General Meetings

Open to members and their guests

Place:  Unitarian Church
    10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport    
10:45 am   Coffee and Conversation
11:30 am   Meeting and Speaker

September 8
Jay Dirnberger: Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones)
Jay Dirnberger saw his first unmanned aerial vehicle in 1968 while serving in South Vietnam as an infantry captain who flew helicopters. During that time he was assigned to the USS Mansfield, a destroyer which employed a crude modification to an unmanned aerial submarine detector to bomb enemy installations.  Jay’s presentation reflects his research on the history of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) and their military and commercial applications today. He will discuss benefits and drawbacks to using drones for military and political purposes and important technical developments accompanying the growth of a new commercial industry. Jay lives in Westport with his wife Molly and is active in several local and state public service projects.

September 22
Have You Had the Conversation, YET?
A panel presentation, moderated by Laurie Stefanowicz and Jenn Huisking of Catamount Wealth Management, will cover such topics as the importance of understanding your finances, reevaluating and updating your estate plan, options for long-term care, and tips on how to start these conversations with family members. Follow-up workshops on these topics will be held at Catamount, 943 Post Road East, 2nd floor, on October 1, October, 8 and October 15, 11-12 noon.