The Old Guard of Summit New Jersey meets in the council meeting room of the New Providence NJ Municipal Center at 360 Elkwood Ave, New Providence NJ 07974. Meetings start at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and conversation, followed by programs consisting of stimulating talks by people such as past governors, mayors, politicians, physicians, Nobel Prize winners, judges, professors, scientists, economists, authors, journalists, etc. The subsequent Q&A is lively. Put on your business casual attire or jacket & tie (or something more casual from May to September) and attend a meeting with us. All visitors are welcome.
Stay for the Friends
After the meetings, many members join together to have lunch at various local restaurants.
In addition to the weekly meetings, there are activity groups for golf, bridge, hiking, trips, computer help, tennis and more.
Policy on Weather Cancellations
When New Providence Schools are closed due to weather, the Old Guard meeting is cancelled. New Providence posts closure notices at its school website https://www.npsd.k12.nj.us. We will also post notices here and send emails to members
March 5 "Research Done on the Homeless and a Very Special Project on Helping Young Children Advance to College" --Rabbi Charles Kroloff, Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Emanu-El, Westfield, NJ, Professor Hebrew Union College, NY, will speak about his research and book on the homeless population, entitled "When Elijah Knocks: A Religious Response to Homelessness".
March 12 "College Athletics -- Then and Now" -- Robert Beller, Risk Management and Institutional Compliance Officer for Rutgers University Athletics, will speak about today's demands on men's and women's college athletic programs versus the demands of decades ago. Mr Beller was a member of the Harvard basketball team in the 1970's.
March 19 "Annual Special Interest Projects for St. Patrick's Day" – Dr. Dermot Quinn, Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Seton Hall University, last year presented a terrific program on the diaspora of the Irish to NJ. This year he will speak on some special interest projects.
March 26 "Sports Trivia Part Two -- The Rest of the Story" – Joseph S. Gyenes, educator, basketball referee, and trivia expert, spoke to the Old Guard in 2017 on sports trivia and will take the stories to the next level.