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111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

March 2022

Five-Time Emmy Winner David Pogue To Address New Canaan Men’s Club

Friday, March, 11, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States
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The guest speaker for the Friday, March 11 New Canaan Men's Club meeting will be David Pogue. David was the New York Times weekly tech columnist from 2000 to 2013. He is a five-time Emmy winner for his stories on CBS News Sunday Morning, a New York Times best-selling author, a five-time TED speaker, and host of 20 NOVA science specials on PBS. He has also written or cowritten more than 120 manuals, books and guides on science and technology…

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April 2022

Town Players of New Canaan To Present at Men’s Club

Friday, April, 1, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States
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The Town Players of New Canaan will describe its renovation plans for its Waveny Park theater and provide a behind the scenes view of its 75-year history at the New Canaan Men’s Club meeting Friday, April 1. The Men’s Club meeting will get underway at 10 a.m. with the theater group’s presentation set to follow the business portion of the meeting around 10:30 a.m. in Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. At the meeting, leading members of the Town…

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Police Chief To Report on State of the Department at Men’s Club Meeting

Friday, April, 8, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

Police Chief Leon Krowlikowski will update members of the New Canaan Men’s Club Friday on the state of the town’s Police Department, likely touching on several high profile department concerns, such as ways to lower the incidence of car thefts, efforts to reduce distracted driving, steps homeowners can take to prevent burglaries and the status of plans for the South Avenue headquarters building. Krowlikowski, with a 33-year career on the police force, has held several previous positions, including captain, commander…

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U.S. Rep. Jim Himes to speak at Men’s Club; Public Invited

Friday, April, 22, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, now serving his seventh term, will discuss key issues facing the current Congressional session in remarks Friday, April 22, at the New Canaan Men’s Club meeting to be held in Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. In recognition of the importance of Rep. Himes’ appearance and its expected interest to the broader community, Men’s Club President Gene Dunkin said the organization is inviting the public to attend as a public service. Members of the public…

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September 2022

Top Publishing Editor Marysue Rucci To Speak to Men’s Club

Friday, September, 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

Marysue Rucci, vice president, publisher and editor-in-chief of Marysue Rucci Books, a Scribner imprint, will be this week’s guest speaker at the New Canaan Men’s Club meeting Friday, Sept. 23, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with Rucci’s presentation expected to begin around 10:30 a.m. Rucci, a New Canaan High School graduate, was named to the position at Scribner a year ago. Prior to that, she was vice president, and editor-in-chief with Simon &…

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December 2022

Men’s Club Speaker Combines Law Enforcement and Community Work

Friday, December, 16, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

A former detective in real life who, in his acting career, has also performed on Law and Order will be the guest speaker at the New Canaan Men’s Club meeting Friday, Dec. 16, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge. Charles Grady comes from a family of law enforcement officers as the son of an assistant chief of police in New Haven and the nephew of five uncles all police officers. He began his career as an officer in…

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January 2023

Chamber’s Budd Speaks to Men’s Club Friday

Friday, January, 13, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

Laura Budd, executive director of the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce, will update members of the New Canaan Men’s Club Friday on the state of the town’s business community, the Chamber’s ongoing marketing efforts to raise awareness about the town as a commercial center, and the recent addition of retail outlets occupying its storefronts. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge, with Budd’s remarks slated to follow the business portion of the…

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HomeFront To Describe Its Mission at New Canaan Men’s Club Meeting

Friday, January, 27, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

The New Canaan Men’s Club Friday will learn about HomeFront, a nonprofit that repairs and renovates houses for qualified elderly and low-income residents with the help of volunteers, enabling the residents to remain in their homes. Around since 1988, HomeFront was initially a program under Americares. Executive Director Sean C. O’Brien, who had been with Americares, will describe HomeFront’s conversion to a standalone organization, having developed its business plan and building on long-standing relationships to continue its work helping residents…

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February 2023

Men’s Club to Hear Outlook for Battery-Powered Vehicles

Friday, February, 3, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

Leo Karl III, the president of Karl Chevrolet, will enlighten members of the New Canaan Men’s Club Friday about the future of electric vehicles in his remarks at Morrill Hall, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge. The club meets at 10 a.m. with Karl’s remarks expected to begin around 10:40 a.m. Founded in 1927, Karl Chevrolet is in its third generation as a family business in town. Karl, an active member of various town civic organizations, has been president…

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Men’s Club To Hear History of Plot To Kill Hitler

Friday, February, 10, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

The New Canaan Men’s Club will learn about the events surrounding the historic attempt by Prussian military officers to kill Adolph Hitler in 1944 in a talk by Darien resident Bert von Stuelpnagel at its meeting Friday at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge. The meeting, to be held in Morrill Hall, will begin at 10 a.m. with von Stuelpnagel’s remarks scheduled to follow the business portion of the session at 10:40 a.m. Born in Freiburg, Germany, went into…

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Beardsley Zoo Expert To Explain Human Ties to Animal Diseases at Men’s Club

Friday, February, 24, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

Jim Knox, curator of Education for Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, will speak to the New Canaan Men’s Club Friday about the connections between animal zoonotic diseases and humans. In his remarks at Morrill Hall in St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, he will describe the links between the relatively recent diseases, such as West Nile, Zika, Corona viruses and Monkeypox, and discuss what individuals can do to protect ourselves and our animals from their dangers. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with…

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March 2023

Moynihan To Address Men’s Club on Town Issues

Friday, March, 3, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

New Canaan First Selectman Kevin Moynihan will update New Canaan Men’s Club members on the state of the town at its next meeting, March 3, in Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. with Moynihan expected to give his remarks around 10:40 a.m., after the business portion of the meeting. A resident of town since 1981, Moynihan served on the Town Council from 2013 to 2017, when he was elected first selectman. He had…

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ABC House Executive Director Is Featured Men’s Club Speaker

Friday, March, 10, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

Jamie Boris, executive director of A Better Chance, will speak to the New Canaan Men’s Club Friday detailing how the commitment ABC scholars bring to the town and their classrooms elevates and enriches the community overall. The meeting, held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, begins at 10 a.m. with Boris making her comments around 10:40 a.m. ABC House is a valued element of the New Canaan community, considered a bright light that brings the scholars’ commitment, energy and enthusiasm to…

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Revolutionary War Expert Is Men’s Club Speaker

Friday, March, 17, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

American Revolutionary War historian Eric Chandler will speak to the New Canaan Men’s Club Friday when it meets at Morrill Hall in St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with Chandler expected to speak to the group around 10:40 a.m., following the business portion of the meeting. Chandler has been involved in American Revolutionary War Living History since 1974. In that time, he has portrayed infantry, light infantry, whale-boat raider and both mounted and dismounted dragoons.…

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Men’s Club To Hear from Police Chief DiFederico

Friday, March, 24, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

New Canaan Police Chief John DiFederico will speak to the New Canaan Men’s Club Friday, March 24, describing his plans for the department, and progress toward the renovation of its South Avenue headquarters. The Men’s Club meets Fridays at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at 10 a.m. with the speaker making remarks around 10:40 a.m., following the business portion of the session. Named chief this past January, DiFederico has 30 years with the New Canaan Police Department. He was named deputy…

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Men’s Club To Hear Presentation on High School Dome

Friday, March, 31, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

New Canaan School Superintendent Bryan Luizzi and Sara Schubert, who chairs the parent-led committee spearheading The Dome, will describe the progress behind the planetarium renovation project underway at New Canaan High School during the New Canaan Men’s Club meeting Friday. The Men’s Club meets at 10 a.m. in Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. The presentation on The Dome is expected to take place around 10:40 a.m. The planned $850,000 renovation of the planetarium, which has not been updated…

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April 2023

Network News Producer Will Recount Experiences at Men’s Club Meeting

Friday, April, 14, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States
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Long-time news producer David Fitzpatrick will describe his experiences at CBS and CNN covering some of the most memorable events of the past 50 years in remarks to the New Canaan Men’s Club Friday, April 14, during its meeting at Morrill Hall in St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Fitzpatrick has won three Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award and a Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for his work as a producer at the two news networks, which…

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Sports Talk Radio’s Chris ‘Mad Dog’ Russo Is Men’s Club Speaker

Friday, April, 21, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

The New Canaan Men’s Club meeting Friday will hear from premier sports talk radio star Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, known for his SiriusXM eponymous program, Mad Dog Unleashed on Mad Dog Sports Radio, the satellite service’s all-sports talk channel. He joined Sirius in 2008. Last month, Russo signed a new deal with ESPN to continue with that network’s First Take, in addition to his weekly afternoon Sirius program. Russo also hosts the MLB Network’s baseball talk program, High Heat with…

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Historical Fiction Author Speaks to Men’s Club

Friday, April, 28, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

Mark Perlman, the author of “The Reluctant Soldier,” a work of historical fiction following the life of an African American from his upbringing in the segregated south through two world wars, will speak to the New Canaan Men’s Club Friday at its meeting in Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with Perlman’s discussion of his book beginning around 10:40 a.m., following the business meeting. The book interweaves fact and fiction in charting…

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May 2023

Men’s Club Speaker To Discuss Late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Friday, May, 19, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

Counselor to presidents, Harvard professor, U.S. senator and leading diplomat, Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s career will be described in remarks by Dr. Mark Nunan at the New Canaan Men’s Club meeting May 19, to be held in Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Moynihan, who died in 2003, had a long and distinguished career both in a variety of governmental positions and as a professor at Harvard University. Nunan’s presentation will begin around 10:40 a.m. following the club’s regular business…

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June 2023

Utility Regulatory Director To Speak at Men’s Club

Friday, June, 9, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

With electric rates a continuing focus of consumer attention, the role of the state’s Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA) will be described at the New Canaan Men’s Club June 9th meeting. PURA Director Thomas Lopez will discuss the agency’s mission and a residential rate program that enables residential solar customers the opportunity to sell energy and renewable energy certificates for a 20-year term, part of a state effort promoting conservation measures. The Men’s Club meeting will be at St. Mark’s…

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Speaker To Describe Benefits of Strength Training at Men’s Club

Friday, June, 16, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States
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Improving strength and muscle mass are critical elements of maintaining the quality of life in aging, according to Frank McGinnis, a personal fitness trainer, who will speak about aging and strength training at The New Canaan Men’s Club meeting June 16 in Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. McGinnis, a fitness trainer at the New Canaan and Greenwich YMCAs, works with clients of all ages, but his focus in recent years has been on with men and women between…

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New Canaan Field Club Is Topic at Men’s Club Meeting

Friday, June, 23, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

Long-time resident George Brakeley will take members of the New Canaan Men’s Club Friday, on a largely anecdotal and historical journey of the New Canaan Field Club in remarks at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge. Now a resident of Manchester, VT, Brakeley’s talk will begin around 10:40 a.m., following the business portion of the meeting beginning at 10 a.m. The Field Club, founded in 1957, primarily to provide racquet sports, such as tennis and paddle ball, also had…

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July 2023

Wine Expert To Be New Canaan Men’s Club Speaker

Friday, July, 7, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

Rachel Imbrogno, senior manager Brand Development for the well-known wine company Freixenet Mionetto, will be the guest speaker at the New Canaan Men’s Club meeting July 7 in Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Imbrogno has more than 15 years experience in the Italian wine industry. In her current position, she focuses on sales and education about the distributor’s portfolio of wines, spearheading all levels of procurement for wine producers. Aside from her remarks about the distinctive qualities of…

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Former Congressman Shays to Address Men’s Club

Friday, July, 21, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

Former Congressman Christopher Shays, a Republican who served from 1987 to 2009, will speak to the New Canaan Men’s Club July 21, offering his perspective on ways the House of Representatives can move past gridlock. In his time representing the Connecticut’s Fourth District, Shays forged a reputation as conservative on fiscal issues, but moderate on social issues. As an example of his bipartisan approach, Shays worked with then Massachusetts Democratic Representative Marty Meehan, to co-lead passage of the Bipartisan Campaign…

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August 2023

Men’s Club Speaker Highlights Career of Mel Blanc

Friday, August, 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

In remarks to the New Canaan Men’s Club August 4, Joe Gianquinto, a long-time network television executive, will recount the long Hollywood career of Mel Blanc, the voice actor who enabled Bugs Bunny to ask, “What’s up, Doc?” and supplied Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd and an array of other Warner Bros. Looney Tunes characters with their distinctive voices. The club’s meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church with Gianquinto’s comments slated…

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September 2023

Friday’s Men’s Club Speaker To Describe How Decisions on Atomic Bomb’s Use Came About

Friday, September, 8, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

Author Edward (Ted) Aldrich will speak to the New Canaan Men’s Club Friday (Sept. 8) on the World War II decision on how to use the atomic bomb, outlining the series of strategic recommendations that emanated from its successful development and testing as described in his book, “The Partnership: George Marshall, Henry Stimson and the Extraordinary Collaboration that Won World War II.” The meeting at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will begin at 10 a.m. with Aldrich’s remarks slated to begin…

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O’Dea Reports to Men’s Club on Legislative Session

Friday, September, 22, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

State Rep. Thomas O’Dea, now in his sixth term representing the 125th District, will report on the Connecticut General Assembly’s recent session at Friday’s meeting of the New Canaan Men’s Club to be held in Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 22, with O’Dea’s remarks slated to begin around 10:40 a.m. As part of his presentation, O’Dea will discuss pending issues before the state as the General Assembly prepares to meet…

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Men’s Club To Hear a Personal Account of Saigon’s Fall

Friday, September, 29, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

In April 1975, just days before South Vietnam fell to the North, Ralph White, just 27-years old, was the newly-appointed manager of Chase Manhattan’s Saigon branch. His assignment was to keep the Saigon branch open as long as possible and evacuate key staff, if necessary. White, the author of “Getting Out of Saigon,” will describe for New Canaan Men’s Club members, how he accomplished the mission in the chaotic last days, helping 113 employees and their families escape, before the…

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October 2023

Men’s Club to Learn Health Impact of Heart’s Electrical System

Friday, October, 6, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

The New Canaan Men’s Club will learn about the heart’s electrical system and how it can affect a patient’s longevity and quality of life in remarks by Dr. Joshua Lader, a cardiac physician with Stamford Health, at its meeting Friday (Oct. 6) in Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. The meeting will get underway at 10 a.m. with Dr. Lader’s talk beginning around 10:40 a.m., after the business portion of the meeting. Dr. Lader is a fellowship-trained cardiologist and…

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Merritt Parkway’s History, Significance Will Be Men’s Club Topic

Friday, October, 13, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

Wes Haynes, the executive director of the Merritt Parkway Conservancy, will trace the origin, decline, and revitalization of the picturesque roadway that connects New Canaan to much of Fairfield County in a talk to the New Canaan Men’s Club Friday at its meeting in Morrill Hall, St. Mark’s Church. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with Haynes’ talk taking place around 10:40 a.m., following the business portion of the meeting. With construction beginning in 1934, the nationally significant roadway…

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CIA Officer To Describe Her Moscow Mission

Friday, October, 20, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

Retired CIA officer Marti Shogi, the first female officer to be assigned to Moscow in the 1970s, will speak to the New Canaan Men’s Club Friday, Oct. 20, about her role as a covert officer during the Cold War. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church with Shogi speaking to the members around 10:40 a.m. Shogi’s remarks will describe details of her covert activities, as depicted in her book, The Widow Spy,…

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November 2023

Men’s Club Speaker Describes Noted Distillery’s History

Friday, November, 3, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

Drew Mayville, master blender at the Buffalo Trace Distillery, the oldest continuously operating distillery in the United States, will speak to the New Canaan Men’s Club, Friday, Nov. 3, about the company’s history and its product line of award-winning bourbons. The club meets Fridays at 10 a.m. in Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Mayville’s remarks will begin around 10:40 a.m., following the business portion of the meeting. The distillery has won more than 40 industry titles since 2000…

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December 2023

Mark Nunan To Speak to Men’s Club about President Van Buren

Friday, December, 1, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

The New Canaan Men’s Club will hear about President Martin Van Buren, one of the less-remembered presidents in history, in a talk Friday by Mark Nunan at its weekly meeting in Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church beginning at 10 a.m. Nunan, a familiar speaker at Men’s Club meetings, has previously described the careers of New York’s infrastructure power broker Robert Moses, former New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and former Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Nunan’s remarks will begin…

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Pathway Session on Boundaries for Recovery

Monday, December, 11, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

Please join us as we discuss the importance of boundaries for the entire family to promote recovery from addiction. Frank Bartolomeo, PhD, is a nationally recognized expert in mental health, founder of The Well Center for Development in New Canaan, and senior clinical advisor at Silver Hill Hospital. To save a seat, go to ncparentsupportgroup.org.

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Grace Farms To Describe Its Mission at Men’s Club

Friday, December, 15, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

Representatives from the Grace Farms Foundation will describe the organization’s activities and mission at this week’s New Canaan Men’s Club meeting in Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge. Known for its architecturally distinctive River Building, Grace Farms describes itself as a center for culture and collaboration, bringing people together to explore nature, arts, justice, community, and faith at its location on 80 acres of publicly accessible, preserved natural landscape. The club’s Dec. 17 meeting will begin…

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January 2024

Historian Details Impact of Monroe Doctrine for Men’s Club

January 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

In a talk Friday at the New Canaan Men’s Club, historian Mark Albertson will discuss the foreign policy concerns confronting the United States in the early 1800s that led to the Monroe Doctrine. To be held in Morrill Hall, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge, the meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with Albertson’s remarks scheduled to start around 10:40 a.m., after the business portion of the meeting. Albertson will explain how, at the time, owning land was the…

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Housing Trends, Backstage Peek of Football Broadcasts on Men’s Club Agenda

January 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

After rising to the 7% range, mortgage rates are starting to fall back in response to signals from the Federal Reserve that it will be lowering interest in 2024. The New Canaan Men’s Club Friday will hear an analysis of what lies ahead for housing and the mortgage market from one of its members, Richard Coyle, whose career has been in housing finance, for the past 11 years with the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., popularly known as Freddie Mac.…

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Men’s Club Features New Canaan Museum at Friday Meeting

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

Nancy Geary, the executive director of the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society, will describe the Campus Reimagined Project and other recent developments at the museum in her remarks Friday at the New Canaan Men’s Club meeting in Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge. The Men’s Club meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with Geary’s presentation scheduled to begin around 10:40 a.m., following the business portion of the meeting. The museum’s reimagined campus will house a…

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Staying Put in New Canaan 16th Birthday Party – New Date

January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

Staying Put in New Canaan is celebrating turning 16 this year with a party at Morrill Hall at St. Mark's Church. The original date of Jan. 7th has been changed to Jan. 21st due to possible inclement weather. This event is open to the public, but registration is required by Jan. 17th. To RSVP or for more information please call Staying Put at 203-966-7762.

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Nuclear Power’s Future on Men’s Club Meeting Agenda

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

As climate change is renewing interest in nuclear power to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, the New Canaan Men’s Club will hear from Seth Grae who will speak on New Technology and Nuclear Power at its Friday meeting in Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with Grae’s discussion about advances in nuclear power technology beginning around 10:40 a.m. Grae leads Lightbridge Corp.’s efforts to develop and deploy advanced nuclear…

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February 2024

Noted Economist Editor Is Men’s Club speaker

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

Daniel Franklin, executive editor of The Economist, will provide his outlook on what lies ahead for the U.S. and global economies at the New Canaan Men’s Club meeting Feb. 2, to be held at Morrill Hall in St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge. Franklin, who also serves at U.S. editor of the prestigious global newspaper, has been executive editor of the publication since 2006. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with Franklin assessing the economic prospects and potential…

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Town Emergency Management Head to Speak to Men’s Club

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

Russell Kimes, New Canaan’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Director, will speak to the New Canaan Men’s Club at its February 16th meeting about the role of Emergency Management, both nationally and in New Canaan. Kimes, who took on the position in 2020, will describe the office’s leadership team and how it responds to various hazards and threats affecting the town and the region. The club meets at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge, at 10 a.m. Kimes’s presentation…

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Men’s Club Speaker Will Discuss de Tocqueville’s Prescient Views of American Democracy

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

John Blankley will share his long-term interest and avocation for studying the writings of Alexis de Tocqueville to the New Canaan Men’s Club meeting Feb. 23, noting the fundamental themes in de Tocqueville’s landmark “Democracy in America,” written in 1830, continue to resonate in today’s times. His presentation is entitled “What would Alexis de Tocqueville say about America today?” The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Blankley’s presentation is slated to follow…

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March 2024

Men’s Club To Hear Notable Presentation about Norwalk Symphony

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge Rd
New Canaan, CT United States

The New Canaan Men’s Club Friday will hear how the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra is reaching out to the Fairfield community, while enjoying musical selections performed by Jonathan Yates, its music director and conductor, and Gunnar Sahlin, the orchestra’s principal cellist. The Men’s Club will meet at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge, beginning at 10 a.m. Yates and Sahlin will begin their presentation around 10:40 a.m. The Norwalk Symphony’s upcoming concert, “Music For All Ages,” featuring works by Tchaikovsky…

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