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Current Newsletter: Summer 2019 50 Plus Club Newsletter


SAVE THE DATE for these exciting adventures...

AUGUST 13-24, 2019
Alaska Tour & Cruise
Don’t miss this opportunity to experience Alaska by air, land, rail, and sea. Upon arrival at Fairbanks our journey will begin with a slow-paced paddle boat up Scenic River to the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge. We will have two days to explore Denali National Park then travel by motor-coach to Mt. McKinley followed by a train ride as we travel in class to Whittier by Dome Rail. This will provide beautiful landscapes and the opportunity to watch for moose, sheep and bear! After exploring on land we will take to the seas for a 7-day voyage that will include Glacier Bay and stops in Skagway, Juneau, Kitchikan, and Vancouver. Cost ranges from $5,600-$6,000 per person, double occupancy.

SEPTEMBER 7 & 8 Minnesota Twins & Vikings Trip
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 AT 6:10PM: Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 AT 12PM: Minnesota Vikings vs. Atlanta Falcons
The September 7 Twins game is reserved seats on the Delta Sky Club Level along the 3rd base line. Then stay overnight at a quality Twin Cities hotel with an amazing hot continental breakfast and enjoy the Vikings game the next day. Coach bus transportation is included from Bemidji, with stops in Baxter and Monticello. With a line-up like this, the trip will fill up fast. The cost is $345 per person double occupancy/$405 single occupancy.

Join us for these local events...

JULY 25 / 11:30AM-2:30PM
Gull Lake Cruise & Luncheon
11000 Craguns Dr, East Gull Lake
Two-hour boat excursion on Gull Lake, formerly called Destiny Cruise, includes lunch, bottomless cup of coffee, and beautiful sights. Inside air conditioning will be available. Transportation to event is on your own. Cost is $47. RSVP requested.


Open House for New Tech Spaces at Monticello Branch
RiverWood Bank, 1421 7th Street E, Monticello
Employee-owned RiverWood Bank in Monticello recently completed a remodel to make our space, your space. Stop by during our open house to enjoy refreshments, snacks and check out these new amenities you can use for your next community meeting or work day.
• High-Tech Community Meeting Room
• Technology Bar


AUGUST 6 / 10:30 AM
Right-size for Retirement Seminar
Watermark Art Center, 505 Bemidji Ave N Bemidji, MN 56601
Tammy Schotzko is a Certified Professional Organizer and owner of We Love Messes. Right-sizing—the art of making our space fit where we are today, and anticipate aging-inplace needs for the future. How do we get started when we’ve spent a lifetime making, and keeping, memories and stuff? We’ll talk about the process, as well as how to make decisions on what to keep/what to let go, and resources for passing on our treasures. RSVP requested by July 22.


AUGUST 6 & 7 / 5:30-9:30 PM both nights
Initial 8-hour AARP Smart Driver™ Course
Trinity Lutheran Church ELCA, 449 W Broadway Street in Monticello
The AARP Smart Driver™ course will refresh your driving skills, and may even help you save on your auto insurance! Participants should bring their drivers license and AARP card if appropriate. Cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for all others. Call to register, class size is limited.


Annual Picnic
Northland Arboretum,  14250 Conservation Drive, Baxter
Join us for the annual 50+ Club picnic at the Northland Arboretum. RiverWood Bank Regional President Bart Taylor will be grilling. The fee for the picnic is $6. RSVP by September 1.


Roundhouse Brewery Tour & Education on Year-End Planning to Lower Your Tax Bill
Roundhouse Brewery, 1551 Northern Pacific Road, Brainerd
Ever wonder what it takes to go from hobby brewing to an actual brewery? Get a behind the scenes look at Roundhouse’s 7-barrel brew system. While you are tasting the results of their hard work, RiverWood Financial will share how planning ahead and taking advantage of time-proven tax strategies before year-end may lessen your taxes come April 15. RSVP by September 20.


Connie Nesmith

Connie Nesmith

(218) 634-1204

  Nancy Laughton

Nancy Laughton
(218) 316-3783

50 Plus Club: Lori Fillipi

Lori Fillipi
(218) 308-2207

  50 Plus Club: Sheryl Madden

Sheryl Madden
(320) 314-6504

50 Plus Club: Renae Olson

Renae Olson
(320) 208-6157

  Susie Lande

Susie Lande
(218) 316-3775

 Naomi Jacobson

Naomi Jacobson
(763) 262-4057 

   Sandy Hennessey

Sandy Hennessey
(763) 271-1454