Meetings Resume Wednesday September 9, 2015

Jim Cloud passes away

Jim Cloud

Jim Cloud

James H. Cloud, a resident of Darien, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015 in Darien. Born on May 25, 1931 in New Jersey, he was the son of the late John Keble and Dorothy Brown Cloud. He spent his early years in Cranford and Westfield before moving to Darien, CT when he was 12. He graduated from Woodberry Forest School in Orange, VA and from Yale University in 1952.

Upon graduating from Yale, he was commissioned a Lieutenant of Artillery and served with the 278th Regiment Combat Team at Camp Drum, NY and then in Korea. He continued in the U.S. Army Reserves and eventually retired with the rank of Major.

September 24, 2015 —
DMA travels to the
Mohegan Indian Reservation

Mashantucket Pequot Museum

Pequot Museum

— Docent tour

— On-your-own tour

— Observation tower

— Cafe

Luncheon at the
Mohegan Sun Casino Seasons Buffet

Mohegan Sun Seasons Buffet

September 16, 2015
Philip Vitiello, Civil War historian

Joshua Chamberlain

Joshua Chamberlain

Philip Vitiello, well-known Connecticut Civil War historian, will speak about Joshua Chamberlain, Medal of Honor winner for gallantry at the Battle of Gettysburg.

Philip, Program Director of the Civil War Round Table of South Central Connecticut, is both historian and re-enactor.

Bill Flanagan passes away

Bill FlanaganWilliam “Bill” K. Flanagan Jr. was born and raised in South Orange, N.J. in 1926. He graduated from Columbia High School in Maplewood, N.J., in 1944. Prior to graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and was assigned to the 144th Naval Construction Battalion Advance Base Construction Depot in Guam. He attended Navy officer training at the Univ. of Mississippi and was honorably discharged in June 1945.

In 1949, Bill received a B.A degree in history from Brown University, and in 1952, a J.D, degree in law from Rutgers Law School. He was a member of the bar in New Jersey and New York. He started his legal career as a litigator in his father’s firm in Newark, N.J., where he completed many jury trials. He then went to ITT Corporation where he worked for 30 years as an international corporate transaction attorney. He retired from ITT in 1987 as a senior legal officer of the company. For several years thereafter, Bill was an attorney for Walsh Construction Company, in Trumbull, CT.

September 9, 2015
Chief Superintendent Barbara Fleury, RCMP
Speaks on International Policing

Barbara-FleuryFor societies to thrive, citizens need to have safe and secure environments to send their children to school, to walk to a market, and to thrive economically. They need to have confidence in the institutions mandated to ensure their safety and security. Policing is a partnership with the citizenry. This is the basis of community policing.

Canada, like many countries in the world, has adopted the community policing style for decades. It is part of our brand. We also recognize that while we “police locally” we need to “think globally”. Canada has been deploying serving law enforcement officers to United Nations Peacekeeping Missions for over 25 years now. Our first mission was to Namibia in 1989. Today, more than ever, there is an increasing recognition of the role policing plays in conflict prevention, conflict resolution and as a path to building capacity for long-term peace.

DMA Golfers Win 2015 Silvermine Cup

Click here for 2015 Silvermine Cup Pictures

DMA Golfers Again Win Silvermine Cup

On June 24th, golfers from DMA and the Senior Men’s Club of New Canaan (SMCNC) met at the Silvermine Golf Club to fight it out for the Silvermine Cup. SMCNC undertook a major recruitment effort this year in an effort to win back the cup. I am happy to report that DMA again emerged victorious in a very hard-fought match by the score of 15.5 to 14.5. DMA now leads the series 3 to 1.

My sincere appreciation for the terrific participation we continue to have for this annual event. There are a lot of good golfers among the DMA membership. When we get a good turnout of our best players, we have proven to be a tough team to beat. Our appreciation to the following members of the 2015 DMA golf team:

Photos from the “Weed Beach Soiree”
2015 Picnic


Eric N. Ferguson passes away

eric-fergusonEric N. Ferguson of Darien and Nantucket, MA passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 4th surrounded by his loving family. He was 93.

Eric was born March 26, 1922 to George and Helen Ferguson in Motherwell, Scotland. The family emigrated to the United States in 1926 and settled in West Orange, NJ. He was a graduate of the West Orange High School, class of 1941. During World War II, he served in the United States Navy in Pensacola, FL. After the war, he attended Rutgers University.

Bob Ready passes away

BobReady_20150612Robert Dale “Bob” Ready passed away at home at age 82 from complications of cancer on June 3, 2015. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 32 years, Jane Wolcott Ready; his children David Reedy (Culver, IN), Lauren Crittendon (Marlborough, MA), Rebecca Fanton (Amherst, MA); and five grandchildren, Rachel, Kyle, Claire, Evelyn, and Henry; a sister, Marjorie Dillabaugh, and a brother, Wayne (Pug) Ready (both of Indiana). A daughter, Eliza Oliver, predeceased him as did his parents, Eldon and Frances Snyder Ready, and two brothers, William and Richard.

Born in Otterbein, Indiana, on March 19, 1933, he was the 4th of five children. Bob enlisted in the Army in 1954 and served in northern Japan at the end of the Korean War.

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