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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

Feb. 20 Speaker Photo Robert Henrey, author of Through Grown Up Eyes, will talk about the positive things that can happen when one has the courage to look back at one's life and write about it . The framework for his talk was the 1948 British film classic, The Fallen Idol. Fate landed him, an innocent 8-year old who had never acted before, in the starring role. His book details his coping with early stardom and the vicissitudes of later life in the US.

Feb. 27 Speaker Photo Dr. David Seres, MD, is director of medical nutrition at the Institute of Human Nutrition at Columbia University Medical Center. The title of his presentation is Nutrition: What Do We Know? He will answer many questions like: What should we eat to stay healthy and that experts actually have no idea. Most people "in the know" are not aware of the weaknesses in the scientific data on dietary supplements and are loath to admit they honestly don't know.

Mar. 6 Speaker Photo David B. Wray, Jr. is Senior Director of BNY Mellon Private Wealth Management and is also a standing member of Mellon's Investment Strategy Committee. He was also a senior portfolio manager at Boston Advisors, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advest Group, Inc. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the Boston Society of Security Analysts. The title of his presentation is: "Will Bull Continue to Charge in 2015...and Beyond?"

Mar. 13 Speaker Photo Dr. John Seo, co-founder and managing principal at Fermat Capital Management, LLC, will talk about how he managed to convince investors that risking $5 billion on natural catastrophes was a sound investment idea. He will explain the benefits of the so-called "catastrophe bond market" to homeowners on both the east and west coasts. He will also touch on the twists and turns he and his brother encountered when building Fermat's business with no initial backers.

Mar. 20 Speaker Photo John P. Fitzgibbons, M.D. has a vast distinguished background in medicine. He is presently a Senior Advisor in the Department of Medicine at the Stamford Hospital and Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. The title of his talk will be: "Presidential Health - Little Known Facts". Dr. Fitzgibbons's background in medicine got him started on this hobby of presidential health.

Mar. 27 Speaker Photo Speaker TBA - Further speaker info will be available on website and at Friday meetings.


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