Speaker, September 10, 2014
Art Gottlieb on the history of the USS Intrepid

The U.S.S. Intrepid was launched in Norfolk in 1943 and saw extensive World War II service in the Pacific. Intrepid has the distinction of being the most attacked U.S. vessel by the Japanese, having absorbed 1 torpedo hit in addition to being struck by bomb-laden Kamikazes 5 times.

Continuously modernized in the 1950’s and 60’s, Intrepid specialized in Anti-Submarine Warfare in addition to serving three tours of duty off the coast of Vietnam before finally being retired in 1974.

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Locust Grove and Storm King Art Center
September 18, 2014

September 18. 2014 Excursion to Locust Grove and Storm King Art Center

 Contact  MelKlugman@Yahoo.com     914-939-3984   cell 914-417-1568

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Speaker — September 3, 2014
John Sanden, American Portrait Painter

The critical year in John Sanden’s personal history was 1969 — the year he decided to leave the Midwest and a long career in Christian art, and try his hand at New York City and the world of portrait painting. Within months of arriving in New York, he was appointed to the teaching faculty of the Art Students League, had become affiliated with the city’s principal portrait brokerage, Portraits, Incorporated, and had established a nationwide portrait clientele of the famous, wealthy and influential.

Sanden thereupon launched into an ambitious teaching career. He founded The Portrait Institute in 1974 and began touring the nation, teaching his ideas and techniques to thousands, who came out to hear him in classes as large as seven hundred at a time. Those who could not come in person studied through one of the national correspondence instructional programs, which he created. In 1979, Sanden launched the National Portrait Seminar, which grew to be the largest art seminar program in America. An annual lecture series at the Art Students League was presented to standing-room-only audiences there for twenty-three years.

John Sanden is the author of four books on portraiture: Painting the Head in Oil (Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 1976); Successful Portrait Painting (Watson-Guptill, 1981); Portraits From Life (North Light Books, Cincinnati, 1999); and The Portraits of John Howard Sanden (Madison Square Press, New York, 2001). With all of these demands on his time, he has managed to complete more than five hundred portraits of prominent figures in American public, professional and business life. His client list reads like a Who’s Who of American education and industry.

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Annual Summer Picnic — Thursday, August 14, 2014

Weed Beach

The DMA Annual Summer Picnic will be celebrated on Thursday, August 14, 2013 from 5 pm to 8:30 pm at the Weed Beach picnic area. Wives and significant others are welcome.

Rain Date is Friday August 15, 2014 from 5 pm to 8:30 pm.

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DMA Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, July 28, 2014, 9:30am – 11am

Meeting at the DCA.

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Hike Devil’s Den
Friday, June 6, 2014, 10am

Devil's Den At 1,756 acres, Devil’s Den is The Nature Conservancy’s largest preserve in Connecticut. It is located in Weston about 6 miles north of Merritt Parkway exit 42.

We are using the Rain date — Friday, June 6, 10:00 am.

Hike will be approx. 3.5 miles

Optional lunch afterward at Red Barn.

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Darien Songsters entertain members and guests — June 4, 2014

This Songsters’ performance marks the end of the year for the DMA. They are a bunch of stout-hearted senior men who enjoy performing a selection of Barbershop Harmony, Broadway, and Spiritual songs.

Concert will start at 11 am.

Arranged by Bob Smith.

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DMA Genealogy Club

Standing L to R    Tom Reifenheiser, David Kniffin, Pete Kenyon Seated     L to R   Sandy MacDonald, Dave Mordy, David Mace, Ed Mulock, Bill Close

Standing L to R Tom Reifenheiser, David Kniffin, Pete Kenyon
Seated L to R Sandy MacDonald, Dave Mordy, David Mace, Ed Mulock, Bill Close

Meeting at the Darien Library

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Speaker, May 28, 2014
José A. Rasco, Chief Investment Strategist at HSBC Private Bank Americas

José A. Rasco, Chief Investment Strategist at HSBC Private Bank Americas, speaks about issues confronting his organization.

Rasco has served the financial community for over 25 years. He is a member of the HSBC Global Investment Committee, and a member with voting rights on the Investment Strategy Committee.

Prior to joining HSBC, he was a senior investment strategist at Merrill Lynch, working directly with the chief investment strategist, as well as the global economic and strategy teams, to create investment and asset allocation strategies. In addition to conducting extensive research on global thematic investing, and socially responsible products and portfolio strategies, Rasco has advised on the investment of billions of dollars in funds and structured products across the entertainment, media, technology, healthcare, commodities, manufacturing and defense sectors.

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Memorial Day Parade — May 26, 2014,
Photos by Frank Johnson and Katie Lawrence

This gallery contains 6 photos.

 

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