Technology User Group (TUG) Discussions for all users at all levels via Hybrid meetings (in-person and Zoom) after the regular meeting, at about 11:45 a.m. (First and fourth Tuesdays of the month).
Oct 4 – George Kull will give us an update on 5G status.
Oct 25 – Mitch Erickson will be the Old Guard Historian for 2023. He will use this meeting to present his thoughts on refreshing this role and is looking for suggestions and discussion on how to move forward.
Timely Topics Discussion in-person and via Zoom, with participation encouraged from all in attendance. Usually at 11:45 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. Mort O'Shea is the Chair. (973) 813-7392, [email protected]
Oct 11 – No regular Timely Topics meeting. Ladies Day luncheon will be held at the Basking Ridge Country Club. Next discussion in November.
Trips Scheduled(For Old Guard members and their guests)
No trips for the duration of the COVID crisis
Walkers Group walks are suspended during the COVID-19 shutdown and will resume when it is safe. Please stay tuned.
Meetings at 10:00 am. All visitors welcome. [ venue ]
October Program Chair - George Klacik
Oct 4 – "Common Eye Problems" – John M. Boozan, M.D., P.C. F.A.C.S., practices medical and surgical ophthalmology with offices in Summit and Roselle. He will talk about common problems he encounters in his practice, including cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, primary angle- closure glaucoma, and retinal detachments.[in-person & on Zoom-- for access: [email protected]]
Oct 11 – "Ladies Day Luncheon" – No regular meeting. Ladies Day luncheon will be held at the Basking Ridge Country Club. Tickets go on sale Sept. 13.
Oct 18 – "Assisting the Economically Disadvantaged" – Monsignor Robert Meyer, acting executive director of The Waterfront Project, will be the speaker. The Waterfront Project is a non-profit organization originating in Hudson County and now also serving Union and Bergen Counties. Monsignor Meyer will describe its programs to help economically disadvantaged people by providing information, advice, and pro bono legal representation to address their civil legal issues and concerns. [in-person & on Zoom]
Oct 25 – "Paper Mill Playhouse" – Adrienne Feiger, director of major gifts at the Paper Mill, will discuss its history as a NJ arts institution since 1938. It has received a regional Tony Award and creates and produces groundbreaking new musicals and reimagined classics. Many productions have gone to Broadway—Newsies, Les Miserables, Honeymoon in Vegas, A Bronx Tale, and Bandstand. It is an award-winning center for musical theater education and artist training, with outreach programs that impact many students. Children with autism and other developmental disabilities experience the magic of theater through autism-friendly performances and specialized programs. [in-person & on Zoom]
November Birthday emcee – Ian Lutes
November Program Chair – Terry Dwyer
Nov 1 – "A Deserted Village? The Efforts to Save the Feltville Historic District" – As director of Union County’s Park Planning and Environmental Services, Dan Bernier has previously shared stories from the rich history of the area surrounding Watchung Reservation’s Deserted Village of Feltville. He returns to describe the race against time to preserve this rich living history: the work that has been completed, current projects, and future challenges. For Dan, this is not an academic exercise since he has been the resident caretaker of this National Register-listed historic site for the last 30 years.[in-person & on Zoom]
Nov 8 – "My Road to the Isles" – Robert “Bob” Currie recounts his journey from a farm kid in Scotch Plains, NJ to becoming the Commander of the Name and Arms of Currie—with family roots that trace back to the 13th century in the west of Scotland. Bob has devoted more than 30 years to supporting and promoting Scottish-American culture in the US, from developing the outstanding Tartan Week festival at Ellis Island to producing the Pipes of Christmas concerts held in Summit and New York. After knowing little of his family’s roots, Bob has ascended to the leadership of this ancient family and has formed an international Scottish–arts organization. [in-person & on Zoom]
Nov 15 – "We Salute Our Veterans of the World Wars" – Since its establishment in 1919, members of The Military Order of the World Wars have lived by the Military Order’s motto, “It is nobler to serve than to be served.” William “Bill” Rapp, LTC (USA Ret) is the NJ Department Commander at Military Order of the World Wars and actively promotes patriotism, civic responsibility, public service, and leadership in our communities. As we reflect on Veteran’s Day, Bill will highlight some bright spots in honoring the legacy of our veterans—especially in his involvement with youth programs. [in-person & on Zoom]
Nov 22 – "The United Nations’ Role in the World’s Hot Spots" – Far away from the political debates in the United Nations General Assembly, the UN is working in some of the most troubled countries through peacekeeping/peacebuilding, humanitarian, and development assistance efforts. Jim Provenzano, general counsel for the UN’s Office for Project Services, has over 35 years of experience working with a number of UN organizations that are making a difference in countries such as Ukraine, Afghanistan, and Yemen. Jim will also explain the Sustainable Development Goals which come under the UN Agenda 2030. [in-person & on Zoom]