Welcome to the Roswell United Methodist Church Travelers Club, which was created to provide a social and travel opportunity with a Christian atmosphere for members of the church and community. Our luncheon meetings are in the RUMC Fellowship Hall on the second Thursday of the month (except June, July and August) at noon. Reservations are required 3 days prior to each meeting by calling Mary Hagerman at 770-993-9496; cost is $6. Annual dues are $12. After lunch and a short business meeting, we have a variety of entertaining programs.
The Club began in 1981 when Jean Bergwell approached Dr. Malone Dodson, Senior Minister of RUMC, suggesting that the church sponsor a travel club geared toward retired members 55 years of age or older. Dr. Dodson thought the suggestion was a good idea, and over the years, thanks to the guidance and hard work of several Travel Coordinators including Mary Alice Campbell and Phyllis Gravitt of Becca Tours, we have enjoyed a variety of trips.
After the death of Phyllis Gravitt in 2015, her business partner Robbie Willis and his wife Carla of Willis Tours became our Travel Coordinators. Robbie provides us with a spotless new deluxe motor coach, safe driving, and many laughs. Some trips planned for 2019:
FEBRUARY – Caribbean Cruise on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
MARCH – Mansions, Magnificent Gardens, Murals and Miracles – Spring in South Georgia. Camellia Gardens, Thomasville Rose City, Pebble Hill Plantation, Swamp Gravy, Grand Canyon of the South, Lagrange Biblical History Center
APRIL – Springtime at Biltmore Estates
MAY-JUNE – Mackinaw Island, Grand Hotel, Michigan Lighthouses, Lakes and Dunes
AUGUST – Victoria, British Columbia; Canadian Rockies, Whale Watching, Jasper National Park, Banff, Lake Louise
OCTOBER – West Virginia Trains, Music and Mountain Vistas Fall Foliage
DECEMBER – Smoky Mountain Christmas in Pigeon Forge (and the Christmas Inn Hotel)
The pick up location for most trips is at the rear parking lot of the Church. Attendance at our monthly luncheon meetings provides an opportunity for you to review, sign up, and pay for upcoming trips. If you are interested in joining us or for more information about upcoming trips, contact Cindy Hogan, firstname.lastname@example.org or 404.735.3288; or Carla Willis, WillisTours@bellsouth.net, 770.439.1000 or 770.769.0991.
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