Come for the Programs . . .
* During the pandemic shutdown, meetings moved online with Zoom. As we move back to in-person meetings, we will continue to offer "hybrid" access by Zoom. Please request a link by sending email to [email protected]
Meetings start at 9:30 AM with coffee and socializing. At 10:00 we sit down, sing a song or two, and hear a few jokes & announcements. The day's invited speaker starts at around 10:30. Visitors are asked to arrive by 10:00 AM.
Note: For the present, in-person attendance requires two Covid vaccinations plus a booster, and face masks must be worn. Please read our full policy on Covid protocols here: www.covid-protocols.pdf
Programs 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 following Q&A is lively. Put on your business casual attire or jacket & tie (or something more casual from May to September) 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
During very bad weather or when the NPPC is unavailable to us, our meetings simply move online with Zoom. We will post a notice at this website and send an email to members.
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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).
February Program Chair – Pete Bolton
- Feb 7 – "Current Financial Market Promises and Perils" will be laid out by Old Guard member and returning speaker David G. Dietze, JD, CFA, CFP, managing principal, senior portfolio strategist at Peapack Private Wealth Management. David's widely-respected opinions are heard on TV, most recently on Bloomberg, TD Ameritrade Network, and Fox. Currently David also heads the Suburban Chamber of Commerce. [in-person & on Zoom – for access: [email protected]]
- Feb 14 – "GRACE Helping Neighbors" – GRACE founder Amanda Parrish Block, recipient of the Union County Women of Excellence Reward, will explain GRACE’s role in ministering to Summit area residents with 16,000 lbs. of food each week to over 500 families, plus coats for the winter, and many other helping services. [in-person & on Zoom]
- Feb 21 – "Private Art Market Today" – The real art market today and how it works, explained by Vivian Brodie, a well-respected expert in the contemporary art market. She headed both online sales and mid-season post-war contemporary sales for Christie’s until she left to start her own successful art consultancy, working closely with artists and collectors alike. [in-person & on Zoom]
- Feb 28 – "Summit Area YMCA – Covid behind Us" – Returning speaker Paul Kieltyka, president and CEO, will explain trends that the Summit Y is seeing, now in its 136th year: many more groups, young and old (did someone say pickleball?) coming back after Covid, including new fitness trends and local outreach. [in-person & on Zoom]
March Birthday emcee -- Mort O'Shea
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For an archive of videos of past meetings,