We are residents of Westchester County (NY) and environs, and we gather together every week as we have since 1954. We share fellowship and provide community assistance either together or individually.
Members (about 150) are drawn from numerous occupations and professions. Many are veterans. Special effort is made to promote diversity within the organization. We seek men who represent a good balance in terms of age, religion, and ethnicity and who would expect to take an active role in the organization.
Meetings are held every Tuesday, starting at 10 a.m., at the Memorial United Methodist Church, 250 Bryant Ave., White Plains, New York. (The Old Guard is not affiliated with any religious organization.) A one-hour business meeting covers general activities and committee reports.
The speaker of the day is welcomed at 11 a.m. for a 45 minute presentation, followed by Q&A. Recent topics covered government, music, medicine, energy, finance, history, law, travel, and members' careers. Musical programs are presented several times a year.
If the speaker agrees, TV coverage is provided by White Plains Community Media (in White Plains, Cablevision Channel 76 and Verizon Channel 45, and online http://wpcommunitymedia.org/community/the-old-guard). A DVD of the program is available to a speaker on request.
Memorial United Methodist Church, 250 Bryant Ave., White Plains, New York