Last year, Wilton’s town counsel Ken Bernhard traveled to Jordan, where he worked in camps hosting Syrian refugees. His experience there will be the subject of the weekly Kiwanis Club of Wilton‘s luncheon and talk, Wednesday, April 6.

In addition to his work as Wilton’s town counsel, Bernhard is a senior attorney at Cohen and Wolf, a conservationist, and a humanitarian. He served, or presently serves, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Westport Public Library; Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County; the Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce; the Norwalk Human Services Council; Earthplace; the Westport Historical Society; the Levitt Pavilion; the Aspetuck Land Trust; and the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation. He is co-chairman of the CT League of Conservation Voters.

Bernhard is a senior attorney with the Center for International Legal Studies located in Salzburg, Austria and, under its auspices, has taught American Constitutional Law at law universities in Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland, Russia, Latvia, Hungary and Mongolia. On Thursday, he will be traveling to Ukraine, to lecture on US constitutional law in the eastern portion of that country.

Bernhard received his B.A. in 1966 from Yale University, and his J.D. (1969) and LL.M. (1970) from New York University.​

Future Kiwanis Club Programs:

April 13:  Sandy Zimmerman, “An Everest Trek”

April 20:  Frank Gallo, the Audubon Society

April 27:  Bob McDowell, Executive Director, Riverbrook Regional Y

Kiwanis meets every Wednesday, 12-1:30 p.m. for lunch at the WEPCO Episcopal Presbyterian complex on New Canaan Rd.. For more information about attending the Kiwanis lunch, contact Bud Taylor at 203.354.0208.