Technology User Group (TUG) Discussions for all users at all levels via Zoom, after the regular meeting, at about 11:45 a.m. (First and fourth Tuesdays of the month).
Feb. 2 -- TBD
Feb. 23 -- TBD.
Timely Topics Discussion via Zoom, with participation encouraged from all in attendance. Usually at 11:45 a.m. on the second Tuesday. Mort O'Shea, Chairman, (973) 813-7393, [email protected]
Feb. 9 -- Mort will moderate a discussion on the question of "is it time to change the electoral process?"
Trips Scheduled(For Old Guard members and guests)
No trips for the duration of the COVID crisis
Walkers Group walks have been suspended for the time being due to the COVID-19 shutdown. They will resume when it appears to be safe – with suitable social-distancing measures in place, of course. Please stay tuned.
Meetings at 10:00 am. All visitors welcome. [ venue ]
February Program Chair - Mitch Erickson
Feb. 2 "The Fierce Urgency of Now" - Margaret McMenamin, President of Union County College, will describe the college's work to help students and their families achieve economic and social mobility through higher education. Since her arrival in July of 2010, President McMenamin has refocused the institution on student success with a particular emphasis on equity. UCC is a federally designated Minority Serving /Hispanic Serving Institution where 70% of the 20,000 students are Black or Hispanic. [video conference – Contact: [email protected]]
Feb. 9 "A Contrarian View of Julius Caesar's Assassination" - Summit Old Guard's Foster Osborne will pose questions such as: Was the assassination a good or bad thing? Did he deserve it? Was he a great leader or a despicable tyrant? And what makes his assassination the most famous in history? Answer to the last question is easy (it helps to have William Shakespeare write about it). [video conference]
Feb. 16 "Student/Partner Alliance (S/PA)" - Executive Director Maggie Momber will describe how Summit-based S/PA increases low-income student success through scholarships and mentoring. Over 25 years S/PA has supported more than 2,200 scholarships for high school students from the Newark and Jersey City areas. This combination is key to S/PA's 100% high school graduation and college admissions rate over the past five years. [video conference]
Feb. 23 "COVID-19 Vaccines" - A medical professional from the Summit Medical Group will review what you need to know about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines. [video conference]
March Birthdays – Tony Cannone
March Program Chair - Mitch Erickson
Mar. 2 "Women in the Revolutionary War" - Joel Farkas, a well-known lecturer at Florham Institute and Fairleigh Dickinson University for Lifelong Learning, will talk about the support women played in the Revolutionary War from aspects little known to this day, including the story of a woman who dressed as a man in order to fight on the front lines. [video conference]
Mar. 9 "Shipwrecked on a Deserted Island" - Old Guard member, Jay Leatherbee will share his experience with five other people on a chartered 40-foot sailboat shipwrecked in the Bahamas. A storm came up suddenly on an overnight sail, and they tried unsuccessfully to seek refuge. They were washed up on a coral reef on an uninhabited island where Jay was marooned for six days before being rescued.[video conference]
Mar. 16 "March Outlook 2021" - David G. Dietze, managing principal, senior portfolio strategist at Peapack Private Wealth Management, will speak on the outlook for markets in 2021. How will the new Biden administration affect the economy and the markets? How should you best position your investments amid the COVID-19 vaccine rollout? What potential tax changes may occur and how might they affect your income? [video conference]
Mar. 23 "The U.S. Constitution" - Old Guard member, Nolan Asch, will be speaking about a very timely topic – the U.S. Constitution. He will talk about the origins of the Constitution and how it has been interpreted during the last four years. He will also provide his own thoughts about some of the more controversial and uncertain aspects of it. [video conference]
Mar. 30 "Banking Now and the Future" - Kevin Cummings, CEO and chairman of Investors Bank will talk about the history of banking since it became more regulated after 2008. He will also offer thoughts on expectations for the next four years. [video conference]