Doug Smith, a former New Canaan resident and business leader who wants to make a difference in the world by teaching, writing, advising and by sharing what he has learned and by learning from others, will explore the subject of happiness with the Senior Men's Club at their Friday, Sept. 23 meeting at 10 a.m. at St. Mark's Church.

Smith teaches a course on happiness at DePauw University and at Canyon Ranch and will share thoughts on the "Skill of Happiness." Happiness is probably the most fundamental and elusive of human quests. Smith says it is a skill -- and like any skill it can be enhanced and refined.

During the past 15 years Smith has served as CEO of Kraft General Foods Canada, Chairman/CEO of Borden Foods Corporation and most recently Chairman/CEO of Best Brands Corporation. He currently works with individuals and organizations with a focus on emerging companies, CEO's who are eager to learn and enhance their leadership skills and not-for-profit organizations.

The Senior Men's Club of New Canaan is open for membership applications. Applicants are especially welcome to attend this meeting. Visit for more information or call Membership Chairman Jerry Transue at 203-966-6050.

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