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

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Speaker — May 21, 2014
Richard N. Pierson, Jr., MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University

Richard N. Pierson, Jr., MD is a Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Pierson is a graduate of Princeton, and Columbia Medical College. He has been a Clinical Professor at Columbia for the last 45 years. He has served as President of the New York County Medical Society, was a member of the House of Delegates of the AMA, and has been on the Board of Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Speaker — May 14, 2014
Bryan Garcia president of the Connecticut Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority* (CEFIA)

Bryan will talk about Connecticut’s clean energy goals and how the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority plays a role in financing them. As the country’s first green bank, CEFIA is attracting national attention as it provides a model for leveraging public funds to drive private investment in clean energy. By moving away from grants and subsidies and towards financing, CEFIA is earning returns for Connecticut ratepayers and creating public-private partnerships that leverage our funds at a 10 to 1 ratio to deploy clean energy at scale.

Bryan was named president of the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority* (CEFIA) in 2011. As the nation’s first state-level clean energy finance authority – or “green bank” – Bryan oversees efforts to attract and deploy capital to finance the clean energy goals for Connecticut.

Prior to rejoining CEFIA in 2011, Bryan was program director for the Yale Center for Business and the Environment. At Yale, Bryan led efforts to develop a leading global program responsible for preparing environmental leaders for business and society. He also served as co-editor of Carbon Finance: Environmental Market Solutions to Climate Change and Carbon Finance II: Investing in Forests for Climate Protection, publications that present the opinions and experiences of leading practitioners in finance, global carbon markets, and the business of climate change.

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Speaker — May 7, 2014
Jack Fitzgibbons

John P. Fitzgibbons, M.D., M.A.C.P. was born in Boston, MA and grew up in Syracuse, NY. He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 1960 and went on to medical school at the State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center.  He did his first two years of postgraduate training in medicine at Boston City Hospital. He then spent two years in the US Public Health Service in the Department of Epidemiology at the Mayo Clinic. From there he moved to San Francisco where he did two more years of medicine training at the University of California at San Francisco. He returned to Boston to do a clinical and research fellowship in Nephrology at Tufts, New England Medical Center.  In 1973 he went to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts to run the medical student program, in 1977 he became the Chief of the Nephrology.

In 1988 Dr. Fitzgibbons was appointed Chair of the Department of Medicine at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania, a position he held until June 2008.  He was a Professor of Medicine at Penn State University School of Medicine and held the Leonard Parker Pool Chair of Medicine.

He is a former President of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM) and was also the Co-Chair of the Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine.

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