The Darien Men’s Association (DMA) is “dedicated to good fellowship, community service, and fun.” Membership in the DMA is open to all men residing in Darien and the surrounding towns, aged 50 or over.  If you are interested in the activities and objectives of the DMA and want to join please contact John Podkowsky, Chairman of the Membership & Hospitality Committee, on telephone number 203-329-8181 or by email at

The DMA meets weekly on most Wednesdays from early September to early June. The exceptions occur when there are conflicts with holidays. Each meeting features a program speaker and the DMA is known for the quality of its speakers. Past speakers have spoken on variety of subjects such as military history, advances in medical technology, the recent financial meltdown and numerous historical figures such as Mark Twain and P. T. Barnum.  Notable past speakers include Scott Pelley of CBS News and 60 minutes fame; Bill Scheft, comedy writer for David Letterman; Fay Vincent former Commissioner of Major League Baseball; George Bodenheimer, the Executive Chairman of ESPN; Governor Malloy and Congressman Jim Himes.  Popular local choral groups also entertain at times.