FBI agents Kathleen Queally and Sheila MagoonAgents Kathleen Queally and Sheila Magoon

The Retired Men’s Club of Arlington was treated Feb. 2 to an informative presentation by representatives of the FBI about elder fraud.

Agents Kathleen Queally and Sheila Magoon told members that only one out of 20 scams are reported, with losses estimated at $1.7 billion. They discussed categories of scams with several examples targeting people.

Their presentation included these scams: impersonators, those seeking romance , money laundering, stolen real estate titles, telephone and email pitches and those using websites.

Attending members expressed keen interest, reflected in continued questions throughout the presentation. Members asked the agents to return.

To learn more about, visit the FBI elder fraud website at fbi.gov/elderfraud

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

Consultant takes retired men on 'trip' to Mars

The Retired Men’s Club of Arlington was treated on Jan. 25 to a presentation by John Sheff about NASA and the planet Mars. The science consultant from Cambridge discussed U.S. ventures to explore Mars and why they matter.John SheffJohn Sheff

Sheff related that as long ago as 300 B.C., people thought about other planets. Club members present at the talk learned about interplanetary rovers, soil samples from space -- how they are handled and why they are so important -- and a discussion about Mars exploration plans through 2030.

For further information, members of the public may email Sheff : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more about the club, visit www.rmcarlington.org or call Peter Galluzzo at 781-646-7758.

donationPeter Galluzzo, president of the Retired Men's Club of Arlington, presents a donation of $500 to Kristine Shah, executive director of the Council on Aging, to support the CoA's Thanksgiving dinners.

Dietitian Jane Barr

The Retired Men’s Club of Arlington’s officers took their oath of office for the year 2023 on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022.

From left in first row are Joe DiBacco of Littleton, membership; Tom Cordima of Burlington, secretary; Phil Ste. Marie of Waltham, vice president; Peter Galluzzo of Arlington, president; John Vieira of Waltham, treasurer; John Boudreau of Winchester, assistant treasurer; and Connie Murphy of Medford, membership. At rear is Jim Whalen of Burlington, assistant secretary.

Retired Men's Club of Arlington is always looking for new members

Attention: retirees or those who are about to become retirees! The RMCA welcomes new members -- who do not have to reside in Arlington.

Retired Men's Club of Arlington logoJoin neighbors at the Retired Men’s Club of Arlington every weekday, Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Enjoy a comfortable and convenient location open to retired men from all local cities and towns. Participants can play cards (cribbage, bridge, whist and 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 several 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, call President Peter Galluzzo at 781-646-7758 or visit www.rmcarlington.org The mailing address is P.O. Box 195, Arlington, MA 02474-1203. 

 Like to play bridge?

The club has an activity for all those who 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. 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 www.familyfriendlybridge.com

Singing Grandpops

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

Ongoing events:

Mondays, cribbage players

The public is 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 (nonmembers are encouraged to join the club).The cost is $8 per week. Join the tournament, which last 12 weeks; a player could win up to $500 at the end of the Tournament. Every player is guaranteed a cash prize. Free coffee and doughnuts are available. Contact George Gibson at 617-868-0893 for more.

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 that members and new members can join for exercise and friendship. Scoring is not important. The league is always looking for new bowlers. Call Glen DiVasta 617-776-8501, or visit www.rmcarlington.org 

These announcements have been published periodically since Oct. 23, 2015, and were updated most recently on Feb. 11, 2023. This information was provided by the men's club.