Notes from Julia
As 2013 draws to a close, we take stock of our many activities this year and look forward to those already dotting our 2014 calendars. In the busy-ness so common this time of year, it is important that we refocus for a moment to give thanks for our families and friends, freedoms, and resources which enable us to actively participate in life.
This year has been busy for AmeriClub. The Club's goal is to offer activities of value to all members. I hope you feel that mission has been accomplished. The year began with a wonderful New Year's tour to London and will end with numerous musical and theatrical productions celebrating the Christmas season, and a unique trip to Cuba!
Between January and December, AmeriClub offerings included tours to the national parks of the American Southwest; Ireland; Cuba; and a Chicago summer weekend getaway; day trips to The Fireside Dinner Theatre, Putnam Museum, Old Creamery Theater, and Circa '21 Dinner Theater; two summer Mississippi River cruises on the Celebration Belle; and a mystery trip to Waterloo, IA.
Throughout the year, we enjoyed numerous productions at Dubuque's Bell Tower Theater, Grand Opera House, and Five Flags Theatre. AmeriClub members who gathered at Park Farm Winery in Durango, IA for lunch and wine tasting were greeted with sunshine and pleasant October weather.
Five informative "Table Talk with Julia" seminars were presented, utilizing local and bank experts in Dubuque and Dyersville. Topics included pre-arranged funeral planning, safeguarding against financial exploitation, and identity theft. Watch the Journal for future seminars.
During November and December, remember to use your ScoreCard Rewards credit card at any restaurant to earn triple reward points!
As the final days of 2013 become a memory, we salute our American veterans, whose sacrifices have enabled us to enjoy freedom and a standard of living unparalleled throughout the world.
I wish for you and yours a meaningful Thanksgiving, a holiday season filled with special blessings, and a New Year overflowing with peace, happiness, good health, and special times with family and friends.