The Old Guard of Summit New Jersey meets in the council meeting room of the New Providence NJ Municipal Center at 360 Elkwood Ave, New Providence NJ 07974. Meetings start at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and conversation, followed by programs consisting of stimulating talks by people such as past governors, mayors, politicians, Nobel Prize winners, physicians, judges, professors, scientists, economists, authors, journalists, etc. The subsequent 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.
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.
Nov 5 (Monday)"Repatriating Military Service Dogs" - Ron Aiello, of the US War Dog Association, will discuss the extraordinary role that dogs have played in combat with US soldiers during every major conflict, though not officially recognized until WWII.
Nov. 13"Fighting Cancer with Immunotherapy" -- Priya Dayananth (Merck & Co.) The scientific community has been soldiering on for decades trying to find cures for cancer, early diagnostic tools and individualized treatments for patients. We may be on the brink of major breakthroughts.
Nov. 20"Malaria in the 21st Century" -- Matt Wyvratt (MJW Pharma Consulting LLC). Malaria, a 10,000 year-old affliction, currently infects 200 million people yearly and kills 500,000, mostly children. Drug resistance is appearing and the urgent search is on for new antimalarials.
Nov. 27"Confronting Human Trafficking & Enhancing Educaton" -- Summit's Joe Salsberry will present work with two NGOs addressing social justice issues worldwide; the Nomi Network and Kiwimbi International.