Club 50 eNewsletter
October 2014
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Connie Braceland
Asst. Vice President/
Club 50 Coordinator
Karen Condor
Club 50 Admin. Assistant
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2014 Annual Holiday Party

Reserve your spot by November 7th!
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Christmas in Newport

Sign up starting November 14th!

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Sugar & Spice
Since we're in holiday mode and October is Cookie Month, what is your favorite holiday cookie?
Thumbprints with jam
Walnut crescent
Club 50 Adventures
Overnight in Providence for WaterFire
& Pumpkin Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo
Saturday & Sunday, October 25 & 26
Andrews Sisters Tribute “Letters From Home” (White’s of Westport)
& Westport Rivers Winery Tour & Tasting
Thursday, November 6
Christmas in Newport
Lunch at The Mooring on Sayer’s Wharf
Sunday, December 14
Mackinac Island featuring The Grand Hotel and the Tulip Festival
May 1-8, 2015

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Making Memories, Merry & Mackinac
by Connie Braceland
We are back from our second “Northern California’s Finest” trip and, as you can see from the photo, we had great weather! Our group was so grateful to enjoy a virtually fog-free San Francisco, an unseasonably warm Yosemite, and a multitude of up-close wildlife including antelope, deer, and bears!
But now we’re ready to dive into the Club 50 Annual Holiday Parties!
Please refer to the details in our Save the Date section below and the reservation form in the Forms section on the left column. And please don’t forget to reply to us by November 7 – we’re looking forward to a second year of fun at the Westin!
This year’s parties will include a bit more behind-the-scenes Club 50 member involvement: We have invited our Advisory Board to the meal tasting – another Board perk for current members JoAnn Agrillo, Joe Anastasi, Lou Frasco, Charlie Jacoppo, Cheryl Richards, and Martha Rotondi!
Karen and I met with the Board in September, and they have given us a lot of action items for 2015 and even 2016: Speaking of 2015, if you haven’t signed up for Mackinac Island, this month is your best bet! Special pricing is available through October for the May1-8, 2015, adventure kicking off in Chicago, featuring two nights at The Grand Hotel, and wrapping up with a farewell dinner and tour at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House. Give us a call if you’re interested!
One last note: I’ll wish you a Happy Halloween with a reminder that October 31 is the last day of our Club 50 Theme Song Contest. Don’t be shy: Send in your Club 50-version of lyrics to the classic tune “On the Road Again” and see if you’re a winner!

Pictured here: The Golden Gate Bridge, in the clear! (Left to right) Jane & Jack Real, Shirley Mullahy, Marianne Merola, Charlie & Mary Jacoppo, Fred & Grace Alberico, Andy & Peggy Politis, Joe & Nina Ianelli, Sal & Kitty Tulipano, Maura Kelley, Gerry Nally, Pam Higgins, Gloria Burns, Judy Middlebrook, Barbara Burns, Mary Ryan, Ginny Gentile, Eileen Reardon, Rose & David Bolduc, and Jean Strickland.

Christmas in Newport
Date: Sunday, December 14

First day of Signup: Friday, November 14, 2014
Price: $117 Members   $127 Guests
Walkability: moderate: ability to walk at a moderate pace.

Holiday Party Time!

Don’t miss the social event of the season, the Club 50 Annual Holiday Party! See your friends, your neighbors, and your favorite bankers … and rub elbows with local dignitaries! Choose either Wednesday, December 3, or Wednesday, December 10. And please refer to the form on the left for the event at The Westin Waltham-Boston, for which we’re asking that your reservation be made before Friday, November 7. Hope to see you there!
Does Club 50 Have a New Flame?!

The Kringle Candle Company boasts that it has “quickly become a genuine destination shopping experience’’ – and there’s truth in that advertising! Many of the Club 50 members and guests who joined us on our September 8th day trip to Bernardston, MA, want to plan a trip back to introduce the Kringle “campus” to their friends. They loved the acclaimed Farm Table restaurant, the friendly staff, the 10,000-square-foot candle store, the Chocolate Cottage, the Kringle Christmas Barn, the Kringle story (the company is the brainchild of Mike Kittridge III, son of former Yankee Candle owner Mike Kittridge II), and the lovely grounds – including the whimsical red roosters (pictured, with Maureen Pizzi, left, and Donna Power).
(See more photos of this trip and several others by clicking on WSB Photo Album in red on the left. Are you on Facebook? Just find us at Watertown Savings Bank-Massachusetts.)

Accentuate The Positive!
Thank you to all of the Club 50 members who responded to our “Keep It Up!” question from our September newsletter: In honor of Positive Thinking Day on September 13, what’s your best way of staying upbeat?
The choices and responses were:
1st choice: Spending time with people I enjoy (43%)
2nd choice: Traveling, of course! (22%)
3rd choice (tie): Reading the latest book from a favorite author and Tuning in to favorite TV show or movie (14%)
4th choice: Exercising (7%)
And congratulations to Joanne H. 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 “Sugar & Spice” survey on the left by November 1.

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