May 28 "Family Scouting" -- 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.
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 the 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.
June Birthdays - Foster Osborne
June 3 (Monday) "The Tappan Zee Bridge" - Richard A. Schrader, American Bridge Engineering executive, 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.
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.
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)...
May 7 -- Allen Hamilton had his ID stolen awhile ago. He will take us through a discussion of ID Theft.
May 28 -- Monthly Issues Meeting. Bring your technology issues 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.
Will not be meeting in May or June due to conflicts with Ladies Day and the Old Guard Picnic.
Trips Scheduled (For Old Guard members and guests)
Jun. 20 -- Westchester Dinner Theater
Jul. 18 -- Culinary Institute of America and a tour of the FDR home in Hyde Park. 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.