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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

Dec. 28 Speaker Photo NO MEETING - Christmas weekend

Jan. 2 Speaker Photo NO MEETING - New Year's Weekend

Jan. 9 Speaker Photo Paul Strassmann. our very own SMC member, currently the leading cyber crime researcher of the International Data Corporation, will report on the rapid spread of the capabilities of cyber attackers. Examples of recent cyber breeches will be discussed and how the impacts of cyber crime are now starting to affect overall economic performance and are becoming a major threat to economic growth.

Jan. 16 Speaker Photo Brian Baxendale, business mentor and Chair of SCORE Fairfield County, a volunteer organization dedicated to helping the economy grow by providing free business advice, mentoring and education to small and emerging businesses of all types. He will describe SCORE, it's mission, its performance in Fairfield County, how SCORE grew to be the second largest Chapter in the UK, and what is planned for the next 3 years.

Jan. 23 Speaker Photo Brian-Paul Thomas, organist and choirmaster at St. Mark's, will talk about and demonstrate the playing of the church's organ. He began his ministry in Sept. 1998. His responsibilities include conducting the 6 parish choirs, playing for services, administering the St. Mark's Concert Series and bringing special musical events to the church. He teaches at Norwalk Comm. College and holds the Professional Studies Diploma from Manhattan School of Music in NY City.

Jan. 30 Speaker Photo Lt. Col. Sherman Fleek, retired from US Army in 2002 after a 25-year career is now an historian, has written numerous historical military books, became the first historian for Walter Reed Army Medical Center and in 2009 was appointed the command historian for the US Military Academy at West Point. The subject of his speech is The History of West Point Military Academy, from it's organization to today.

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