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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

Sept. 25 Speaker Photo William Tobey was most recently Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation at the Nations Nuclear Security Administration. There he managed the government's largest program to prevent nuclear proliferation and terrorism by detecting, securing and disposing of dangerous nuclear material. He also served on the National Security Council Staff in three administrations. His speech topic is very timely: Evaluating the Iran Nuclear Deal; It's Strengths and Weaknesses Now and in the Future.

October 2 Speaker Photo Mike Holland, a veteran of more than forty years on Wall Street and currently the Chairman of Holland & Company, a private investment firm he founded in 1995, will share his views on the current investment environment as well as answer questions from the audience. He also served on the New Canaan's Board of Finance, was a Trustee of the Congregational Church and served as Vice Chairman on the Board of Norwalk Hospital.

October 9 Speaker Photo Mike Lorelli is presently an Operating Partner at Falconhead Capital, and Executive Chairman of the Board of one of their portfolio companies, Rita's Italian Ices. Mr. Lorelli will explain "The Private Equity Play" A comprehensive review of how the private equity model works: what's in it for the Limited Partners, the private equity firm, and portfolio company management. You don't need to be on the buy side or sell side of the private equity equation to find this presentation of interest. It will broaden everyone's understanding of this major component of the capital markets. Key topics include private equity history, returns, where the money comes from, the private equity model, compensation, performance measures, the primary return drivers, and what's making the headlines today.

October 16 Speaker Photo Glenn Van Deusen is Co-Founder of Van Deusen & Levitt. His company's brand managers and general management professionals create a unique blend of brand strategy and design expertise to drive business results for their client's brands by giving them the voice and identity they need to be credible, differentiated and results-oriented in all environments.

October 23 Speaker Photo Paul Strassmann titles his talk, Can 84 Million Seniors Retire? In 2050, that is the number of people due to retire. They will need to plan to safeguard adequate income for their retirement years. Paul will address the prospects of what we know today about what could be expected. His illustrated talk will show how in future years the US will not be able to support post-retirement take-home pay that matches incomes from pre-retirement years.

October 30 Speaker Photo Dr. Henry C. Lee is one of the world's foremost forensic scientists and has been a prominent player in many of the most challenging cases of the last 50 years: Jon Benet Ramsey, O. J Simpson and the reinvestigation of the Kennedy assassination to name three. He will share with us some of these most famous cases. Dr. Lee is currently the director of Forensic Research and Training Center and is Distinguished Professor in Forensic Science of the University of New Haven.

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