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February 2015
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Connie Braceland
Asst. Vice President/
Club 50 Coordinator
Karen Condor
Club 50 Admin. Assistant
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A Little Bit of Ireland

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Club 50 Adventures
I Love Lucy! Live on Stage at Providence Performing Arts Center
Brunch at CAV in Providence
Saturday, February 28
A Little Bit of Ireland at Reagle Music Theatre
Traditional Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner at Chateau
Sunday, March 15
The Glamour Girls Luncheon & Show, the Log Cabin, Holyoke, MA
Thursday, April 16
Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad Train Ride with Turkey Dinner
& Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tour in Merrimack, NH
Sunday, May 17
Mackinac Island featuring The Grand Hotel and the Tulip Festival
May 3-10
DooWop Pop & Rock Luncheon & Show, Lantana’s, Randolph, MA
Monday, June 29
New England Revolution vs. New York City FC at Gillette Stadium
With Pre-Game Meal at Putnam Club and Patriot Place Shopping
Saturday, July 18
Schooner Thomas E. Lannon in Gloucester
Lobsterbake at Gloucester House
Tuesday, August 4
Kinky Boots at Boston Opera House
Pre-Show Dinner at Legal Sea Foods – Park Square
Sunday, August 16
New York City: The National September 11 Memorial & Museum and Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
Saturday & Sunday, September 12 & 13
September 18-28
The Honeymooners at Goodspeed Opera House, Haddam, CT
Luncheon at the Gelston House
Wednesday, October 28
Mystery Trip!
Friday, November 20
Holiday Pops, Symphony Hall in Boston
Lunch at Venezia on Boston’s Waterfront
December (Day TBA)
Tournament of Roses Parade & New Year’s Tour
December 29-January 3 (TBD)

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A Blizzard of Fun!
by Connie Braceland
Karen and I hope all of you fared well with the Blizzard of 2015. We can’t tell you how thankful we are to have been able to schedule our Annual Travel Seminar before being blanketed by so much snow!

Thanks to all of our seminar attendees, and for all of the positive feedback. We had fun doing a few extra things to turn the event into the Club 50 20th anniversary kickoff, including going all out with an Irish theme to help celebrate September’s Ireland trip. We had a great presentation and signup and, luckily, if you couldn’t make the seminar but you want to see the Emerald Isle with us, we have a wee bit of room left!

Also a big thanks to our Travel Seminar performers! Many of you know and love Warrendale’s Assistant Branch Manager Mark Nelson, and now you know how musically talented he is! Mark and his friend Paula Strayhorn good-naturedly (and in a short amount of time) took on the challenge of learning Club 50-related lyrics to Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again” for the Club 50 Theme Song Contest winning tune! See the winners below, and, as promised, check out the lyrics too!

One more Travel Seminar thank you, to those of you who filled out our survey: You are helping us look into the types of additional seminars you would like Club 50 to present this year and how would you like to further celebrate the 20th anniversary – in addition to our extra trips, of course! See the updated full list of trips for 2015 in “Club 50 Adventures” – hope you can join us on several of them!

A Little Bit of Ireland
Date: Sunday, March 15

First day of Signup: Friday, February 13
Price: $99 Member; $109 Guest
Walkability: moderate: ability to walk at a moderate pace.
Don’t miss one of the largest Irish shows in New England – it’s “a little bit of heaven” right in our own backyard!

Mystery Trip: The First Clue!

If you attended the Travel Seminar or looked at Club 50 online recently, you know that our 20th anniversary year includes a Mystery Trip in November. Well, we can reveal one thing … the date! Friday, November 20. What else can we tell you? It is during the daytime (we’ll have you home before 5), it’s not a long motorcoach ride, and it will be delicious, informative and, most of all, lots of fun!

On the Road Again � to the Post 440!

Congratulations to Andrea Goldstein, Advisory Board member Martha Rotondi, Sharon Lacasse, and Advisory Board alumnus Peggy Anderson (left to right)! These ladies are the winners of our Club 50 Theme Song Contest, who were applauded at the Travel Seminar at the American Legion Post 440.
The friendly foursome penned Club 50-version lyrics to the Willie Nelson classic tune “On the Road Again”. (Also, Martha would like to give a special acknowledgement to Paul Falewicz.)
So without further adieu, here is Club 50’s theme song!
On the road again
Club 50’s on the road again
The life we love is traveling with our friends
And making new ones by trip’s end.
On the road again
Club 50’s members are on the go again
Sharing thoughts along the way on when the
Next bathroom stop will come our way
On the road again
Club 50’s on the road again
Friendships we made are here to stay
Sharing laughter and songs along the way
On the road again
Club 50’s on the road again
Love traveling with our friends
And eating dinner with them at 4 pm
On the road again
Club 50’s members are on the road again
We were happy and we cheered
When we heard bread pudding would be here
On the road again
Club 50’s is anxious to be on the road again
Before darkness falls upon us then
So that we can be home and in bed by 10.
(See more Club 50 photos by clicking on WSB Photo Album in red on the left. Are you on Facebook? Just find us at Watertown Savings Bank-Massachusetts.)

Be a Friend � Refer Yours to Club 50!
How about celebrating Valentine’s Day by giving a gift to yourself? In case you missed this piece of Club 50 20th anniversary news, it’s so nice we’ll state it twice -- our Refer A Friend program: If you refer a friend to join Club 50 and they become a member, you receive a coupon for $20 toward one of our day or overnight trips!

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