Connie Brown became involved with Heritage Club back in 1990, after she attended a 3-day training session in Charles City, Iowa. At that time, Shirley Darling was the director for Kerndt Brothers Heritage Club, and Connie was her assistant. The training was a great asset in helping the club grow and become what it is today.
With Shirley's retirement in 2005, Connie became the Club Director. The club has traveled to many foreign countries and points of interest within the United States, attended numerous dinner theatres, and survived several Mystery Trips throughout the years. Connie would say her favorite would be their trip to Ireland, where the scenery is breathtaking and the people absolutely wonderful.
As a people person, Connie has found that the Heritage Club has been very rewarding for her. She is able to help make customers's dreams come true by taking them places to which they would not travel on their own. She is also grateful for the many friendships she has acquired through the years and the opportunity to travel to many parts of the world with the Heritage Club.
Connie attended the 2017 Peer Conference in Vermont this past March. She was happy to see that Heritage Club International continues to focus on training that help grow bank clubs across America. She found the conference to be inspiring as well as warm and friendly with the help of the other delegates and members of the conference. She is hoping the enthusiasm she brought back in March will help management to see the benefit of attending the Peer Conference each year.
In February, Connie plans to take her club to Hawaii with Susan and Russ Rosenberry from Islands in the Sun. She has heard great things about their trips and is looking forward to a fantastic time. She has several day trips planned for 2018 and is hoping to top off the holiday season with a trip to Branson in November. Connie wants to keep her members traveling because as they say, "The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page!"