Club 50 eNewsletter
August 2013
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Connie Braceland
Asst. Vice President/
Club 50 Coordinator
Karen Condor
Club 50 Admin. Assistant
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Vermont Reservation Form
First day of sign up is August 26.

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Buddy Holly Reservation Form
First day of sign up is August 22.

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Take It Easy
To help celebrate National Relaxation Day on August 15, what is your favorite way to relax when you're on a trip?
Lounging by the pool
Riding on a train or a boat
Enjoying a good meal
Being surrounded by family
Learning about local history
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Club 50 Adventures
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
Holiday Parties
Wednesday, December 4
Wednesday, December 11

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

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The Travel Bug Has Bitten!
by Connie Braceland
I know I’m not the only one “suffering” from the summer’s end travel bug: From the buzz all summer we expect to have a very popular first-day signup today on The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue set for Thursday, September 5 (previewed in last month’s eNewsletter). And we are sold out on our Castle in the Clouds trip, coming up August 21. Thanks to all of you who will be taking advantage of that panoramic view from the New Hampshire mountaintop mansion. Make sure to take lots of pictures for me! I’m sorry I won’t be joining you for what should be an incredible excursion, but that’s the day my husband Tim and I are leaving for … Poland! Yes, we had made plans to visit Warsaw and Krakow several months before I was privileged to take on the role of Club 50 Coordinator.
So Karen will be in charge that day, and she will have trusty helpers Ron Le Santo, who has been on numerous trips with us, along with Lorraine Anastos, our Nonantum Branch Manager. Karen will also be on hand to take your reservation forms for two additional first-day sign-up opportunities this month: August 22nd’s Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at Ogunquit Playhouse on Thursday, October 17 (please see the Save the Date and Forms sections) and August 26th’s Vermont adventure Monday-Wednesday, October 21-23 (please refer to the Club 50 Opportunities and Forms sections).
We’ll also be jumping away from Club 50 headquarters several more times this month: We’re winding down our branch visits, so come see us from 2-4 p.m. tomorrow, Friday August 9, at the Arlington Branch (980 Massachusetts Avenue), or next Thursday, August 15 at the Lexington Branch (1075 Waltham Street). Additionally, we’re helping at the Customer Appreciation cookouts Friday, August 16 at the Waltham Center Branch (6 Lexington Street), Friday, August 23 at the Warrendale Branch (739 Main Street, Watertown), and Friday, September 6 at the East Watertown Branch (10 Bigelow Avenue). Finally, we’re participating in the Waltham Council on Aging’s annual Health and Resource Fair on Tuesday, August 27 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 550 Winter Street in Waltham. Stop by between 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
And hopefully we’re not teasing you too much, but the Advisory Board meeting I referred to in last month’s “The Latest” has brought us a few steps closer to 2014 trips. Our hint for the second big trip of 2014? California Dreamin’! As for overnight trips? New York City is still receiving a big thumbs-up, and we have several requests for either Saratoga Springs or West Point. Day trips? There’s lots of interest in a new museum in downtown Boston, the next Pops by the Sea in Hyannis, and a little something involving the Red Sox. We’ll put more concrete plans in place when we meet again in the fall.
But as always, we’re open to your suggestions! Feel free to email, call, or stop by the office – or come and see us at one of the many events listed above.


Date: Monday-Wednesday, October 21-23, 2013
First Day of Signup: Monday, August 26
Price Per Person: $675 Double / $650 Triple / $875 Single
Non-Member: add $50 to double and triple
Deposit: $200
Final Payment Due: September 20, 2013
Walkability: strenuous activity = ability to move quickly over uneven terrain for longer periods of time.

Oh Boy!
It�s �Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story�

Last summer when we enjoyed a Lobster Bake at Jonathan’s Restaurant in Ogunquit, Maine, nearly everyone who came with us inquired, “Why don’t we come back here and then take in a matinee at Ogunquit Playhouse?” You got it! We’re happy to offer Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story on Thursday, October 17. We’ll be returning to Jonathan’s for lunch (please select your meal choice on the reservation form, which you can find on the left column of this page). Then we’ll take in the most popular musical in Ogunquit Playhouse’s history – and maybe dance in the aisles to “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be the Day” and “Oh Boy”? First day signup is Thursday, August 22.

Off the Beaten Path �

(Left to right: Louis & Mary Ellen Susi, Maureen Mello, George and Cathy Crossman, and Karen)
In honor of this month’s Play in the Sand Day (August 11, to be exact), enjoy one of our snapshots from last month’s Provincetown Dunes Tour! Club 50 members and their guests marveled at the incredible beauty hidden from the highway as our luxury vehicles toured the National Seashore Park and our guides shared the history of the park’s dune shacks and wildlife. Afterwards we lunched at The Patio American Grill, met some engaging shopkeepers on Commercial Street, and envied the youngsters who were stand up paddleboarding in the refreshing water!
If you want to see more photos of Provincetown, just click on WSB Photo Album in red on the left. And if you’re on Facebook, find us at Watertown Savings Bank-Massachusetts.

Tell us what you think -- and have a chance to win!
Thank you to all of the Club 50 members who responded to our “Budget for Fun” question from the July newsletter: What's your favorite frugal travel tip?
The choices and responses were:
1st choice – Travel in a group, of course! (37%)
2nd (tie): Travel during the off-season/ Bring snacks with you instead of relying on "convenience" stores (27%)
3rd: Pay vacation costs upfront (9%)
(No votes: 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)
And congratulations to Louise L. of Newton, 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 “Take It Easy” survey on the left by September 12.

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