The Old Guard of Summit New Jersey meets in the council meeting room of the New Providence NJ Municipal Center at 360 Elkwood Ave, New Providence NJ 07974 (but seen note at top). Meetings start at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and conversation, followed by programs consisting of stimulating talks by people such as past governors, mayors, politicians, physicians, Nobel Prize winners, judges, professors, scientists, economists, authors, journalists, 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.
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 hearing a few jokes :-)
Policy on Weather Cancellations
New Providence Schools are closed due to weather, the Old Guard meeting
is cancelled. New Providence posts closure notices at its school
website https://www.npsd.k12.nj.us. We will also post notices here and send emails to members.
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August Program Chair: Joel Cohen
August 6Meeting was cancelled due to a water main break. We hope to reschedule."Litigation Funding - A New Method" - Thomas Mellor, finance partner at Morgan Lewis, an international law firm with 33 offices around the globe, and Ralph Sutton, founder and CEO of Validity Finance, will discuss litigation funding, also known as third party litigation funding, which enables a party to litigate or arbitrate without having to pay for it.
August 13 "Disruptive Forces in the U.S. Healthcare System" - Cynthia Plawker, principal and financial advisor, and Paul Robertson, senior portfolio manager, both with Bernstein Wealth Management and Strategies Groups, will share insights into four forces disrupting the U.S. healthcare system - regulatory change, consumerism, digital revolution, and the Amazon Effect.
August 20 "Woodstock 50 Years Later" - Our own Nolan Asch will be back once again, with an informative, and no doubt entertaining, discussion of Woodstock, the music festival held between August 15-18, 1969, which attracted an audience of more than 400,000. Nolan attended the Woodstock festival from before the beginning until after the end.
August 27 "Sharing Our World with Raptors" - Shari Stern is the Raptor Trust's volunteer and intern coordinator as well as outreach educator. Previously, she worked as a zookeeper, veterinary technician, and kennel manager. Shari will discuss the dangers the raptors (birds of prey) face and will introduce us to a live raptor.
* Temporarily moved to UMC [ map ] -- until Sept 3
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PLEASE NOTE: We are returning to the New Providence Municipal Center on September 3, having temporarily moved our meetings to the United Methodist Church, 1441 Springfield Avenue, New Providence NJ 07974, several blocks west [ map ]. Please enter and leave the church parking lots from Holmes Oval South behind the church instead of Springfield Avenue. You can also park on Holmes Oval South and on Springfield Ave in front of the church (2 hr parking)