Notes from the Travel Desk
As you have probably noticed, we now have a different mix of travel options this year than we have had in the past. Some of our smaller trips have had such poor turn-out that the people putting them together are no longer offering them.  If you are interested in helping to plan and set up local trips for our members, please call the Front Desk and ask to speak with the Travel Department.

The Center has a travel desk in the lobby where you can see travel brochures. 

2020 Season ~ Broadway Rose Musicals

  • July 2-26: Crazy for You
  • August 6-23: The Wedding Singer
  • October 1-25: Loch Lomond
  • November 25-December 20: A Christmas Carol
If you would like to attend the musicals at Broadway Rose  call Betty at 503-390-7441.

Changes to Oregon West Reservations

Oregon West Excursions has simplified the process for signing up for their trips. Instead of you signing up at K/SAS, then finalizing arrangements with them, you will work directly with Oregon West for the entire reservation and travel process. This method will be less complicated, and saves work for everyone. Please be assured that we will still get a donation from them for maintaining the Bulletin Board and the travel page in the Bulletin and on our website. We hope this will work out better for everyone involved.

From Tony at Oregon West

Dear Customers, Partners & Friends I recognize that with the constantly changing COVID-19 situation around the world, this is an unprecedented time for everyone that is filled with uncertainty. My heart and thoughts go out to each and every one of you. I will keep you updated on our tours as the deadlines approach… I have been working with our vendors to move the deadlines back as far as possible so we can have a clearer picture on where the virus is (and hopefully where it will be during our scheduled tour(s)). Your deposits are refundable. Our policy in the past was to automatically run your credit card on the scheduled due date. We are going to temporarily suspend this policy… I will contact you via email or by phone to get your OK before running any final payments. Thank you for your continued support during these tough times. It is my aim to act with the utmost care for everyone. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Thank You

2020 Trips and Tours

April 19 - 24, 2020 California Coastal Splendor ~~ Oregon West
Crashing waves, rolling fog, sheer rocky cliffs, and pleasant bends and curves make a trip along the California Coast one unforgettable experience… This is some of the most beautiful coastline in the world! After the stunning natural beauty of Big Sur, comes the former port of San Simeon and one of the most opulent houses ever built; Hearst Castle. Built between 1922 and 1947, it was the glamorous retreat of the media magnate William Randolph Hearst, who entertained famous movie stars and politicians here See Flyer

May 13 - 15, 2020 Explore with the Spirit to Astoria ~~ Oregon West
Astoria is gritty and likes it that way. But that rustic exterior is just a cover for the many enchanting dichotomies you’ll find waiting around the corner. Here, fisherman are poets, loggers drink espresso, and Main Street welcomes both the nouveau gallery and the five n’ dime. For Astoria, it’s about character, and it’s also about characters: the people who call this place home with a passion that borders on evangelical. The skipper who challenges the same mighty river his great grandfather once fished; the artist who migrated here in search of a new palette; the hotelier who resurrected a once-bustling pier. See Flyer
May 20 2020—May 26 2020 "Fly A Way Mystery Tour ~~ Oregon West
These tours are really popular, don’t miss out. Call for information.

June 19 2020—June 25 2020 "Canadian Rockies ~~ Oregon West
While Italy has Venice and Florence, Canada has Banff and Jasper… legendary natural marvels that are as spectacular & vital as anything the ancient Romans ever built. Don’t think these protected areas have no history. Of the thousands of National Parks, Banff, created in 1885, is the third oldest. The two bordering parks were designated Unesco World Heritage sites. Both parks are surrounded by classic Canadian Rocky Mountain peaks and stunning glaciers. See Flyer

July 18 2020—July 23 2020 "Hurricane Ridge and The San Juan Islands ~~ Oregon West
It’s time to breathe the fresh, mile-high air on Hurricane Ridge, just south of Port Angeles, in the Olympic National Park. You’ll feel you’re on top of the world, and you actually are! The ruggedly carved mountain range contrasts with the soft fields of wild flowers in the subalpine meadows below. Next, it’s Anchors Away! Cruise the pristine waters and narrow passageways aboard the Chinook. View Orca whales, and other wildlife, on a 3-day cruise you’ll never forget! We’ll end this journey in the Emerald City, Seattle, where we have some fantastic things planned! See Flyer
July 29 2020—August 2 2020 "Boise Basque Festival ~~ Oregon West
The Basques are an ethnic group that primarily inhabits an area traditionally known as the Basque Country, a region that is located around the western end of the Pyrenees, on the coast of the Bay of Biscay, and straddles parts of north-eastern Spain and south-western France. Boise… Idaho’s capital and home to the largest population of Basque people in the United States. Boise celebrates with a festival known as Jaialdi every 5 years. The celebration is based around the religious feast day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, patron saint of the Basques, and founder of the Jesuit religious order. See Flyer

August 9 2020—August 13 2020 "Lake Chelan and Leavenworth ~~ Oregon West
Discover a Washington Original… Lake Chelan! Enjoy 50.5 miles of a crystal clear, glacier-fed Lake Chelan, surrounded by vineyards, mountains and small-town charm that promises an array of unique activities. Throughout July and August, Leavenworth Summer Theater turns the Ski Hill and the Fish Hatchery into centers for theater. Ski hill? Fish hatchery? That’s right! Every summer you can see “The Sound of Music” at the Ski Hill Amphitheater. See Flyer
August 20 2020—August 26 2020 "Great Montana and Glacier National Park ~~ Oregon West
Welcome to Big Sky Country… Montana! It is defined by its diverse terrain ranging from the Rocky Mountains to the Great Plains. Its wide-open spaces include Glacier National Park, a vast wilderness preserve that passes into Canada. The park’s many snow-capped peaks, lakes and alpine hiking trails are showcased along its famed Going-to-the-Sun Road, stretching 50 miles over some of the most gorgeous landscapes in the world! See Flyer