Women’s Luncheons

DCA Women’s Luncheons are monthly social gatherings, for both women and men, offering various types of presenters, from authors, to those with poignant human interest stories, to specialists on travel, theater, gardening, entertaining, and home décor. Luncheons are generally held on the first Tuesday of every month from October to May, and are catered by Michael Joseph’s Catering.

DCA Women’s Luncheon Program 2019-20
All luncheons: 12:15pm – 2:00pm
Prepayment is due by noon on the Monday before each luncheon.

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Tuesday, February 4Laura Thoren Podesta, CBS News Correspondent and 2006 Darien High School graduate to speak on “Embracing Rejection” – Lessons on the word ‘No’ from a Darien High School graduate.

Laura Thoren Podesta is a CBS News Correspondent and 2006 DHS graduate. She’ll discuss how rejections from colleges, certain promotions, jobs, and even day-to-day obstacles ended up helping her career. Laura will talk about how – at face value – rejection can sting, but it can also help you get to where you want to go faster.

Tuesday, March 3
– “Modernism in CT Architecture,” highlighting contributions made by the Harvard Five in the 1940s, including Philip Johnson, known for his Glass House in New Canaan.



Tuesday, April 7
– “The Vanishing Honey Bee” and its current impact, by Howland Blackiston, author of Beekeeping for Dummies.




Tuesday, May 5
Shakespeare on the Sound, celebrating their 25th anniversary. Claire Kelly, Artistic Director to speak on the summer of 2020 play.




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Diane Schlinkert

Lisa Hughes

Committee Members
Connie Bergen
Deb Brennan
Susan Hamill
Deidre Hogan
Holly Hurd
Lisa Joyce
Kate Larson
Wendy Mulligan
Karen Perry
Sarah Ritchey
Cindy Ryan














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