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Speaker programs at Wednesday SMA Meetings

Speaker – January 28, 2015
Mark Luschini, Chief Investment Strategist of Investment Strategy Group at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, will speak about his 2015 Outlook

Mark currently serves as the Chief Investment Strategist for Janney Montgomery Scott LLC. In this capacity he is responsible for establishing the firm’s broad outlook relating to conditions in the capital markets and the economy and to develop investment strategies … Continue reading

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Speaker – January 21, 2015
Les de Villiers will speak about his recent visit with the gorillas on both the Rwandan and Ugandan side of the Virunga Mountains

Having seen most everything Africa has to offer by way of wildlife during numerous safaris, De Villiers undertook this trip see why other seasoned safarists are so smitten with these endangered primates. After visiting with chimpanzees several times in Tanzania … Continue reading

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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.

Stephen 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 … Continue reading

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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”.

Heisman 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 … Continue reading

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Speaker – December 17
The DMA’s Christmas Season Cocktail Party will replace the regular meeting and feature a Christmas concert by the Blue Notes singing group

Founded over 60 years ago, the Blue Notes are a philanthropic group of women who volunteer their time and talent for a good cause. Singing music from Big Band to Broadway, the group performs in four-part harmony for senior centers, … Continue reading

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Speaker – December 10
Stuart Gibson will present an illustrated talk on the art of the famous Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.

Stuart circles the globe to help museums undergo rebirth and save cultural treasures in war-torn lands. Stuart was also a Chief Consultant to the UNESCO/Hermitage project and assisted the museum in its leap into the 21st century.

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Speaker – November 19, 2014
Lisa Wilson Grant will speak about her new book “Norwalk”

‘Norwalk’ includes a wonderful collection of vintage photographs of the area. In this presentation, she’ll talk about the history of the area with special attention given to the parts of Norwalk near or in Darien like Old MacDonald’s Farm, the … Continue reading

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Speaker — November 12, 2015
Sean Pica, Executive Director of Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison

Hudson Link was founded in 1998, at a time where New York state and federal funding for college education in prisons ceased. The abrupt loss of a college program had a devastating effect on prison morale. As a result, inmates … Continue reading

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Speaker – November 5, 2014
Bob Patton, General Patton’s Grandson, will speak about his book ‘ Hell Before Breakfast ‘

‘ Hell Before Breakfast ‘ is about the Russian Wars in the late 1800’s. It is a history of America’s first war correspondents. Patton, 57, was born 12 years after “Old Blood and Guts,” as the general was known, died … Continue reading

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Speaker — October 22, 2014
Daryl Hawk will speak about “Ladakh: Land of High Passes.”

Daryl Hawk, a documentary photographer, will present a slide show and speak about “Ladakh: Land of High Passes.”   Ladakh is a region of India in the state of Jammu and Kashmir that lies between the Kunlun mountain range in the north and … Continue reading

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Speaker — October 29, 2014
Catalina Horak will speak about the mission of Neighbors Link in Stamford

Catalina Horak is Executive Director of Neighbors Link in Stamford which opened on June 12, 2011, as an affiliate of Neighbors Link Northern Westchester, a successful 12-year-old nonprofit organization in Mount Kisco, NY. Neighbors Link has developed a strategic plan to replicate its … Continue reading

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Speaker — October 15, 2014
Mike Santoli, Senior Columnist for Yahoo Finance will speak about Escape Velocity or False Start? Thoughts on the state of the economy and markets.

Mike is a Senior Columnist for Yahoo Finance, where he writes, analyzes and comments on the economy, the stock markets and corporate news. He has covered Wall Street for 20 years, including 15 years as a columnist and feature writer for … Continue reading

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