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   Hello to the HB Circle of Friends Members,                    Here it is September, where has the time gone?
   I hope you have enjoyed this year as much as                  We have many exciting events planned for the
   I have. We have had wonderful entertainment                   rest of the year and hope you will join in the
   at our General Meetings thanks to the hard                    fun. September is the Picnic in the Park with a
   work of our Chairperson, Diana Valiquette.                    catered lunch and Bingo. October is a good old
   We have “The Girls Next Door” scheduled for                   fashioned Hoe Down with a great dance band.
   October. Thank you to those who participated                  November and December’s General Meetings
   in the White Elephant fundraiser it was our                   have exceptional entertainment booked by our
   first time and we hope to try this again, next                Chairman, Mary Wessel. Remember socializing
   year. I would like to invite all members to join              is good for the body and soul. Circle of Friends
   us at all the General Meetings as well as the                 events offer a great way to meet new people and
   monthly Planning Meetings, we want to hear                    chat with friends. I look forward to seeing you
   your ideas for future programs. Keep in mind                  soon. Remember to call in your reservations to
   we can always use volunteers!                                 the office.

   Thank you all,                                                Sincerely,
   Your President, Dottie Dupont                                 Claire Reinhardt, WA President



Dear Circle of Friends Members,

        Southern California in September is wonderful picnic weather and we have a great picnic planned for
the Membership of both Circle of Friends Chapters. Our catered picnic includes wonderful food choices to
make any picnicker happy. Enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs or veggie burgers “hot off the grill” with all the fixings.
Followed by mouth watering desserts, add some games of Bingo with prizes… who could ask for more? I hope
you will join us for this fun day to meet with ‘friends”. See page 3 for details.
        September is also the month that we include our Nomination Form for next year’s Executive Board.
Both Chapters have been very fortunate to have Board Members that have the membership’s interests at heart.
Their dedication has assured excellent over-site of this wonderful program. Some of our Board Members are
planning on running for office again and others are unable to run due to term limits. If you think you know a
member who is a perfect candidate for an office please submit a Nomination Form (page 8) and the Nomination
Chairperson will contact them with information about the position and see if they will accept the nomination.
It is important that we have Board Members willing to commit to a majority of meetings that include monthly
Board Meetings, Quarterly Joint Board Meetings, General Meetings, Planning Meetings and Circle of Friends
special events. Ballots will be in the Nov/Dec Newsletter. Remember, your vote counts!

Look forward to seeing you soon!
Candace Bartsch
Director Circle of Friends, Regional Coordinator Senior Programs
          Orange County Circle of Friends Member Information
           Huntington Beach Chapter                                            Membership
Mailing   17772 Beach Blvd.                                Membership is so exclusive, it takes 50 years to join.
Address: Huntington Beach, CA 92647                        Membership fees are $15.00 per person, per year.
Location 17772 Beach Blvd.                                 Make check payable to Circle of Friends, complete
Address: Huntington Beach Hospital Lower Level             enrollment form inside this publication, and mail or
        Telephone Number (714) 843-5061                    bring check and form to Circle of Friends Chapter
                                                           you wish to join. Welcome!

        Office Hours for HB Chapter are:
Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.                             Membership Benefits
Closed for lunch 12:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.                    Stop by the Office for Literature.
                                                           ● One free meal daily for spouse or significant
Closed on Fridays and days of special events.
                                                             other staying with patient at HBH or WAMC
                                                             HB Chapter - stop by office
             West Anaheim Chapter                            WA Chapter - see PBX Operator
Mailing 3033 West Orange Avenue
                                                           ● Educational seminars
Address: Anaheim, CA 92804
                                                           ● Social events
Location: West Anaheim Medical Center
           3033 West Orange Avenue
          (1st Floor - Follow the Signs)
                                                                           Discounted Meals
                                                           Enjoy dining in the Huntington Beach Hospital
        Telephone Number (714) 229-4077
                                                           cafeteria or the West Anaheim Medical Center
                                                           cafeteria. Members are entitled to discounted dinner
       Office Hours for WA Chapter are:                    meal. Must wear current badge. Please note addition
Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.              of California sales tax.
Closed on Fridays and days of special events.
                                                                       Monthly General Meetings
            Travel Team Office Hours                       Most months the Orange County Circle of Friends
    Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 noon                 Chapters host a General Meeting open to their
             Tuesday - 12:00 - 4:00 pm                     Chapter Members. Some meetings may be open
Closed on Fridays and during special events/meetings       only to that chapter due to accommodation limits.
       and days of travel. Call 714-229-4077               Several times yearly we offer combined meetings
                                                           which are open to members from both chapters.
The travel team is ready to assist you with any            These meeting may be held in various locations.
questions, or sign you up for any of the Circle of         Watch the newsletter for announcements and sites.
Friends trips.                                             Please RSVP according to the announcement for that
                                                           event paying particular attention to the office you
                                                           need to call.
Reservations can be mailed to the West Anaheim
chapter or taken to your local chapter office. If you
have a special request or tour suggestion, please let us             Medical Seminars/Health Fairs
know. All suggestions are reviewed. See you soon!          Watch the newsletter for information on local seminars,
                                                           health fairs, and/or physician or community guest
      Call or mail your Chapter “Office” to:               speakers.
RSVP for an event, General Information, Inquiry                     Both Offices Continue to Collect
regarding an event, Membership Card, change of             ●   Used cell phones
name, address or phone, notification of a deceased         ●   Used eye glasses
member.                                                    ●   Pop top tabs for Ronald Mc Donald House in
                                                               support of community organizations
                  Sunshine Needs                           ●   Gently used magazines are appreciated for use
Notify your chapter office to report members’                  in the hospital waiting rooms.
illnesses, deaths, and special events such as 50th         ●   Stop by the office to browse our books shelves
Anniversaries.                                                 to trade or borrow current paperback books.
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                        Huntington Beach Chapter Programs
              Legal Services Offered                             Brunch Bunch - September - 9:00 a.m.
               Sept. 25 or Oct. 23, 2009                    Sept. 4 - Carrows, 16931 Magnolia Ave., FV.
Dennis Jensen, Attorney At Law, is available to assist      Sept. 11 - Mimi’s Cafe, 18461 Brookhurt Ave., FV.
you with legal questions. There is NO fee for the           Sept. 18 - Coco’s, 18782 Brookhurt Ave. FV.
initial 15-minute consultation; if further legal services   Sept. 25 - Mile Square Clubhouse, 10401 Warner, FV.
are needed, fees will be determined. To schedule a
required appointment, call the HB Chapter at                       Brunch Bunch - October - 9:00 a.m.
843-5061.                                                   Oct. 2 - Carrows, 16931 Magnolia Ave., FV.
                  Bowling League                            Oct. 9 - Coco’s, 6886 Bolsa Ave. (by Golden West), HB.
League bowling is available at Westminster Lanes
                                                            Oct. 16 - Mimi’s Cafe, 18461 Brookhurt Ave. FV.
on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. at a cost of $6.00 per week.
                                                            Oct. 23 - Coco’s, 18782 Brookhurt Ave. FV.
Winter league begins September 14, 2009. To sign up,
                                                            Oct. 30 - Mile Square Clubhouse, 10401 Warner, FV.
call the Circle of Friends office.
                   Bridge Players                            Supper Club - September - Tuesday - 3:30 p.m.
1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Fridays of every month at 9:30       Sept. 1 - Applebee’s, 18279 Brookhurst, FV (Ellis)
a.m. at Coco’s Restaurant on the corner of Golden           Sept. 8 - Chili’s, 17071 Beach Blvd., HB (Warner)
West St. & Bolsa Ave. All members of Circle of Friends      Sept. 15 - East Winds, 7114 Edinger, HB (Golden West)
are welcome, but we need to schedule players each
week. So first timers, please call the office and ask       Sept. 22 - Market Broiler, 20111 Brookhurst HB (Adams)
staff to give your name and phone number to the             Sept. 29 - Lazy Dog, 16310 Beach Blvd (Pavilions) West
chairman, so that he can contact you and arrange a
partner for you. If you have a partner, fine, but he          Supper Club - October - Tuesday - 3:30 p.m.
still needs to schedule you into a table, please call       Oct. 6 - Carrow’s, 16931 Magnolia (Warner)
before attending.                                           Oct. 13 - Olive Garden, 16811 Beach Blvd., HB (Warner)
                        Bunco                               Oct. 20 - Claim Jumper, 18050 Brookhurst, FV ( Talbert)
Do you love to play games? Join the Bunco group on          Oct. 27 - Sizzler’s, 16122 Edinger, HB (Goldenwest)
the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Mondays. Meet at Huntington
Beach Hospital in the Cafeteria area from 3:00 - 5:00                            HB Movies
p.m. Check Calendar.                                                September 9, 2009 1:00 p.m. - Doubt
                                                            2008 Runtime:1 hr. 44 min. Drama - PG-13 thematic
           Crafts and Special Projects                      material. It’s 1964, St. Nicholas in the Bronx. A
“Crafts” meet every Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m.            vibrant, charismatic priest, Father Flynn (Philip
to learn and create various craft projects. “Special        Seymour Hoffman), is trying to upend the schools’
Projects” meet the second Wednesday of the month            strict customs, which have long been fiercely
at 9:00 a.m. to make tray favors for hospital patients.     guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier (Meryl Streep),
Both classes meet in the hospital on the lower level.       the iron-gloved Principal who believes in the power
Everyone is welcome.                                        of fear and discipline. Sister Aloysius sets off on a
                Game Night - 6 p.m.                         personal crusade to expunge Flynn from the school.
A fun way to spend an evening and get to know               Without a shard of proof besides her moral certainty,
other members of Circle of Friends. Come join the           Sister Aloysius locks into a battle of wills with Father
excitement the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month            Flynn which threatens to tear apart the community
in Café B.                                                  with irrevocable consequence. Cast: Meryl Streep,
                         Golf                               Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis,
Men and women golfers play on the 2nd                       Alice Drummond. Director: John Patrick Shanley
and 4th Tuesday of every month. They
play at David Baker. Call Stan Ault (714)                     October 14, 2009 1:00 p.m. - Definitely, Maybe
828-2897 for more information and he will                   2008 - Runtime: 1hr. 45min. Romantic Comedy
let you know where to meet.                                 • PG-13 sexual content, including some frank
                  Knotty Crafters                           dialogue, language and smoking. Will Hayes (Ryan
If you are interested in knitting or crocheting projects    Reynolds), a thirty-something Manhattanite, is in
such as lap robes for patients or helmet liner beanies      the middle of divorce proceedings when his young
for the troops then this is your group. No meetings         daughter (Abigail Breslin) asks him about his life
but instructions and yarn are available. Please call        before marriage, including how he met and fell in
the office and we will forward your name to the             love with her mother. Will flashes back to 1992 and
chairperson who will contact you.                           recounts his romances with three women, changing
                                                            their names so that his daughter must guess which
      Walk the Park - Tuesday & Thursday                    one became his wife. Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Isla
Huntington Central Park at 8:00 a.m. Enter via Central      Fisher, Derek Luke, Abigail Breslin, Elizabeth Banks
Park Drive and meet at the picnic shelter.                  Director: Adam Brooks
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                      Huntington Beach Chapter Programs
                                         Medical Seminar
                                   Thursday, September 17, 2009
                                   Hearing Healthcare and You
This program covers all aspects of hearing healthcare and solutions for hearing loss:
• How our hearing works                                     • How to identify a hearing loss
• Types of hearing tests and what they mean                 • Types of hearing loss
• What to do about a hearing loss                           • Hearing aids-what they can and cannot do
• Newest technology in hearing aids                         • Tips for communicating with the hard of hearing
• Questions and answers • Hearing loss simulation-what it sounds like to experience different types/severity
                                         Presented by Marilyn Noble
Owner of Allied Hearing Services with twenty-six years experience in the field of Audiology, she attended
graduate school in Oregon receiving Masters Degrees in Audiology, Psychology and Deaf Education. Along
with state licensure in Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensing, she is a fellow with the American Academy
of Audiology, Academy of Dispensing Audiology and American Speech and Hearing Association. Marilyn
received her doctorate from the Arizona School of Health Sciences.
                      When: Thursday, September 17, 2009       Time: 2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
                         Where: Lower Level Classrooms, Huntington Beach Hospital
                          RSVP: Call Circle of Friends Office 714-843-5061 by 9/10/09
                        Light refreshments will be served. Non Members are welcome.


                        Huntington Beach Chapter General Meeting
                        Meeting held at the Huntington Beach Elks Lodge
                       7711 Talbert, Huntington Beach (West of Beach Blvd.)

                             Monday, October 19, 2009, 1:30 p.m.
                                    Doors open at 1:00 p.m.
                           Entertainment by “The Girls Next Door”
Milinda Meehan, Bethanie Knieser and Heidi Fielding are “The Girls Next Door.” Their extensive singing and
acting backgrounds unite to create a delightful and engaging entertainment experience for all ages. Step back
in time with “The Girls” (Claire, Minnie, and Rosie) as they present original arrangements of popular music
through the 1940’s. In addition to their love of performing, they enjoy creating unique experiences that will both
conjure up nostalgic memories and create some new ones.

                                   Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest
                       Using small pumpkins… Cutest, Funniest and Most Beautiful.
                               September & October Birthday’s Recognized!
                                      Refreshments, prizes and fun!
                        Reservations are required. Please cancel if unable to attend.
                        Non-members welcome with a $5.00 fee payable at the door.
                           (Fee waived if you become a member at the meeting)

          RSVP Huntington Beach Chapter office at (714) 843-5061 - No later than October 12, 2009

A reminder that Huntington Beach Council on Aging is sponsoring their annual Senior Saturday Community
Festival on Saturday, September 12, 2009. Located at Huntington Beach Pier Plaza (PCH & Main St.) with a
spectacular view of the Pier and the Pacific Ocean the day will include a variety of vendors, food, entertainment
and prizes. Huntington Beach Hospital is a Platinum Sponsor and Circle of Friends and Silver Anchor Auxiliary
will have booths at this year’s event. It runs from 9 am - 2 pm with shuttle service from Rodgers Senior Center
located at Orange and 17th Street. Please visit their website www.hbcoa.org for more details.
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               West Anaheim / La Palma Chapter Programs
          AARP Safe Driving Program                           Dine Out for September / October 2009
                                                                           September 11 - 1:00
Two days with four-hour sessions taught by an AARP                            Elephant Bar
                                                            14303 Firestone Blvd. (Gateway), La Mirada, Ca.
trained instructor. Fee $12.00 AARP Members, show                              714-994-1474
card. $14.00 Non-AARP Members                                              September 25 - 1:00
                                                                               Augustino’s
             September 22 and 23, 2009                     12554 Valley View (Lampson), Garden Grove, Ca.
                                                                               714-891-2695
                9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.                                        October 9 - 1:00
                                                                           Islands Restaurant
            West Anaheim Medical Center                      12320 Seal Beach Blvd. (Rossmore Center Way)
 Community Room (above the Emergency Room)                                Seal Beach, Ca. 90740
                                                                               562-431-6400
     This room is not handicapped accessible.                               October 23 - 1:00
             Must enter through the lobby.                                 Hometown Buffet
Space is limited. To register, call (714) 229-4077. You       8958 Knott Avenue (Lincoln), Buena Park, Ca.
must attend both sessions to qualify for a completion                          714-827-6116
                                                          To reserve your space, call (714) 229-4077. If there are
certificate.                                              changes, we will let you know IF you called to RSVP.
                                                                         A Day at the Movies
                  Arts and Crafts                                       September 8, 2009 11:30 am
                                                                           The Devil Wears Prada
                                                          2006 Runtime: 1hr 46 min. Comedy. Andy (Anne
The craft group meets on the first and third              Hathaway) is a bright young woman from the
Tuesdays of the month at 2:00 p.m. at Circle              Midwest who has just graduated from college and
of Friends Visitors Room. They prepare                    wants to work as a magazine writer. Andy has
wonderful tray favors for patients, table decorations,    applied for a job at “Runway,” America’s most
                                                          prestigious fashion journal; though Andy has little
and special projects. Bring scissors with you. Ideas      to no interest in the garment trade, they are one of
and samples are always welcome.                           the only magazines in New York with a job opening
                                                          -- second assistant to editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl
                                                          Streep). As Andy quickly learns, Miranda is a diva
                      Bowling                             with plenty of power within the magazine business
                                                          and she isn’t afraid to use it, Andy soon learns that
League bowling is available at Westminster Lanes          working for Miranda could test the patience of a
                                                          saint thanks to her endless demands and refusal to
on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. at a cost of $6.00 per week.     acknowledge the end of a work day. Andy struggles
Winter league begins September 14, 2009. To sign up,      to hold on to the job and her sanity, knowing that
call the Circle of Friends office.                        a recommendation from Miranda can open nearly
                                                          any door at any magazine, but can she handle the
                                                          pressure without losing her mind along the way?
                                                          Cast: Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci,
                Cards and Games                           Emily Blunt and Adrian Grenier, Director: David
                                                          Frankel
            Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m.                                      October 13, 2009 11:30 am
Members meet and play games in the cafeteria area                                The Shooter
of West Anaheim Medical Center.                           2007 | Runtime: 2 hr. 4 min. Political Thriller. R strong
                                                          graphic violence and some language. Marksman Bob
                                                          Lee Swagger (Mark Wahlberg) leaves the military
                                                          after a mission goes horribly awry. Pressed back into
                        Golf                              service, he is betrayed, again. Now, wounded and the
                                                          subject of a massive manhunt, Swagger plots revenge
Men and women golfers play on the                         against some of the most powerful individuals in the
2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month.                       nation. Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Michael Peña, Danny
                                                          Glover, Kate Mara, Elias Koteas. Director: Antoine
They play at David Baker.Call Stan Ault                   Fuqua
and he will let you know where to meet.                        Please feel free to bring your lunch and drinks.
Call Stan at (714) 828-2897 for more information.         The Community room is not Handicapped Accessible.
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            West Anaheim / La Palma Chapter Programs

            West Anaheim/La Palma Chapter General Meeting
                                       Guests Welcome!!!

                                “Western Hoe-Down”
                                 Thursday, October 8, 2009
                 Wear your western attire and get ready for some line dancing!
                             Entertainment by “Country Plus”

                                         2:00 p.m.
                                  Doors open at 1:15 p.m.
                                     UFCW Union Hall
                              8530 Stanton Ave., Buena Park
                         South East Corner of Crescent and Stanton
                    Please Park in back on the East side of the building.
                        September & October Birthday’s Recognized!
                               Refreshments and fun for all!
                           Reservations are required. Please call
         West Anaheim Chapter (714) 229-4077 to R.S.V.P. No later than October 1, 2009.
          Both Chapter’s Members and Guests are Welcome to this General Meeting!




My First Trip with Circle of Friends was the
Hollywood Bowl Spectacular on July 4 and
it was most enjoyable. The driver of the
bus was friendly and professional and our
Circle of Friends Hostess, Ann, made me feel
comfortable and relaxed. Our first stop was
for an early dinner, the food was excellent,
our service timely without any rushing and
thenvv off to The Bowl. The Fireworks were
beautiful and the music was outstanding
especially John Fogerty. Thank you, Circle
of Friends for a very good evening.                 WA Member Jim Blackwell built Castle for young patients in
                                                         ER. Cart will be used to hold TV/DVD player.
Submitted by Ann Kaplan WA Chapter                         WAMC Thanks Jim for all his hard work.
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A Little Bird Told Me ........

Our Thoughts, Prayers and Get Well Wishes for Improved Health for our WA Friends: Roland B., Ruth C., Helen C.,
Cecelia D., Lillian L., Marie L., Clara L., Robert L., Ernest O., Frances P., Amalia P., Robert R., Frances S., Lorn S.,
& Jerry V. our HB Friends: Martha B., Dee B., George K., Richard L., Patti S., Ruby W., Harvey W., & Jane W., Our
condolences to the families of long time HB members Charlotte Christie and Patricia “Pat” Huntley and long time WA
member Goichi F. and Jerry Valenta. Tom Cantrell lost his dear sister, Virginia, from Aiken, SC, on July 21. It was a
beautiful military funeral. May she rest in peace! Congratulations to new college Graduate Susanna Salas!
         Recipe of the Month “Vienna Coffee Mix!”        Live Simply, Love Generously, Care Deeply and
Ingredients:                        Directions:                                 always – Speak Kindly.
½ C Instant coffee granules         Combine the dry-mix ingredients and
2/3 C Granulated sugar (or          blend well. Store in airtight container. Working for God on Earth doesn’t pay
        Equiv artificial sweetener) to serve, put 2 rounded teaspoons         much, but His retirement plan is
2/3 C Powdered milk (or powdered of the mix into an 8-ounce cup and                 out of this world!
        coffee creamer)             add boiling water, stirring well. Mmm.
½ tsp Ground cinnamon               This is delicious.
Be Careful of Retired People... The next time someone asks you a dumb question, wouldn’t you like to respond like
this.) Yesterday I was at my local Wal-Mart buying a large bag of Purina Dog Chow for my loyal pet, Biscuit, the Wonder
Dog, and was in the checkout line when a woman behind me asked, “Do you have a dog?” What did she think I had an
elephant? Therefore, since I am retired and have little to do, on impulse I told her, “No, I don’t have a dog; I’m starting the
Purina Diet again.” I added, “I probably shouldn’t, because I ended up in the hospital the last time. I lost 50 pounds before
I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out most of my orifices and IV’s in both arms.” I went on to tell
her, “It was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that it works is to load your pants pockets with Purina nuggets and
simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete so it works well, and I was going to try
it again.” (I have to mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled with my story.) Horrified, she asked,
“Did you end up in intensive care because the dog food poisoned you?” I told her, “No, I stepped off a curb to sniff an Irish
Setter and a car hit us both.” I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard.
Wal-Mart will not let me shop there any more. So, you better watch what you ask retired people. They have all the time in
the world to think of crazy things to say. (Contributed by Rosalie Pascoe)

Don’t waste an ounce of thought on something not worthy of your attention.
How to call the Police…when you’re old. George Phillips, an elderly man, was going up to
bed, when his wife told him that he left the light on in the garden shed, which she could see
from the bedroom window. George opened the back door to go turn off the light, but saw
that there were people in the shed stealing things. He phoned the police, who asked, “Is
someone in your home?” He said, “No, but some people are breaking into my garden shed
and stealing from me.” The police dispatcher then said, “All patrols are busy. You should
lock your doors and an officer will be along when one is available.” George said, “OK.” He
hung up the phone and counted to 30. Then he called the police again. “Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago
because there were people stealing things from my shed. Well, you don’t have to worry about them now because I just
shot them.” And he hung up. Within five minutes, six police cars, a SWAT team, a helicopter, two fire trucks, a paramedic,
and an ambulance showed up at the Phillips’ residence, and caught the burglars red-handed. One of the policemen said
to George, “I thought you said you shot them!?” George said, “I thought you said there was nobody available!?”
……………..True Story. Don’t mess with seniors!
The Top 12 Indicators That Our Economy is in Trouble.
12) CEO”s are now playing miniature golf: 11) I received a pre-declined credit card in the mail: 10) I bought a toaster and
they gave me a free bank: 9) Hot Wheels and Matchbox toy car companies are trading higher than GM: 8) Pres. Obama
met with small businesses – GE, Pfizer, Chrysler, Citigroup and GM – to discuss his stimulus package: 7)The McDonald’s
menu now features the ¼-ouncer: 6) Residents of Beverly Hills have fired their nannies and are being forced to learn the
names of their children: 5) The highest paid job in America is now jury duty: 4) Mothers are telling their kids, “Finish your
dinner! Do you know how many children are starving in West Virginia.”: 3) Motel 6 no longer leaves the light on: 2) The
Mafia is laying off judges: 1) If the bank returns your check stamped “Insufficient Funds” you have to call them to ask if
they mean you or them. (Contributed by Jim Cantrell)
September Dates to Remember!              October Dates to Remember!
September 7 Labor Day                    October 4-10 Fire Prevention Week       (In a perfect world,
September 9 Grandparent’s Day October 12 Columbus Day                              all machines
September 11 Patriot’s Day               October 16 National Bosses Day            would function
September 17 Constitution Day            October 31 Halloween                          perfectly,
September 18 POW/MIA Day                                                                except
September 19 Rosh Hashanah              “May you always have Love to Share,                a
September 22 Autumn Begins             Health to Spare, and Friends that Care.” bathroom scale.)
September 28 Yom Kippur                              Irene

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CIRCLE OF FRIENDS & PREMIER WORLD DISCOVERIES PRESENT
                               6 Days – Washington DC & Williamsburg Holiday                 December 4-9, 2009
Arrive in the Washington DC area and check into your hotel for a 3 night stay. Many of our famous landmarks take on a new look during this festive
time of year. Welcome Dinner. Visit Arlington National Cemetery to see the Kennedy Grave Sites and famous Changing of the Guard at the
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Washington D.C. City Tour: World War II, Iwo Jima, Korean & Vietnam War Memorials, Capitol Hill, the
Supreme Court & Embassy Row. Visit the White House Visitor Center to view exhibits about history, architecture, furnishings, first families and
social events. Tonight enjoy DC Twilight Illumination Tour. Visit the estate of George Washington, Mount Vernon. Tour the house and gardens
and the resting place of our first President. Visit the world’s greatest and largest museum the Smithsonian Institution. You will drive to
Richmond to see Virginia’s capitol, once the capitol of the Confederacy. On to Williamsburg for a two-night stay to explore incredible Colonial
highlights and Williamsburg’s famous holiday decorations. You will spend the day at Virginia’s largest historical attraction, Colonial
Williamsburg, 173-acre living history museum. During the holidays each building is adorned with outstanding 18th century decorations. In the
evening, enjoy a traditional Colonial Farewell Dinner. Tour includes: Roundtrip airfare, sightseeing per itinerary, admissions per itinerary, hotel
transfers, 8-meals (5-breakfasts 3- dinners) Professional Tour Director, Motor coach transportation, baggage Handling, Cancellation waiver and post
departure plan.
                                           $1,889. pp double/ $2339.pp single. Call for space availability.
                                     9 Days – Natural Wonders of Costa Rica February 17-25, 2010
Arrive San Jose. Costa Rica is Central America’s greatest hidden gem, a haven for eco-tourism. Welcome Dinner. San Jose – Poas Volcano
National Park Area Enjoy the scenery of the Central Valley, surrounded by soaring mountains, strawberry plantations and flower farms. Later enjoy
a Coffee Plantation Tour. Visit Poas Volcano National Park. Experience a Cano Negro Jungle Cruise on the Rio Frio through the world famous
Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge. Watch for caimans, crocodiles, spider monkeys and web-footed water-walking lizards. Monteverde Visit the Arenal
Volcano National Park. Arrive in the Monteverde Cloud Forest area for a two night stay. Cloud forest conservation project at Selvatura Park.
A morning nature walk to discover the natural beauty of the majestic Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Stroll through the Butterfly Garden and
witness a spectacular air show in the Hummingbird Gallery. Santa Lucia Visit an Orchid Garden. Later visit the Carara Biological Reserve, a
tropical bird and wildlife sanctuary. Later arrive at the All Inclusive Eco-Resort Hotel, the Villa Lapas. – Enjoy a day at leisure in Santa Lucia.
An optional excursion will also be available. Santa Lucia – San Jose Morning at leisure. Later visit Sarchi Artisan Village. Arrive San Jose.
Farewell Dinner & Folklore Show. Tour Includes Roundtrip Airfare • 19 Meals – 8B, 3L, 8D Sightseeing per Itinerary • Deluxe Motor coach
Admissions per Itinerary • Hotel Transfers Professional Tour Director • Baggage Handling 8 Nights Hotel Accommodations: 1 Night – Ramada
Herradura, San Jose, 2 Nights – Arenal Paraiso, La Fortuna, 2 Nights – Hotel El Establo, Monteverde, 2 Nights – Villa Lapas Resort, Santa Lucia, 1
Night – Ramada Herradura, San Jose, hotel transfers, admissions and sightseeing per itinerary, baggage handling, cancellation waiver and post
departure plan.            $2,539 pp double/$3,139 pp single including Round trip air and taxes, Cancellation Waiver and Post Departure

                            9 days - Western Caribbean Cruise with New Orleans Stay                March 6-14, 2010
Fly to New Orleans and spend one-night in the French Quarter. While in New Orleans, enjoy a welcome dinner at one of the French Quarters
most famous restaurants, Court of Two Sisters. Enjoy a French Quarter Walking Tour featuring Bourbon Street and a visit to Café du Monde.
Board the Norwegian Cruise Lines Spirit for a seven-night Cruise of the Western Caribbean. While cruising, enjoy the ports of Costa Maya,
Mexico with its pristine white sand beaches, Santo Tomas De Castillo, Guatemala, Belize City, Belize with dramatic Mayan Ruins looming out of
untouched jungle, and Cozumel, Mexico, the largest island in the Mexican Caribbean. Aboard the ship, enjoy 12 dining options, 10 bars/lounges,
fitness center, casino, and theater. Tour includes Roundtrip airfare, sightseeing per itinerary, admissions per itinerary, hotel transfers, All Port
Charges & Gov’t Taxes ($215) All Air and Departure Taxes Comprehensive Travel Protection Plan $2,249 pp/dbl +$800 single – Cat K(Inside)
                     $2,449 pp/dbl +$1000 single – Cat D (Ocean view) $2,549 pp/dbl +$1100 single – Cat BD (Balcony)

 9-Days Rhine, Romantic Road, and Bavarian Highlights featuring 2010 Oberammergau Passion Play - June 23-July 1, 2010
Overnight flight to Europe. Arrive in Frankfurt; meet your Tour Director and motor coach into the picturesque southern end of the Rhine Valley
for a 3-night stay in Rudesheim, a wonderful city filled with narrow cobblestone streets featuring restaurants, shops & wine bars. Welcome Dinner.
After breakfast, enjoy a scenic Rhine River Cruise to and visit St. Goar in the central Rhine Valley and Wine Tasting of the local Riesling &
others. After Breakfast travel to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town where you will visit the red-walled Heidelberg Castle, enjoy
gorgeous views of the Neckar Valley. Return to Rudesheim and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. After breakfast off to Rothenburg
located in the Franconia Region of Bavaria and well known for its well-preserved medieval old town. Enjoy an orientation Rothenburg Tour
and the remainder of the day is at leisure to explore its pedestrian only areas on your own. Breakfast and travel along Germany’s Romantic
Road, visit the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle built on a mountaintop in southwest Bavaria. Later check into your Bavarian Alps
hotel for an exciting 2-night stay in Bad Kohlgrub, one of the local villages hosting passion play accommodations. In addition to
hosting the Passion Play the Village of Oberammergau known for a long tradition of woodcarving and for its frescoes of traditional
Bavarian themes found on many homes and buildings. Tonight dinner with fellow travelers. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.
You have reserved seating to witness one of the most poignant and moving stories ever told. The Passion Play depicts the tragic and
moving chronicle of Christ’s final passion. Local history stems from 1632 when Oberammergau was gripped by a deadly plague,
which killed almost half of the town’s population. In a final, desperate act of faith, the village elders pledged that if the village was
spared, it would reenact the passion of Christ every 10 years. Miraculously the village was spared and the villagers planned the
very first Passion Play in 1634. Tradition dictates that the play’s cast is drawn from all walks of life from within the village. The
coveted role of Christ could be the village postman, butcher or schoolteacher. The cast spend two years painstakingly rehearsing
every detail of the story for the performance of a lifetime. Next day after breakfast, travel to Munich and enjoy a Munich City
Tour featuring Olympic Park, the Glockenspiel, the Marienplatz and other highlights of this great city. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner.
Next morning fly home filled with wonderful memories of your Rhine, Romantic Road & Bavarian Highlights Tour.
                              $4,399 pp/dbl +$800 single ~ $500. Deposit required ~ Final payment due April 9, 2010


Please call or stop by your Circle of Friends Chapter Office for complete itineraries!
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                               7Days      South Dakota Adventure featuring Mt. Rushmore July 14-20, 2010
Arrive in Rapid City enjoy a Welcome Dinner. Spend all 6 nights at Radisson Hotel, Rapid City while your tour some of the most beautiful and
historical sites in the region. Visit the Rushmore-Borglum Story Museum and onto Mount Rushmore featuring sculptures of Washington,
Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln. Continue onto Crazy Horse Memorial, still in progress. In the afternoon visit Custer State Park. Experience a
thrilling Buffalo Jeep Safari. Dinner at the famous State Game Lodge. Journey to Wyoming’s Devil’s Tower National Monument. Return to
South Dakota to visit historic Deadwood, the 1876 gold and gambling town where Wild West legends were made with a drive through beautiful
Spearfish Canyon. Today depart for Hot Springs to visit Mammoth Site, Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary and the site of the Crazy Horse
movie set. Next day visit Badlands National Park, Wall Drug Store and Fort Hays Dances with Wolves Movie Set. Enjoy a fun filled Chuck
Wagon Supper and Cowboy Show. Today you board the 1880 Train an authentic narrow gauge railroad dating back to the Black Hills Gold
Rush. Visit the Journey Museum, Sioux Indian Museum and the Black Hills Gold Factory. Farewell Dinner at the K-Bar S Ranch followed
by Mt. Rushmore at Night. Tour includes: roundtrip airfare, 6-night accommodations Radisson Hotel, Rapid City, 10 meals, daily sightseeing,
Professional Tour Director, baggage handling, hotel transfers, cancellation waiver and post departure plan.
                     $1999.000 pp double / $2459. pp single $450. Deposit required. Final Payment due May 1, 2010

                                        9 Days - Colorado Rockies and Rails          August 14-22, 2010
Arrive Denver – Welcome Dinner! Today visit Rocky Mountain National Park. Stop in Estes Park to explore the unique shops and fine galleries
then enjoy a panoramic Denver City Tour to learn more about the “Mile High City.” Journey through the Rocky Mountains on the historic and
scenic Georgetown Loop Railroad. Travel to Vail and later arrive in Grand Junction. Board the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
for a spectacular coal-fired steam locomotive ride to scenic Durango for a two-night stay. Visit Mesa Verde Nat’l Park home to the largest and
best-preserved Anasazi Indian cliff dwellings in the Southwest. Travel aboard the Royal Gorge Train along the Arkansas River through the scenic
Royal Gorge. Later motor coach to Colorado Springs and enjoy a western cookout at the Flying W Ranch. Visit the U.S. Air Force Academy,
Colorado’s most frequently visited man-made attraction and home to cadets participating in the officer-training program. Later visit the luxurious &
historic Broadmoor Hotel for a Tour & Lunch. Today board the Pikes Peak Cog Railway in specially designed cars, which take you to the
summit for unparalleled views of this amazing area. Visit the famous Garden of the Gods. Farewell Dinner. Fly Home. Tour Includes • Roundtrip
Airfare • 13 Meals – 8B, 1L, 4D• Sightseeing per Itinerary • Deluxe Motor coach• Admissions per Itinerary • Hotel Transfers• Professional Tour
Director • Baggage Handling• 8 Nights First Class Hotels: 2 Nights – Denver, 1 Night – Grand Junction, 2 Nights – Durango, 3 Nights – Colorado
Springs                   $2,499 pp double / $3,199 pp single. ~ $470.00 Deposit required~ Final Payment due May 31, 2010

                              12 Days Canada and New England Cruise September 20- October 1, 2010
Fly to New York and enjoy 1 night in the NYC area. Board the NCL Jewel and enjoy a wonderful cruise through Canada and New England. Cruise
stops include Newport, Rhode Island, home to rustic natural beaches and the playground for some of America’s wealthiest families, Halifax, Nova
Scotia with its beautifully restored waterfront and home to the most photographed lighthouse in the world, Quebec City, Quebec, the only walled city
north of Mexico and great French ambiance, Corner Brook, Newfoundland, with beautiful fjords and thick forest. Visit the Captain Cook Monument
or step back in time at the Corner Brook Museum. Sydney, Nova Scotia, located on Cape Breton Island where you can explore quaint shops and
cafes or visit Fortress Louisbourg and St. Patrick’s church. The Norwegian Cruse Lines Jewel was built in 2005 and features 12 restaurants, 11
bars/lounges, a casino, and a theater for nightly entertainment. Return home from New York City. $2575 pp double / $3475. pp single Cat KK
(inside); $2975 pp double / $4275. pp single Cat DD (ocean view); $3375 pp double / $4975. pp single Cat BB (ocean view w/balcony)
                                            9 Days - Heritage Highlights        October 5-13, 2010
Flight to Buffalo, NY – Arrive Niagara Falls for a two-night stay... Niagara Falls Area Tour: Floral Clock Horticultural Center, Niagara on the
Lake, Welland Canal & Maid of the Mist Boat Ride. Arrive, Lancaster County, the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country for a two-night
stay. Visit the Gettysburg National Military Park. Visit an Amish Farm & House. Traditional Amish Family Style Dinner. Arrive Philadelphia
to see the Most Historic Square Mile in America featuring Independence Hall & the Liberty Bell. Continue to Washington D.C. area for a two-
night stay at the new 2,000-room Gaylord National Resort. Visit Arlington National Cemetery to see the Kennedy Grave Sites and famous
Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Washington D.C. City Tour: World War II, Iwo Jima & Vietnam War
Memorials, Capitol Hill, Supreme Court, Embassy Row, Smithsonian Institution, White House Visitor Center & Twilight illumination Tour.
Visit Mount Vernon overlooking the Potomac River, drive to Richmond, Virginia’s capital and once the Capital of the Confederacy. Arrive in
Williamsburg for a two-night stay. Visit Virginia’s largest historical attraction, Colonial Williamsburg. Colonial Farewell Dinner. Flight Home
Tour Includes• Roundtrip Airfare • 12 Meals – 8B, 4D• Sightseeing per Itinerary • Deluxe Motor coach• Admissions per Itinerary • Hotel Transfers•
Professional Tour Director • Baggage Handling • 8 Nights First Class Hotels: 2 Nights – Doubletree Fallsview Hotel, Niagara Falls, Canada, 2 Nights
– Lancaster Area,2 Nights – Gaylord National Resort, Washington DC Area, 2 Nights – Marriott Residence Inn, Williamsburg
                   $2,599 pp double / $3,149 pp single ~$470. Deposit required~ Final payment due July 19, 2010 (877) 95

                                              8 Days – Heart of Europe        November 2-9, 2010
Overnight Flight Arrive Amsterdam – Meet your Tour Director and after a brief Amsterdam City Tour drive to the quaint resort town of
Valkenburg for your 6-night stay at the four-star Park Hotel Rooding. Valkenburg is a perfect location to discover the Heart of Europe just
minutes away from Belgium, Germany, and Luxembourg. Welcome Dinner. Visit Monschau, Germany for time to enjoy the picture perfect
medieval town with beautiful half-timbered houses. Stop at the Henri Chapelle US Cemetery where many WWII American Soldiers are laid to
rest. Visit the oldest town in the Netherlands, Maastricht, founded over 2000 years ago by the Romans. Enjoy time in Luxembourg and
Bastogne, site of the famous WWII Battle of the Bulge. Visit Bruges; known as the “Venice of the North” filled with cobblestone streets
beautifully preserved buildings. Enjoy a day at leisure in Valkenburg to enjoy the resort town and maybe partake in its great spa facilities. Also
visit Brussels for a wonderful tour of one of Europe’s grandest cities. Return home from the Netherlands. Tour includes: Amsterdam City Tour,
Bruges City Tour and Canal Cruise, Windmills & Wooden Shoes Visit, Battle of the Bulge Area, Bastogne Historical Center, Castle Dinner,
Brussels City Tour, Grote Market /Grand Palace, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.
                          $2899. pp double / $3399. pp single ~ $690. Deposit required ~Final payment due Aug. 16, 2010

Please call or stop by your Circle of Friends Chapter Office for complete itineraries!
If there’s a destination you don’t see listed, but would like to travel there? Let us know and we can offer
                   group prices for your review. Call the Travel Team at 714-229-4077

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                               CIRCLE OF FRIENDS TRAVEL
                                     San Manuel Indian Casino – Sept 30, 2009
 Located in Highland, California, San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino has been in the inland Empire since 1986. A
 slot lover’s dream, the casino has 2000 of the “hottest, most exciting games around”, including 5¢ to $25.00 machines.
 Must have a valid government issued photo ID (drivers license). San Manuel Casino requires name, address, and birth
 date. You are allowing Circle of Friends permission to release this Information when you sign the reservation form.
        Cost: $14~ Deadline: September 14, 2009~ Depart approx. 7:30 a.m. ~ Return approx. 6:00 p.m.
                                 “Lake Arrowhead Oktoberfest”- October 4, 2009
 For eight weekends every fall, the Lake Arrowhead Oktoberfest sets up at Lake Arrowhead Village and offers visitors
 a fun and memorable experience! You will listen to the sounds of oompah-pah bands direct from Germany; see
 German Dancers, Polkas as well as Landlers. From reserved seats, you will enjoy the free concerts, cheer on your
 friends in contests or participate yourself. Get up and dance the Chicken Dance. Lunch will be on your own where you
 can choose to enjoy authentic German Cuisine at any of the fabulous food booths or eat in one of restaurants in the
 Village. Escape to the mountains with us for a fun day! TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Deluxe motor coach transportation.
 Reserved table seats in the Lake Arrowhead Village to enjoy the Bavarian Bands, dancing and free entertainment free
 time for shopping and sightseeing in Lake Arrowhead. Price includes Drivers gratuity.
       Cost: $59 ~ Deadline: September 17, 2009 ~ Depart approx. 8:00 a.m. ~ Return approx. 6:00 p.m.
                                        Pechanga Casino – October 20, 2009
 Enjoy a relaxing motor-coach ride down to Temecula and explore the Pechanga Casino. Must have valid government
 issued photo ID (driver’s license). Pechanga Casino may require name, address, and birth-date. You are allowing Circle of
 Friends permission to release the information when you sign the reservation form.
          Cost $14~Deadline: October 7, 2009 ~ Depart approx. 7:30 a.m. ~ Return approx. 6:00 p.m.
                                    “The Spirit of Hollywood”- October 27, 2009
 Gather up your ghosts and ghouls and join us this October for a fun look at Hollywood’s spirited history! You’ll be
 joined for the day by your very own “Ghostbusters guide.” See the haunted Valentino statue at De Longpre Park and
 search for filmdom’s famous phantoms at Mann’s Chinese Theatre. Ward off the vampires by stopping for lunch in
 Beverly Hills at everyone’s favorite place for gourmet garlic cuisine, the Stinking Rose! Dine in “Dracula’s Grotto”
 banquet room where you’ll enjoy a garlic laden luncheon. The three-course feast begins with Bagna Calda (garlic cloves
 oven roasted in extra virgin olive oil and butter) and the Stinking Rose House Salad. The main course includes each
 guest’s choice on arrival of entree including 40 Cloves Garlic Chicken, Lemon Baked Salmon, Italian Meatloaf, Neon
 Ravioli with garlic basil Alfredo sauce, or Vegetarian Lasagna, all prepared with as little or as much of the pungent
 herb as you would like. The final course is the homemade fresh frozen Kustard Ice Kream and coffee or tea. Continue
 your tour of haunted Hollywood with a visit to the “Forever Hollywood” Cemetery, now listed on the National Register
 of Historic Sites. Visitors come from all over the world to pay respects Cecil B. DeMille, Jayne Mansfield, Rudolph
 Valentino, Douglas Fairbanks, and hundreds more of Hollywood’s greatest stars. Your tour will continue to the
 Hollywood Bowl and Griffith Park. It’s a fun trip you won’t want to miss!
 Price includes Driver’s Gratuity and Step-on Guide Gratuity
         Cost: $75 ~ Deadline: October 1, 2009 ~ Depart approx. 8:45 a.m. ~ Return approx. 6:00 p.m.
                                     “Yosemite Fall Tour”- November 3-5, 2009
 Experience Yosemite National Park in all of its splendor and after the summer crowds have gone home. There is no
 prettier or more peaceful time to visit Yosemite than in the late fall and winter. You will check in for two nights at the
 Yosemite Lodge at the Falls. The closest property to Yosemite Falls, the lodge is an idyllic spot for venturing into the
 park. In 1998, the lodge redesigned with an emphasis on glass and wood detailing to blend with the spectacular natural
 beauty of Yosemite Valley. You will spend a full day in Yosemite with its colossal landscape carved by glaciers and
 streams from the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. This region of unusual beauty and grandeur is even
 more spectacular in the fall when the trees burst into hues of red, yellow and orange. You will explore the park via
 the fully narrated Valley Floor Tour and enjoy lunch at the elegant Ahwahnee Hotel. The crown jewel of Yosemite
 dining, this award-winning restaurant is both magnificent and cozy. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Deluxe motor coach
 transportation Two-night stay at the Yosemite Lodge at the Falls, located in the heart of Yosemite National Park. A
 full day in Yosemite National Park including a guided tour of the Valley Floor aboard one the park’s eco-friendly trams.
 Enjoy an elegant lunch at the historic Ahwahnee Hotel. Plenty of free time in the park to explore at your leisure.
 There are evening ranger programs and other ongoing activities from which to choose. Price includes Driver’s Gratuity
     Cost: $350 (sgl $110) ~ Deadline: Sept. 29, 2009 ~ Depart approx. 8:00 a.m. ~ Return approx. 6:00 p.m.
               When you travel with Circle of Friends…you travel with “FRIENDS”

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                     “Palm Springs Follies with Lunch at the Hilton”- November 10, 2009
Nineteen years and better than ever! The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies celebrates happy days with our newest edition
entitled Let the Good Times Roll! . . . and that is exactly what we are going to do! All season long, we're bringing back
the greatest good-time music of the '40s, '50s and '60s. We'll dance! We'll sing! We'll laugh . . . and we promise you'll
want to do the same! From Big Bands and Swing to Doo-Wop, Motown and Pop, we played these songs on the jukebox,
listened to them on our Hi-Fi’s, and watched them performed on TV, always in glorious black-and-white. Special Guest
Star Susan Anton. You’ll enjoy a sit down served luncheon at the Hilton in downtown Palm Springs that will include
salad, Pot Roast & Chicken Florentine, rice pilaf, vegetables, dessert and beverage. Then it is off to your reserved seats
inside the historic Plaza Theater. “After the show, you’ll have a chance to shake hands with the cast before returning
home. Your evening will include a special stop at Hadley’s Fruit Orchard in Cabazon on your way home. You’ll
discover a variety of dried fruits, nuts and gift packs featuring Coachella Valley products. Price includes Driver’s Gratuity
    Cost: $107.00 ~ Deadline: October 1, 2009 ~ Depart approx. 8:30 a.m. ~ Return approx. 7:30 p.m.
                                      “Architectural L.A.” November 19, 2009
The architectural heritage of Los Angeles is rich and varied. This day-long pilgrimage takes you on a broad sweep of
the Southland from the towering skyscrapers of downtown Los Angeles to the art deco buildings along the Miracle
Mile! These structures represent a microcosm of California’s unique and diverse architectural styles. You’ll be joined
by a local guide for the day as you explore some of these magnificent engineering feats. You’ll begin with a tour of the
Music Center complex, including a visit to the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the new home of the Los Angeles
Philharmonic Orchestra. A special treat is in store for lunch as you dine at McCormick & Schmick’s Restaurant,
located inside downtown’s tallest skyscraper. This award-winning restaurant has the ambiance of an exclusive club and
offers each guest their choice of entrée from a list that includes fresh fish, chicken, beef or pasta. Each entree is
accompanied by McCormick & Schmick’s famous clam chowder or a house salad, and a chocolate truffle cake for
dessert. After lunch, you’ll spend the afternoon downtown where you’ll see a number of historic landmarks, including
Angel’s Flight, the Biltmore Hotel, and the 1925 Central Library, which recently went through a major restoration.
You’ll also look at downtown from a more futuristic point of view with a drive by the Staples Center. You’ll end the day
with a visit to the spectacular Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, which stands in the midst of downtown LA. It’s a
fun and fascinating day you don’t want to miss! Price includes Driver’s Gratuity and Step-on Guide Gratuity
    Cost: $89.00 ~ Deadline: October 28, 2009 ~ Depart approx. 8:30 a.m. ~ Return approx. 6:30 p.m.
                                         Viejas Casino – November 24, 2009
Enjoy a relaxing motor-coach ride down to Viejas Casino in Alpine California. Located about 30 minutes from San
Diego, the casino has 250,000 sq feet of gaming space. The Viejas Outlet Center is located across the street from the
casino. The center is home to over 60 national brand name stores offering discount prices. Must have valid
government issued photo ID (driver’s license). Viejas Casino may require name, address, and birth-date. You are allowing
Circle of Friends permission to release the information when you sign the reservation form.
      Cost $14~Deadline: November 12, 2009 ~ Depart approx. 7:30 a.m. ~ Return approx. 6:00 p.m.
             “Christmas in Laughlin at the Riverside Hotel and Casino”- December 16-18, 2009
Celebrate the holidays with friends during a two-night stay at the Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino. You’ll spend two
nights at the exciting Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino Hotel. Your stay includes one breakfast buffet, one buffet of
choice at the Riverside, admission to the Christmas Party in the Starview Room with live entertainment and a holiday
buffet & driver gratuity. Our June trip sold out two buses so gets those reservations in early! First come first served!!!
    Cost: $90 (sgl $20) ~ Deadline: Nov 4, 2009 ~ Depart approx. 8:00 a.m. ~ Return approx. 6:00 p.m.
                                  “Las Vegas Deluxe Tour”- January 19-21, 2010
Come to Las Vegas – with its mega-resorts, neon casinos, spectacular entertainment and some of the finest dining
anywhere! Day or night, Las Vegas has plenty of activity to keep anyone busy. Stay two-nights downtown at the Golden
Nugget Hotel and Casino (one breakfast buffet & one welcome cocktail per guest. One Golden Value Coupon Book
per room (casino incentives). Deluxe transportation, room taxes, porter age, printed itinerary & Driver gratuity included.
Cost: $150 (sgl $55) ~ Deadline: Dec. 16, 2009 ~ Depart approx. 8:00 a.m. ~ Return approx. 6:00 p.m.
                                      “Circle of Life Tour- February 8-9, 2010
Overnight at the Sandcastle Inn in Pismo Beach with a continental breakfast, a Danish smorgasbord luncheon, lunch
and Millhouse tour at the Apple Farm Restaurant, dinner at Steamers Restaurant, a guided tour of the Miniature
Horse Farm, the Butterfly Grove, the Ostrich Land and view the Elephant Seals on the beach with a naturalist. Tour
includes printed itinerary, deluxe transportation & room taxes. Includes Driver and Step-on Guide Gratuity
  Cost: $255 (sgl $60) ~ Deadline: Dec. 22, 2009 ~ Depart approx. 8:00 a.m. ~ Return approx. 6:00 p.m.
              When you travel with Circle of Friends…you travel with “FRIENDS”
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    We Listen - We Care - We Act
                      Leadership                                              September / October 2009
                   Candace Bartsch                                    Board Letters                 Cover
               Director, Circle of Friends                            Membership Information        Page    2
      HB Chapter 2009 Executive Board                                 Picnic                        Page    3
        President - Dorothy Dupont                                    HB Chapter Info.              Page    4
      Vice President - Tony Soumakian                                 HB Medical Seminar            Page    5
          Treasurer - Kathy Smaw                                      HB General Meeting            Page    5
           Secretary - Doris Dailey
                                                                      WA Chapter Info.              Page    6
     WA Chapter 2009 Executive Board                                  WA General Meeting            Page    7
       President - Claire Reinhardt                                   HB/WA Nomination Form         Page    8
      Vice President - Fran Guerena
         Treasurer - Grace Brown
                                                                      My First Trip                 Page    8
        Secretary - Nancy Moyer                                       HB Sept./Oct. Calendars       Page     9-10
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