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Emergency Meeting Cancellations

If the Darien schools are closed because of weather conditions, there will be no DMA meeting on that day.

If the Darien schools either open on a delayed schedule, or close on an early schedule, the DMA meeting will be held at the usual time on that day.

School closings are announced text crawls on Optimum News12 television, and on Optimum Channel 6, they are also announced on local radio stations WSTC(1400AM) and WLNK(1350AM).

David M. Walker Presentation — U.S. Federal, State and Local Fiscal Challenges and How To Address Them

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Thanks to Carolyn Eddie for her yummy Easter goodies!

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Bob Masterson, Ph.D.
Reactive Physics and Nuclear Power Engineering
May 27, 2015 Presentation

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June 3, 2015
The Darien Senior Songsters present a Barbershop Harmony Concert

Darien Senior SongstersJoin us at our last Member Meeting on June 3 and enjoy our own DMA Senior Songsters, a bunch of stout-hearted senior men who enjoy performing a selection of Barbershop Harmony, Broadway, and Spiritual songs.

Guests are welcome so bring your wife, significant other, or other guests with you.

This Songsters’ performance marks the end of the 2014 — 2015 program year for the DMA.

 

Minutes of Meetings for 2014-2015

Minutes of Member Meeting 01-21-2015 Speaker Les de Villiers regaled us with his exploits in Uganda and Rwanda tracking and observing mountain gorillas. Les, with a doctorate in economic history, finally realized his dream of seeing gorillas in the wild after postponing planned trips in 1994 and 1999 due to political upheavals. He is a long-time leader of South African safaris and author of numerous books.

Minutes of Member Meeting 1-14-2015 Speaker Stephen Roach whose opinions on global economy have been known to shape foreign policy in Beijing and Washington. In his recent book, “Unbalanced: the Codependency of America and China” he cogently presents the pitfalls and opportunities of both countries.

Minutes of Member Meeting 1-7-2015 – Speaker Jack Cavanaugh spoke  about Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside: World War II, Army’s Undefeated Teams, and College Football’s Greatest Backfield Duo.

Minutes of Member Meeting 12-10-2014 – Speaker Stuart Gibson discussed the famous Russian Hermitage and its 250th anniversary in St. Petersburg.

Minutes of Member Meeting 12-3-2014 – Bob Mazzone and Pam Dey from CT Challenge spoke about how their organization empowers cancer survivors to live healthier, happier and longer lives and in 2012 alone aided over 54,000 survivors.

Minutes of Member Meeting 11-19-2014 Speaker Lisa Wilson Grant discussed her new book titled, “Norwalk” which is a collection of vintage photographs from the mid-1800s through the 1960s.

Minutes of Member Meeting 11-12-2014 Speaker Sean Pica spoke about how he transformed himself from a 16 year-old convict in Sing Sing, who served sixteen years of a 24 year sentence, to his present post as the executive director of Hudson Link an organization that provides college education to inmates.

Minutes of Member Meeting 11-5-2014 –  Speaker Bob Patton, general George Patton’s grandson, spoke about his latest book, “Hell Before Breakfast”, a wildly entertaining tome describing America’s first war correspondents.

Minutes of Member Meeting 10-29-2014 – Speaker Catalina Horak, executive director of Neighbors Link in Stamford, talked on the immigrant population of our neighboring city of Stamford and how best to integrate them into our society.

Minutes of Member Meeting 10-22-2014 – Speaker Daryl Hawk, international documentary photographer, spoke about his solitary journey across the kingdom of Ladakh in northern India and the region of Kashmir.

Minutes of Member Meeting 10-15-2014 – Mike Santoli, Senior Columnist for Yahoo, spoke about his views on our present economy, the volatile stock market as well as corporate doings.

Minutes of Member Meeting 10-8-2014 – Speaker William Happer, the Cyrus Fogg Bracket Professor of Physics at Princeton University engagingly discussed the roles of natural forces and fossil fuel-generated CO2 in climate change.

Minutes of Member Meeting 10-1-2014 – Speaker Michael Dante, an award winning actor on TV, films, and stage, spoke about his life from Stamford to Hollywood.

Minutes of Member Meeting 9-24-2014 – Speaker Scott Kuhner, a DMA member, described his “Atlantic Circle” cruise with his wife on their 40 ft. sailboat, Tamure.

Minutes of Member Meeting 9-17-2014 – Speakers Dan Libertino and John Bulakowshi, members of the Igor Sikorsky Archives, spoke about the life of aircraft pioneer, Igor Sikorsky.

Minutes of Member Meeting 9-10-2014 – Speaker Art Gotttlieb, a local historian, spoke on the history of the aircraft carrier Intrepid.

Minutes of Member Meeting 9-03-2014 Speaker John Sanden, American Portrait Painter, spoke about the history of the portraits of presidents and his experience painting George W. and Laura Bush’s portraits for the White House.

Speaker – January 14, 2015
Steve Roach, author of “Unbalanced: the Codependency of the U.S. and China”, will speak about the economic dynamics of the relationship between these two superpowers.

roach_stephenStephen Roach is a Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute of Global Affairs and a senior lecturer at Yale School of Management.

He was formerly chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia and the firm’s chief economist for the bulk of his 30-year career at Morgan Stanley, heading up a highly regarded team of economists around the world.

His current teaching and research program focuses on the impacts of Asia on the broader global economy. At Yale, he has introduced new courses for undergraduates and graduate students on the “The Next China” and “The Lessons of Japan.” His writing and research also addresses globalization, trade policy, the post-crisis policy architecture, and the capital markets implications of global imbalances.

Stephen Roach has long been one of Wall Street’s most influential economists. His work has appeared in academic journals, books, congressional testimony and has been disseminated widely in the international media. Roach’s opinions on the global economy have been known to shape the policy debate from Beijing to Washington.

His most recent book, Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China (Yale University Press, 2014) lays bare the pitfalls and the opportunities of the current China-U.S. economic relationship.

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 1982, Mr. Roach served on the research staff of the Federal Reserve Board and was also a research fellow at the Brookings Institution. He holds a PhD in economics from New York University.

Arranged by Tom Lom

Speaker – January 7, 2015
Jack Cavanaugh, acclaimed author, will speak about his new book, “Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside: World War II, Army’s Undefeated Teams, and College Football’s Greatest Backfield Duo”.

Mr. Inside & Mr. OusideHeisman Trophy winners Glenn Davis and Felix Blanchard—renowned during their playing days at West Point as “Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside”—were the best-known college football players in the country between 1944 and 1946, and Army was the nation’s top-ranked team under legendary coach Red Blaik.

Cavanaugh takes readers through the Black Knights’ three consecutive National Championship seasons, including the 1946 “Game of the Century” between Army and Notre Dame, the only college game to date to have included four Heisman Trophy winners.

Cavanaugh also examines the impact the war had on Army’s success—because its players were already considered to be in the military and thus deferred from active duty while students at West Point, Army featured many outstanding high school and prep school players in those years. A unique look at the changes that took place in sports and almost every aspect of American life in the wake of World War II, this book a must-read for fans of college football and military buffs in addition to Army fans.

Arranged by Alex Garnett

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.

Jay Dirnberger’s Presentation: Introduction to Unmanned Vehicles

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Introduction to Unmanned Vehicles

Presented March 22, 2014, by Jay Dirnberger to the Darien Men’s Association

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THE FEBRUARY 5, 2014 MEETING IS CANCELLED

In accordance with policy, if the Darien schools are closed because of weather conditions, there will be no DMA meeting on that day.

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