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Local historian continues WWII account with retired men

Steve Buckley at Retired Men's Club of Arlington

UPDATED, Sept. 1: Dan 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 hear sports columnist Buckley tout old-timers


The Retired Men’s Club of Arlington was treated recently to a presentation by sports columnist Steve Buckley, who spoke about the public's attitudes toward teams.

Steve Buckley at Retired Men's Club of Arlington

In an Aug. 11 appearance, he addressed in specific detail “Preseason Attitudes,” “Altered Expectations,” how they both compared and how at the end of the season we revisited one or the other.

Buckley also presented his synopsis using three specific examples -- the 2001 Patriots, the 1995 Red Sox and the 1967 Red Sox. It was indeed an outstanding trip down memory lane.

He related about the upcoming annual “Old-timers Baseball Game” charity event, to held at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, at St. Peters field, Sherman Street, Cambridge. Admission is free. The players wear old-style uniforms.

Those involved with the Old-time Baseball Game ask attendees to make a donation to the Healey Center for ALS at Massachusetts General Hospital in memory of Pete Frates, the late Boston College baseball captain who died of ALS.

For more about Steve, visit, where he is a columnist (he used to be at the Boston Herald) and for the Old Time Baseball Game.

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 Aug. 22, 2021.



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