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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. 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

July 10 Speaker Photo Marina Neary is the author of two 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.

July 24 Speaker Photo Rozanne Gates is co-founder of The Legacy Project USA, an organization that gathers and documents family histories, preserving the memories that make up your life's story. She will describe the process of gathering family history and all the ways it can be delivered: in family photos, in books, on videos, on genealogy charts, and even if requested, a family song. Who among us is not curious about where we came from, who our great-grand parents were, etc. Today's digital world allows this to happen and to preserve family histories far into the future.

August 7 Speaker Photo Jim Cameron, affectionately known as "The Train Guy", launched The Commuter Action Group after serving 19 years on the CT Metro-North Rail Commuter Council meeting with hundreds of commuters to hear their concerns and ideas. The CAG is dedicated to empowering the Metro-North commuters to improve service by giving them a voice before the railroad, the CT Dept. of Transportation and state and federal lawmakers. Mr. Cameron's talk is entitled Metro-North: From First to Worst.

August 21 Speaker Photo Rob Petersen is the Founder and President of BarnRaisers, a full-service digital marketing agency that builds brands with proven relationship principles and ROI. The title of Rob's speech is Demystifying Social Media Marketing, answering questions: Does it work? How does it work? Why do so many businesses not see Return On Investment (ROI). Looking at industry trends, consumer behaviors and case studies, he will explain the business principles behind social media marketing with real examples and insights.

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