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2013 Memorial Day Parade
Photos by Frank Johnson and Bob Smith

Thanks to Frank Johnson and Bob Smith for these photos!

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Music Program — June 5, 2013
The Darien Songsters

The Songsters’ performance will mark the end of the 2012/2013 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 starts at 11 am.

Memorial Day Parade — Monday May 27, 2013, 9:30am

We want to have a big turnout of DMA members this year.


Be at the Goodwives Shopping Center by 9:30 AM.

(Remember, no cars are allowed to park there except for those that are in the parade).

The parade route is down the Post Road for 1.25 miles.  We want to have marchers but if you are unable to walk (march) we will have cars for those who need a ride. The parade starts at 10 AM and will be over by 11 AM.

Spend an hour honoring those who served and gave their lives and also have a good time with fellow members of the DMA.

SMA helps in Darien Town Clean Up — April 27, 2013

On Saturday April 27th, members of the Senior Men’s Association will help clean up the Darien train station parking lot, Mechanic Street, and the berm on the New Haven side of the tracks, as part of the Darien town-wide clean-up project.

Please come to participate as part of SMA’s community service. It usually only takes about 2 hours for us to complete our part of the project.

We will meet in the CVS parking Lot by the UCBC bagel shop between 8 and 9 am. Come there to pick up supplies, and have a free bagel, coffee, tea and/or juice.

The Beautification Commission and Chamber of Commerce will supply the garbage bags, pick-up sticks, and work gloves.

Good cause, good fellowship, and free bagels! What could be better?

SMA assists with the Darien Christmas lights

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Bob Smith, Jack Fitzgibbons, Taylor Strubinger, Bob Ready, George Cammann, Tony Kwedar, and Bill Ball (otherwise known as the seven elves.)

We fixed the holiday lights for Darien,
Wreaths from boxes we were a carry’en.
Replacing bulbs, fixing bows, blowing fuses
We did our job with no excuses.

So remember well the seven elves of SMA,
Working in the cold that November day,
We ask no praise, we did our task
But next year we might bring a flask!

SMA – SMCNC Golf Tournament — July 5, 2012

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The SMA/SMCNC (Senior Men’sClub of New Canaan) Golf Tournament was held under very hot conditions on June 20th at the Silvermine Golf Club. Unfortunately, SMCNC was victorious in the inaugural golf tournament between the two senior organizations.

The general consensus was that this was a most enjoyable competition with good camaraderie and should be continued on an annual basis. With the full participation of our best players, we are hopeful that we can achieve a different result next year and deliver the trophy to SMA.

Along with Bill Atkinson, I would like to express my appreciation to the following SMA members for braving the heat and participating on the SMA team:

•         Alex Garnett
•         Austin Schraff
•         Bill Atkinson
•         Bill Thomson
•         Bob Baker
•         Bob Harrel
•         Chris Filmer
•         Denny Devere
•         Hal Simpson
•         Jack Fitzgibbons
•         Jeff Freeman
•         Jim Manning
•         Joe Holmes
•         Kevin Monahan
•         Michael Poler
•         Peter Carnes
•         Russ Peppet
•         Tom Glover
•         Tom Lauri
•         Tom Lom
•         Tom Reifenheiser
•         Tony Kwedar
•         Wally McCurdy
•         Woody Woodworth

Special thanks to Peter Carnes, Russ Peppet and Bill Atkinson for stepping up on short notice to participate on the team.

Photos of the SMA/SMCNC Golf Tournament will be posted on the upgraded SMA web site by September.

A good summer to all.

Best regards,
Denny Devere

2012 Darien Memorial Day Parade — May 28, 2012

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Music Program — May 30, 2012
Darien Senior Songsters Concert

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Music Program — May 30, 2012
The Darien Senior Songsters

Our own Darien Senior Songsters  will serenade us. Led by Joe Holmes, and accompanied by Bunny Erickson. Please note that wives/girlfriends are invited to join us at 11 AM to hear the Songsters.

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