Club 50 eNewsletter
July 2013
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Connie Braceland
Asst. Vice President/
Club 50 Coordinator
Karen Condor
Club 50 Admin. Assistant
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Budget for Fun
What's your favorite frugal travel tip?
Travel in a group, of course!
Travel during the off-season
Pay vacation costs upfront
Have your big meal at lunch for a better value
Download e-coupons
Check luggage weight so you're not charged for going over the limit
Do research on the web instead of buying expensive travel guides
Bring snacks with you instead of relying on "convenience" stores
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Club 50 Adventures
Wednesday, July 24

Castle in the Clouds
Wednesday, August 21

The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue at Venus de Milo with Lunch
Thursday, September 5

Old World Prague & the Blue Danube
September 10-22

Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story at Ogunquit Playhouse
Lunch at Jonathan’s Restaurant
Thursday, October 17

Vermont (Essex Inn)
Monday-Wednesday, October 21-23

Sweet Dreams: A Patsy Cline Tribute at the Log Cabin
Wednesday, November 6

10 Night Ultimate Caribbean Cruise
Plus One Night in Fort Lauderdale
January 30-February 10, 2014

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One Week Left for P-Town Signup!

Don’t miss a fun day on the Cape! Call Connie or Karen before July 17 to join the Wed., July 24 Provincetown trip, including the high-speed catamaran, a dunes tour, lunch at The Patio, and time on your own!

Coming Attractions!
by Connie Braceland
Mackinac Island. The Rose Parade. California wine country. San Antonio. Alaska. Hawaii. Bermuda. The Swiss Alps. London and Paris. The travel bug is alive and well!
Where to go next? There are just so many interesting possibilities that it’s a challenge to narrow it down. Not such a terrible quandary to have, is it?
Thankfully we have our Club 50 Advisory Board to help guide us. Karen and I have been meeting with several travel vendors, who have not only been sharing their goodies for 2014 and beyond but are also responding to our requests for trip info based on the most-favored ideas from our Board meeting in early May. We’re meeting with the Board again later this month to try and pin down our second Big Trip of 2014, and we already have several ideas for the rest of 2014 and even into 2015, which is Club 50’s 20th anniversary year.
But we also have all of you to help us: We have re-launched our trip surveys, and in addition to asking how a specific trip met your expectations, we have added a section for you to share your suggestions for day trips, overnight trips, and longer journeys. The response so far has been incredible. It has been interesting to see what are emerging as favorites … happily, most of them mirror the Board’s suggestions! In addition to 2014’s second big trip, we do know that we want to do an overnight in New York City – it has been awhile and it’s an overwhelming request. We also have a lot of interest in more Boston-related trips as well as day trips on a Saturday or a Sunday, so we’re going to look into those as well.
If you would like to chat further about trip ideas – or anything Club 50-related, for that matter -- please consider stopping by at one of our branch visits. Our first one on June 28 at the Bigelow branch was a lot of fun … some of our Nantucket travelers visited to reminisce about our wonderful time (see the Featured Photo below for more) and several Advisory Board alums and their spouses stopped by to say hi. And as of press time we were set to visit the Nonantum branch on July 5. Also this month we will visit the Warrendale branch (729 Main Street, Watertown) on Thursday, July 11, as well as the Waverley Square branch (30 Church Street, Belmont) on Thursday, July 25. Hope to see you!

Castle in the Clouds

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
First Day of Signup: Tuesday, July 23
Price: $80 Members    $90 Guests
Walkability: moderate = ability to walk at a moderate pace.

Do Join Us for Doo Wop!

Take a rollicking ride through the good old days of rock ‘n’ roll! Club 50 is headed back to the Venus de Milo in Swansea – where we had a great time at last April’s American Bandstand Revue – on Thursday, September 5, for The Corvettes Doo-Wop Revue. Our deluxe Yankee Line motorcoach will leave from the American Legion Post 440 at 10:30 a.m. and return approximately 4:30 p.m. A complete luncheon is included (please see choices on the form on the left). The price is only $69 for members and $79 for their guests. So sing, swoon, and maybe even dance along with us for “At the Hop,” “The Twist,” “Earth Angel,” “Runaround Sue,” Palisades Park,” “In the Still of the Night’ … and more! First day signup is Thursday, August 8.

We�re On Island Time!

(Left to right: Lou & Marleen Frasco, Lee & Bill Longman, Pam Higgins, and Donna Champagne)
What an idyllic three-day Club 50 adventure! Forty-four of us tossed aside our cares and the humidity of Boston for a sunny and breezy escape to Nantucket, where all of us were pampered by the staff at the Nantucket Inn, many of us dined at the superb Queequeg’s, and some of us even discovered shopping bargains! The six in the photo took in the spectacular view from the newly redesigned rooftop observation deck of the NHA Whaling Museum, part of our all-access pass to many historic sites. We also had an island tour courtesy of a Nantucket native and a nice amount of free time – to catch some rays and a dip in the pool, to meet up with island friends, or to perhaps try one of The Juice Bar’s hand-rolled ice cream cones for lunch!

Tell us what you think -- and have a chance to win!
Thank you to all of the Club 50 members who responded to our “Sweet Nostalgia” question from the June newsletter: To celebrate National Candy Month, what was your favorite childhood candy store treat?
The choices and responses were:
1st choice – Candy Buttons (26%)
2nd (tie): Bit O Honey, Root Beer Barrels (21%)
3rd: Bazooka Gum (16%)
4th: Charleston Chew, Laffy Taffy, Red Hots (5%)
(No votes: Dum Dum Suckers, Jawbreakers, and Pixy Stix)
And congratulations to Barbara M. of Watertown, the winner of a $25 gift certificate towards a Club 50 trip!
For this newsletter’s question – and your chance at that gift certificate – please respond to the “Budget for Fun” survey on the left by August 1.

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