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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.

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

August 22 Speaker Photo Carol Shattuck, Chief of Staff and SVP, Communications and Marketing of AmeriCares will give an overview of Americares work, and description of Topical Emergencies including EBOLA.This global health and disaster relief organization is headquartered in Stamford. Since it's founding in 1982, AmeriCares has safely and effectively delivered more than $11 billion of humanitarian aid to resource-constrained communities in US and around the world. AmeriCares provides immediate relief to disaster survivors and offers long-term support to patients, practitioners and health care institutions.

Sept. 5 Speaker Photo Scott Skrym, one of the leading figures in the repo and securities finance markets today, will be discussing his two best selling books, Rogue Traders and The Money Noose: Jon Corzine and the Collapse of MF Global. Scott is a highly regarded former salesman, trader, trading desk manager, and global business head in fixed-income, securities finance, and securities clearing and settlement. He has taken multi-billion dollar risks on the trading floor and consistently ran one of the most profitable trading groups at every firm where he worked.

Sept. 12 Speaker Photo Philip D. Restifo is an independent real estate executive with 40+ years experience in commercial property mgt., financing and investment. Currently he is with Avant Capital Partners in Greenwich. He last spoke here in 2010 when the real estate markets were highly distressed in the wake of a financial crisis. Now he will talk about the incredible recovery in the markets the past 4 years which came as a surprise to most investors and will address the plethora of pitfalls we face going forward in a market where yields are thin and risk is underestimated.

Sept. 19 Speaker Photo Dr. Henry G. Beecher received his medical degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and has been in practice for 13 years. He is affiliated with Stamford Hospital and specializes in gastroenterology. He will be speaking on medicine in four areas: Where we've been in medicine over the past 4500 years; the technological advances we've made; the practice of medicine (how doctors react to their patients); and the Future of Medical Technology.

Sept. 26 Speaker Photo Ed Hynes, a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), will be speaking on The Impact of Emotions on Investor Behavior. He will give examples of how investors make different decisions depending on how happy or angry they are feeling and how specific emotions generate biases like Impact of Vivid Recent Events, Following the Crowd, Fear of Loss, Regret and Overconfidence and giving examples of each. He will recommend techniques to help reduce or eliminate emotions in future decision making.

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