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 meets every Tuesday in the Council Meeting Room of the New Providence NJ Municipal Center at 360 Elkwood Ave, New Providence NJ 07974.   

* For the duration of the covid-19 shutdown, meetings have moved online as video conferences using Zoom and start at 10:00 AM. Visitors are welcome and may request access by sending an inquiry to [email protected]

Meetings start at 9:30 AM with coffee and socializing (suspended during shutdown). At 10:00 we sit down, maybe sing a song or two, and hear a few jokes & announcements. The invited speaker starts at around 10:15. We ask visitors to arrive by 10:00 AM.

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 subsequent 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  
When New Providence Schools are closed due to weather, the Old Guard meeting is cancelled. New Providence posts closure notices at its school website  We will also post a notice at our website and send an email to members, usually by 7:30 AM  

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).

January Program Chair – Arch Knisely

February Birthdays – Joe McMenamy

For speaker photos, visit us on  facebook

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

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