The Old Guard

Community Food Banks

Meals on Wheels

 Dale Richter - Chairman

Since its 1966 founding, Old Guard has delivered meals. Over40 members currently take turns three days a week. Old Guard delivered 7,630 meals in 2019!

UConn Health Center

Bob Henricks, Chairman

Old Guard members have contributed over 35,000 hours at the UConn Musculosketal Institute information desk. Forty members work in pairs.

Seniors Job Bank

Hank Boulton - Chairman

The Seniors Job Bank has been rejuvenated under the leadership of Old Guard members. Their work was recognized by AARP with a foundation award in 2015.

Salvation Army

Ed Turbert, Chairman

Old Guard has traditionally staffed the kettle at the LaSalle Road post office during the holiday season and hosts a kettle at Old Guard December meetings

Food Banks

Lou Aiello, Chairman

Community Food Banks

Old Guard members contribute regularly to the West Hartford Food Pantry, Foodshare and Loaves and Fishes




Don Himes, Bill Higgins


Member teams  sort food donations at the Foodshare site once a month.

Habitat for


Ron Robinson, Chairman

Old Guard members join others in the construction of new homes over one or two days.

Volunteers limited.

West Hartford YMCA

Josue Irizarry, Sharon Tagulaid,

YMCA Staff

The Y provides administrative support to the Old Guard since its founding. The Old Guard is  the largest contributor to the West Hartford YMCA. A major annual event in support of scholarships for Y summer camps is the Robert Sherman Annual Golf Tournament, with major contributions by local merchants and business. See their names here:

With appreciation to 2019 Bob Sherman Golf Tournament Sponsors