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, physicians, Nobel Prize winners, 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.
* 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 hearing a few jokes :-)
Policy on Weather Cancellations
New Providence Schools are closed due to weather, the Old Guard meeting
is cancelled. New Providence posts closure notices at its school
website https://www.npsd.k12.nj.us. We will also post notices here and send emails to members.
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June Program Chair: Marv Gersten
June 3 (Monday) "The Tappan Zee Bridge" - Richard A. Schrader, engineering executive, American Bridge, will speak about the new Tappan Zee Bridge project. He will cover the history of replacement discussions, actions, procurement methods, key political and private players, major features, design parameters, construction means, and current status.
June 11 "Union County Traffic Signal Improvements" - Gordon Meth, expert witness, Robson Forensic, is the speaker. Since the early 2000's, Union County upgraded a large number of the nearly 400 traffic signals on county or local roads. Gordon will give an overview of some of the considerations faced and some of the future possibilities for smarter traffic signals.
Please note: the June 11 & 18 talks were originally
listed in the opposite order, but were switched due to
a speaker's conflict. These are now the correct dates.
June 18 "Why the Gateway Rail Project is Essential to the Future of NJ's Well-Being" - Martin E. Robins, transportation consultant, will address why completion of the entire Gateway rail project is vital to northern and central NJ.
June 25 "Photographs from My Travels" - Stephen E. Barcan, retired land use attorney, likes to take pictures of the places he visits and things unique to those places. The show will be selections of the photographs from Antarctica, Africa, Madrid, Portugal, Alaska, Yosemite, Croatia, Sicily, Bermuda, Venice, Australia, New Zealand, Cape Cod, the Manhattan Skyline, and our national parks.