Notes from Julia



Summer has officially arrived. I hope you are delighting in the relaxed pace and warm-weather activities of this wonderful time of year.

Have you taken advantage of the recent opportunities presented by AmeriClub? Perhaps you traveled to the Pella Tulip Festival, or to see “Sister Act” at Circa ’21 or “Rockin’ at the Fireside.” Maybe you enjoyed discount tickets to The Lettermen or Billy Dean at the Grand Opera House or “Dinosaurs Unearthed” at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, or relaxed on the Celebration Belle’s river cruise. Or you may have joined us in fabulous Italy or wild, natural Montana. A warm “thank you” goes out to all who participate in AmeriClub’s offerings. Your enthusiastic support is gratifying.

Recently, we have been thrilled that travelers responded in phenomenal numbers to AmeriClub trip offerings. Tours to Italy and Hawaii filled much more quickly than anticipated. Offering a tour appealing to travelers is a positive thing. However, it is disappointing for those excited to travel to a destination to find a waiting list has been implemented so quickly. I want to again emphasize registering early for tours of interest. It is not necessary to wait for a travel preview or a tour price to be finalized to submit a deposit. Reservations are on a first-come basis, and space can be held only with a deposit.

It has been customary on one-day trips to submit a deposit and pay the balance later. A procedural change has recently been implemented regarding payment for one-day motor coach trips. To streamline the payment process for you and “declutter” your life of payment-due reminders for AmeriClub events, and to better utilize AmeriClub staff time and resources, full payment will now be necessary at registration for day trips. In case of cancellation, full payment will be refunded up to the date noted in the AmeriClub Journal. After that date, if we have a waiting list, we will do our best to fill your spot and refund payment. If we do not have a waiting list, you will need to find your own replacement,
informing us of that person’s name and contact information.

As the “lazy, hazy days of summer” continue, make it a priority to engage in pastimes that offer relaxation and quality time with family and friends. I hope to see you soon!