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Events that occurred in the past

DMA Trip “The Bikinis”
Thursday March 9, 2017

Westchester Broadway Theater
Lunch and Performance

2016 Silvermine Challenge
June 24, 2016

The 2016 Silvermine Challenge DMA vs. Senior Men’s Club of New Canaan (SMCNC) was held at the Silvermine Golf Club on June 24th. This was the fifth consecutive year that this friendly yet spirited competition has been held. This year’s competition ended up in a 15 – 15 tie. DMA leads the series 3 – 1 with 1 tie.

The DMA Golf Team comprised the following members:

  • Dave McCollum
  • Tom Haack
  • Jim Crane
  • Jim Kelly
  • Woody Woodworth
  • Bud Bain
  • Tom Reifenheiser
  • Fred Conze
  • Michael Poler
  • Gunnar Edelstein
  • Kevin Davidson
  • Kevin Monahan
  • Mike Brennan
  • Austin Schraff
  • Spike Reed
  • Joe Holmes
  • Alex Garnett
  • George Gilliam
  • David Mace
  • Peter Carnes

Dave McCollum won the Closest to the Pin Award.

Denny Devere (Captain)

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
DMA Golf Outing
at Sterling Farms

Sterling Farms

Sterling Farms

Peter Carnes has arranged for DMA members to play golf at Sterling Farms on Tuesday September 27, 2016. The outing will cost $44 which includes a cart. Tee times start at 10am and Peter needs a “hard” count by Wednesday 21 September in order to lock in the tee times.

Please REPLY to if you are interested in playing or have questions. For those who indicated interest via the sign-up sheet at the last meeting, please reconfirm. Later logistics will be handled by email.

Sterling Farms Golf Course
1349 Newfield Avenue
Stamford, CT 06905

June 7, 2016 — Sunset Picnic at Weed Beach


Join us for a gourmet Sunset Picnic at Weed Beach on June 7, 2016.

No food to bring just come and enjoy. Family and friends are welcome.


  • Starting with Carolyn’s Fabulous Appetizers
  • Delicious Sliders
  • Roasted Salmon
  • Grilled Marinated Flank Steak
  • Rotisserie Chicken
  • Side Dishes
  • Desserts
  • PLUS! Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks and Water

Our picnic last year was a huge success and we expect this year to be even better!

DSCN4382_1080 Socialize with your friends and make some new ones while eating gourmet food and enjoying music by a talented one-man band.

Save June 7 for our “Weed Beach Sunset Picnic”

RAIN DATE is June 8, 2016

May 19, 2016 — Belmont Park
With seats in the Club House,
Serving lunch all day

Belmont ParkEnjoy an exciting afternoon watching all the horses racing on the track.

American Pharaoh winning the Belmont Stakes

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Lunch: A delicious array of food at the full-service, trackside Garden Terrace Restaurant.

Cost: $ 75.00 per person

Departure location: DCA

Board: 10:30 am

Return: 5:30 pm

Contact: Denny Devere 203.353.1758

Belmont Park is a major Thoroughbred horse-racing facility located in Elmont, New York, just outside the New York City limits.

It first opened on May 4, 1905. It is typically open for racing throughout May and June and into late July, and again from late September through late October.

It is world famous as the home of the Belmont Stakes, known as the “Test of the Champion”, the third leg of the Triple Crown.

Hike the Mianus River Gorge
April 21, 2016

Mianus River Gorge

Mianus River Gorge

On Thursday, April 21, we will return to the Mianus River Gorge. The Gorge is a 750-acre preserve of old-growth forest that was established sixty years ago as the first land project of The Nature Conservancy.

The trails roughly parallel the river at a higher elevation. Among the interesting features is an abandoned quarry where mica, quartz, and feldspar were mined in the 19th century. For more details see

The Mianus River Gorge is located nearby in Bedford, NY, not far from the Stamford border. To reach it:
• Take Exit 34 from the Merritt Parkway.
• Drive North on Route 104 (Long Ridge Road) towards Bedford for 7.5 miles.
• Turn left onto Miller’s Mill Road. If you hit Route 172 and the Mobil gas station, you’ve gone too far.
• Left on Mianus River Road after crossing the bridge.
• Drive about ½ mile on dirt road. Entrance to the parking lot is on the left–just across the street from 167 Mianus River Road.

Be cautious! It is easy to miss Miller’s Mill Road. Check your odometer when you exit the Merritt so you will know when you have traveled 7.5 miles. A helpful landmark on the right is Twin Lakes Drive, which comes just before Miller’s Mill Road.

The hike is about 4 miles, and will take us 2½ – 3 hours. Those who wish to hike at a slower pace will have a 3-mile option. As always, wives are welcome.

We will meet at the Gorge parking lot at 9:50 a.m. and begin the hike at 10:00 a.m. Afterwards there will be an optional lunch.

For more information contact Scott Hutchason at 203-322-5025 or


April 28, 2016 — Tour U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York
With lunch at a local restaurant

The United States Merchant Marine Academy is one of the five United States service academies.

It is charged with training officers for the United States Merchant Marine, branches of the military, and the transportation industry.

Midshipmen (as students at the Academy are called) are trained in marine engineering, navigation, ship’s administration, maritime law, personnel management, international law, customs, and many other subjects important to the task of running a large ship.

April 11, 2016 — Lockwood Mansion Museum tour including new “stairs below” tour
With lunch at Lockwood Mansion

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion

April 11, 2016
$40. per person

295 West Avenue

Norwalk Exit 14

90 minute guided tour

Buffet lunch at museum

First time visit to renovated servants quarters

Interior, Lockwood-Mathews Mansion

Interior, Lockwood-Mathews Mansion

A National Historic Landmark since 1971, the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is regarded as one of the earliest and most significant Second Empire Style country houses in the United States. Built by renowned financier and railroad baron LeGrand Lockwood between 1864 and 1868, the Mansion, with its unparalleled Gilded Age interiors and furniture, illustrates magnificently the beauty and splendor of the Victorian Era.

Downton Abbey has audiences visiting this landmark often asking about its servants and their lodgings.

The Mansion‘s domestic servants’ rooms “equal the chambers of a first class hotel,” said The New York Sun in 1869.

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Interior

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Interior

LeGrand Lockwood’s forward-thinking spirit behind these quarters offered momentary repose from the physical demands of a seven-day work week and 10-hour shifts for those living under the same roof as the family. By following the servants’ paths through the mansion. visitors will experience three distinct worlds—public, family. and service—and the social etiquette strictly enforced during the mansion’s seven decades as a private residence.


Meet at museum 10:15

Tour starts 10:30

Lunch 12:00

Contact Bill Winship (203) 655-3030 or Scott Hutchason (203) 322-5025

March 24, 2016 — Trip to Whitney Museum in NYC
with lunch at the Spice Market Restaurant

The Whitney Museum of American Art – known informally as the “Whitney” – is an art museum located in Manhattan. It was founded in 1931 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875–1942), a wealthy and prominent American socialite and art patron after whom the museum is named.

The Whitney focuses on 20th- and 21st-century American art. Its permanent collection comprises more than 21,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, films, videos, and artifacts of new media by more than 3,000 artists. It places a particular emphasis on exhibiting the work of living artists for its collection as well as maintaining an extensive permanent collection containing many important pieces from the first half of the last century. The museum’s Annual and Biennial exhibitions have long been a venue for younger and less well-known artists whose work is showcased there.

The Spice Market Restaurant in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District is a Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant that serves gourmet food in a casual atmosphere.

2015 Christmas Cocktail Party
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
5:30 – 8:00 P.M. at the DCA



Sorry! We’re sold out.

$40 per person includes Drinks and Food

  • Two open bars
  • Delicacies including crab cakes, smoked salmon, filet of beef, and shrimp.
  • Catered by Palmers
  • Entertainment by the Blue Notes
  • Dress: Cocktail Attire
The Blue Notes

The Blue Notes


Sorry! We’re sold out.

For information and reservations —

Contact Bill Winship –

October 22, 2015
Goodspeed Opera House for
A Wonderful Life — the Musical

Goodspeed Opera and Gleston House

Thursday October 22, 2015

DMA Excursion to Goodspeed Opera House for a performance of


Bedford Falls comes alive as never before with the Goodspeed premiere of the magical tale of finding hope in your own hometown. In a tuneful re-imagining of the classic film “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a would-be angel swoops to the rescue of desperate banker George Bailey on Christmas Eve. From the Tony-winning co-creator of Fiddler on the Roof, it’s a heartwarming family musical that celebrates the power of love and the goodness in all of us. Remember: “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings”

Lunch at

Gelston House


  • Pasta Primavera  sautéed vegetables, mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes
  • Chicken Marsala sautéed,  wine and mushrooms, potato, vegetables
  • Bistro Steak bourbon sauce, potato, seasonal vegetables
  • Talapia with herb ver jus, rice and seasonal vegetables

Gleston House

Cost: $ 95.00 per person

Departing at 9:15 am from The Christian Science parking lot

For Reservations Contact

Paul Larson —

Or call (203) 846-0722

Lunch at Gelston House

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:

  • Tom Haack
  • Tom Lom
  • Jim Crane
  • Terry Brewer
  • Chris Filmer
  • Doug Campbell
  • Gunnar Edelstein
  • Fred Conze
  • Joe Holmes
  • Mike Brennan
  • Tom Reifenheiser
  • Austin Schraff
  • Ron Kahan
  • George Gilliam
  • David Mace
  • Peter Carnes
  • Spike Reed
  • Alex Garnett
  • Bob Pascal
  • Bob Baker.

The participants co-mingled for an enjoyable lunch after the match.

I expect next year’s match to be equally competitive so an early shout out to our best players about the importance of their participation in 2016. Again, our congratulations to the DMA team members for a good win and for their participation in another pleasant outing.

Enjoy the remainder of the summer.

Best regards,
Denny Devere

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