Come for the Programs. Stay for the Friends.
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Celebrating Over 88 Years of Fellowship
 Come for the Programs . . .

During normal times the Old Guard of Summit New Jersey had been meeting every Tuesday in the Council Meeting Room of the New Providence NJ Municipal Center at 360 Elkwood Ave, New Providence NJ 07974.   

* During the pandemic shutdown, meetings  moved online as Zoom conferences on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 AM. Visitors are welcome at Zoom meetings and may request access by sending an inquiry to [email protected]

Before the pandemic, in-person meetings would start at 9:30 AM with coffee and socializing (suspended during shutdown). At 10:00 we would sit down, sing a song or two, and hear a few jokes & announcements. The invited speaker would start at around 10:30. Visitors were asked to arrive by 10:00 AM.  

As the pandemic winds down, planning is underway to resume in-person meetings, but with the option of joining remotely by Zoom, as "hybrid" meetings.  The New Providence Council Chamber is no longer available to us, so we are exploring alternate venues.

Programs for both in-person and Zoom meeting consist of stimulating talks by people such as past governors, mayors, politicians, physicians, Nobel Prize winners, judges, professors, historians, scientists, authors, economists, journalists, financial advisors, medical specialists, conservationists, etc. The subsequent Q&A is lively. Put on your business casual attire or jacket & tie (or something more casual from May to September -- or something very casual for online participation) and attend a meeting with us.  All visitors are welcome. Admission is free.

Stay for the Friends*    

After the meetings, many members join together to have lunch at various local restaurants. 

In addition to the weekly meetings, there are  activity groups for golf, bridge, hiking, trips, computer help, tennis and more.

* Or, as one member put it recently, "Come for the Jokes, Stay for the Talks", since we start each meeting by singing a few songs and enjoying a few jokes :-)

Policy on Weather Cancellations  
Before Covid, when the New Providence Schools were closed due to weather, Old Guard meetings would be cancelled. (The New Providence school website posts closure notices).  Post-Covid our meetings will simply move online with Zoom. In either case, we will post notices at this website and send email notifications to members. 

For more information, contact:  
James Hewitt, Chairman, Membership Committee (908) 233-5507, [email protected]

On Retiring – A Stimulating Road Ahead  
Where will you find a sense of purpose and satisfaction?  How will you find mental stimulus and a sense of community?  Click on this PDF file to consider an answer to these questions.

Donations to Old Guard are welcome and greatly appreciated (although they are not tax deductible).

Dues are $30 a year plus a $5 initiation fee and can be paid by using this dues link.

May Program Chair – Art Williams

June Birthday emcee – Phil Apruzzese

For speaker photos, visit us on  facebook

For an archive of videos of past meetings, 
visit our YouTube Channel

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