Feb. 5 "The Mysteries of the Very Small Revealed" – Phil Eisner, Old Guard member, retired physicist, Exxon Research, is well known to our members as a clear expositor of the physical world. He will explain the mysteries of quantum theory, which describes nature at its smallest scale. The theory of quantum mechanics arose in the first half of the 20th century to explain weird observations made on photons, atoms, and subatomic particles that couldn’t be explained by classical physics.
Feb.12 "Spend-Down: Increasing Your Odds of Having Enough Money in Retirement" – Jim Cornfield, CFP, Buckingham Strategic Wealth, Short Hills NJ. Many people think of retirement planning as saving enough money to live the lifestyle they’ve envisioned. The financial planning you need for this new phase of life is different and often more complicated. Cornfield will show an overall spend-down strategy intended to decrease your tax costs and increase your odds of having enough money in retirement to meet your goals.
Feb. 19 "Reminiscences of a Lifetime of Sports Reporting" – Mark Di Ionno, recently retired columnist for the Star-Ledger, 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist, will speak about his life involvement in sports reporting, including some high-profile stories, and also talk about a novel with a baseball background he has written about the responsibilities of manhood and the pitfalls of glory.
Feb. 26 "Navigating Hearing Loss Remediation" – Craig J. Barth, M.A., CCC-A Audiologist, Fellow, American Academy of Audiology, Morristown, will present a step-by-step thorough and logical process to get our hearing assessed and have proposed remedies clearly explained. He will also share helpful tips for becoming an educated consumer.
March Birthdays - Sri Srikantan (Hoss)
March 5 "Research Done on the Homeless and a Very Special Project on Helping Young Children Advance to College" --Rabbi Charles Kroloff, Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Emanu-El, Westfield, NJ, Professor Hebrew Union College, NY, will speak about his research and book on the homeless population: When Elijah Knocks: A Religious Response to Homelessness.
March 12 "What about College Athletics? -- Then and Now" -- Robert Beller, Risk Management and Institutional Compliance Officer -- Atheltics, Rutgers University. Beller will address the topic.
March 19 "Annual Special Interest Projects for St. Patrick's Day" – Dr. Dermot Quinn, Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Seton Hall University, last year presented a terrific program on the diaspora of the Irish to NJ. This year he will speak on some special interest projects.
March 26 "Sports Trivia Part Two -- The Rest of the Story" – Joseph S. Gyenes, educator, basketball referee, and trivia expert, spoke to the Old Guard in 2017 on sports trivia and will take the stories to the next level.
April Birthdays - Herb Waddell
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)..
Feb. 26 -- Paul Tukey will discuss how he handled the situation when his Visa card was recently hacked.
Mar. 5 -- A general issues session. Bring any issues you have for discussion.
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.
Feb. 12 - Income inequality has increased significantly in the last several decades. This has resulted in a shrinking "middle class" which can have significant social, economic, and political implications. What should we as a nation and community do about it? Hossur Srikantan will lead our discussion.
Trips Scheduled (For Old Guard members and guests)
For 2019, the Trips Committee is exploring a trip in April to the Culinary Institute of America followed by a tour of the Franklin D. Roosevelt home or the Vanderbilt Mansion. Details and future trip info to be provided later.
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.