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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

April 3 Speaker Photo No SMC Meeting - Good Friday

April 10 Speaker Photo John Kennedy, Director of Golf at Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York, will be speaking about how to improve in golf and life and of his work with wounded veterans. He is the author of You Can Do It, A Path to Improvement in Golf and Life. [If only golf was as easy as life!] He has been awarded two of America PGA's most prestigious honors; the 2010 Horton Smith Award and the 2012 Patriot Award. His passion has always been teaching and coaching, whether on the lesson tee or monitoring staff or fellow professionals.

April 17 Speaker Photo Dr. Brian Luizzi, Superintendent of Schools for New Canaan, will bring us up to date on all the challenges he sees in educating our youth in a rapidly changing environment. Dr. Luizzi holds his doctorate in education degrees from the Teachers College, Columbia University and has taught at the college level at Central CT State University and UCONN. He progressed through administrative posts in the Brookfield CT school system, then becoming principal of NC High School. Last year, Dr. Luizzi was voted Superintendent of NC Schools.

April 24 Speaker Photo Nicholas A. Yanicelli, SMC member and President of Malta Justice Initiative, will speak on the reform of the criminal justice system in Connecticut. He and his leadership team are among people of all faiths, consisting of past and present criminal justice workers, former inmates, business leaders, lawyers and academics that have joined together to suggest solutions and improvements to Connecticut’s criminal justice system. The coalition’s new book, The Justice Imperative: How Hyper-Incarceration Has Hijacked the American Dream, will be discussed.

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