Speaker Date Topic
Lisa Ellis / DDC Jul 29, 2021 8:00 AM
Current state of Downtown Madison business

The July 29 meeting will feature a talk by Lisa Ellis, the Director of Business Development for the Downtown Development Commission (DDC). The DDC is a cooperative effort of Borough government and local business and non-profit leaders, and actively tracks and promotes the health of Madison’s local business community. With the worst of the Covid pandemic now behind us, Lisa will review how the DDC and local leaders addressed the stresses caused by pandemic-related shutdowns and other restrictions. She will review how the local business community came through the pandemic and provide her thoughts on the positive impacts of the reopening of the Borough’s, and state’s, economies.

Carol/TBD Aug 05, 2021 8:00 AM
Club Assembly

In connection with the annual installation of the Club’s new President, Carol Martorano, the August 5th Club meeting will focus on ongoing and new initiatives for the coming year, including a discussion of the recent survey of members concerning Club missions and priorities. 

Mallory Mortillaro Aug 12, 2021 8:00 AM
Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge

Mallory Mortillaro is an educator in Summit who has supported the Hartley Dodge Foundation in Madison with extensive research on its artistic holdings. Those holdings, as well as the Hartley Dodge Memorial building itself, respesent only some of Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge’s gifts to Madison and the New Jersey area generally. Ms. Mortillaro will review how Mrs. Dodge, the niece of John D. Rockefeller, the world’s richest man, used her wealth and position to benefit the Borough and the State with gifts that still resonate.

Carol Aug 19, 2021 6:00 PM
Club Happy Hour
John Weingart/Eagleton Institute Aug 26, 2021 8:00 AM
New Jersey government

John Weingart has been Associate Director of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University since 2000. Among other responsibilities, he directs the Institute’s Center on the American Governor and the Arthur J. Holland Ethics in Government Program. He has worked in New Jersey State government under both Democratic and Republican governors and has helped to write and implement a number of important land use programs addressing different regions of the State.

New Jersey’s form of government, with responsibilities divided among state, county and municipal governments, with a strong history of “home rule,” presents a number of benefits and challenges. Mr. Weingart will review how New Jersey’s approach works and the ongoing adaptations made in the name of delivering effective and efficient government services to the State’s residents.

Jim Foster Sep 02, 2021 8:00 AM
TED talk
Jim Burnet Sep 09, 2021 8:00 AM
Hillside Cemetery - history and preservation
Carol Sep 16, 2021 6:00 PM
Club Happy Hour
Claire Whitcomb Sep 23, 2021 8:00 AM
Sustainability (session 1)
Ann Huber Sep 30, 2021 8:00 AM
Sustainability (session 2)
Nancy Tagle Oct 07, 2021 8:00 AM
Summit Speech School
Laura Palmer PhD Oct 14, 2021 8:00 AM
Use of animals in therapy
Carol Oct 21, 2021 6:00 PM
Club Happy Hour
Mary Beth Cooney Oct 28, 2021 8:00 AM
Creature Comfort Pet Therapy
Carol/TBD Nov 04, 2021 8:00 AM
Club Assembly
Carol Nov 18, 2021 6:00 PM
Club Happy Hour
TBD/MAYO Theater Dec 02, 2021 8:00 AM
Non-profits arts organizations and the pandemic
Carol/Jen Pinto Dec 16, 2021 12:00 PM
Club Holiday party/50-50 raffle drawing