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Speaker programs at Wednesday SMA Meetings

Speaker — October 8, 2014
Prof. William Happer of Princeton University on climate change/global warming

William Happer, the Cyrus Fogg Bracket Professor of Physics at Princeton University, is a highly regarded physicist whose research includes selected dynamics of climate change. As such, he is superbly equipped to discuss the roles of natural forces and fossil … Continue reading

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Speaker — October 1, 2014
Michael Dante, award winning TV, film, and stage actor

Michael is also a former professional minor league baseball player. From Wikipedia: Dante has appeared in 30 films and 150 television shows.[1] He is notable for spending seven years in supporting roles under contract to three major studios at once: MGM, Warner Brothers and Twentieth … Continue reading

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Speaker — September 24, 2014
Scott Kuhner

Scott Kuhner, a DMA member, will speak about one of his ocean adventures with his family.

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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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