On our May event, our first stop will be at The Shore Line Electric Railway. On board an antique suburban trolley, we will journey through the local Connecticut countryside and waterfront and then see the old time equipment used when a ride like this cost only a nickel. Then there will be a luncheon at the newly renovated but still old fashioned Old Lyme Inn. A choice of three entrees will be available as we dine in this charming setting. As a final treat, we will see the world class collections of renowned American impressionists at the Florence Griswold Museum, tour the Griswold house (the centerpiece of the Lyme Art colony in the early 1900s), and wander the gardens and waterside where the artist boarders painted “en plein air”.

Mel Orr is chairing this event. Sign up at the Wednesday meeting or contact Mel at morr605560@aol.com.

In June there will be a BBQ and Jazz Concert at The Country Club of Darien on Sunday, June 23rd. Music will be performed by The Joe Holmes’ Swing Band accompanied by vocalist Nicole Pasternak.

Peter Hallock is managing this affair.

Our Annual Picnic is scheduled in August and our first Fall event will be a lunch at the Culinary Institute of America and visits to the homes of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Lastly, after four years of chairing the Social Events Committee, I am stepping aside and Bill Winship will be taking my place. I want to thank not only those who organized these past events, but also Ed Mulock and Joe Sexton who worked behind the scene to make things happen. I look forward to attending the upcoming events this summer and beyond.

Frank Johnson, Chair

Social Committee