Branch 62 has a travel committee for
organizing travel for members of this and other SIR
branches, their spouses, widows of SIR members, and guests
of SIR members. Trips may be local, distant or overseas. The
trips are frequently cruises and vary from one day up to
The Branch 62 Travel Committee is also a member of the SIR Area 11 & 12 Coordinated Travel Committee, along with about 11 other SIR branches. The Coordinated Travel Committee publishes a Travel Bulletin, which gives us ready access to information about trips that other branches list with the Coordinated Committee. Branch 62 members who would like to receive this Travel Bulletin should contact Jim or Roy.
There is information about trips planned by the Branch 62 Travel Committee in the Branch 62 “Rooster” newsletter. Also, the Branch Travel Committee sets out a display of brochures for trips from this and other branches on the Travel Table at the monthly Branch luncheons.
Trips scheduled by other branches in SIR Areas 11 & 12 (formerly Areas 20 & 5) are described in the Area 11 & 12 Travel Bulletin. Please contact one of the travel chairmen if you would like to receive the Bulletin.
Join us for a unique two-hour tour of the Ruby Hill Vineyards in Livermore on the Mello Cielo, a vintage school bus with 14 swivel chairs made of old wine barrels. Along the way, we will learn the history of Ruby Hill Winery, visit the modern on-site production facility, and see the wine making process from vine to bottle as undertaken by winemaker Jesse Plautz and his experienced cellar crew. Throughout the tour, we will sample a few of the current vintages as well as some still aging in the barrel. The culmination of the tour is a sit-down food and wine pairing at the historic water tower. This is a private tour for 8 to 14 people. We plan to go together in a 15-passenger van. The cost is expected to be $60. A no host lunch in Livermore is also a possibility. Call one of the travel chairmen and indicate your choice of dates (Friday, April 20th or 27th) if you are interested.
This trip visits the historic Eastern Canadian cities of Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City, and Montreal, includes an overnight at Niagara Falls and a cruise through the Thousand Islands. It concludes with a Holland America cruise down the St. Lawrence River to the Maritime Provincial cities of Charlottetown, Sydney, Halifax, and Bar Harbor, Maine and Boston, MA. The cost will begin at $3695 pp/dbl. occ. or $5185 single (without air fare) for an inside cabin on the cruise. Cost for an outside (window) cabin is $3924 pp/dbl. occ., and a suite is $5202 pp/dbl. occ. For lowest cost (group travel is more) and maximum flexibility, individual travel can be arranged by the travel agent or arrange your own. For more information (such as cabin upgrades) or to discuss travel