Nov. 4 (Monday) "The Killer Smog" -
Dr. Matthew Wyvratt, of the Summit Old Guard and MJW Pharma Consulting, will discuss the rise and fall of a small industrial town in Western Pennsylvania, which experienced an air inversion in the late 1940s. Twenty of the town residents died that fateful weekend due to air
pollution, and many more developed health problems. This man-made disaster is recognized as the beginning of the clean air movement in the United States.
Nov. 12 "Tax Reform: Risks and Opportunities" -
Matt Masterson and Pete O'Neill, Wealth Advisors at Regent Atlantic, will discuss tax planning under the new tax law including how to optimize charitable gifting with changes to deductions, estate planning with the new federal exemptions, and making sense of Opportunity Zone investments.
Nov. 19 "New Drugs for Old Diseases -- A Public-Private Partnership" - Mervyn Turner, of MJ Turner Consulting, will outline the story of a public-private partnership between the global pharmaceutical company, GSK, and a British Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, to fund the discovery and early development of a new drug for malaria.
Nov. 26 "Thomas Edison: Genius or Not?" - Dr. William Hagmann will discuss the life of Thomas A. Edison as a rock star of technology and invention in turn-of-the-century America, despite receiving only a short elementary school education. Dr. Hagmann is a volunteer at the Thomas Edison Museum, which is part of the Thomas Edison National Historical Park in West Orange.
December Birthdays - John Baxter
December Program Chair: John Cilli
Dec. 3 “September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack in NYC: My first 48 hours” - Dr. Mark Adelman, the Chief Medical Officer of Syntactx, will present his experiences immediately following the World Trade Center attack.
Dec. 10 "How Chromosomes Segregate During Cell Division" - Dr. Kim McKim of the Waksman Institute of Microbiology at Rutgers University, will provide an understanding of this important process as it relates to pregnancy loss and birth defects like Down Syndrome.
Dec. 17 "U.S. Political Scandals of the Twentieth Century" - Steve Varley, Old Guard member and retired Chief Financial Officer, has given many talks on economic and financial subjects. Today he will shift gears and talk about four national political scandals. He will speculate on how they may have altered the course of U.S. history.
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)...
Nov. 4 (Monday) --No meeting.
Nov. 26 -- TBD or a Discussion of user problems and issues. Bring your concerns and queries.
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.
Nov. 12 - Has the U.S. capitallist system been fair to all our citizens, or have we few winners and many losers? Should the current system be changed and if so, how? Sri Srikantan will lead our discussion.
Trips Scheduled (For Old Guard members and guests)
December12-- A holiday trip to the Grain House Restaurant in Basking Ridge. More information will be announced when finalized.. 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.