Month: May 2014

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.

Wives and significant others welcome.

More Information?
Questions to Scott Hutchason,, 203-322-5025.


For GPS navigation enter the address “33 Pent Road, Weston, CT 06883.”

From the Merritt Parkway

  • Take exit 42 north on Route 57 for 3.8 miles to the blinking light.
  • Continue straight on Route 53 (be sure not to continue on Route 57, which forks to the left) toward Redding 1.7 miles to the next traffic light.
  • Turn left on Godfrey Road.
  • Continue for a half-mile, then
  • Turn right on Pent Road, which dead-ends at the preserve’s main parking area.

2014 Memorial Day Parade
Photos by Frank Johnson and Katie Lawrence

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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.

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.

Arranged by Bob Smith.

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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