The Darien Senior Men's Association began its 2012-13 season on Sept. 5 under the leadership of its new president, Bob Ready.

Serving with Ready as officers of the association are First Vice President Bill Ball, Second Vice President Robert Smith, Secretary George Brookner, Assistant Secretary Doug Wyse, Treasurer Tom Taylor and Assistant Treasurer William Nolte.

This year's board of directors includes Alexander Garrett, Scott Hutcheson, Anthony Murray, Colin Costello, John Fitzgibbons, Tomas Lom, John Podkowsky, Kirk Jewett, Frank Johnson and Charles Scribner.

The Darien Senior Men's association is sponsored by the Darien Community Association and meets at the DCA headquarters at 274 Middlesex Road. Meetings take place weekly on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. until noon.

Members unveiled a revamped website at the opening meeting. September speakers include sports writer Jack Cavanaugh, who spoke on Wednesday; ex-CIA agent Mike Baker on Sept. 19; and Kip Bergstrom, Connecticut's deputy commissioner of economic and community development on Sept. 26.

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In addition to its regular weekly meetings, the Senior Men's Association offers a number of activities, some of which continue year-round. These activities include: bowling, bridge, golf, tennis, paddle tennis, songsters, computers, table tennis, "Happy Wanderers" (walking explorations of New York City and environs); ROMEOS (Old Men Eating Out) and wood shop.

The social events committee plans a number of events. Of particular note this summer was a trip to the Bronx, N.Y., to view the new Yankee Stadium. Upcoming events include a performance at the Goodspeed Opera House. Each year there is a Christmas luncheon and dance, as well as a summer picnic at Weed Beach.

The Darien Senior Men's Association is dedicated to good fellowship, education, recreation and community service. Membership is open to men residing in the Darien area ages 55 and older. The membership desk is open at the weekly meetings in the lobby to the garden wing of the DCA. For more information, visit