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Speaker programs at Wednesday SMA Meetings

Meetings on Summer Recess

Our weekly Wednesday meetings will resume on September 3, 2014. We have some truly exciting speakers scheduled, so be sure to check back in mid-August for the announcements.

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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 … Continue reading

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Speaker, May 28, 2014
José A. Rasco, Chief Investment Strategist at HSBC Private Bank Americas

José A. Rasco, Chief Investment Strategist at HSBC Private Bank Americas, speaks about issues confronting his organization. Rasco has served the financial community for over 25 years. He is a member of the HSBC Global Investment Committee, and a member … Continue reading

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Speaker — May 21, 2014
Richard N. Pierson, Jr., MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University

Richard N. Pierson, Jr., MD is a Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Pierson is a graduate of Princeton, and Columbia Medical College. He has been a Clinical Professor at Columbia for the last 45 … Continue reading

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Speaker — May 14, 2014
Bryan Garcia president of the Connecticut Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority* (CEFIA)

Bryan will talk about Connecticut’s clean energy goals and how the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority plays a role in financing them. As the country’s first green bank, CEFIA is attracting national attention as it provides a model for … Continue reading

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Speaker — May 7, 2014
Jack Fitzgibbons

John P. Fitzgibbons, M.D., M.A.C.P. was born in Boston, MA and grew up in Syracuse, NY. He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 1960 and went on to medical school at the State University of New York, … Continue reading

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Speaker — April 30, 2014
Jennifer Herring, President and CEO of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Jennifer Herring, president and chief executive officer of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk for more than 10 years, longer than any CEO in the Aquarium’s 25-year history. She will talk about history and plans for the Aquarium. Herring has announced … Continue reading

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Speaker — April 23, 2014
Dr. Sylvanie Wallington

Dr. Sylvanie Wallington, Harvard Educated Astronomer, will speak about Dark Matter. Over the last 80 years astronomers have observed that the motion of some stars in galaxies and other celestial behavior cannot be explained without there being much more total … Continue reading

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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 Introduction to Unmanned Vehicles PowerPoint (.ppt) Introduction to Unmanned Vehicles PowerPoint Show (.pps) Introduction to Unmanned Vehicles Page Images (.pdf)

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Speaker — April 16, 2014
William B. Barnett on Myanmar: Unlike Any Land You Know About

Myanmar, formally called Burma, is a country in southeast Asia bordered by Bangladesh and India to the west, by China to the north, and by Laos and Thailand to the east. The country has been under military control since a … Continue reading

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Speaker — April 9, 2014
Hanifa Washington, Executive Director of Amistad America

Hanifa Washington studied Communication Theory, and Russian and Soviet Studies at Beloit College in Wisconsin. Her studies pushed her to be critical of mass media, to examine the motives of human communication on varying platforms, as well as exuberantly explore … Continue reading

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