August 6 "Litigation Funding - A New Method"Meeting cancelled due to water main break - Thomas Mellor, finance partner at Morgan Lewis, an international law firm with 33 offices around the globe, and Ralph Sutton, founder and CEO of Validity Finance, will discuss litigation funding, also known as third party litigation funding, which enables a party to litigate or arbitrate without having to pay for it.
August 13 "Disruptive Forces in the U.S. Healthcare System" - Cynthia Plawker, principal and financial advisor, and Paul Robertson, senior portfolio manager, both with Bernstein Wealth Management and Strategies Groups, will share insights into four forces disrupting the U.S. healthcare system - regulatory change, consumerism, digital revolution, and the Amazon Effect.
August 20 "Woodstock 50 Years Later" - Our own Nolan Asch will be back once again, with an informative, and no doubt entertaining, discussion of Woodstock, the music festival held between August 15-18, 1969, which attracted an audience of more than 400,000. Nolan attended the Woodstock festival from before the beginning until after the end.
August 27 "Sharing Our World with Raptors" - Shari Stern is the Raptor Trust's volunteer and intern coordinator as well as outreach educator. Previously, she worked as a zookeeper, veterinary technician, and kennel manager. Shari will discuss the dangers the raptors (birds of prey) face and will introduce us to a live raptor.
SeptemberBirthdays - John Baxter
September Program Chair: Dick Griggs
Sept. 3 "Financial Planning and Retirement Communities -- Understanding the CCRCs and Other Alternatives" - James J. Ciprich, partner and wealth advisor at Regent Atlantic, will discuss proactive planning for healthcare and housing needs, as well as protecting estate needs in retirement.
Sept. 10 "Prison Reform in New Jersey" - Daniel Lombardo, president and CEO of Volunteers of America, Delaware Valley, .will discuss New Jersey's leadershiop role in prison reform employing scientific and evidence-based approaches with emphasis on reducing recidivism.
Sept. 17 "Hips, Knees, and Shoulders" - Dr. Jeffrey Leary, MD and Dr. John Erickson, MD of the Atlantic Medical Group Orthopedics, will discuss these body parts so prone to require attention as we reach Old Guard age.
Sept. 24 "The Mysterious New Jersey Pine Barrens" - Rebecca Free, director of membership and communications at the Pinelands Preservation Alliance, will take us on a trip through the Pine Barrens. Along the way, we will learn about its ecology, human history and the threats to its survival.
Technology User Group (TUG) Discussions for all users at all levels in the front of our meeting room, 11:45 a.m. (First and fourth Tuesdays of the month)...
August 6 -- Discussion of user problems and issues. Bring your concerns and queries.
August 27 -- TBD.
Timely Topics Discussion in the front of our meeting room with participation encouraged from all in attendance. Usually at 11:45 a.m. on the second Tuesday.
August -- No program scheduled for August.
Trips Scheduled (For Old Guard members and guests)
September 23 -- Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Details
Walkers The Walkers Group has been relaunched in a new format (which is still evolving). For now we are walking twice a week, Mondays and Thursdays, at 8:00 AM at Briant Park in Summit, with "mall walking" at the Short Hills Mall as a backup for bad weather. If Interested, please drop a note to [email protected] to weigh in and say what formulation might work well for you.