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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: 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

Sept. 23 Speaker Photo Evonne Klein is the Commissioner of the CT Department of Housing that works at ending homelessness, increasing the supply of affordable housing and creating new home ownership opportunities. The title of her talk is "Affordable Housing in the 21st Century: Myths, Reality and Progress."

Sept. 30 Speaker Photo Stewart Hudson is VP, Executive Director of Audubon CT. His core responsibilities include fundraising and development, budget and finance for $4 million annual state budget, program design and management in conservation, education, science and policy management. He will speak on the Audubon CT's goals and strategies to meet the challenges and opportunities in our state.

Oct. 7 Speaker Photo Ceci Maher, Executive Director of Person-to-Person, a community supported agency that provides emergency assistance for basic needs and support for individuals and families. She will speak on hunger and poverty alleviation and of the cost effective ways in delivering the essential needs to nearly 25,000 residents in the County of Fairfield, CT. She will highlight the poverty dimension amidst our area and the efforts P2P through it's volunteerbased organization is helping to stabilize families at risk with needed help with food, clothing, counseling, etc.

Oct. 14 Speaker Photo Claudia Connor is the President & CEO of the International Institute of Connecticut, Inc (IICON). Ms. Conner will talk about the work (IICON) does to provide new immigrants and refugees in Connecticut with services to help them become self sufficient, integrated and contributing members of the community. The institute offices help about 7000 newly arrived people. It is the only statewide provider of legal immigration services recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals

Oct. 21 Speaker Photo Dave Hunt, fellow NCMC member and head of our town's Town Charter Revision Commission, will talk about the CRC's recent revisions which will include the process followed by the CRC and the suggested changes to the Charter, as well as a brief comment on several things that were considered but left unchanged. These suggested changes will be on the ballot for the November 8th election, so a review of them is especially timely.

Oct. 28 Speaker Photo David R. Jaffe is Chief Executive Officer and President at Ascena Retail Group Inc., or Alternate Name: Dress Barn, Inc. David will talk about Retail Branding from the perspective of starting from a family owned and operated business specialty working woman's clothing store to a holding company, Ascena Retail Group, under the Maurice's, Dressbarn, Loft, Ann Taylor, Justice, Lou & Grey, Catherine's and Lane Bryant brands. He will speak about his vision, management style and the core values that drive growth in this very competitive environment.

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