If the Darien schools are closed because of weather conditions, there will be no DMA meeting on that day.
If the Darien schools either open on a delayed schedule, or close on an early schedule, the DMA meeting will be held at the usual time on that day.
School closings are announced text crawls on Optimum News12 television, and on Optimum Channel 6, they are also announced on local radio stations WSTC(1400AM) and WLNK(1350AM).
Jay Dirnberger. member of the Westport Y’s Men. will speak about “Drones” and how these precision guided, remote controlled pilotless aircraft have taken out some of the U.S.’s worst enemies.
Arranged by Bob Smith.
William B. Cogar received his doctorate in history from Oxford University and is the former Director at The Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, VA. A former History Professor at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, he also lectured at the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, England. Besides directing the Naval Academy Museum, Dr. Cogar was also Vice President for Collections and Research at Mystic Seaport. He is the author of various books and articles, including a multi-volume Dictionary of Admirals of the U. S. Navy. He also edited and was a contributor to Encyclopedia of Naval History (London: 1996). Bill retired recently from the Mariners Museum as President and CEO.
Dr. Cogar’s talk is entitled “Lord Horatio Nelson and The Battle of Trafalgar”. A little over two hundred years ago (1805), the most celebrated figure in naval history, Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson, died at the moment of his greatest victory, the Battle of Trafalgar. Besides being a bold and innovative naval commander and a national hero, Nelson was also vain, arrogant, even cold and cruel. Through colorful illustrations, Bill Cogar will examine Nelson as a sailor, whose qualities made him a naval hero; as a God and how he has been idolized as an inspiration for others; and as a man, whose greatness was balanced by human frailties and weaknesses. Dr. Cogar has amazing illustrations from the various museums he has as sources.
Mike is a co-founder of Diligence LLC, which helps its clients confront difficult business challenges. In this role, they provide companies with both intelligence and analysis to enable them to identify, manage and mitigate risks stemming either from the normal flow of business, or from unanticipated contingencies.
During his career as a covert field operations officer for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Mike specialized in counter-terrorism, counter-narcotic and counter-insurgency operations. He engaged in, organized and supervised operations around the globe, working in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the former Soviet Union and elsewhere. Mike will talk about the top crises facing the USA: cyber-security, Iran, and North Korea.
Unemployment is a nasty problem for all parts of American society and it is worse in Europe, especially among young people.
Mr. Dilenschneider will discuss this topic as well as how people at all levels can find work and how they should do it.
After leaving his position as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hill and Knowlton Inc. in 1991 Mr. Dilenschneider founded the Dilenschneider Group,Inc in October 1991 and serves as its Chairman of the Board.
Pete Radovich and Steve Karasik of CBS Sports, who were central to the production of the Emmy Award winning documentary about the rich traditions of the Army/Navy game called “A Game of Honor”, will speak to us about the making of the documentary.
Arranged by Tom Lom
As the Blitzkrieg raged in France, Hitler was already planning to fulfill his promise laid out in Mein Kampf, the forceful conquest of new living space for Germany in the East. Operation Barbarossa began on June 22 1941 and betrayed Germany’s non-aggression pact with Stalin, The Germans attacked Russia with 3 million soldiers, 3,350 tanks and 2,000 aircraft.
Mr. Gottlieb has been curator of naval history and technical director of exhibits at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum in New York City, where he worked extensively with veterans of all services to create exhibits that accurately illustrate warfare of the 20th Century. In the past three years Mr. Gottlieb has presented many informative programs to the DMA, area senior centers and the Norwalk Lifetime Learners Institute.
Arranged by Alex Garnett
Born in Paris, France, Ms. Gilgore earned a Ph.D. in political science from the Università degli studi di Milano (Milan, Italy) and began pursuing her love of the arts in New York City as assistant curator/editor for the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation and the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Science and the Humanities.
She later worked for University Archives in Westport, CT, dealing with research and sales of historical documents and artifacts and in 2003 served as U.S. coordinator for the exhibition and catalog “SuperWarhol,” sponsored by Montecarlo’s Grimaldi Forum, assisting Germano Celant, then senior curator of the Guggenheim Museum.
Terrie Wood, State Representative for Darien and Rowayton, will speak on the current political climate and the stasis of the Connecticut legislature.
Terrie Wood is serving her 3rd term as State Representative for Darien and Norwalk. She currently serves as ranking member on the Human Services committee, and also serves on the Regulations Review and Appropriations committees.
This past session, Terrie served as Co-chair of the Mental Health Working Group of the Gun Violence and School Security Bill. Terrie was instrumental in crafting and implementing the Mental Health portion of the bill along with her Co-Chair Sen. Toni Harp. Both were very much aware of the importance of educating people about mental health and helping to de-stigmatize mental illness.