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Special Engagement Speaker


Rufus McGaugh presented a very enjoyable talk to SMCGP in March and has agreed to return for a special engagement on May 8th at 1:30 in the dining room of the War Memorial.


Rufus was in the 5th Marine Division 1970-71 and fought in the An Hoa Valley and the Que Son Mountains of Vietnam .

His slide presentation will cover nearly every aspect of the war: booby traps, Marine Search and Destroy Operations, tactics and strategies, zippo warfare, patrols, jungle fighting, the Viet Cong, and the rice paddies and villages that were stereotypical of the time.

The cost to  cover expenses is only $5, please pay at the next meeting or at the door.

We look forward to seeing you.



1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Meet at Sindbads at 11:00/11:30 AM

Lunch at Sindbads is on your own.DiamondJack

Shuttle will depart from Sindbads at 12:30 PM and will arrive at Stroh’s Riverplace for embarkation at 1: 00 PM.

Cost: $20.00 per person inclusive of shuttle costs.

Cash bar and snacks are available on the ship.

Cruise proceeds from Stroh’s Riverplace to beyond the Ambassador Bridge, then around the Canadian side of Belle Isle, then to the Detroit side of the river back to Stroh’s Riverplace with narration regarding the scenic and historical points.

Payment of $20.00 to be made to James Callahan or David Buckley on or before May 22.

Any questions please call James Callahan at 313-220-8315.

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.





Pointes Area Assisted Transportation Service
Available to SMCGP for Lunches and Events

  • Need transportation assistance from your home to and from 
the GP War Memorial for a reasonable price?
  • Service area – anyone bounded by 11 Mile Rd, Gratiot, Alter, and Jefferson
  • Pricing – within Grosse Pointes or Harper Woods is $3.00 each way
  • 8 Mile to 11 Mile and Kelly  to Gratiot $4.00 each way
  • Reservations – Please call Monday through Friday 7:30AM – 2:00 PM
    313 343 2580 (cancellations use same number)

SOC logo As a reciprocal arrangement with Services for Older Citizens (SOC), we are adding a link to their website,  click here for the current SOC website (SOC), they have a large number of activities and the we think you’ll find the information very entertaining.

Please click the link below to read the details of the events being held  at the Neighborhood Club in the April edition of the Neighborhood Club newsletter.


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