Each year, the club takes a field trip in May and has only a very short meeting.
The destination is always a well guarded secret and a sweet surprise for members!
2016 Spring Field Trip
2016 Spring Field Trip was held on May 17 - 18, 2016 with an overnight trip to Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The bus departed Riordan Hall at 10 am on May 17th, stopping for a fast food lunch, and arriving at Comfort Suites Hotel in Hot Springs by 3 pm. After receiving complimentary bags from the visitor's bureau & checking into our rooms, we had dinner at Fisherman's Wharf Restaurant. After breakfast in the hotel & checking out of our rooms, we headed for Garvan Woodland Gardens where we had a docent led 45 minute guided tour and plenty of time to wander around the gardens on our own. After lunch at the Chipmunk Cafe, we boarded the bus at 1 pm for the trip home. Fun was had by all!
2015 Spring Field Trip was combined with the June Luncheon held at Peel Mansion in Bentonville. We were taken back in time and the menu featured
recipes from the past. Tours of the mansion and gardens, a hat contest and installation of new officers rounded out the day. See a video of the fun - CLICK HERE
2014 Spring Field Trip
On May 28th, 2014, club members traveled via charter bus to the Dogwood Canyon Park in Missouri. At the park members boarded a covered tram that took them on a tour of the park. The tour included the wedding chapel, trout ponds, numerous waterfalls, streams, covered bridges, and a variety of animals. The picnic lunch had two sandwich choices which were Ozark ham with Swiss Cheese or Slow Roasted Turkey with Vermont Cheddar. Both came with other goodies. Another successful trip and a fun day for club members.
Pix at right.