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).
Mar. 3 -- Future topic planning and reconsideration of our charter.
Mar. 24 -- TBD.
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.
Mar. 12 - Pete Lederman will lead a discussion on our electoral process. Is it reasonable in these times? Compared to any other democracy, our process is longer and requires a greater investment of money. What do we think might be better and how might we change the process?
Trips Scheduled (For Old Guard members and guests)
March 12-- A trip to the Westchester Dinner Theater in Elmsford, NY to enjoy a luncheon and see the show, All Shook Up. 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.
Meetings at 9:30 am. All visitors welcome. [ venue ]
March Program Chair - Don Goldberg
Mar. 3 "Investment Portfolio Construction for the Retiree" – Gary Quinzel, CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst), head of Investment Department at Wealth Enhancement Group in Warren, will give an overview of where he thinks the stock and bond markets will be going in 2020.He will also discuss how a retiree should put together an investment portfolio under these circumstances.
Mar. 10 "Estate and Long Term Care Planning Blunders of the Rich and Famous" –
Yale S. Hauptman, Esq., is an elder law attorney in Livingston who will speak about celebrity estate and long-term care blunders.
NOTICE: Gathered meetings starting March 17 are cancelled for the duration of the COVID-19 threat. Some of the programs below may be held via teleconferencing: .
Mar. 17 "How Do We Deal with Aging and Where Will It take Place?" – Gladys Harris is an Aging Life Care Advanced Professional. She will speak on how one goes about evaluating an appropriate assisted living, CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community), or nursing home facility [talk was cancelled].
Mar. 24 "Attributes of Great European Paintings" – Painter and Old Guard member Michael Martin will walk us through an illustrated analysis of several great European painting based on the attributes of Design Principles, Color, and Subject Matter [Meeting by teleconference]
Mar. 31 "Bringing Transparency to the Health Care Marketplace" – Our speaker Jeanne Pinder is founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts, a journalism startup in New York City that is bringing transparency to the health care marketplace by telling people what things cost. Jeanne has appeared widely in the media and her recent TED talk about health costs went viral, picking up more than 1.75 million views. [Meeting by teleconference]
April Birthdays - John Baxter
April Program Chair - Mike Bennett
Apr. 7 "The Citizen Test" - Pat Bennett, president of the board of directors for Concerned Persons for Adoption. A basic knowledge of civics, history, geography, and English is required for all immigrants before becoming U.S. citizens. However only 26% of U.S. citizens can even name the three branches of government. Ms. Bennett will discuss the citizenship test, the students she helps prepare for the test, and civics education in general. [to be run by teleconference]
Apr. 14 "Growing Up in a Former British Colony, Trinidad and Tobago" - Clarence Modeste, president of the Staten Island Cricket Club, who has lived and worked in NYC for the past 60 years, will speak about his life growing up on the island of Tobago and on the colonial history of the island. [to be run by teleconference]
Apr. 21 "Abraham Lincoln" - Nolan Asch, Old Guard member and frequent speaker, has captivated us with his talks on Alexander Hamilton and Winston Churchill. Now it is time to hear about our sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln [to be run by teleconference]
Apr. 28 - "Programs Provided by the World Wide Orphans Foundation (WWO)" - Dr. Jane Aronson, director, International Pediatric Health Services, is the founder and former CEO of the WWO and will speak about how that organization provides healthcare, education and child protection to children who are transitioning out of institutions. One of their unique programs is establishing 62 "Toy Libraries" in Bulgaria, Ethiopia, Haiti, Vietnam, and the U.S.A. [to be run by teleconference]