Travel Club

We trust you are doing well hunkered down and safe from the pandemic.  The main purpose of the Friends is to serve the needs of the library and its community of people.  The Travel and Photo Clubs have gained popularity over the years and now we are pleased to give you a moment’s taste of what the Travel Club is all about.

Once a month, on the first Thursday, September through June, members share their travel experiences with all who attend.  There have been as many as 70 participants at our meetings and presentations range from showing picture albums to power point presentations.  A few have actually put together presentations that include video and music.  The point is all forms of presentation are welcome as are the tips and experiences about the place visited.  All are welcome and there is help available from the Library staff for those who would like to make images from their phone or camera’s memory card a power point presentation.  To reserve a month just contact Ron Ondrovic at reoimages@optonline.net, and we will find a month that will work for you.

As a special treat and taste of what you might see, and to give all of us who are shut down in our homes and looking for a distraction to the new routines we are forced to endure, the Friends have posted two popular presentations from past meetings.  One is a trip to the Galapagos Islands and the other a rafting trip down the San Juan River in Utah.  You can see them on YouTube at  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-ma02jiYOGjbINwMOlaXSQ.  We hope you enjoy seeing these and have a taste of what we are about.  

Anyone wanting to post their presentation on our ‘network’, contact Ron Ondrovic at reoimages@optonline.net. We will provide the requirements to do this.  Once again, thank you for supporting the Firends and for looking at our network.

We love to experience new places and cultures.  The Friends’ travel club shares travel experiences of its members to all over the world.  Tips on the best sources to arrange trips, where to get the best prices and places to visit when going to the destinations are just some of the interesting bits of information you will benefit from.  Many presenters bring souvenirs, maps and a “taste” of the place where they vacationed.  So if you love traveling or merely want to vicariously experience what it is like to travel to new and exotic places come join us for an exciting evening with friends.

The  Friends Travel Club presentations  are usually scheduled for the first Thursday of the month from 6:30-8:00PM.

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

Travel Club, Thursday, November 5, 2020: Fall in the Berkshires Via Zoom

We asked all who gave us their email info if they would attend a Travel Club meeting in the library and a large percentage told us they would not be there. We all have concerns with respect to the pandemic and safety, even with precautions; and especially with the infection rates once again on the rise in the country.

Because of this we feel it wiser and safer to not present in the library on Nov. 5th and do a zoom presentation instead and because the library is closing early at 7pm instead of 9.  The subject will be “Fall in the Berkshires,” images from a trip we recently took, featuring fall foliage from a place away from our ‘social distancing bubbles’.  The colors and reflections will safely take us virtually away from here as it did for us a few weeks ago during our trip.

This will be a shorter presentation to accommodate our 40 minute Zoom account restriction and will begin at the usual Travel Club time of 6:30 p.m.

Please reply to the email address below if you will attend so you can be sent the Zoom invitation; if you know anyone else interested, they can get the invitation by emailing Claire at rhosereo@optonline.net.

The response to this will dictate how we will proceed in the future, whether we have more zoom presentations or just wait out the storm until it is safe to meet at the library.  We hope to find the right balance moving forward.  Any comments, suggestions or trip you have to share will be welcomed.

Be safe; we hope to “see” you on Nov 5th and happy trails!

 

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