July 2 "Old Guard Members Present Four TED Talks" - TED stands for technology, entertainment and design. Herb Waddell will discuss making up stories to tell your grandchildren. Mitch Erickson will discuss the future of our food. Thad Gabara will inform us on facts about patents that we might not know. And our resident comedian, Tom Dolce, will fill us in on a funny thing that happened to him on the way to this meeting.
MEETING CANCELLED - July 9 "Spending Down -- Increasing Your Chances of Not Running Out of Money in Retirement" - Jim Cornfeld, Buckingham Financial Advisors. You want to enjoy retirement but don't want to be caught short in your later years.
July 16 "Oil Industry -- Past, Current and Future" - Allen Hamilton, Old Guard Member, recently retired investment consultant, formerly of Exxon. What to think when ExxonMobil invests in algae as a source of oil and BP thinks seriously about a hydrogen economy.
July 23 "Transition of Japan from a Feudal to Industrial Society in the 20th Century" - Juan Ryan, Old Guard member, retired lawyer. How Japan moved from an isolated island to an industrial nation, powerful enough to challenge the United States for world leadership.
July 30 "Gravity Waves" - Phil Eisner, Old Guard member, retired physicist Exxon Research. Predicted by Einstein in 1916, but not observed until 100 years later, gravity waves are disturbances in the fabric of spacetime, generated by accelerated masses. Don't worry, our illustrious member will help make this comprehensible.
August Birthdays - Mike Martin
August Program Chair: Joel Cohen
August 6 "Litigation Funding - A New Method" - 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, 1989, 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" - Sharon 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. Sharon will discuss the dangers the raptors (birds of prey) face and will introduce us to a live raptor.
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)...
July 2 -- "Has Chrome (Google's web browser) become spy software?"
July 23 -- Jim Fagin will lead a discussion of technology issues related to the Netyksho Indictment (from the Mueller Report)
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.
July 9 -- Our country is in multiple tariff and trade negotiations with both allies and adversaries of long-standing. Pete Lederman will lead a discussion on this topic.
Trips Scheduled (For Old Guard members and guests)
Jul. 18 -- Culinary Institute of America and a tour of the FDR home in Hyde Park.
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.