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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

January 22 Speaker Photo John Keightley is VP of TechnoServe. For almost 50 years, they have been providing business solutions to poverty in partnership with enterprising men and women living on as little as one dollar a day. They provide training and markets to farmers and entrepreneurs that helps them grow their farms and businesses and improve the lives of their families and communities. He will explain how TechnoServe works, the difference it is making in 29 countries, and how the benefits it helps create are sustainable long after its work is done.

January 29 Speaker Photo Paul Strassmann, former retired Xerox VP and fellow SMC member, will give an overview of the country's financial picture including such areas as the decreases in stock market returns and its over evaluation; effect of increased life expectancy; cost of medical care; insufficient retiree savings and social security; opportunities for improving savings; private equity investments; the federal debt and the declines in home values and of purchasing power. You don't want to miss this financial "Outlook for Retired Seniors" presentation.

February 5 Speaker Photo Pierre McGuire is one of NBC's Sports Group NHL "Inside-the-Glass" analysts along side the lead broadcast team of play-by-play voice "Doc" Emrick and Eddie Olczyk. In 2013, he won the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality - Sports Reporter. He also serves as an analyst for NBCSN's coverage of college hockey. He will be speaking on the highlights of his long experience with NBC Sports, particularly as it relates to the NHL.

February 12 Speaker Photo Doug Zumbach opened Zumbach's Gourmet Coffee on Pine Street in 1992 after previously being with R.R Donnelly and Sons in the Human Resources field for 15 years. Doug, being an automobile enthusiast, started Caffeine & Carburetors in 1995. His extremely successful coffee shop and C&C have made Pine Street a "main street" in town. He will be speaking about coffee and the success of Caffeine and Carburetors over the years.

February 19 Speaker Photo Michael Turpin, ex-CEO of United Healthcare and Oxford, will be drawing on 33 years experience as an executive, consultant and writer. He will provide a humorous and sometimes profane overview of the US Healthcare system. He has recently published his third book,"53 Is The New 38", dealing with middle age and the slow emasculation of the American father. Enjoy Mike's candor and wit as he leads us on a journey through healthcare and his unique lens to the world.

February 26 Speaker Photo Rob Mallozzi as all are aware is New Canaan's First Selectman. Much has taken place in our town since Rob's last time here in April, 2013. Much has happened in New Canaan since then and Rob will give his perspective on those events and comment on our town's well being which has always been a major event for our group. Don't miss this "State of the Town" presentation!


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