Yearly membership drive

The Retired Men’s Club of Arlington is now in the midst of its yearly membership drive seeking newly retired (or about to become retired) men who are seeking a social experience of fellowship and activity. Join the RMCA’s 570+ members from all of the local Metropolitan area cities and towns. The club is open Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. for companionship with free coffee and donuts. General meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. where members enjoy a keynote speaker followed by club business. The meetings end at approximately 11 a.m. The Retired Men’s Club of Arlington is a nonprofit organization and social club registered with the commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The Retired Men’s Club of Arlington is open to all men who are retirees, or soon to be retired, where members can play cards (bridge, whist and poker), pool, read books and enjoy daily free coffee. Open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. This nonprofit organization is composed of members from the local towns in the Greater Boston area. The club facility is located in the lower level of St. Camillus Church, 1175 Concord Turnpike (Route 2), Arlington. Membership dues are $30 per year. For information: Peter Galluzzo, president, at 781-646-7758;


Doors open at 9:30 a.m. (free coffee). Meeting starts at 10 a.m. Potential new members are encouraged to attend.

June 27: Retired Men’s Club of Arlington will hold their second meeting of the month with speaker and historian Gordon Edes discussing the Red Sox.


Mohegan Sun Casino day trip: June 21. $30 per person. Luxury Motor Coach leaves Church parking lot at 7:30 a.m. Thursday (ample parking is available). You will receive $10 food and $20 big wheel or pull tabs coupon. Return trip departs from casino at 6 p.m.

Gloucester Lobster Cruise day trip: June 26. $95 per person. Board the Beauport Princess Cruise Ship for a buffet for a New England Clam Bake with New England Clam Chowder, Steamed Lobster and BBQ Chicken (Vegetarian Option is available), Cole Slaw with Homemade Dressing Saint Joseph’s Bread of the Fishermen, Red Bliss Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Chocolate Mousse. Your cruise will return to the dock at 2 p.m. and then you’ll travel over to nearby Rockport, with its collection of fine shops and beautiful seaside views. Departs church at 8:30 a.m., returns at 5:30 p.m.

Visit website for details or call Bill at 617-484-7898, Guy at 781-395-1734, or Peter at 781-646-7758.

Special events

Dinner Dance: 4-8 p.m. June 10, Crystal Community Club, Wakefield. $33 per person. Music by DB’s four-piece orchestra. Menu: baked stuffed chicken breast, veg, pasta, antipasto, soup, desert, coffee.

Ongoing events

Mondays, cribbage: Games start at 9:30 a.m. every Monday at St. Camillus’ lower church hall. Guests are invited to participate in the Cribbage Tournament at the RMCA. Women and nonmembers are welcome. Bring a friend. The cost is $8 per week, and guests will be eligible for a weekly cash prize. Join the tournament, which last 12 weeks, and participants could win up to $500 at the end of the tournament. Every player is guaranteed a cash prize. Free coffee and doughnuts. Nonmembers are encouraged to join the club. Contact George Gibson at 617-868-0893.

Tuesdays, RMCA Golf League: starts May 1. The RMCA Golf League meets every Tuesday at the Reedy Meadows Golf Course in Lynnfield, starting with the first Tuesday in May. Always looking for new golfers. This is a fun league, so go and join in for some exercise and friendship. Dues are $35 for golf only, or $95, which includes two banquet tickets (fall), and reduced green fees of $15. Dues include prizes and gifts. Contact Joe at 781-245-1490 or visit the RMCA website.

Fridays, bowling: The RMCA Bowling League meets every Friday during the spring months at the Woburn Bowling Center, 32 Montvale Ave. Starting time is 9 a.m. This is an informal fun league where regular members (and new members) can join in for some exercise and friendship. Scoring is not important. Always looking for new bowlers. For information: Frank Diciaccio 781-646-8382;

Singing Grand pops: An activity open for all members to participate in is the Singing Grand pops that perform at local nursing homes, assisted living facilities and civic clubs etc. Contact Ray Carmichael at 781-646-4946 or Jim Whalen at 781-391-1885.