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SHIPWRECKS A Special Event at the DIA Great Lakes Shipwrecks 1 p.m.

Storyteller and diver Ric Mixter shares little known secrets of the six greatest shipwrecks of the Great Lakes, including the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

A bus will leave from the War Memorial parking lot an Noon, Thursday, March 12th. The presentation will begin at 1:00 pm. Afterwards there will be time to dine and visit the Museum. At 2:30, complimentary coffee and cookies will be available, before we leave at 3:00 pm.

Admission is free–but just 25 places are available. Of course, wives are welcome. To reserve your place, please call Ed Benz at 313-885-3618 or email him at

Past Events:

 2019 Christmas Party

‘Tis the holiday season and our newly named Men’s Club of Grosse Pointe had a fine time celebrating at Barrister Gardens with 74 in attendance.

The Gardens served hot and tasty fare with excellent service.

Our trusty MC, Bob Hynes, glued the whole event together with his salty blend of humor and camaraderie.

Ken Mokray, our new president, gave short welcoming remarks and brought on our renowned Men’s Club Chorus led by their merry taskmaster, Jerry Partridge.

Three rounds of songs (complete with costume changes) and Louise Veltri’s tuneful piano accompaniment made for delightful listening.

DJ Willie “BB” Barber got dancers on the floor with sparkling lights and a fine combination of mellow and lively tunes.

Many thanks are owed to those who made the party happen—not least our ladies in the background.  We may be a men’s club, but where would we be without these lovelies? 

Where indeed!

Best wishes for another great Men’s Club year!

Report and photos by Special Events Chair Ed Benz

Diamond Jack Riverboat Tour August 14th

More than 25 SMC members and guests enjoyed a day of perfect weather on the Diamond Jack Wyandotte tour from Bishop Park to the Ambassador Bridge and back following a delightful lunch at Portofino.


Stahl’s Automotive Foundation

On Tuesday, June 4th, we visited Stahl’s Automotive Foundation in Chesterfield. A visit to the Stahl’s Automotive Collection will take you back to a time in history when cars were more than just a way to take us from point A to point B. Gain a better understanding of how the automobile developed from a novelty to a main form of transportation. In addition to the beautiful cars, enjoy the collection of gas pumps, road signs, oil cans and other car-related accessories from the Depression era.


Underground Railroad Tour at Second Baptist Church



SMC Field Trip Report: The Holocaust Memorial Center



SMC at the 2019 North American International Auto Show


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SMC Luncheon Meeting on December 11 Features Grosse Pointe North Choir led by Ben Henri


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SMC Members and Guests (more than 90 strong) Enjoy the 2018 Christmas Party at Bayview Yacht Club on December 6th


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SMC Members visit historic Elmwood Cemetery


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On August 29th, more than 25 members and guests toured Elmwood Cemetery in Detroit. We were led by Joan Capuano, Executive Director of the Historic Elmwood Cemetery Foundation and SMC member Stewart McMillin. Our tour was arranged by Special Events Chairman James Callahan with assistance from John Snyder, who serves as Treasurer and Member of the Board of Directors of the Historic Elmwood Cemetery Foundation.

Established in 1846, Elmwood Cemetery is the oldest continuously operating, non-denominational cemetery in Michigan. It contains the graves of many prominent men and women including civil war generals, 7 governors, 11 U.S. senators, 30 Detroit mayors, and countless business and community leaders. It is also a certified arboretum with nearly 100 species among its 1,450 trees across its 86 acres.

SMC members who missed the tour may want to consult Elmwood’s web site for information about frequent public tours and events. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce News

As a reciprocal arrangement with Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce, we are adding a link to their website, Click here for the current Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce website, they have a large number of activities and you’ll find the information very entertaining.

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the helm_editedAs a reciprocal arrangement with The Helm at the Boll Life Center (formerly Services for Older Citizens), we are adding a link to their website here. They have a large number of activities and the we think you’ll find the information very entertaining.

the neighborhood club

Please click the graphic to the left to read the details of the events being held  at the Neighborhood Club.

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