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Members' Corner: Miriam Berger
My husband, Stan, and I have been members of the New Horizons Club for twelve years. We have taken advantage of Club benefits for that entire time.
The Club has made it possible for us to travel with a wonderful group of people. We’ve been on two Caribbean cruises. NHC has made it possible for us to visit California’s wine country, including a trip on the Wine Train. The Tall Ships in Boston and the Mystic Seaport area in Connecticut were enjoyable three day/two night trips made available to us by the Club. Being able to see the musical "Wicked" in Boston was another special opportunity. The Lobstah, Lobstah trip to coastal Maine was perfect. However, we’re sure our waistlines paid the price for that jaunt! The annual Mystery Trip to “who knows where” found us waiting in the bank lobby by 8:30 AM just to assure us of seats on the bus. A joy of traveling with NHC is the ease of doing so. Leaving from the Center parking lot at Route 7 South, boarding a chartered coach, and returning to the same parking lot following the trip made all trips virtually stress-free.
As relative newcomers to Middlebury, we’ve found that we’ve made many good friends through the Club and its activities.
On a strictly local level, we take full advantage of the NHC discounts available to us by local merchants. It means that we can help the local economy and still save money.
Membership in the NHC has become an important part of our lives here in Middlebury.
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Ticket to Ride Program
We’re making your account even better. You’re going to love it! It’s pretty simple — here’s how it works...New Horizons Club has created a new lapel pin. When you wear your pin to any NHC activity, you’ll receive a Ticket to Ride card. When you’ve collected 5 cards you can redeem them for a $5 Club Bucks certificate that you can use for any Club event. Use your Club Bucks to pay for NHC activities! You must wear your pin to receive a Ticket to Ride card. To keep it interesting, on unannounced occasions, you may receive more than one card at an event!
How can you get one of the lapel pins? Simple. Stop into any National Bank of Middlebury office and ask for the NHC lapel pin: Visit one of Middlebury’s two offices or the drive-up on Seymour Street, Vergennes, Bristol, Hinesburg or Brandon. Pins are for NHC members only and a second signer on the account. Though we welcome guests (non-members) to our events and activities, they will not receive Ticket to Ride cards. Lost or misplaced cards will not be replaced. NHC pins may be replaced. You must visit a NBM office to receive a pin — we will not be mailing pins.
When a new NHC account is opened, new members will be given one of our distinctive lapel pins.
Ticket to Ride card has no cash value and Club Bucks may only be redeemed for NHC activities.
In Between the Lines
Email is a way to stay in touch. When there is important news to share about a Club event or activity, email is a quick and easy method of informing you about it in a timely way. If you are reading this, you obviously are someone who likes to connect via the internet. Would you share your email address with NHC? Send your email address to: firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll add you to our list. We never share your name or address with other businesses or people.
New Passport Location
Vermont Passport Agency
50 South Main Street
St. Albans, VT 05478
Please note that the Agency is able to issue passport books and cards at this location. You must have a trip scheduled within two weeks to take advantage to the fast service. There are additional fees for this expedited service.
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., local time, M-F, excluding Federal holidays
Schedule an Appointment 24/7: 1-877-487-2778
All U.S. citizens are required to have a valid passport for all foreign travel, including these destinations and circumstances:
ALL AIR, LAND, or SEA travel to or from the Caribbean, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, Bahamas, and Central and South America. If you do not have a valid passport or other approved documents you will be denied boarding!
If you need a new passport, we recommend that you apply as soon as possible. There may be a backlog.
Most travel to international destinations requires that your passport be valid for six months past your trip return date. Please check the renewal date on your passport to avoid any problems.