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.
Men are welcome, too!

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

Hicks Stone, founder and principal of Stone Architecture located in Roxbury, CT, received his Master of Architecture from Harvard. He is the son of the late famous midcentury American architect, Edward Durell Stone, who was from an era of modern architecture, right after World War II, that was especially evident in Connecticut. Philip Johnson of the notable Glass House in New Canaan, who was a student of Marcel Breuer at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, along with 3 other students, have become known as the Harvard Five, all settling in New Canaan, building modern homes.

Hicks Stone will take us through his own experiences growing up with his father’s important accomplishments and his friendships with the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright, to his own business established in 1991. Our speaker has published a Rizzoli book titled Edward Durell Stone: A Son’s Untold Story of a Legendary Architect and is currently working on a documentary film with Emmy-award winning filmmaker Jake Gorst with the title “New England Modernism”.

Stone is currently completing private homes in Connecticut and Maine that will seek certification from the Passive House Institute as exemplars of modern, energy-conscious design. He views his work as an opportunity to create a perfect world at least within the bounds of the site!

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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