Past Speakers and Topics; Prior Years

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Dec 27 Holiday, No RMA Meeting, No speaker
Dec 20 RMA Holiday Party, No speaker
Dec 13 Ryan Fazio, Connecticut State Senator; “Will the Lights Go Out in New England? The Future of the Electric Grid – And Your Electric Bill”
Dec 6 Cynthia MacKay, MD, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Columbia Presbyterian College of Physicians and surgeons, Emeritus; “What You Need to Know about Your Cataract”
Nov 29 Dr. Joseph Feuerstein, Hospital internist and holistic physician, Stamford and Greenwich Hospitals; “Cannabinoids”
Nov 22 Thanksgiving, No RMA Meeting, No speaker
Nov 15 Will Friedwald, Critic and author on jazz and popular American music, on his book; “Sinatra! The Song Is You: A Singer’s Art” (2018)
Nov 8 RMA Annual Banquet; No speaker
Nov 1 Sunil Saksena, Darien Men’s Association member; “Fraud of the Century? The Presidential Election of 1876”Nov 8
Oct 25 William Tong, 25th Attorney General of Connecticut; “Recent Multi-State Actions by Attorneys General”
Oct 18 Diane Kelly and Noel Appel, President and Development Director of Greenwich Hospital: “Greenwich Hospital Update”
Oct 11 Our scheduled speaker for Thursday, October 11, Dr. James Brodlie, was cancelled.
Mark Perlman, author of “The Reluctant Soldier,” will discuss his historical novel about the two World Wars and the intervening years in Paris. The book sets out the experiences, both the good and those laced with discrimination, of a fictional African American soldier.
Oct 4 Christopher Shays, Former US Congressman, Connecticut’s 4th District, “We Have a Democracy If We Can Keep It”
Sept 27 Bob Morgan, RMA member and Piano Accompanist, “My Career as a Major Label Recording Executive in the 1960’s with Artists Ranging from Bobby Vinton to the Dave Clark Five”
Sept 20 Steve Kemper, Author; “Our Man in Tokyo: An American Ambassador and the Countdown to Pearl Harbor”
Sept 13 RMA Picnic; No speaker
Sept 6 Jo Ubogy, Naturalist; “Raising Monarchs”
Aug 30 Page Knox, Ph.D., Adjunct professor in the Art History Department of Columbia University and a contractual lecturer and educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, on the exhibition; “Van Gogh’s Cypresses”
Aug 23 Caroline Simmons, Mayor of Stamford; “What’s Next for Connecticut’s Fastest Growing City?”
Aug 16 Susan Herbst, Political scientist and past President of the University of Connecticut 2011-2018. Author of “A Troubled Birth: The 1930’s and American Public Opinion”; “How Public Sentiment is Formed”
Aug 9 Tim Brunner, Physics from MIT; “Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography – Making the Next Generation of Computer Chips”
Aug 2 No RMA Meeting – No speaker
July 26 David Richards, RMA member, Real estate attorney, Kipling historian and author; “I Give These Books: The History of Yale University Library 1656-2022”, (2023)
July 19 No RMA Meeting – No speaker
July 12 Celeste Mancinelli, One Woman Show, written and performed by Broadway World Award-winner Celeste Mancinelli performing “Crying on the Camino”
July 5 John (Chick) Donohue, RMA member, Author, “The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Memoir of Friendship, Loyalty and War”
June 28 Stephen Meskers, CT State Representative for the 150th district, Chair of Commerce Committee; “Economic Growth and the Structure of Connecticut’s Economy”
June 21 Panel Discussion, “Prostate Disease, Complexities of Cancer Detection and Treatment”  Facilitated by Dr. Jeff Puglisi, internist at Greenwich Hospital with three physicians from Yale School of Medicine/Greenwich Hospital: Bruce McGibbon,  Radiologist, Daniel Petrylak, Oncologist and Gerald Portman,  Urologist.
June 14 Gregg Pascal Zachary, Professor of Practice, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Arizona State University School for the Future and Innovation, on his biography: “Endless Frontier: Vannevar Bush, Engineer of the American Century” Zoom presentation
June 7 Larry Kantor, Ph.D., Economist; “Inflation and the Fed: What Does It Mean for the Economy and Financial Markets?”
May 31 Howard Husock, Vice President for policy research at the Manhattan Institute and Senior Fellow in Domestic Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute where he focuses on municipal government, urban housing policy, civil society and philanthropy, on his new book: “The Poor Side of Town: And Why We Need It”
May 24 RMA’s Melody Men singers!
May 17 Peter McCornick, Ph.D., Professor of biological systems engineering & Executive Director of Water for Food Institute, University of Nebraska, Lincoln. ” Water and Food Security in a Changing World”
May 10 John Blankley, RMA member, entrepreneur, politician, history major at Oxford University; “What Would Alexis de Tocqueville Say About Democracy in America Today?”
May 3 Andrew Woelflein, Presiding Trustee, Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection, Brown University; “The WWII Art & Letters of John Cullen Murphy; an American Soldier-Artist in the Pacific Theater and Longtime Greenwich Resident After the War.”
Apr 26 Robert Wolterstorff, director of the Bruce Museum; “The New Bruce Museum: A World Class Destination for Art, Culture and Science Education”
Apr 19 C. Flemming Heilmann, business executive, philanthropist, author and translator of Halfdan Lefevre’s “The Men In Denmark’s Freedom Council”, the story of the Danish resistance movement that saved thousands of lives during WWII.
Apr 12 Jose Niell, “Piano Classics from Around the World: Recital with Commentary”
Apr 5 U.S. Congressman Jim Himes, representing Connecticut’s 4th district; “Report from Washington D.C.”
Mar 29 C. Griffith Mann, Ph.D., Michel David-Weill Curator in Charge of the Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters; “Unicorns and Heroes: John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Tapestries at The Met Cloisters”
Mar 22 Robert Doubek, Co-founder and Executive Director of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, on his book: “Creating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial: The Inside Story”
Mar 15 Dr. Alexander Delvecchio, Cardiologist, Greenwich Hospital/Yale New Haven Hospital: “Heart Health and Arrhythmias”
Mar 8 Jim Lockhart, RMA member, US Naval Officers, business executive, financial manager and high ranking government official, on his new book; “America: Underwater and Sinking: Time to Surface with Lessons Learned”
Mar 1 Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Policy Director, American Immigration Council, Washington, D.C.: “The Border Crisis: The Current State of Immigration in America”
Feb 22 John Reese, RMA member, founder and CEO of the financial website Validea and the author of two books on quantitative investing, including The Guru Investor: How to Beat the Market Using History’s Best Investment Strategies. He is also the founder of Validea Capital Management, a wealth management firm utilizing the strategies of legendary investors. “Learning from Luminary Investors – the Wisdom of Warren Buffett, Ben Graham, and Peter Lynch.”
Feb 15 Stuart Malina, Music director and conductor, Greenwich Symphony Orchestra: “Dvorak, Elgar, and the future of the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra”
Feb 8 Keith Hirsch & Daniel Paladino, Police Officers, Town of Greenwich: “What to do if in an active shooter situation”
Feb 1 David Fitzpatrick, a member of the Darien Men’s Association, currently a staff writer for CNN’s flagship prime time newscast: “Anderson Cooper 360”. He has been at CNN as an anchor producer, senior executive producer and investigative producer since 2001. Previously, he spent 25 years at CBS News in a variety of editorial positions including a stint with “60 Minutes” as a producer attached to the late Morley Safer; “Cable News and How It Changed the American Landscape.”
Jan 25 Stephen Roach, Ph.D., formerly chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia and chief economist at Morgan Stanley, senior lecturer at Yale School of Management, and author on his new book: “Accidental Conflict: America, China, and the Clash of False Narratives”
Jan 18 Captain Michael Fredie, Director of Admissions, U.S. Coast Guard Academy: “The U.S. Coast Guard and its Role in our Nation’s Defense”
Jan 11 Pete Gogolak, former place kicker for the New York Giants; “How an Immigrant Changed the Game of American Football”
Jan 4 Patrick LaRow, Town Planer, Greenwich, and Margarita Alban, Chair, Planning and Zoning Commission, Greenwich; “Issues in Greenwich Land Use”


Dec 28 No Meeting
Dec 21 Holiday Party for RMA Families and Friends
Dec 14 Tim Brooks, RMA member, author and commentator on 20th century music; “How Jazz and Blues Revolutionized American Culture in the 1920s”
Dec 7 Jen Tooker, First Selectman of Westport; “Important Issues common to Westport and Greenwich”
Nov 30 Kermit Roosevelt III, David Berger Professor for the Administration of Justice, University of Pennsylvania Law School, on his new book “The Nation That Never Was: Reconstructing America’s Story”
Nov 23 Pat Craig, Executive Director, The Wild Animal Sanctuary, Keenesburg, Colorado: “The Wild Animal Sanctuary and Its Role in Ending the Captive Wildlife Crisis”
Nov 16 Paul Kennedy, Professor of History, Yale University, CBE FBA, British historian specializing in the history of international relations, economic power, and grand strategy on his new book; “Victory at Sea: Naval Power and the Transformation of the Global Order in World War II”
Nov 9 No Meeting – RMA Annual Banquet
Nov 2 Thomas Graham, Ph.D. in Political Science, Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute, Yale University, Managing Director of Kissinger Associates; “Putin’s Gambit: Why He Chose the War and How It Will End”
Oct 26 Dr. Katie Takayasu, a Stamford Health integrative medicine physician on her book Plants First; “The Case for Plants in Diet”
Oct 19 Alison Kibler, Ph.D., Associate professor of American studies and women’s and gender studies at Franklin and Marshall College, “The Long History of Hate Speech” Co-sponsored by Edgehill Lifecare Community, Stamford
Oct 12 Dwight Chapin, Personal aide and Deputy Assistant in the White House to President Richard Nixon, on his book “The President’s Man: The Memoirs of Nixon’s Trusted Aide”
Oct 5 Rick McGoey, Retired Captain, U.S. Navy; “The Soviet – US Arms Race – How One Submarine Made a Difference”
Sep 28 Dr. Susan Herbst, political scientist and past President of the University of Connecticut 2011-2018; “Democracy in Peril?: Ten Critical Political Dynamics to Understand Currently”
Sep 21 Page Knox, Ph.D., Adjunct professor in the Art History Department of Columbia University and a contractual lecturer and educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, on the exhibition, “Winslow Homer: Crosscurrents”
Sep 14 RMA Picnic, No Meeting
Sep 7 Jonathan Lemire, American journalist and political correspondent, currently White House bureau chief of Politico and host of MSNBC’s morning news show Way Too Early on his new book “The Big Lie: Election Chaos, Political Opportunism, and the State of American Politics After 2020”
Aug 31 Will Friedwald, Author and music critic on his book: “Straighten Up and Fly Right, The Life and Music of Nat King Cole”
NO Meeting at Church. Program on Webinar
Aug 24 Greg Zuckerman, A #1 New York Times bestselling author and award-winning Wall Street Journal investigative journalist on his recent book: “A Shot to Save the World, The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine”
Aug 17 Mike Perry, President and CEO, Army Heritage Center Foundation; “Challenges and Opportunities in the Preservation of Veterans’ Stories.”
Aug 10 Nelson Tebbe, Professor of law, Cornell University; “Originalism and the Supreme Court”
Aug 3 Fred Camillo, First Selectman, Town of Greenwich, will discuss the multiple challenges facing the Town of Greenwich and the progress his administration has made in addressing them; “A Champion for Progress in Greenwich”
Jul 27 Barry Strauss, Ph.D., Professor of History and Classics, Cornell University, on his new book, “The War that Made the Roman Empire: Antony, Cleopatra, and Octavian, at Actium”           Co-sponsored by Edgehill Lifecare Community, Stamford
Jul 20 David Michonski, has been responsible for some of the largest real estate sales in America for some of America’s most notable families. He was chairman of international operations for the National Association of Realtors, on the Board of Directors of FIABCI, the international real estate federation, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of IHC Global, successor to International Real Property Foundation which he helped found in 1991. He served as a real estate consultant for the U.S. Department of State; “The Outlook for Greenwich Residential Real Estate: Boom or Bust?”
Jul 13 Joseph Polisi, President Emeritus of The Julliard School, on his new book, A Beacon to the World: A History of Lincoln Center”
Jul 6 Yascha Mounk, Ph.D., Political Writer and Associate Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies in Washington D.C. on his book; “The Great Experiment: Why Diverse Democracies Fall Apart and How They Can Endure”. Webinar
Jun 29 Stephen Heintz, President and CEO of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund US, and appointed by the Academy of Arts & Sciences as one of three co-chairs of a National Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship in the 21st Century, which released its report, “Our Common Purpose” in June 2020; “The Practice of Democratic Citizenship – an Update and Prescriptions for the Future”
Jun 22 Frank McGinnis, Retired McKinsey consultant and currently a physical trainer at Greenwich YMCA; “Resistance Training and the Critical Role of Muscle in Aging”
Jun 15 Jim Knox, Curator of Education, Beardsley Zoo; “Zoonotic Diseases: What We Need to Know to Keep Ourselves and Our Animals Safe”
Jun 8 Larry Kantor, Ph.D, Economist and former Managing Director and Global Head of Research at Barclays; “Implications of High Inflation for the Economy and Financial Markets”
Jun 1 Edward (Ted) Farley Aldrich, Amateur historian, international banker, on his first book “The Partnership: George Marshall, Henry Stimson, and the Extraordinary Collaboration that Won World War II”
May 25 James Heavey, Greenwich Chief of Police; “Police Accountability: Our Role in the Greenwich Community”
May 18 Ed Hajim, author of A Road Less Traveled: An Unlikely Journey from the Orphanage to the Boardroom. The book tells the story of Mr. Hajim, an American financier and philanthropist, who rises from dire childhood circumstances to achieve professional success and personal fulfillment.
May 11 Philip Vitiello, a 25-year member of the Titanic Historical Society, recounts the history of the RMS Titanic and its sister ships, the younger Britannic and the older Olympic; “White Star Lines: The Titanic and Her Sisters”
May 4 Cancelled due to speaker’s illness; to be rescheduled: Greg Zuckerman, a #1 New York Times bestselling author and award-winning Wall Street Journal investigative journalist on his recent book: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, (published Oct 26, 2021)
Apr 27 Sean McMeekin, Ph.D., Professor of European History and Culture at Bard College and author of Stalin’s War; “Stalin’s War: A New History of WW II” (Zoom Presentation)
Apr 20 David Richards, retired New York City lawyer and Kipling scholar and collector, “Kipling’s Kim, The Great Game, and Anglo-American Spies and Spy Novelists” (Zoom Presentation – NO meeting at First Presbyterian Church)
Apr 13 Dr Jun Xu, Chiropractor, Greenwich resident, Rehabilitation Medicine and Acupuncture, founder and President of Africa Cries Out, a humanitarian organization that provides education and medical care for people in Senegal; “Africa Cries Out”
Apr 6 Ransom Wilson is our fifth in a series of five discussions about music and the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra by candidates for the position of conductor:  “Conductor’s Choice”
Mar 30 Andrew Winston, globally recognized advisor, writer, and speaker on sustainable business, “Net Positive: Building Businesses That Profit in Volatile Times by Solving the World’s Problems”
Mar 23 Robert Henrey, Lecturer on historical encounters between the West and Asian cultures and former international tax and financial consultant; “China 1981”
Mar 16 Ryan Fazio, State Senator, District 36 of the Connecticut State Senate, “Creating a Brighter Future for Connecticut”
Mar 9 Ned Lamont, Governor, State of Connecticut; A Conversation; “Challenges Facing Connecticut”
Mar 2 Leslee Asch, Puppet maker and author of Out of the Shadows: The Henson Festivals and Their Impact on Contemporary Puppet Theater (2020), with her husband, RMA member Will Morrison; “The World of Puppets”
Feb 23 Joshua Gersen is our fourth in a series of five discussions about music and the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra by candidates for the position of conductor. Our fifth candidate will speak on April 6: “Conductor’s Choice”
Feb 16 Steve Meskers, State Representative, District 150 of the Connecticut General Assembly, “Economic Development in Post-COVID Connecticut”
Feb 9 Basil Hero, former award-winning investigative reporter with NBC News and author on his new book “The Mission of a Lifetime: Lessons from the Men Who Went to the Moon”
Feb 2 Steve Katz, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Healthcare Policy and Management, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and President and Certified Manager of Sterling Care; “Successfully Aging at Home and in Our Community”
Jan 26 Anka Badurina, Ph.D., Cultural Anthropology, Executive Director, Building One Community: The Center for Immigrant Opportunity, Stamford; “Immigration Today: Myths and Facts”
Jan 19 Karen Dynan, Professor of the Practice of Economics at Harvard University, formerly Economist of the US Department of the Treasury; “What’s Next for the U.S. Economy? Prospects for Growth, Jobs, and Inflation”
Jan 12 David Yermack, Albert Fingerhut Professor of Finance and Business Transformation at New York University Stern School of Business, Chairman of the Finance Department; “Overview of Cryptocurrencies: The Basics”
Jan 5 Melissa Brunet is our third in a series of five discussions about music and the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra by candidates for the position of conductor: Other candidates on Feb 23 and Apr 6: “Conductor’s Choice”


Dec 29 No Meeting/No Program
Dec 22 No Meeting/Program Cancelled
Dec 15 Andrew Woelflein, Presiding Trustee; Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection, Brown University, on the Invasion of Russia in 1812, an account based on the illustrated journal of Faber du Faur, a German artillery officer allied with France; “The Invasion of Russia in 1812”
Dec 8 Mark Contreras, President and CEO of Connecticut Public Broadcasting, affiliate for PBS and NPR in Connecticut; “The Growing Role of Public Media in Serving Local Communities”
Dec 1 Dr. Gregory Kramer, Town of Greenwich Tree Warden; “Managing Greenwich’s Parks and Trees”
Nov 24 No Meeting/No Program
Nov 17 Martin Majkut is our second speaker in a series of five discussions about music and the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra by candidates for the position of conductor: Other candidates on Jan 5, 2022, Feb 23, 2022 and Apr 6, 2022: “Conductor’s Choice”
Nov 10 NO PROGRAM: RMA Banquet
Nov 3 Evan Osnos, Author of “Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China,” winner of the 2014 National Book Award for non-fiction, and staff writer for the “New Yorker;” Greenwich H.S. graduate.  Conversation on his two recent books, “Joe Biden: American Dreamer” and “Wildland: The Making of America’s Fury”
Oct 27 Jonathan Alter, American journalist, best-selling author, Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker and television producer, and senior editor for Newsweek (1983 until 2011) on his book, “His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, a Life” (2020)
Oct 20 Ambassador Clark Randt, United States Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China; 2001 until 2009. “China and US-China Relations”
Oct 13 George Ubogy, Pianist and Raconteur; “European Music: Distinctive Characteristics”
Oct 6 Jack Scully, author of book on poems “Mianus Village,” and Chris Davala, Radio Newscaster.  Program co-sponsored with Greenwich Library, focusing on village built for World War II veterans and childhood experiences in the 1950’s;  “Mianus Village in History and Literature”
Sep 29 Steve Holmes, PhD, High energy particle physicist, formerly with Fermilab, “What’s Out There and Where’s it Going: The 20th Century Revolution in Cosmology.”
To be followed by an afternoon Community Discussion Group at the Greenwich Library, “The World is Round, but the Universe is Flat – What’s going on here?”
Sep 22 Starting with Stuart Malina, a series of five discussions about music and the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra by candidates for the position of conductor: Other candidates on Nov 17, 2021, Jan 5, 2022, Feb 23, 2022 and Apr 6, 2022:
“Conductor’s Choice”
Sep 15 NO PROGRAM: RMA Picnic
Sep 8 Curtis Martin, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Political Science Department, Merrimack College, Lecturer on Whaling: “American Whaling in the Age of Sail”
Sep 1 David Richards, former New York City real estate lawyer; “Creation of the High Line: New York City’s Park in the Sky”
Aug 25 Page Knox, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Art History at Columbia University and Lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; “Alice Neel: People Come First.”
Aug 18 Robert Gallucci, distinguished professor at Georgetown University, former Dean of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University from 1996 to 2009, and president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation from 2009 to 2015; “Major U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges”
Aug 11 Jim Knox, Zoologist and Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo’s Curator of Education; “Saving Animals from Extinction: Tales of Species Recovery in Connecticut and Beyond”
Aug 4 In-person meeting & speaker are both cancelled
Jul 28 Joseph Polisi, Former president of The Juilliard School; “Juilliard – Past, Present and Future”
Jul 21 William Tong, Attorney General, State of Connecticut; “The Law and the Pandemic”
Jul 14 Dana Gunders, Executive Director, ReFED; “Rethinking Our Food System: How Wasting Less is Critical to Sustainability”
Jul 7 Mark Nunan, Ph.D., Retired as VP of COS, Inc., a private consulting firm providing business and economic development services to companies/governments in North America and Europe; “Fiorello La Guardia: Scourge of the Old Order, Inventor of the New”
Jun 30 Nabeel Abboud-Ashkar, Executive Director, Polyphony Education; “Musical Bridges: Bringing Together Arab and Jewish Communities in Israel”
Jun 23 Jim Campbell, Author, Radio Host of Business Talk with Jim Campbell, on his just published book; “Madoff Talks: Uncovering the Untold Story Behind the Most Notorious Ponzi Scheme in History”
Jun 16 John Hibbing, Ph.D., Foundation Regent University Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, on his book ;“The Securitarian Personality: What Really Motivates Trump’s Base and Why It Matters for the Post-Trump Era”
Jun 9 Rob MacKay, Director of Public Relations, Marketing & Tourism, Queens Economic Development Corporation, “The Historic Houses of Queens”
Jun 2 Laurence Kantor, Ph.D., Economist; “The Pandemic Recession and Recovery: Implications for the Economy and Financial Markets”
May 26 David Pogue, Technology and science writer and TV presenter; Emmy winning correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning; author of the Crowdwise column in the New York Times Smarter Living section; “How to Prepare for Climate Change”
May 19 Dr. Michael Parry, Head of Infectious Diseases at Stamford Hospital: “Covid-19 and Its Variants”
May 12 Carl Steinitz, Ph.D., Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning, Emeritus, at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, author of Alternative Futures for Changing Landscapes; “GEODESIGN – Toward A Long Term Strategy for Local – to – Global Conservation and Development … and how it can be designed”
May 5 Matthew West, Former Projects and Logistics Coordinator of operations of Doctors Without Borders in many countries, and currently a public speaker and donor liaison as well as a facilitator for in house DWB management trainings; “Doctors Without Borders – A Voice from the Field”
Apr 28 The Right Honorable Jesse Norman, Ph.D., Conservative Member of Parliament, Government Minister: Financial Secretary to the Treasury, writer and academic, Ph.D.  in philosophy, University College London; “The Re-emergence of Global Britain: Brexit, Covid and Beyond”
Apr 21 Janice Nimura, author, on her new book The Doctors Blackwell: “The Doctors Blackwell: How two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women – and Women to Medicine”
Apr 14 Khalil Habib, PhD, Associate Professor of Politics, Hillsdale College, Michigan; “Progressivism and its Philosophical Roots (Thinking Critically About Political Life)”
Apr 7 Thomas Dyja, on his just published book “New York, New York, New York, Four Decades of Excess, Success, and Transformation,” (co-sponsored with Greenwich Library in cooperation with Diane’s Books)
Mar 31 Senator Richard Blumenthal, Second term US Senator from Connecticut; “Report from Washington” Emerging Opportunities: The Biden Administration and a Post-Pandemic World”
Mar 24 Captain Jay Dirnberger;Dedication to Duty:  Recollections of a Vietnam Veteran Huey Helicopter Pilot”
Mar 17 Mark Nunan, Ph.D., Retired as VP of COS, Inc., a private consulting firm providing business and economic development services to companies/governments; Robert Moses, Master Builder; Political Master of New York
Mar 10 John Celock, Media consultant, journalist and author, President of Celock Media Group; “How Young Elected Officials are Impacting the US”
Mar 3 Bill Diamond, CEO of the SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) Institute, a not-for-profit whose mission is to explore, understand and explain the origin and nature of life in the universe:  “Seeking Life in the Cosmos – Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe and What it Means for Humankind”
Feb 24 Barry Strauss, Ph.D., Professor of Classics and History, Cornell University: “How to Stay Free Under an Empire: Lessons from Imperial Rome”
Feb 17 Congressman Jim Himes, “A Conversation with US Representative Jim Himes about the new Congress and Biden Administration”
Feb 10 Steve Ujifusa, Author on his book Barons of the Sea: And Their Race to Build the World’s Fastest Clipper Ship
Feb 3 Flemming Heilman, author, philanthropist and international business executive on his memoir, The Unacceptable Face, a 21st century story of an itinerant career under apartheid, European socialism and American capitalism: “Capitalism, Socialism, and National and Corporate Politics”
Jan 27 Dr. John Hughes, MD, Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, Attending Physician, West Haven VA Healthcare System, and Associate Director, Program for Biomedical Ethics: “The Moral Imperative to Say No: The Inevitable Link Between Equity and Rationing”
Jan 20 Kai Harada, sound engineer for theatrical productions: “What Do All Those Buttons Do? A Sound Designer’s Journey on Broadway”
Jan 13 Matthew Ritter, Prospective Speaker of the House of Representatives for the State of Connecticut: “Issues facing the 2021 CT Legislative Assembly”
Jan 6 Michael Mason, Chair, Board of Estimate & Taxation (BET), Greenwich:  “Budget Challenges for the Town of Greenwich – Fiscal Year 2022”


Dec 30 No Program
Dec 23 Holiday Fellowship: RMA members will exchange anecdotes, jokes, human interest stories, vacation experiences, recreation ideas for pandemic times, etc.
Dec 16 Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC): “AMC’s Maine Woods Initiative; A New Model for Conservation in the 21st Century”
Dec 9 David Michaelis, author of the new biography “Eleanor”  Co-sponsored with Greenwich Library.
Dec 2 Josh Geballe, Chief Operating Officer for the State of Connecticut and Commissioner of the Department of Administrative Services (DAS); Appointed COO at the end of Feb, 2020: “Governor Lamont’s State Modernization and Streamlining Agenda
Nov 25 Radley Horton, Ph.D., Earth and Environmental Science, Associate Research Scientist at the Center for Climate Systems Research at Columbia University: “The Heat is On: The Climate Imperative”
Nov 18 Damien Cregeau, Area historian: “Major General Alexander Hamilton’s Military Career”
Nov 11 Stephen Wertheim, Ph.D., historian and co-founder of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft.  Author of new book “Tomorrow, the World: The Birth of US Global Supremacy”  Co-sponsored with Greenwich Library
Nov 4 Marc Jaffe, CEO of Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County (CLC): “Early Childhood Education’s Critical Role in Connecticut’s Workforce”
Oct 28 Reverend Dr. Thomas L. Nins, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Greenwich, sponsored in conjunction with Greenwich Library’s program “Greenwich Reads Together” and one of this year’s book selections “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson: “Diversity in Greenwich – Today’s Opportunities and Challenges”
Oct 21 Claudine Humure, Partnership Coordinator at University of Global Health Equity, working in Rwanda, and Lesley King, Board Member of Partners In Health, an organization strengthening health care systems in 11 countries. Sponsored in conjunction with Greenwich Library’s program “Greenwich Reads Together” and one of this year’s book selections “Mountains Beyond Mountains” by Tracy Kidder : “Partners In Health: a Second Chance at Life”
Oct 14 Joseph Cirincione, one of the nations leading authorities on nuclear weapons and policy.  Former President of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation: “National Security and Nuclear Policy after the 2020 Election”
Oct 7 Roberto Lenton, Ph.D., Chair, International Water Management Institute, Professor Emeritus, University of Nebraska – Lincoln: “Food, Water and Global Development”
Sept 30 Hagar Hajjar Chemali, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Greenwich Media Strategies, LLC. Expert on foreign affairs and the Middle East: “A Closer Look at the Middle East: Key Developments, Insights, and Where Things are Headed”
Sept 23 Barbara Omerod-Glynn, Director, Greenwich Library: “Reimagining Greenwich Library – Renovation Update and Future Plans”
Sept 16 Miles S. Rapoport, Senior Practice Fellow in American Democracy, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School and Former Secretary of the State for Connecticut: “What Will the November Election Look Like? Unprecedented Challenges”
Sept 9 Jet Vertz, Retired Pratt & Whitney Aircraft as VP of GP7000 engine sales and responsible for Engine Alliance, a joint venture between Pratt & Whitney and GE. Teaches at the U. of Rhode Island Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and consults for commercial aviation business: “The Boeing B737Max Crisis”
Sept 2 Evan Osnos, Author of Age of Ambition, Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China, winner of the 2014 National Book Award for non-fiction, and staff writer for the “New Yorker”: Greenwich H.S. graduate: “The Future of US-Chinese Relations”
Aug 26 Adam Clayton Powell III, journalist, media executive, and scholar, Director of Washington Policy Initiatives for the University of Southern California and University Fellow at the USC Center on Public Diplomacy: “Tools and Information to Protect the 2020 Election from Cyber Attacks”
Aug 19 Norman Roth, President of Greenwich Hospital and Executive Vice President of Yale New Haven Health System: “Innovations at Greenwich Hospital”
Aug 12 Nelson Tebbe, J.D. and Ph.D., Professor of Law, Cornell University: “The First Amendment and the Supreme Court’s 2019 Term”
Aug 5 Robert Gallucci, American academic and diplomat, former Dean of School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and ex-president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation: “America’s Place in the World.”
July 29 Brian Desrosier, President of Lighthouse Technology Partners: “Surviving 35 Years in the IT Business in Our Changing World”
July 22 Panel Discussion: “Greenwich Small Businesses and the Impact of the Pandemic,” with accountant Sean Dowling, restaurateur Caren Vizzo St. Phillip, and retail shop owners Randy and Kimberly Caravella.
July 15 Harold T. Shapiro, Ph. D. Economist, Past President of Michigan University and Princeton University, Past Chairman of National Bioethics Advisory Commission:“Genetic Engineering: Altering Ourselves and Our Progeny”
July 8 Steven Levitsky, noted comparative political scientist, is David Rockefeller Professor of Latin American Studies/Professor of Government and Director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University: “American Democracy in Crisis: Outlook for the Future”
July 1 Page Knox, Ph.D., Adjunct professor in the Art History Department of Columbia University and lecturer and educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: “Vincent Van Gogh and the Seasons”
June 24 Ed Miller, Dean of the Medical faculty at Johns Hopkins University and  Chief Executive Officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine from 1997 to 2012: “Past and Future of Medical Schools and the Health Care System”
June 17 Larry Kantor, Ph.D., Economist, former Managing Director and Global Head of Research at Barclays: “The Economy, Financial Markets and the Pandemic: Where Do We Go From Here?”
June 10 David Richards, distinguished Real Estate Lawyer in NYC, author of two books on Rudyard Kipling and the collector of the largest assemblage of Kipling memorabilia in the US now housed at Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University: “Kipling: Bard of Two Empires”
Mar 18 -June 3 All Speakers during this period were cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic
Mar 11 Donna Spellman, Director of River House Adult Day Center: “Dimentia Friends”
Mar 4 Amy Siebert, Director of Public Works, Town of Greenwich: “Greenwich Public Works: What Does the Future Hold?”
Feb 26 Fred Camillo, First Selectman of Greenwich, “Greenwich’s Future: A Vision for the Next Decade”
Feb 19 Katie Deluca, AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners), Director of Planning and Zoning and Town Planner, Town of Greenwich:  “Implementing the Plan of Conservation and Development”
Feb 12 Alan Barry, Ph.D., Commissioner, Human Services, Town of Greenwich, “Safety Net To Self Sufficiency: Narrowing The Wealth Gap”
Feb 5 Tom Shachtman, Author: “The Founding Fortunes; How the Wealthy Paid for and Profited from America’s Revolution” Community Discussion Group with Tom Shachtman at Greenwich Library at from 2:00 – 3:30 PM – “Money and Wealth in Politics, Past and Present” 
Jan 29 Howard Husock, Senior Fellow, Contributing Editor, City Journal, Manhattan Institute, Author of “Who Killed Civil Society? The Rise of Big Government and the Decline of Bourgeois Norms”“Effective Ways to Lift People Out of Poverty”
Jan 22 Dr. Bruce McGibbon, Director of Radiation Oncology for the Smilow Cancer Care Center in Greenwich and Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Radiology at Yale School of Medicine: “Advances in Radiology Therapy in Cancer”
Jan 15 Paul Hicks, Author, “The Litchfield Law School: Guiding the New Nation.”  The Litchfield Law School was the most innovative and successful legal education program in the US for almost fifty years (1784-1833) and its graduates helped shape the  young republic.
Jan 8 Pat Sesto, Director, Environmental Affairs, Town of Greenwich, “Greenwich’s Environmental Future”


Dec 18 Pam Kuhn & The Angel Choir;  RMA Family Holiday Celebration
Dec 11 Page Knox, Lecturer at the Met and Columbia University: “Leonardo at the Louvre”
Dec 4 Richard E. Hyman, SCUBA Diver and author: “Journeys With Cousteau and the Crew of the Calypso”
Nov 27 John Hamilton, President & CEO, Liberation Programs, Norwalk CT: “How to Strengthen Resiliency in Families Facing Drug Issues”
Nov 20 Henry Alexander Dorochovich, Project Leader at the Climate Reality Project: “Climate Change and America’s National Security”
Nov 13 Annual RMA Banquet: No Speaker
Nov 6 Curtis Fisher, Regional Executive Director for the National Wildlife Federation’s Northeast Regional Center, Vermont:  “Offshore Wind Energy in Connecticut and Beyond”
Oct 30 Randall Atcheson, Pianist and Minister of Music, First Presbyterian Church, Greenwich: “Randall Atcheson at the Piano: Carnegie Hall Preview”
Oct 23 Captain Jesse Paluch, NY State Environmental Conservation Police, Bureau of Environmental Crimes Investigation: “Wildlife Crimes Scene Investigation Training in South Africa: On the Front Lines of the Poaching Crisis”
Oct 16 Ernie Fleishman, Educator, “Today’s Education Challenge – Separating Fact from Fiction in a Digital Age”  Panel discussion with two teachers and a student.  Greenwich Reads Together; Selected book is “Farenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury
Panel discussion at Greenwich Library following at 2:30 PM
Oct 9 William Tong, CT Attorney General: “Enforcement Actions Against Generic Drug Manufacturers and the Opioid Crisis”
Oct 2 Donna De Varona, Olympic medalist in swimming: Conversation with David Weisbrod: “Major Issues Surrounding the 2020 Tokyo Olympics”
Sept 25 Daryl Hawk, International documentary photographer: “Columbia: Light at the Edge of the World”
Sept 18 Philip McKnight, faculty of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, MA and adjunct professor at Williams College: “The Shakespeare Nobody Knows”
Sept 11 Asha Rangappa, Senior Lecturer at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, “Information Warfare and Social Media: Preserving Democracy in the (Dis)Information Age”
Sept 4 Wes Haynes, Executive Director of the Merritt Parkway
Conservancy: “The Merritt Parkway: History and Future of a National Treasure”
Aug 28 Mark Albertson, Military Historian: “The Rise of Stalin”
Aug 21 Francis Morrone, Architectural Historian: “The Historic Buildings of Central Greenwich”
Aug 14 Aleksandr Y. Troyb, Esq, Stamford attorney with expertise in immigration and real estate: “Immigration Laws & Regulations: Separating Fact from Fiction and Discussing Past and Proposed Legislation”
Aug 7 Patricia Chadwick, Founder and President of Ravensgate, and Author of “Little Sister: A Memoir – From Life in a Cult to Life on Wall Street.”  Her rise from the sequestered Catholic community of her childhood to the highest echelons of the world of finance and investing.
July 31 George Ubogy, Pianist and Raconteur: “The Creative Genius of Oscar Hammerstein”
July 24 Veronica Bilenkin, Consumer Health Librarian at the Dr. Steven Mickley Community Health Library at Greenwich Hospital, “Researching Personal Health Issues”
July 17 Nelson Tebbe, Professor of Law at Cornell University: “The Supreme Court Decision in the Bladensburg Cross Case; Government Expression and Religious Equality”
Community Discussion Group at Greenwich Library with Nelson Tebbe, 2:00 to 3:30 on “The Supreme Court’s Legitimacy in an Era of Polarized Politics.”
July 10 Jennifer Pehr, Architect in urban planning and land use, Associate, City Design Practice at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill:  “Envisioning the Future American Aesthetic – A Strategic Plan for North America”
July 3 Gary Rossi, VP- Security at Fidelity Global Security: “Practical Tips to Ensure Personal Security and Avoid Cyber Crime”
June 26 Larry Kantor, Economist, former Managing Director and Head of Research at Barclays Capital: “The Economy, Financial Markets and the Fed – Where Do We Go From Here?”
June 19 Stephen Meskers, CT House of Representatives, District 150,  “State of the State: Connecticut Crossroads to Growth”
June 12 Granville Burgess on his new novel: “The Last At-Bat of Shoeless Joe – Black Sox Scandal”
June 5 Robert S. Wylie, World War II Veteran: “D-Day, Operation Overlord, June 6, 1944, Witness”
May 29 Professor David Blight, Professor of History at Yale University and author: “Frederick Douglass, Prophet of Freedom”
May 22 The Melody Men, RMA’s Own Outreach Singing Group
May 15 Dr. Cynthia MacKay, Clinical Professor of Opthalmology, Columbia University College of Surgeons and Physicians (Emeritus): “Age-related Macular Degeneration – The Largest Cause of Blindness for Seniors”
May 8 Robin Bell, Ph.D., Geophysicist, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, “Changing Ice, Changing Coastlines”
May 1 Saul Rothenberg, Ph.D., Psychology, “Insomnia: Sleep Disorders & Sleep Medicine”
April 24 Laura Grego, Ph.D., Physicist, Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, “Space-based Missile Defense: Back to the Future?”
April 17 Jane Condon, Comedienne, “Jane Condon on Life in Greenwich and Beyond”
April 10 Julie Jason, Financial expert & columnist. “Managing Retirement Wealth in Good Times and Bad”
April 3 Ambassador Tom Niles, formerly ambassador to Canada, the European Union and Greece, and Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Canada, “My Perspective on Foreign Affairs Today”
Mar 27 Mark Pruner, Greenwich Realtor and columnist, “The Greenwich Real Estate Market and the Trends Affecting Prices”
Mar 20 Dr. Kevin Gutzman, author, Constitutional Scholar and Professor at Western Connecticut State University, “Thomas Jefferson, Revolutionary; A Radical’s Struggle to Remake America”
Mar 13 Sylvia Reiss, Collector and recorder of 18th & 19th-century New England stone walls, “The Stone Walls of Connecticut.”
March 6 Clarinda Higgins with William G. Armstrong, Jr., authors, “Against the Current: How Albert Schweitzer Inspired a Young Man’s Journey”
Feb 27 Theresa Kelleher, Ph.D., “The Silk Road….A Case of Multiculturalism in Pre-modern Times”
Feb 20 US Congressman Jim Himes, Reporting from Washington, DC
Feb 13 Moritz von Steulpnagel, “The Road to Broadway: How Hit Shows Come to Life”
Feb 6 “How School is Different in the 21st Century,” Peter Bernstein, Chairman of the Board of Education of Greenwich Public Schools, and Ralph Mayo, Interim Superintendent of Greenwich Public Schools, “How School is Different in the 21st Century”.  Joined by Principals Marc D’Amico (Glenville School, Jill Flood (North Street School) and Jason Goldstein (Eastern Middle School) to further discuss return on investment and students owning their own learning.
Jan 30 Benoit and Victor Ansart, Father-and-son sailing duo who took first-place as part of the crew in the 2017-18 race, “Winning the Clipper Sailing Race Around the World.”
Jan 23 Betsy McCaughey, “Beware of Health Policies That Will Shorten Your Life”
Jan 16 William Baker, American Broadcaster and Executive, former president of WNET in NYC, “The Future of Public Media”
Jan 9 Lori Contadino, Director, Commission on Aging, Town of Greenwich, and Steven Katz, Vice-Chairman: “Age Friendly Greenwich – A Community for All Ages”
Jan 2 David Hudson, Ph.D. Chief Research Scientist at the Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk, CT: “Long Island Sound and Beyond: Ecosystem and Resilience”


Dec 26 Performance by the Angel Choir, Director Pamela Kuhn. Meeting at Parish Hall, Christ Church, 254 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich
Dec 19 RMA Family Holiday Party, no program. Meeting at Parish Hall, Christ Church, 254 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich
Dec 12 Terri Ann Lowenthal, Census Expert & Staff Director of the U.S. House Census Oversight Subcommittee from 1987-94, “The 2020 Census: Counting Through Adversity?”
Dec 5 Jason Oliver Chang, PhD, Assistant Professor of History and Asian American Studies, UCONN, “Stages of U.S. Immigration History: from Colony to Empire”
Nov 28 Joel Seligman, Professional Photographer & Teacher, “Mining,  Refining and Restoring Photographic Images in the Digital Age”
Nov 21 Ken Borsuk, Greenwich Time reporter, “Tales of a Greenwich Reporter on the Front Lines”
Nov 14 Annual RMA Dinner – NO SPEAKERS PROGRAM
Nov 7 Chandra Bozelko, author, poet and former prison inmate: “From Princeton to Prison: Lessons in Mass Incarceration”
Oct 31 Griffin Mann, Metropolitan Museum’s Michel David-Weill Curator in Charge of the Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters; “Medieval Matters: Curating the Middle Ages at the Metropolitan Museum of Art”
Oct 24 Code Girls: “World War II – Cryptology – Code Girls and More”
Oct 17 Mark Pazniokas, Capitol Bureau Chief, CT, “State of the State”
Oct 10 Audrey Levitin, Director of Development & External Affairs, Innocence Project, New York City, “The Innocence Project – 25 Years of Freeing the Innocent”
Oct 3 Michael J. Puma, Research Scientist, Center for Climate and Life, Columbia University, “Impact of Climate Change On Critical Food Sources”
Sept 26 Andrew McDonald, Associate Justice, CT Supreme Court, “Judicial Independence”
Sept 19 Chris Bruhl, President, Fairfield County Business Council, “CT & Fairfield County Business Trends”
Sept 12 Thomas McGlynn, “A Greenwich Citizen’s View of Saudi Arabia”
Sept 5 Page Knox, Ph.D., Art Historian, “Thomas Cole’s Journey: Atlantic Crossings”
Aug 29 Missy Wolfe, “Hidden History of Colonial Greenwich”
Aug 22 Dr. Richard Connors, dermatologist, “Skin Cancer; What’s New?”
Aug 15 George Ubogy, “A Passion for Music, Part III”
Aug 8 Robert Whitby, “Six and a Half of the Seven Summits”
Aug 1 Kathy Conner, Certified TM Teacher, “Transcendental Meditation”
July 25 Martin Nguyen, Associate professor of Religious Studies, Faculty Chair for Diversity, Fairfield University, “Islam: It’s Faith, Culture and Place in America”
July 18 Dennis Corcoran, “Induction Day at Cooperstown: A History of the Baseball Hall of Fame Ceremony”
July 11 “The Doctor Is In”: Panel Discussion; questions we WISH our patients had asked us – Frank Scarpa, Spike Lipschutz, John Crowe and Geroge Ubogy
June 27 Larry Kantor, Economist, “Financial Markets and the Business Cycle – Where Do We Go From Here?”
June 20 Dr. Mike Simberkoff, formerly Chief Physician at VA – NY Harbor Health Care Center, “VA Health Care: What’s Good, What’s New”
June 13 Dr. Jill Gildea, Superintendent of Greenwich Public Schools, “Top 12 Innovative Practices in Greenwich Public Schools”
June 6 Jerry Shereshewsky, Digital Marketing Executive, “Social Media and the Communications Revolution”
May 30 Flemming Heilmann, “Odyssey Uncharted: From World War II Malaya to Australia to Cambridge”
May 23 David Weisbrod, “The 2008 Crash: View from the Trenches”
May 16 Park Williams, Bioclimatologist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, “The Impact of Climate Change on Global Water Resources Essential for Life”
May 9 Alisyn Camerota, Co-Anchor of CNN’s New Day “A Television Journalist’s Struggle for Truth”
May 2 Meg Tocantins, Certified Hypnotist, “How Medical Hypnosis Can Serve Patients”
Apr 25 Peter Tesei, “The State of the Town of Greenwich”
Apr 18 Katie DeLuca, Director of Planning & Zoning Dept, Town of Greenwich, “Planning for Greenwich’s Future,” A Plan of Conservation & Development (POCD)
Apr 11 Bea Blahing, “The Indigenous Peoples of Mindanao”
Apr 4 Ambassador Tom Niles, “My Perspective on Foreign Affairs Today”
Mar 28 Larry Doyle, Financial Regulation Expert, “Are the Wall Street Police Protecting You?”
Mar 14 Lou Del Bianco, Actor, “Out of Rushmore’s Shadow: The Luigi Del Bianco Story” (Grandson and namesake of chief carver of Mount Rushmore presidential monument)
Mar 7 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER. Moved to May 2nd.
Feb 28 Hugh Price, Former President of the National Urban League, “This African-American Life: From Valley Forge to Civil Rights”
Feb 21 Ann Meyerson, Museum Curator, “An American Odyssey: The Jewish Experience in Greenwich”
Feb 14 Stephen Roach, economist, “A World Turned Inside Out: Pitfalls of a New Globalization”
Feb 7 John Donovan, Executive Communications Consultant, “Berlin, Cuba and Vietnam in the Sixties: Connections with Today’s Culture” (Son of James Donovan, U.S. negotiator, played by Tom Hanks in film “Bridge of Spies”)
Jan 31 Bettina Wohlforth, Audiologist, “I Think I Have a Hearing Problem, Now What Do I Do?”
Jan 24 Les deVilliers, Safari Leader, Conservationist & Wildlife Photographer, “Gorillas in Our Midst; Tracking Gorillas in the Virunga Mountains of Rwanda”
Jan 17 Robert Robins, “Understanding the 25th Amendment: The Disabled President”
Jan 10 Vanessa Richards, Assistant U.S. Attorney, CT, and Jeremy Tendler, Postal Inspector, “National Security, Cyber Crimes and the Dark Web – Federal Government Actions”
Jan 3 Art Gottlieb, Political and Military Historian, “Was the Atomic Bomb Justified?”


Dec 27 “Tales of Wisdom and Folly: Life Experiences from RMA Members”
Dec 20 Holiday Party: Music program
Dec 13 Thomas Schwarz, President of SUNY, “Major Challenges Facing Higher Education Today”
Dec 6 Dr. Lisbeth Gronlund, Co-Director, Global Security Program, Union of Concerned Scientists, “The Trump Administration and Nuclear Weapons”
Nov 29 Adam Frankel, Speech Writer for President Obama, “Presidential Speechwriting in the Age of Trump and Twitter”
Nov 22 Kevin Peraino, author, “A Force So Swift: Mao, Truman and the Birth of Modern China”
Nov 15 Dan Ksepka, Science Curator, Bruce Museum, “March of the Fossil Penguins: New Discoveries from the Southern Hemisphere”
Nov 8 RMA Annual Dinner; No program
Nov 1 Richard B. Halkyard, Jr., “Training Workers for 21st Century Rail Transportation”
Oct 25 Lincoln Millstein, SVP and Special Asst to CEO, Hearst Corp;
“Dramatic Changes in the Newspaper Industry”
In partnership with Greenwich Library as part of Greenwich Reads Together
Oct 18 Col. Chuck Risio, U.S. Marine Corps, “The Current State of the Marine Corps”
Oct 11 David Gilbert, Conductor of the Greenwich Symphony, “Nourishing the Great Trees: the Life of a Conductor”
Oct 4 Dr. Paul Bernstein, OD Greenwich Ophthalmologist, “The Aging Eye”
Sept 27 John Blankley, “In Defense of Connecticut”
Sept 20 Deidre McDonald, EVP, Sony BMG Music Entertainment Co., “What Lobbyists Do”
Sept 13 Nina Willner, author of “Forty Autumns, “A Family Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall”
Sept 6 Dr. Vincent T. DeVita, Jr., renowned Oncologist, Yale Medical Faculty, and Elizabeth DeVita Braeburn, science writer, co-authors, “Discussion of the book The Death of Cancer”
Aug 30 Catherine Onyemelukwe, “Nigeria” Past and Present”
Aug 23 George Ubogy, “Rogers, Hammerstein, and an Unusual Musical Instrument”
Aug 16 Admiral John Weigold, Reserve Deputy Commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, “What’s happening in the Pacific Theatre?”
Aug 9 Bradford & Brian Walker, Gemologists, “The World of Gemology: History and Value of Precious Stones”
Aug 2 Tom Molito, “Mickey Mantle: Inside and Outside the Lines”
July 26 Peter Sherr, Chairman of the Board of Education, Greenwich, “Educating the Children of Greenwich – What’s Next?”
July 19 Nelson Tebbe, “Supreme Court Decisions in 2016”
July 12 Robert Gallucci, “North Korea and Nuclear Deterrence in the 21st Century”
July 5 Fred Camillo, Livvy Floren and Mike Bocchino, “What’s Happening in Hartford?”
June 28 Lawrence Kantor, former Managing Director and Head of Global Research at Barclays, “Trade, Tax Reform, Immigration and Financial Markets”
June 21 Peter Sutton, Director, Bruce Museum, “The Bruce, Present & Future”
June 14 Stuart Gibson, Advisor to Kurdish Regional Government, “Kurdistan and its Elusive Quest for Nationhood”
June 7 Carol Platt Liebau, President, Yankee Institute for Public Policy, “Connecticut’s Fiscal Present and Future”
May 31 Alan Mathis, CEO of Liberation Programs, Inc., “The National Drug Addition Crisis”
May 24 Robert B. Fiske, Jr, “Prosecuting and Defending Important Law Cases”
May 17 Ambassador Thomas Niles, “Outlook for US Foreign Policy”
May 10 Pamela Kuhn, Opera Singer, “My Life as a Singer”
May 3 Jean Bandler, CEO, Funeral Consumer Alliance, “Designing a Respectful, Wise Funeral”
Apr 26 Jeff Ulrich, Aquarian Water Company, Director of Supply Operations, “The Drought: Where Do We Go From Here?”
Apr 19 US Senator Chris Murphy, “Serving the People”
Apr 12 Susan Granger, Film Critic, “Trends in American Films”
Apr 5 Col. Perry Baltimore, “CHAMPS: Children Against Mines”
Mar 29 Page Knox, Lecturer – Met and Columbia U, “John Singer Sargent and Friends”
Mar 22 Paula Hopewell, Lincoln historian, “Abraham Lincoln and the Border Region: Perspectives from the Mason Dixon Line”
Mar 8 Andy Poniros, NASA Solar System Ambassador, “Recent Discoveries About Our Solar System”
Mar 1 Michael Baker, CIA, “Geo-Political Risks: What to Watch in 2017”
Feb 22 US Congressman Jim Himes, “Early Days in the Trump Administration”
Feb 15 Professor Jeffery Paige, Fellow/Harvard, “Indigenous Revolution in Ecuador and Bolivia: 1990-2005”
Feb 8 Frank J. Prial Jr., Architect, “Grand Central Terminal: Restoring the Gateway to NYC”
Feb 1 Darren Powers, Mgr- ShopRite, “Managing Fairfield County’s Best Supermarket”
Jan 25 Christopher Kabala, organist, “J.S. Bach: The Gold Standard of Western Music”
Jan 18 Draggan Mihailovich, CBS Producer-60 Minutes, “Putting On A Show Makes One Very Busy”
Jan 11 James Heavey, Chief of Police/Greenwich, “ Training at the National FBI Academy”
Jan 4 Amy Siebert, Commissioner-Dept. Public Works, “Public Works Day”



Dec 28 Mike & Sally Harris, “Inside the Mennonite and Hutterite Cultures”
Dec 21 David Shafer, Frequent Speaker, “A Humorous Guide to Better Photography”
Dec 14 Peter Malkin, Debra Mecky & David Parker, & “Re-imagining the Greenwich Historical Society”
Dec 7 Ambassador Donald Gregg, “The New Administration’s Major Foreign Policy Challenges”
Nov 30 Steve Myers and Martin Waine, Physicists, “Proving Einstein Right on Gravity Waves and Relativity Theory”
Nov 23 Evelyn Farkas, Former Asst Sec of Defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia, “Current Thoughts of a Russia Expert”
Nov 16 Bobby Valentine, Athletic Director, Sacred heart U. former MLB player and NY Mets Manager, “Reflections of a Sports’ Leader”
Nov 9 No program: RMA Annual Luncheon
Nov 2 Michael A. Fitzpatrick, Esq., Attorney, “Criminal Defense Law: The Skakel Case”
Oct 26 Daryl Hawk, “Exploring the Himalayas and Ladakh”
Oct 19 Andy Bramante, Gwch H. S. teacher, “Teaching High School Students to Excel in Science Research”
Oct 12 Lauren Elliott, Gwch Tax Assessor, “The Hard Parts about Assessing Taxes in Greenwich”
Oct 5 Randall Atcheson, Minister of Music & Organist, First Presbyterian Church of Grnwch, “Pieces from My Performance At Carnegie Hall”
Sep 28 Joel Blatt, Historian, “The Misunderstood Treaty of Versailles”
Sep 21 Robert Klee, Commissioner-CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, “How CT is Addressing The Challenges Of Climate Change”
Sep 14 Philip McKnight, Prof- Williams College,“The History of America’s Democratic Institutions”
Sep 7 Sharon Vos, Winner of Marathon 60-64 bracket & Gwch resident, “Seniors Can Do It!”
Aug 31 Donna Spellman, Exec Dir- River House, “Adult Day Care”
Aug 24 Thomas Byrne, Moderator, Gwch RTM, “Greenwich RTM: the People’s Legislature”
Aug 17 Dr. Chris Choi, President- Fairfield County Region Board of American Heart Association, “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Your Heart But Were Afraid to Ask”
Aug 10 Barbara Ormerod-Glynn, Director, Greenwich Library, “Greenwich Library in the Digital Age”
Aug 3 Jonathan Chanis, Professor-economics, Princeton, “The Future of Fossil Fuels”
Jul 27 George Ubogy, RMA Pianist, “Music for Non-Musicians”
Jul 20 Jean-Paul Desrosiers, Jr., Semi-pro cyclist, “Marathon des Sables” (156 mile race across African Desert)
Jul 13 Janice P. Nimura, author, “Daughters of the Samurai”
Jul 6 Norman Roth, Pres. Greenwich Hospital, “Greenwich Hospital: Past, Present, Future”
Jun 29 Patrick Decker, President and CEO, Xylem, “Securing Safe Water Supplies for Future Generations”
Jun 22 David Shafer, Optical Systems Designer, “Physicist Richard Feynman: A Most Curious Fellow”
Jun 15 Laurence Kantor, Advanced Leadership Fellow at Harvard University, former Managing Director and Global Head of Research at Barclays, “The Global Economic and Market Outlook”
Jun 8 Al Knight, “From Political Disagreement to Civil War: Spain’s 1930’s Tragedy”
Jun 1 Heather Ewing, Exec. Dir. – Center for Italian Modern Art, “The Smithsonian Institute and its Fascinating History”
May 25 L. Scott Frantz, CT State Senator (Republican), 36th Assembly District, “Current Events”
May 18 Maria Tiscia and David Oliver, Professional vocalist and pianist, “Composers of The Great American Songbook – A Sampling”
May 11 Carolyn Cole, Corrective Exercise Fitness Trainer, “The Importance of Fitness and Home Safety for Seniors”
May 4 Dr. Ernest Fleishman, Educator, ex-Superintendent Greenwich Schools, VP, Scholastic Corp., “The Most Important Actions to Make Our Nation’s Educational System More Competitive”
Apr 27 Anne Gilhuly, Lecturer on Classics and Shakespeare, “The Great Essayist, Michel Montaigne”
Apr 20 Sean Pica, Exec Dir., Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison, “Transformation Through Rehabilitation”
Apr 13 James Rosoff, Asst. Prof Yale Med School, Urologist, “Prostate Screening: Pros and Cons”
Apr 6 Frederic Chiu, Concert Pianist, “My Evolution as an Artist”
Mar 30 Herb Mueller, Black Forest Pastry Shop, “A Day in the Life of a Bakery: How Sweet It Is”
Mar 23 Richard Blumenthal, CT’s US Senator (Democrat), “Current Issues Facing the Senate”
Mar 16 Daniel Ksepka, Curator of Science – Bruce Museum, “The Largest Known Flying Animal”
Mar 9 Dan Marcy, Spokesman – Tappan Zee Bridge Replacement, “The New TZ Bridge”
Mar 2 Robert Rubin, Former Legal Director- Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco; “Our Precious Right To Vote: Riddled By Fraud Or Targeted For Suppression?”
Feb 24 Tom Niles, Former US Ambassador – Canada, EU and Greece; “My Perspective on Foreign Affairs Today”
Feb 17 Philip Berns, Attorney/immigration; “Myths, Lies and Urban Legends About Immigrants and the American Immigration System”
Feb 10 Kermit (Kim) Roosevelt III, Writer, lawyer, law professor at University of PA. “Allegiance: Internment of Japanese Americans In WWII”
Feb 3 Alan Clair, Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturers, “How Shotguns are Made, with Examples of Extraordinary Shotguns”
Jan 27 Elizabeth Burleson, Legal Advisor to Intl. Union Conservation of Nature, UN Treaty Writer and Law Professor, “Behind the Scenes at the UN Climate Conference in Paris”
Jan 20 Themis Klarides, Republican Minority Leader, CT Senate, “Connecticut’s Business Climate: Challenges and Solutions”
Jan 13 Janeen Bjork, TV Researcher, “The Evolution of American Newspapers: Style, Philosophy, Role in Society”
Jan 6 Cora Ragaini, Retail Dietician at Shoprite: “Good Nutrition”


Dec 30 Jack Trout, “Positioning: the Key to Marketing Strategy”
Dec 23 Eric Jenkins-Sahlin, “My Dear Miss Blatch”
Dec 16 The RMA Winter Holiday Party, including Sing Along, skit, music and fun for members
Dec 9 Jim Bell, Exec Producer of Olympics for NBC, “How Politics Affect the Olympics”
Dec 2 Governor Dannel Malloy;“The View from the Governor’s Desk”
Nov 25 Volunteer Day; “Local groups describe their volunteer needs and activities”
Nov 18 Chris Winters, Head-Master, Greenwich High School, “The Innovation Center: Increasing Readiness for College”
Nov 11 Douglas Elmendorf, Former Dir. Congressional Budget Office  “Fiscal Policy to Spur Economic Growth”
Nov 4 No Program: Annual RMA Dinner
Oct 28 Alex Earles, The International Rescue Committee “In Support of West African Immigrants” in conjunction with Greenwich Reads Together
Oct 21 John Markoff, NY Times Senior Science Writer/Pulitzer Prize winner; “Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common ground Between Humans and Robots”
Oct 14 Evie Salomon, CBS Producer/Emmy Winner, “Untreated Mental Illness in America: An Imminent Danger”
Oct 7 George Jepson, CT Attorney General, “Legal Issues Facing Connecticut”
Sept 30 Martin Mushkin,Esq., “Bitcoin: What Is It, Why Is It and Is Virtual Currency Here To Stay?”
Sept 23 Ajit Hutheesing, “India: Past, Present and Future”
Sept 16 Maryan Ainsworth, Curator, European Art at Metropolitan Museum of Art; “A European Curator’s Profession: An Inside View”
Sept 9 Ronald Kahan, MD, “Maximize The Medical Care System As A Medicare Recipient”
Sept 2 Captain Carl Lahti, C/O, New London Submarine Base, “Current Role Of Submarines In Defense Of US”
Aug 26 Marina Julia Neary, “Irish History – Trilogy Dealing With The Events Of 1916”
Aug 19 Dr. John Hughes, Yale Medical School, “Status and Future of the Affordable Care Act”
Aug 12 Art Gottlieb, “Battle of the Philippine Sea”
Aug 5 Hollister Sturges, “A New Vision of the American Frontier; The River Paintings of George Caleb Bingham”
July 29 Nelson Tebbe, Prof. Const. Law, NYU, “Meaning of 2015’s Supreme Court Decisions”
July 22 Amanda Poole, MSW; “Alcohol And Substance Abuse”
July 15 Gordon Beinstein, Principal, Western Middle School, Closing The Achievement Gap Between Low And More Affluent Middle/Upper Income Students”
July 8 Robert Henrey, Syria: “The Culture of A Troubled Land
July 1 Dan Libertino and John Bulakowski, “Igor Sikorsky, Life and Achievements”
June 24 Denise Savageau, “Climate Change in Greenwich: a Local Perspective”
June 17 Sherman Bull, retired surgeon; “Climbing Mt. Everest in One’s 60’s”
June 10 David L. Levinson, Ph. D., President of Norwalk Community College, “The Unique Role Of Community Colleges In The Future
June 3 RMA’s Melody Men
May 27 Gary Ashley, Manager, Riverside Yacht Club, “How to Run a Club in Greenwich”
May 20 Stuart Gibson, Hermitage Museum, “250 Years in the Shadows of History”
May 13 Paul-Henry Nargeole, “Underwater Exploration; Diving On The Titanic”
May 6 Jim Himes, US Representative from CT’s 4th Congressional District, “The Middle East”
Apr 29 Ambassador Tom Niles, “Hotspots Around the World; Implications for the US”
Apr 22 Edward G. Hynes, “The 1777 Danbury Raid and the Battle of Ridgefield”
Apr 15 April Foley, Former US Amb. to Hungary, “Ukraine, Russia and issues of today”
Apr 8 Susan Bissell; UNICEF; “Protecting Refugees and Displaced Children Globally”
Apr 1 Jane Condon, comedienne; “April Fool’s Day”
Mar 25 Ambassador Donald P. Gregg, Ambassador to Korea, US Natl. Security Council, “Perspectives on Two Koreas”
Mar 18 Debra Ponzek and Greg Addonizio, proprietors of Aux Delices, “Growing a Small Business”
Mar 11 James Y. Lee, COO, Lawrence Hospital, Bronxville NY, “Hospital consolidation”
Mar 4 Dr. Maureen Raymo, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, “Ocean levels and Global Warming”
Feb 25 Prof Arnold Stancell, “Is OPEC Trying to Rain on US Oil Self-Sufficiency Parade?”
Feb 18 Jim Cameron; CT Transport Authority for 19 years “Metro-North”
Feb 11 The Grace Notes, singing group
Feb 4 Harvey Weiner, Esq., Peabody and Arnold, Boston, “Reflections on My Vietnamese War”
Jan 28 Mark Albertson, Professor, Norwalk Community College; “The Great Patriotic War; Nazi Germany vs Soviet Russia”
Jan 21 Richard Koch, Sr. Partner, Davenport Builders, “From Hole in The Ground to Occupancy”
Jan 14 Robert S. Salomon Jr., former head research, Salomon Bros.; “50 years on Wall St”
Jan 7 Joe Gianquinto, “A Life in Broadcasting”


Dec 31 No Meeting
Dec 24 No Meeting
Dec 17 Dr. Elizabeth Pisani, Epidemiologist, Corruption; Lessons from Sex, Drugs and Indonesia
Dec 10 Dr Donna Colletti, Greenwich Hospital: Palliative Care – Educating, Empowering and Comforting Patients; based on “Being Mortal,” end of life choices
Dec 3 Dr. Joel Blatt, Prof., Univ. of Connecticut, Stamford; “Unification of Germany”
Nov 26 cancelled- weather
Nov 19 Chris King, Australian Foreign Affairs Minister; View from abroad
Nov 12 RMA Annual Dinner
Nov 5 Alan Nevas, Retired Senior US District Judge; Tales from the bench: organized crime, corruption, drugs
Oct 29 Greg van Antwerp, Confessions of an Urban Archaeologist
Oct 22 David Isenberg, Net Neutrality And The Future Of The Internet
Oct 15 Boys in the Boat – Greenwich Rows Together, various speakers about rowing
Oct 8 RMA’s 60th Anniversary Celebration, Peter Tesei, 1st Selectman – Proclamation
Oct 1 Stephen Forman, author, created a giant seafood distribution business
Sept 24 Dick Lewis, owner of several fast food franchises
Sept 17 Philip McKnight, Prof., Williams College, History of US Reluctant Participation in Foreign Affairs
Sept 10 Allen M. Brown, Exec. Dir., Nathaniel Witherell, Nursing home & rehab. facility
Sept 3 Mike Gatliff, Greenwich Chaplaincy, Bringing Joy to Seniors
August 27 Juanita James, Fairfield County Common Fund
August 20 Theresa Rogers, Chevalier du Tastevin, Horseneck Wines & Liquors
August 13 Robert Henrey, author, “Through Grown-up Eyes, Living with Childhood Fame”
August 6 Dr. Jerry Sehulster, Prof of Psych. at U. Conn. Memory
July 30 Raymond Stone, served on the USS Intrepid during WW2
July 23 Stephen S. Lash, Chairman, Christie’s, Art as an Asset Class
July 16 Nelson Tebbe, Supreme Court, Freedom of Religion & the Hobby Lobby Decision
July 9 Capt Jay Dirnberger, Evolution of Drones,  helicopter search & rescue
July 2 Ambassador Tom Niles, Russia, Putin, Where do we go from here?
June 25 Hon. David Tobin, Retired Justice, Probate Court
June 18 Andy Shapiro, co-owner of Hyundai/Subaru Dealership in Stamford
June 11 Lowell Weicker, former 1st Selectman, Governor, Senator – and more
June 4 Frank Anderson, former head, Middle East Division, CIA
May 28 Melody Men
May 21 Prof. David Koch, “19th Century Inventions – The Age of Progress”
May 14 Chief James J. Heavey, The Operations of the Greenwich Police Department
May 7 Dr. Richard Connors, Dermatologist
Apr 30 Cindi Bigelow, Sr. VP Bigelow Tea – tea making, from growing to brewing
Apr 23 Gwen Ruta, VP Environmental Defense Fund – works with multinational cos.
Apr 16 Harlan Stone, Chief Business Officer, US Tennis Association – sports marketing
Apr 9 Dr. William Dynan, scientist, doctor, interesting person
Apr 2 Tod Ladonia, Greenwich Tax Collector – forget the Bible, he’s really a nice guy
Mar 26 Rui & Dana Correira, owners, Douro Portuguese Restaurant, 363 Greenwich Ave
Mar 19 Missy Wolfe, author, “Insubordinate Spirit,” History of Greenwich, 1610-65
Mar 12 Virginia L. Gwynn, Exec. Director, Greenwich Land Trust
Mar 5 Debra Sawch, President, Teach for America
Feb 26 Marianne Szegedy-Maszak, author, “I Kiss Your Hands Many Times”
Feb 19 Gideon Fountain, Sotheby’s Homes, Adventures in Greenwich Real Estate
Feb 12 Russell S. Reynolds, RSR Partners, executive search
Feb 5 cancelled, snow
Jan 29 Sean Higgins, Ships, Scientists and the Sea: Exploring Earth’s Last Frontier
Jan 22 Jerry Sehulster, Prof of Psychology, UConn, Opera
Jan 15 Marty Yellin, former engineer, Perkin Elmer, Spacecraft, Hexagon Spy Satellite
Jan 8 Ken Roman, former CEO, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, on David Ogilvy


Dec 18 Tim Armstrong, Chair/CEO, AOL, former Pres, Google, N. American Operations
Dec 11 William McKersie, Super. of Schools, Gwch, Why has US education fallen behind?
Dec 4 Diane Garrett of Dianne’s Books – future of the book store industry
Nov 27 Carol A. Mahoney, Director of the Greenwich Library
Nov 20 Dr. Paul Strassmann, WWII Partizan, warfare in Slovakia
Nov 13 Annual RMA lunch
Nov 6 Lou Mendes, manager of Costco in Port Chester, NY
Oct 30 Walter Carter, author, “No Greater Sacrifice, No Greater Love”
Oct 23 Richard Pierson, MD, Next Steps in Healthcare Reform
Oct 16 Arnold Stancell, ‘Fracking’ as a Game Changer in Energy Independence
Oct 9 Cathleen Caron, Founder and Exec. Dir., Global Workers Justice Alliance
Oct 2 Dr Jeff Brown, Consequences of Infant Circumcision
Sept 25 Peter McSpadden– recent trip to Cuba
Sept 18 Prof. Matthew_Warshauer, CT Central State Univ., “CT in the Civil War”
Sept 11 Dr. Sylvanie_Wallington -astrophysicist, “Gravitational Lensing”
Sept 4 Dr. Barry Boyd -Diet and chronic disease
Aug 28 Art Gottleib-savo_island_two– The Battle of Savo Island: August 1942
Aug 21 Howland Blackiston -Beekeeper, author of articles/books, broadcast journalist
Aug 14 Harvey Araton -sports writer for The New York Times
Aug 7 James Rickards -author of “Currency Wars: Making of the Next Global Crisis”
July 31 Carol Burns -Exec. Dir. of Greenwich Adult Day Care (GADC) River House
July 24 David DAndrea -Operations Manager of The Griff Golf course
July 17 Dr. Robert_Podhurst -American vs. Europeon sport’s systems
July 10 Dr. Joseph Amato -clinical psychologist, speaking on subject of suicide prevention
July 3 Chris Murphy -United States Senator
June 26 Dr. Spike Lipschutz -VP  Medical Svcs & Chief Quality Ofc at Greenwich Hospital
June 19 Melody Men
June 12 Laura Weintraub Beck -an estate planning attorney
June 5 Shepherds Program B. Phillips & W. Morgan, a student mentoring program
May 29 Dr. Lapp & Dr. Karman,  SWRPA, SW CT Regional Planning Directors
May 22 Scott Lamb Buzzfeed -Editorial Director, of (social networking co.)
May 15 Ken Shepard -General Mgr, Bridgeport Bluefish Professional Baseball team
May 8 Dr. Marshall Urist and Fred Gatti -Morgan Stanley speakers on finances
May 1 Mike Mason and Jeff Ramer -of the Greenwich Board of Estimate & Taxation
Apr 24 Robert H Steele, Speaking about the effect of gambling casinos on society
Apr 17 Turner Lewis, Veterinarian speaking about the Iditarod Trail dog sled race
Apr 10 Wes Wheeler, building yachts and other things marine
Apr 3 Dr. George Ubogy, Protections for Medical Researchers
Mar 27 Dr. Sandhya Dhruvakumar, Atrial Fibrillation
Mar 20 Kristen Cusato, Regional Director, Alzheimer’s Association
Mar 13 Benjamin Patton, author and the grandson of General George Patton
Mar 6 Larry Furst, IT Services for Small & Medium Businesses
Feb 27 Paul Paulson, Advertising, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Feb 20 Mr. Nimr, Developments in the Middle East
Feb 13 Ron Kapon, Confessions of a Non-Wine Snob
Feb 06 Mike Mason, Westchester Airport and the Region’s Economy
Jan 30 Jack and Jonathon Moffly, Regional Publishing in the Digital Age
Jan 23 Jay Tunney, The Prizefighter and the Playwright
Jan 16 Kim Jeffrey, Bottled Water; A Strategy for Growth
Jan 9 Diana Taylor, Careers; Choose a Job You Love
Jan 2 Dr. Paul Strassmann, Cyber Warfare; The Battlefield for Our Future


Dec 26 No Meeting.
Dec 18 Karen Dynan Elmendorf, VP, Brookings Institute
Dec 12 Dr. Susan Bissell, UNICEF Executive Director, Children’s Services
Dec 05 Dr. Norma Figueroa Hurwitz, Academic Leadership
Nov 28 Dr. Thomas Riles, Exec. Dir., NY Simulation Ctr (NYSIM) for Health Svcs.
Nov 21 Lt. Mark Solomon, 18 Year veteran of the Greenwich Police Department
Nov 14 Annual RMA Lunch
Nov 07 Maury Hill, Medicare and Supplemental Insurance Plans
Oct 31 Cancelled, Storm “Sandy”
Oct 24 Peter Malkin, Greenwich resident and real estate developer
Oct 17 Philip Warburg, author, “Harvest the Wind”, wind energy
Oct 10 Roy Rowan, Famous 90-year old author, writer, and correspondent
Oct 03 Richard Feminella, Town of Greenwich, Manager,  Waste Water Division
Sept 26 Jim McGuire, Chairman, Greenwich Board of Social Services
Sept 19 Kelly Grimshaw -of “Doctors without Borders”
Sept 12 Dr. Stephen Myers, NASA’s Mars Rover “Curiosity”
Sept 05 Richard Meyer, Civil War Historian
Aug 22 Gina Gould, Epic journey of Caffeine: its culture, history, & science
Aug 15 Henry_Tang, The United States & China: understanding our past
Aug 08 Art_Gottlieb, History of the Brooklyn Bridge
Aug 01 Dr. George Rupp IRC,  International Rescue Committee
July 2; Ariel Fein, Manager, Bruce Museum’s education and reservations
July 18 Ian McMillan, Greenwich Harbormaster
July 11 Douglas Elmendorf, Director, Congressional Budget Office
July 04 No Meeting
June 27 Paula Bruns and Michael Jin., Masonicare Hospice, End-of-life decisions
June 20 Michael A. Bernstein, MD, Clinical Pathology, Pulmonary Assoc. of Stamford
June 13 Robert Henry, Syrian culture and history
June 06 David Neeleman, founder, Jet Blue Airways
May 30 Jeff Clements, Boston Lawyer: US Supreme Court decisions
May 23 The Melody Men
May 16 Joseph Petro, former US Secret Service agent
May 09 Mary Ellen LeBien,  Town of Greenwich, Oral History Project
May 02 Laszlo Birinyi, Money Management and “The Market”
Apr 25 Captain Gerard Tighe, Capt. USN:  Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Apr 18 Trevor Ganshaw, Author, “Hedge Funds, Fall and Future Rise”
Apr 11 Bisset and Pace, Navy Seals, Green Berets and Army Rangers
Apr 04 Missy Wolfe, author and historian: “The Forbidden Wedding”
Mar 28 Hon David Walker, former Controller General of U.S. & head of the GAO
Mar 21 Dr. Joseph Wesney, Professor at Sacred Heart University, Solar Fares
Mar 14 Joseph Roberto, Supt. of Greenwich Public Works Highway  Division
Mar 07 Johnny Cheung, Restaurateur
Feb 29 Jane Condon , Comedian
Feb 22 Marjorie E. Castro – Teacher, Head of the Eagle School: Education today
Feb 15 Chris Shays – Politician, our former Congressman
Feb 08 Robert Aslanian, DDS, practicing dentistry in Greenwich since 1971
Feb 01 Granville Burgess, Everybody’s Watching, The Making of the Constitution
Jan 25 Peter Godwin – Journalist, Zimbabwe
Jan 18 Jake Hauser – US Coast Guard, Officer, US Coast Guard
Jan 11 Jim Himes – US Rep, U.S. Congressman of our district
Jan 04 Drew Marzullo, Greenwich Selectman and GEMS field Supervisor