Month: November 2018 (page 1 of 2)

Hood, Thomas

Tom Hood was born in Omaha, Neb., in 1947, grew up in Omaha and graduated from Westside High School in 1965. He graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in 1969, where he was active in his fraternity, the Yale Political Union and the Branford College frisbee team. His entire career has been in the legal profession. He worked as a tax attorney in New York City for three years until 1977. He moved back to Omaha and worked as a tax partner in law firms there until 1990. From 1990 to 1993, he was counselor to the Internal Revenue Service commissioner. From 1993 to 2015, he was with Mayer Brown as a tax partner. Tom and his wife Maren live in Darien and have three sons and three grandchildren. He belongs to the Woodway Country Club, Pequot Yacht Club, New York Yacht Club, Connecticut State Senior Gold Association, Wianno Club (Osterville, Mass.,) and various South Carolina clubs. His leisure time is spent sailing, golfing, reading, working crossword puzzles and enjoying Broadway musicals. Sponsored by Joe Holmes

Kehle, Ronald

Schroeder, Walter (Chip)

Walter (Chip) Schroeder was born in Bennington, Vt., in 1948. He grew up in Williamstown, Mass., and graduated from Greylock Regional High School in 1966. He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with an undergraduate degree in 1970 and a master’s degree in 1972. At MIT, he was president of his fraternity and captain of the ski team. Chip has a 40+ year background in energy and energy-related finance. He was principal energy analyst for the Subcommittee on Energy and Power for the U.S. House of Representatives and ran the Office of Regulatory Analysis at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. In the early ‘80s, he was president of a major interstate pipeline group in Chicago, later joining Goldman Sachs’ Corporate Finance unit, focusing on regulated energy companies. In 1996, he founded Proton Energy Systems, a hydrogen and fuel cell company and led the company to an initial public offering. He was honored in 2005, being named Entrepreneur of the Year by Connecticut’s venture investing group, Connecticut Innovations, Inc. Chip and his wife Susan live in Darien and have two sons and a granddaughter. He is a member of Wee Burn Country Club and Paradise Valley Country Club. His hobbies include golf, skiing, music and bridge. Sponsored by Spike Reed

Zaino, Frank

Frank Zaino was born on Long Island, N.Y., in 1944. He grew up in Westbury and graduated from Chaminade High School in 1962, where he was active in intramural sports, cheerleading, prom committee and the yearbook. He graduated from Fairfield University with a B.A. in history.  Frank then went on to Georgetown University School of Dentistry and graduated in 1970. After that, he spent two years as a captain in the U.S. Army Dental Corp. In 1972, he set up his own dental practice in Fairfield, where he worked for 44 years before retiring and turning the practice over to his son-in-law. Frank and his wife Dale-Beth live in Fairfield. They have one daughter, three sons and 11 grandchildren. He is active in the Fairfield University Alumni Association and in coaching youth basketball and lacrosse. He belongs to the Bridgeport Dental Association, Connecticut State Dental Association, American Dental Association and International College of Dentistry. He enjoys golf at the Brooklawn Country Club and also history, travel and yard work. Sponsored by Bob Hughes

Investment Club: 9:00, Dec 3rd. 2018

We will meet at John Hess’s office at 30 King’s Hwy South, 1st Floor.

Investment Club

Interested in investing?  The join the DMA Investment Club.

Leader: Jim Phillips

Lower East Side Wandering – November 27, 2018

Happy Wanderers Lower East Side Wandering is on for Tuesday
November 27, 2018

The Wanderers will be exploring the Lower East Side of New York City on
Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Included in this wandering will be libations
at the dive Bar Milano’s, a tour of the Tenement Museum and Lunch at
Katz Delicatessen.Its expected to be a windy and chilly day so be warmly
Board the 8.36 am train to Grand Central from Darien or the 8.39 am train
from Noroton Heights.Upon arrival at Grand Central, congregate at the
Information booth in the center of its Great Hall.
Contact: Sunil Saksena, 203-561-8601

Glynn, Michael

Mike Glynn was born in Bridgeport in 1941 and grew up in Fairfield. He attended Fairfield Prep and graduated from Fairfield University in 1963 with a B.S. in chemistry and an M.A. in education in 1966. He earned an M.S. in chemistry from Holy Cross and a law degree from American University in 1974. Mike’s work history began with the Peace Corps, teaching in Liberia from 1963 to 1965. He worked in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office as a patent examiner in Washington, D.C., from 1967 to 1974. He then joined Ciba-Geigy Corporation as a patent attorney. He rose to become corporate vice president and intellectual property counsel for Ciba-Geigy and its successor, Novartis Corporation, until retiring in 2000. Mike lives in Darien. He lost his wife Sandra in 2016. He has two sons and five granddaughters. He is a member of the Darien Boat Club. He enjoys cosmology, fishing and poker. Sponsored by Tom Williams

Arguimbau, Vinny

Vinny Arguimbau was born in Darien in 1950 and grew up here and in Seville, Spain. He graduated from Loomis School in 1969 and the University of North Carolina in 1974 with a degree in economics and political science. Upon graduation, he joined the family business, Arguimbau & Co., which is a specialty food importer. He retired in 2013. Vinny and his wife Hilarie live in Darien. He is a member of Wee Burn Country Club. He is interested in local water sports. Due to his time on the water, he has become interested in the health of Darien’s shoreline, which led him to join SoundWaters and Friends of Gorhams Pond. He also attends seminars at Cato Institute in economics, foreign policy and constitutional law. He is active in the quixotic effort by the Libertarian Party to replace the Republican Party in Connecticut. Sponsored by Gary Banks


THURSDAY, November 8, 2018
10.00 am
Mianus River Park is a 400 acre urban forest which straddles the towns of Stamford and
Greenwich and is owned jointly by them.At this time of the year the park is at its beautiful best.
While the hiking here is not difficult, the trails are strewn with leaves and roots and occasional
rocks, so you need sturdy shoes and a good sense of balance. We will hike approximately 4
miles and, starting at 10am, be done by about 12.30 pm. As usual, participation from spouses,
significant others and friends is welcome.

The hike will be followed by lunch at the Madonia Restaurant at 1297 Long Ridge Road, Stamford.

We will be meeting at 10 am at the Stamford entrance of the Mianus River Park which is near 68
Merriebrook Lane, Stamford. Do not go to the Greenwich entrance which is on Cognewagh
Road. Best directions can be had by googling 68 Merriebrook Lane, Stamford. There is a
parking lot on th right just across the street from mailbox for 68 Merriebrook.
Contact: Sunil Saksena
203-561-8601 cell

Benton, Daniel

I grew up in Los Angeles, California. I graduated from Notre Dame HS, Sherman Oaks, California in 1961 and from Georgetown University in 1969 with a degree in economics. I received a master’s degree in international management from the Thunderbird School in 1974. I was a securities trader for 34 years starting with Salomon Brothers and continuing with J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank. I retired from Deutsche Bank in 2009 as a managing director. My wife, Margo – an EMT with Post 53 for over 30 years – and I have been married for 45 years and have lived in Darien – in the same house – for 38 years. Additionally we have lived and worked in Charlottesville, Phoenix, New York, Cleveland and London. We have four adult children and three grandsons. I am a USA Hockey Level III ice hockey referee (before you ask,” Yes, like the wind”), an avid fisherman, a dedicated vegetable gardener and an amateur furniture maker. I went to high school with Admiral Mike Mullen, Retired Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and to college with President Bill Clinton. They may have better biographies than I, but they aren’t in the DMA !

Horan, Chris

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