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The New Canaan Men's Club of Connecticut, welcomes men 55 and older who reside, or own property in, New Canaan, CT. Non-residents are welcome to become members as long as they are proposed by a resident member and seconded by another member. Founded in 1977, the NCMC is affiliated with the New Canaan YMCA, but individual Y membership is not necessary. NCMC 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 NCMC members. Click on: NCMens.info to watch our video and learn more about the New Canaan Men's Club. 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 NCMC Speakers

May 20 Speaker Photo Speaker Photo Bob Seelert and Keith Simpson of "The Waveny Park Conservancy" speaking on the history, present condition and future needs of Waveny Park. The group was founded in the belief that Waveny Park is richly deserving of an advocacy providing care and resources on a level at least equal to the enormous benefits the Park provides to the people of New Canaan. It was inspired by the success of the many public/private partnership that historically have contributed to the success of Waveny Park, and by the success of the Central Park Conservancy in New York City which has been instrumental in restoring Central Park to the grandeur envisioned by its founders.

May 27 Speaker Photo No Meeting - Memorial Day Weekend

June 3 Speaker Photo Tucker Murphy is Exec. Director of the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce or in her words: 'The head cheerleader for NC'. She will speak about the town's challenges such as parking affecting local merchants, the unique quality of NC, the exciting plans, activities, promotions and programs planned for the coming months and about her vision and pending development to enhance and insure a vibrant New Canaan in the years to come.

June 10 Speaker Photo Brian Hollstein - (our very own!) - will be narrating a slide show, "1000 miles of Sore Feet on the Camino de Santiago" covering 3 month long trek from Le Puy en Valay France to Santiago de Campostela Spain. Beautiful scenery, quirky hiking companions, lots of history and interesting eating and sleeping accommodations will be featured. The Camino has been attracting pilgrims for over 1000 years as the route of the burial place of St. James the apostle. This attraction has attracted people from all over the world to hike, seek adventure and pray.

June 17 Speaker Photo Richard Bergmann, is head of Richard Bergmann Architects. The firm is one of the many spin-off local firms generated from the cutting-edge architectural firms known as the Harvard Five. He will present a visual presentation of New Canaan Modern Houses designed by the Harvard Five and give his recollections of what it was like to work for the masters at close range in the 1960's, and currently, his role in saving the New Canaan Moderns from becoming tear-downs.

June 24 Speaker Photo Robert B Fiske, Jr., local attorney, will reflect on major and timely issues based on his long career in private and public practice. He will speak about the antitrust suit against the NFL brought on by the US Football League, with the lead plaintiff being Donald Trump. Other subjects he has covered will concern the Whitewater investigation, the Three Mile Island nuclear plant accident, and the recovery of investor losses from the Madoff Ponzi scheme, and the causes of the high rate of U.S. prison incarcerations and how to remediate the problem.


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