Journey with Home Federal’s Jubilee Travel Club: Members Enjoy Making Friends & Memories

If you enjoy traveling and you are age 55 or older, you may be delighted to know that Home Federal Savings Bank recently created its own travel club and whisked members away on its first regional adventure last fall. The travel club is very popular already, and they’ve only just begun.

Home Federal’s Jubilee Travel Club offers members a variety of travel options: day trips, regional trips and extended trips. Many members go on several trips each year because they love the diversity of trips offered. Home Federal’s travel club attracts a variety of travelers: singles making new friends on the trip, girlfriends enjoying a vacation together and couples enjoying time with each other. One thing all of the travelers have in common is their eagerness to have a great time and make amazing memories.   


One of the main reasons Home Federal’s Jubilee Travel Club has been so popular from the beginning is that Home Federal’s Jean Jech plans and leads all of the tours. Since January, Jean has driven over 3,000 miles visiting attractions, hotels and restaurants that she is considering including in upcoming tours for 2016 and 2017. Admittedly, Jean has very high standards, and because she personally visits each place before bringing a group to the location, she says, “I kiss a lot of frogs, before finding the ‘prince’ for our trips.” Not surprisingly, it’s this level of service and attention to detail that brings travelers back over and over again. As a result, most trips sell out very quickly.


Many of Home Federal’s travelers have toured with Jean in the past and love to travel with her. In fact, several travel club members became clients of Home Federal just so they could join the travel club. Sue Tollefson had never traveled with Home Federal but thought she would give it a try. She has been on several tours with other tour operators, but she and a girlfriend decided to go on a Jubilee trip to Omaha this past fall. Sue says the trip was “just absolutely fantastic.” She also adds that Jean is “very outgoing and always adds in surprises and thinks of every teeny, tiny thing” to make the trip amazing for all of the travelers. Sue says she definitely plans to travel with Jean on several more trips in the future.

Another traveler, Betty Ronnigan, says that she and her husband love traveling with Jean. Betty says that they love the fact that they can go on vacation and they don’t have to drive or find hotels or attractions themselves. They are simply delivered to the front door, and everything is taken care of for them. Betty also says that traveling with Home Federal has become a big part of their lives, and they have met many new wonderful friends while traveling together. Betty adds, “Jean entertains us so well, and we never know when she is going to surprise us!”


Upcoming fantastic regional trips include a three-day mystery trip from August 15-17, and a five-day/four-night trip to Branson, Missouri from November 7-11. This tour includes eight shows, several meals, lodging at the Radisson and free time for exploring this unique area. Jubilee magazines, announcing new upcoming events, are available at Home Federal branch locations. Regional trips, all led by Jean, include motor coach transportation, lodging, several meals, entrance to attractions and lots of juicy surprises.  If you are considering taking a trip with Home Federal, be sure to make your reservation as soon as possible as several trips have sold out very quickly. For more information, contact Jean Jech at Home Federal Jubilee at 507-535-1231 or visit

Cindy Mennenga, owner of Straight-Talk Wellness, is a health coach and freelance writer based in Rochester.