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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

Oct. 17 Speaker Photo Ceci Meher is the Executive Director of Person-to-Person, the volunteer community supported agency located in Darien and Norwalk which through the sharing of goods and talents, responds to individuals and families who lack the basic necessities or resources to improve their lives. She will highlight the growth and many successes that P2P has experienced the past 9 years. Ceci is a Stamford native and a graduate of Columbia University of Social Work

Oct. 24 Speaker Photo Peter Georgescu is the Chairman Emeritus of Young & Rubicam, Inc., a network of preeminent commercial communications companies dedicated to helping their clients build their business through the power of brands. Peter is the author of two books, The Source of Success and his second book, The Constant Choice, that answers what is good, what is evil, what does a true morality mean, where are we going and what is our responsibility.

Oct. 31 Speaker Photo Frank Cerza is a partner in the Real Estate and Intl. Practice Groups of Pepper Hamilton, LLP. He represents retail and private companies in connection with general corporate, real estate and commercial matters. He will discuss doing business with Italian firms as compared to American firms. Regulations in Italy and Europe are much more demanding than those required in the United States. It should prove to be very interesting, informative and eye opening.

Nov. 7 Speaker Photo Les DeVilliers, the SMC's very own Sultan of Safaris, will share with us some of Africa's most interesting inhabitants that he encountered on recent trips to that part of the world. Having seen most everything Africa has to offer by way of wildlife during numerous safaris, Les went once again to visit gorillas on both the Rwandan and Ugandan side of the Virunga Mountains. The title of his speech is: Gorillas in Our Midst. Be careful whom you sit next to at the meeting!

Nov. 14 Speaker Photo Jack Cavanaugh, author and veteran sportswriter, will be talking about his best selling book, Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside about Heisman Trophy winners, Glenn Davis and Felix Blanchard, the best known college football players in the country between 1944 and 1946 when Army was the nation's top ranked team. He will give us a unique look at the changes that took place in sports as well as almost every aspect of American life in the wake of WW II.

Nov. 21 Speaker Photo Frederick C. Hart CG, FASG, is a genealogist. Topic of his presentation is "Inside Genealogy Today: How Family History Became a Growth Industry". Mr. Hart, an electrical engineer by profession, finding discrepancies in published histories of his mother's family, took on the challenge of resolving the differences and became dedicated to the discipline of genealogy. In 2007 he was named a fellow of the American Society of Genealogists.

Nov. 28 Speaker Photo NO MEETING. Thanksgiving weekend.

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