Summit Area Old Guard
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  Come for the Programs. Stay for the Friends.
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Celebrating over 91 Years of Fellowship
 Come for the Programs . . .

The Old Guard of Summit New Jersey meets every Tuesday at 9:30 AM in the Parish Hall of the New Providence NJ Presbyterian Church, 1307 Springfield Ave, New Providence NJ 07974.   

* During the pandemic shutdown, meetings moved online with Zoom.  As we move back to in-person meetings, we will continue to offer "hybrid" access by Zoom.  Please request  a link by sending email 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 two Covid vaccinations plus a booster, and face masks must be worn.   Please read our full policy on Covid protocols here: www.covid-protocols.pdf 

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, contact:  
James Hewitt, Chairman, Membership Committee (908) 233-5507, [email protected]


On Retiring – A Stimulating Road Ahead  
Where will you find a sense of purpose and satisfaction?  How will you find mental stimulus and a sense of community?  Click on this PDF file to consider an answer to these questions.


Donations to Old Guard are welcome and greatly appreciated (although they are not tax deductible).


Dues are $30 a year plus a $5 initiation fee and can be paid by using this dues link.

November Program Chair – Terry Dwyer






December Birthday emcee – Robert Burns

For speaker photos, visit us on  facebook

For an archive of videos of past meetings, 
visit our YouTube Channel

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