avenue or at our Friday 10 a.m. meetings at Morrill Hall at St. Mark's Church on Oenoke Ridge. Each weekly meeting features local, state and nationally known speakers. Visit the links below for the many additional activities of our SMC members. Click on: SMCNC.INFO to watch our video and learn more about the Senior Men's Club of New Canaan. Members are reminded that Getabout is available for rides to and from our Friday meetings. Call Getabout at 203-972-7433 one day in advance and sign up to travel with the others enjoying this service.|
Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held Fridays at 10 a.m. in Morrill Hall
at St. Mark's Church on Oenoke Ridge. Directions to St. Mark's
Upcoming SMC Speakers
|May 22||No Meeting - Memorial Day Weekend|
Sean Pica, Executive Director of Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison, an organization that
provides college education, life skills and re-entry support to incarcerated men and women to help them make a
positive impact on their lives, families and communities. The classes taught are identical to those taught at the
teachers' home colleges. Today over 300 students are enrolled in graduate programs and classes in life skills and
re-entry. Is Hudson Link successful, you ask?
Over 270 graduates released ... none have returned to prison.
|June 5||John Lawrence Allen, author of Investor Beware, will speak on how the investment landscape has radically changed in the last two decades, how Wall Street has morphed into a new and different kind of money making machine while the government continues to intervene in all aspects of the investment arena and he will answer the questions whether we can depend upon the government to adequately regulate the markets, rely on and trust their statistics when they report on the health of the economy and if they are being truthful.|
|June 12||Keith Simpson is a New Canaan landscape architect and fellow SMC member. He has participated in the design of many New Canaan projects including those at Waveny, the Lapham Center, Kiwanis and Mead Parks, most of the schools in town, the Library, old Post Office, Railroad and Police stations, Summer Theater and Town Hall. In his talk entitled, The New Canaan Landscape - Past and Present, he will discuss some of the major changes which have occurred to the New Canaan landscape over the years.|
|June 19||BT McNicholl is now celebrating this 20th year in the Entertainment Industry as a director, writer and producer of hit Broadway shows, Hollywood films, international productions from Paris to Sydney and Madison Square Garden musicals. He is now the new Producing Artistic Director of the Palace Theatre in Stamford and will speak about Broadway, the legacy and future of the American Theatre, and the transformative power of the performing arts. He is willing to take questions about any and all other aspect of the performing arts.|
|June 26||Marina Neary is author of 2 books, Wynfield's Kingdom and Saved by the Gang: a Nuclear Comedy. She will talk about her books, how they are different (Ireland vs. Eastern Europe) but how they have a common theme - nationalistic element. Notorious for her abrasive personality and politically incorrect views that make her a persona non grata in most polite circles, she explores human suffering through the prism of dark humor, believing that tragedy and comedy go hand in hand.|
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