Come for the Programs . . .
* Since the \Covid shutdown, we have been running in-person meetings with "hybrid" access by Zoom. To join by Zoom send a request to [email protected]
Meetings start at 9:30 AM with coffee and socializing. At 10:00 we sit down, sing a song or two, and hear a few jokes & announcements. The day's invited speaker starts at around 10:30. Visitors are asked to arrive by 10:00 AM.
Note: For the present, in-person attendance requires full Covid vaccination. Face masks are optional.
Programs consist of stimulating talks by people such as past governors, mayors, politicians, physicians, Nobel Prize winners, judges, professors, historians, scientists, authors, economists, journalists, financial advisors, medical specialists, conservationists, etc. The following Q&A is lively. Put on your business casual attire or jacket & tie (or something more casual from May to September) and attend a meeting with us. All visitors are welcome. Admission is free.
Stay for the Friends*
After the meetings, many members join together to have lunch at various local restaurants.
In addition to the weekly meetings, there are activity groups for golf, bridge, hiking, trips, computer help, tennis and more.
* Or, as one member put it recently, "Come for the Jokes, Stay for the Talks", since we start each meeting by singing a few songs and enjoying a few jokes :-)
Policy on Weather Cancellations
During very bad weather or when the NPPC is unavailable to us, our meetings simply move online with Zoom. We will post a notice at this website and send an email to members.
For more information:
On Retiring – A Stimulating Road Ahead
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December Program Chair – Rich Pavlo
- Dec 5 – "A Happy Refugee Story" – Old Guard member Bill Freund fled Nazi Germany with his family at age 11 in 1936. A refugee doesn’t look for happiness, only survival. He was a shoe-shine boy, attended school, and learned English. With the help of his enterprising family – and a secret cookie recipe – he earned a PhD from Columbia University and became chief economist at the New York Stock Exchange. He wrote several professional books and two children’s stories, including one about that cookie. We’ll hear the remarkable life story of one of our most distinguished members. [in-person and on Zoom]
- Dec 12 – "Water – Why We Care About It" – Water is fascinating and demands our attention for many reasons. Water exists as a liquid, gas, and solid, each with a different effect on our world. Our own Mitch Erickson will review the science, biology, and environmental and social uses of water as a parable of the intersection of science, environment, policy, recreation, safety, climate change, and social justice that affects all 8 billion of us. It is important to be informed about the fundamental properties of H2O in order to participate in societal discussions. Mitch is an environmental chemist with a lifetime of professional experience with water. He enjoys a variety of beverages that are mostly water. [in-person and on Zoom] -- For access: [email protected]]
- Dec 19 – Old Guard Holiday Party with Joe Regan: Don’t miss this chance to get into the holiday spirit and to greet your friends and wish them happiness in the new year! Joe Regan is a well-known cabaret singer and pianist we have always enjoyed, and he’ll appear with a repertoire of popular standards and holiday songs. There will be special refreshments and decorations, and the bigger the turnout the better it will be. This is our last and most fun meeting of the year. -- Special Note: There will be no business meeting! The party will be from 10:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Spouses or companions are very welcome to celebrate with us. [in-person only]
On Dec 12: January Birthdays emcee: Mort O’Shea
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