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Retired men hear about sculptor Dallin's effort

Nancy Blanton at Retired Men's Club of Arlington

UPDATED Nov. 13: The Retired Men’s Club of Arlington heard Nancy Blanton, director of outreach and engagement of the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum, on Thursday, Nov. 11.

She presented the quest of sculptor Cyrus Dallin to create the iconic and larger-than-life Paul Revere monument, which stand's in Boston's North End.

Blanton’s presentation held the member’s interest through both a thorough knowledge of her subject along with a comprehensive matching of time-period photos.

Members' questions illustrated their pointed attention during and after her historical story.

The Cyrus Dallin Art Museum is at 611 Mass. Ave. For further information, call 781-641-0747.

For more about the Retired Men’s Club of Arlington, visit or call Peter Galluzzo at 781-646-7758.

Local historian continues WWII account with retired men

Dan Leclerc at Retired Men's Club of ArlingtonDan LeClerc of Arlington continued his presentation to the Retired Men's Club of Arlington of what Churchill called the “biggest battle of WWII,” the Battle of the Bulge.

LeClerc, a retired principal who is a historian, on Aug. 25 used several exceptional insights. He discussed Hitler and his fears, lack of military knowledge and fateful directives.

Dan compared the U.S. Sherman tanks with German’s Tiger tanks and how both performed in the Ardennes. He discussed “The Bridge Too Far,” a film about WWII; the Russians, the quality of Hitler’s power, the opposing generals and the battlefields. It was another excellent example of LeClerc's investment of time, effort and presentation.

The public can reach him via danleclerc3 at

The next meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 10 a.m. on the lower level at St. Camillus Church, 1185 Concord Turnpike.

For more about the Retired Men’s Club of Arlington, visit or call Peter Galluzzo at 781-646-7758. 

Retired Men's Club of Arlington elects officers

The Retired Men's Club of Arlington (RMCA) has elected these officers for 2021-22:

Peter GalluzzoPresident, Peter Galluzzo, ar left, sixth year;

Vice president, Phil Ste. Marie;

Secretary, Tom Cordimo;

Assistant secretary, Jim Whalen;

Treasurer, Mike Sclafani;

Assistant treasurer, to be announced;

Membership, Joe DiBacco; and

Assistant membership, Connie Murphy.

Retired Men's Club of Arlington seeks members

Attention retirees, or those who are about to become retirees, the RMCA is seeks member.

Retired Men's Club of Arlington logoJoin your Arlington friends and neighbors at the Retired Men’s Club of Arlington, open every week day (Monday through Friday, 9:30-3:00).

Enjoy a comfortable and convenient location where we welcome retired men from all of our local cities and towns. Members can play cards (cribbage, bridge, whist anbd poker), play pool, read books and enjoy daily free coffee.

Bowling and golf leagues are also available for the physically active type. And for the those who enjoy performing, the Singing Grandpops perform at local nursing homes, assisted living facilities and civic clubs etc . This nonprofit organization, is made up of about 500 members from the local towns in greater Boston.

In addition, the club invites interesting speakers every other Wednesday to present topics of varying subject matter of interest to the membership. Also, day and overnight trips are offered throughout the year at reasonable rates.

The club facility is in the lower level of St. Camillus Church, 1175 Concord Turnpike (Rt. 2), Arlington.

Membership dues are only $30 a year. For more information about joining, contact Peter Galluzzo, President, (781-646-7758) or visit Mailing address P.O. Box 195 Arlington MA 02474-1203.

 Like to play bridge?

The club has a new activity for all those that love to play contract bridge. Bob Gaudet, an RMCA member, directs the Family Friendly Bridge Club

Contract bridge is played in the lower level of St. Camillus Church in Arlington on Monday and Thursday afternoons from 12:30 to 3:30. Everyone is invited to play. You do not have to be a club member to play.

Players pay $8 per afternoon to play. Beginners are welcome as bridge classes are available.

The bridge club averages 80 players Mondays and 48 players Thursdays. Coffee and light pastries are served at each session.

For more information, see

Singing Grandpops

An activity open for all members to participate in is the Singing Grandpops, which perform at local nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and civic clubs. Contact Ray Carmichael at 781-646-4946. 

Ongoing events:

Mondays, Cribbage players

You are invited to participate in the Cribbage Tournament at the Retired Men’s Club of Arlington.

Games start at 9:30 a.m. every Monday at St. Camillus lower Church hall. Ladies and nonmembers are welcome, bring a friend. (Nonmembers are encouraged to join the Club).The cost is $8 per week and be eligible for a weekly cash prize. Join the tournament, which last 12 weeks, and you could win up to $500 at the end of the Tournament. Every player is guaranteed a cash prize. Free coffee and doughnuts. Contact George Gibson (617-868-0893).

Fridays, winter bowling
The RMCA Bowling League meets every Friday during the fall/winter months at the Woburn Bowling Center, 32 Montvale Ave. Woburn. Starting time is 9 a.m. This is an informal fun league where regular members (and new members) can join us for some exercise and friendship. Scoring is not important. Always looking for new bowlers. Contact: Glen DiVasta 617-776-8501, or visit our website,

These announcements were published beginning, Oct. 23, 2015, and updated Nov. 13, 2021.

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