This year, Peter Donovan 1st VP, is Speaker Chairman.
Members who have potential speakers should contact Peter
We also want to thank Dick Kalt, who has produced these very informative Y's Men Virtual Videos
Meeting Videos after 2/11/21 are located below. Older Meeting videos are located in our Members Only Section.htpps://vimeo.com/546641254 htpps://vimeo.com/543751903
Our Meeting of May 13, 2021 features Dr. C. Griffith Mann Curator of the Metropolitan Museaum of Art — Dr. Mann spoke to us about J.P. Morgan’s contributions to the Metropolitan Museum Art, which was founded in 1870 to bring art and art education to the American people. Morgan was one of the museum’s greatest benefactors, from the time he became a patron in 1872 until his death in 1913. He was a generous financial donor and a significant contributor of art works.
Dr. Mann is the Michel David-Weill Curator in Charge, overseeing the medieval collection and departmental staff at both The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters. His presentation contained spectacularly detailed images of the truly historic artworks that Morgan, a native of Hartford, donated to the Met as well as to the Wadsworth Antheneum in his hometown here in Connecticut.
Our Meeting of March 18, 2021 features Harold Bailey Jr., Chair of TEAM Westport — Together Effectively Achieving Multiculturalism. He spoke about Black experiences from their arrival in 1619 to today. Bailey is a retired IBMer, a trustee emeritus of his alma mater, Brown University — from which he received an honorary Ph.D., and a founding member of the Stamford chapter of 100 Black Men. In 2005 he received the Anti-Defamation League's Distinguished Community Leadership award. TEAM Westport is an official town committee established to “achieve, celebrate and extend a more welcoming, multicultural community” with a focus on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and religion.
Our Meeting of March 11, 2021 features Joe Saldutti, Managing Director at Gridiron Capital in New Canaan, spoke to the Y’s Men on March 11 about how his firm selects investment opportunities — and why it rejects others. Gridiron focuses on middle market private investments, many of which are founder or family owned businesses. His focus is finding great companies to invest in and building value in Gridiron partner companies. This is the audio only version from our speaker.
Our Meeting of February 18, 2021 features Seana Turner, master organizer who founded her business, The Seana Method, in 2010 to help people who complained their spaces were a mess, their schedules were out of control, and they felt overwhelmed by their “stuff.” Turner is a well organized person who recognized that what she did in the normal course of her day was a skill not many others possessed. She will share its essential aspects with us, and you will come away ready to organize.
Our Meeting of February 11, 2021 features Charlie Taney, President of the Friends of the Norwalk River Valley Trail Board. The NRVT is a partially constructed trail, ten feet wide and 30 miles long beginning at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, running through Wilton, Ridgefield and Redding and ending at Rogers Park in Danbury. Taney will talk about the trail as it is today and about the work being done during the next two years to complete it.