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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum: Thursday, April 20, 2017


Sign Up Now. Call or email Bill Winship: (203) 655-3530 or williamwinship3@aol.com

$85 per person. Bus boards 7:45 a.m. at Darien Community Association. Departure 8 a.m.
For a video tour of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, go here.
Lunch at St. Andrews Scottish restaurant. Three-course meal. Cash bar. To see menu, go here:
St. Andrews

Hike Pomerance Park
March 30, 2017, 10:00 AM

Hiking Pomerance Park,
Greenwich Connecticut

We will be hiking Pomerance Park, located at 101 Orchard Street, Greenwich on Thursday
March 30, 2017 at 10 am

This 100 acre property is now owned by the Town of Greenwich, but was at one time the estate
of a Mr Wertheim, a New York investment banker. The property is of interest because the
mansion that sits atop a small hill was home to Barbara Tuchman, the noted historian, who was
Mr Wertheim’s daughter and who wrote her Pulitzer prize- winning book “The Guns of August”
while secluded in a small cabin on the property. The mansion itself fell into disrepair and was
demolished by the Town , but its skeleton was preserved for its historical interest.
Except for a couple of gentle slopes, the hiking trails on this property are fairly flat and suitable
for almost anyone who is interested in hiking. Its a very pretty property, rustic and wooded and
you will marvel that so much open space has been preserved in the middle of a residential area.

We expect to hike about 2-21/2 hours followed by lunch, which is optional will be at the Little
Pub at 531 East Putnam Ave Greenwich at about 12.30pm

Directions: On Google Maps mark your destination as Pomerance Park, Greenwich or 101
Orchard Street, Greenwich.

Take I-95 South towards Greenwich and get off at Exit 5. Off the Exit ramp make a left turn
onto Route 1 South ( also called East Putnam Ave).. Proceed just over a mile and then make a
sharp right turn onto Orchard Street(there is a Gulf station at the corner). Drive up Orchard
Street about 0.75 miles and you will see Pomerance Park on your right. Pull into the parking lot
where we will meet at 10.00am

Contact :Sunil Saksena ssaksena44@gmail.com
203-561-8601

June 15, 2017
Current Affairs Discussion:
US-Mexico Relations

Discussion leader: Gary Banks

Nafta has made Mexico a better place, writes @MaryAnastasiaOG from Harris
https://www.wsj.com/articles/nafta-has-made-mexico-a-better-place-1489957421

May 18, 2017
Current Affairs Discussion:
The Federal Deficit

Discussion leader: John Bartlett

This is a basic, sensible introduction to trade deficits from the Peterson Institute.
Is the US Trade Deficit a Problem?

“The Education of David Stockman” is a classic on how the Federal Budget is actually constructed. It was published in the Atlantic in 1981 and was expanded into his book, “Triumph of Politics.” It isn’t pretty. Recall that Stockman was Reagan’s first term budget director. No one, including Reagan, comes off well. This article was off the record – until it wasn’t. It lead to Stockman’s famous trip to the woodshed. (Full disclosure – I worked for David for 6 years. Gary)

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1981/12/the-education-of-david-stockman/305760/

May 31, 2017
DMA Songsters

May 24, 2017
Rear Admiral John Weigold – Reserve Deputy Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet
Defense and foreign policy issues in the region

May 17, 2017
Sean Connolly – Commissioner CT Dept. of Veterans Affairs

May 10, 2017
Phil Vitiello – Civil War historian
The CSS Hunley, the first submarine to sink a ship in battle.

May 3, 2017
David Polk – First Tee Foundation of CT

April 26, 2017
Michael Parry – medical expert
Infectious Diseases

April 19, 2017
John Rousmaniere – Historian for the New York Yacht Club
History of the America’s Cup yacht races

April 12, 2017
David Fitzpatrick, CNN Journalist
Cable news coverage of and impact on the 2016 election.

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