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.
Policy on Weather Cancellations
When 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.
* 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 :-)
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May Program Chair: Mitch Erickson
May 7 "New Manhattan Project for Future Threats" - Dan Dubno, technologist, broadcast journalist, and multiple Emmy Award-winning producer, is writing a historical analysis for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Project Agency) on the history of the Manhattan Project and other massive science efforts. Dubno will take us through the astounding history of some of these efforts and discuss existential threats we may face in the future. Read more about Dan [ here ] and [ here ].
May 14 Ladies Day -- No regular meeting. Ladies Day luncheon will be held at the Basking Ridge Country Club. See Events/Trips page for details.
May 21 "Summiting Mt. Everest -- A First Hand Account"- After many months of training and conditioning, Dan Stringham and three companions undertook and survived one of the most dangerous and physically demanding challenges known to mankind: reaching the Summit of Mt. Everest in Nepal. Hear Dan Stringham tell his story.
May 28 "Family Scouting BSA" -- Bob Brady and his daughter Bridget will give a first-hand account of the first few months after girls were allowed into Scouts BSA for the first time -- a fundamental reorganization and rebranding of Boy Scouts of America that went into effect in February 2019.