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. 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, Nobel Prize winners, physicians, 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.
Dec. 4 "Special Celebratory Meeting" - This will be the SOG's 4,000th meeting since we started in 1930. The hospitality committee will augment our usual coffee with extra goodies. The special program will be a review of our history, some perspectives on where we are now, and general celebration of our success as a vibrant fraternal organization. Please stick around at the end for a group photo. As always, bring a friend.
Dec. 11 "Remembering Pearl Harbor - Personal Memories of Life in America at that Time" - Herb Waddell, Old Guard Member, retired manager, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, will Reminisce about life in America in 1941 and recall the terrible shock our nation suffered from the infamous Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The causes and results of the attack will be discussed to illustrate how Pearl Harbor was truly a watershed event in our history.
Dec. 18 "A Contrarian View of Winston Churchill" - Foster Osborne, Old Guard member and history buff. Churchill was the right man at the right time and place for wartime Britain. But overall his performance was poor.