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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

Nov. 21 Speaker PhotoAt the Presbyterian Church 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.

Dec. 5 Speaker Photo James Rickards, author of the book, The Death of Money, titles his speech: The Coming Collapse Of the International Monetary System. Each past collapse (1914, 1939 & 1971) was followed by a period of tumult, war and civil unrest. He will explain his views of a coming collapse for the US dollar and the role that confidence plays in supporting the currency, shows why another collapse is rapidly approaching and why nothing less than the institution of money is at risk.

Dec. 12 Speaker Photo NO MEETING - ANNUAL SMC CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY LUNCHEON - Lunch at Country Club of New Canaan. Wives and guests are invited. Choice of salmon or roast beef. Salad, table wine, tip and tax are all included in the modest cost of $55 ($60 at the door). Cash bar at 11:30, lunch at 12:20pm. Please write on your check your choice of salmon or beef and mail to: Paul Stein, 172 Oenoke Lane, New Canaan, CT or present the check to him at a Friday meeting. If any questions, call Paul at 203-966-1262.

Dec. 19 Speaker Photo Mark Mathias, founder of the Westport Mini Maker Faire, will talk about his experiences with the Faire and how that has a huge local impact on schools, businesses, libraries & communities. Beyond the boundaries of Fairfield County, he will also discuss how the "maker movement" is helping people around the world learn, earn and enjoy in ways they never considered possible. The unexpected success of the Faire has inspired people to learn, start businesses and have fun.

Dec. 28 Speaker Photo NO MEETING - Christmas weekend

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