Category Archives: Speakers

Speaker programs at Wednesday SMA Meetings

Speaker, September 17, 2014
Dan Libertino and John Bulakowshi will speak on the life of aircraft pioneer, Igor Sikorsky

Dan is President of the and John is Vice President of the Igor I. Sikorsky Historical Archives Organization. “The mission of the Igor I. Sikorsky Historical Archives is to acquire, manage, protect and make accessible to qualified persons for research … Continue reading

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Speaker, September 10, 2014
Art Gottlieb on the history of the USS Intrepid

The U.S.S. Intrepid was launched in Norfolk in 1943 and saw extensive World War II service in the Pacific. Intrepid has the distinction of being the most attacked U.S. vessel by the Japanese, having absorbed 1 torpedo hit in addition to being … Continue reading

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Speaker — September 3, 2014
John Sanden, American Portrait Painter

The critical year in John Sanden’s personal history was 1969 — the year he decided to leave the Midwest and a long career in Christian art, and try his hand at New York City and the world of portrait painting. … Continue reading

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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

Click here to download this informative presentation.

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