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Monday, August 27, 2018

1st Class Travel joins the 500 Club in 2018

The Mark Travel Corporation (TMTC) is pleased and honored to announce the induction of 1st Class Travel as a member of the 500 Club in 2018. This exclusive program, established over 30 years ago, recognizes travel agencies that are top supporters and producers of TMTC’s four brands — Funjet Vacations, United Vacations, Southwest Vacations, and Blue Sky Tours. The 500 Club is a program based on relationships, recognition, and rewards for travel agencies who have had outstanding sales and service achievements in the last year.

Elite Travel, Inc. joins in “Agents Give Back”

Elite Travel President and Travel Expert Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) joined travel professionals across the nation for an international humanitarian cause in the “Agents Give Back” movement. The event, sponsored by Apple Leisure Group and hosted by the Nicolodean Resort Punta Cana, allowed the Elite Team to bring school supplies as well paint an elementary school, Escuela Basica Porfirio de Pena, located in the mountains outside of Punta Cana.

Southeast Hospice Offers Annual Children’s Grief Camp

Southeast Hospice C.O.O.L. Camp (Children Overcoming Outstanding Loss) will offer its annual one-day grief support camp to children ages 6-15 who have experienced a loss due to death of a friend or family member on Saturday, October 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The camp is free of charge for any child in the region and includes supplies, activities, and lunch.

C.O.O.L. Camp is the only grief–targeted support group for kids between St. Louis and Memphis. It is facilitated by all professional staff trained in grief and loss. Specially trained volunteers assist facilitators with groups and in other areas to make the day a safe and enjoyable time for the children participating. The day’s activities for C.O.O.L. Camp are not what most assume when they hear the phrase “grief support group.” Facilitators have invested many hours in designing activities, discussions, and games which use a hands-on method of teaching the principles of grief in fun and interactive ways.

This is a place for kids to be around other peers who have experienced similar tragedies in their lives; allowing them a safe place to express their thoughts and feelings while learning positive coping strategies which promote healing. All children must pre-register and a phone interview must be completed with the camp coordinator or bereavement counselor and a child’s parent or guardian to discuss individual needs of participants to make sure staffing is appropriate to meet campers’ needs. At that time the location of camp and instructions for attending are provided.

C.O.O.L. Camp is funded solely by donations made to the Southeast Hospice Grace Fund through SoutheastHEALTH Foundation. If you know of a child who has experienced a loss, please contact Lynn Boren at Southeast Hospice for more information, (573)335-6208 ext. 2067 or lboren@sehealth.org.

Scholarship Luncheon Honors Donors, Recognizes Recipients

SoutheastHEALTH Foundation and SoutheastHEALTH Auxiliary scholarship recipients had the opportunity to personally thank the individuals who are helping them earn advanced degrees at a Scholarship Luncheon held recently at the Jackson Civic Center. The luncheon celebrated the success of 33 students who received $67,000 in scholarship awards. The guest speaker was Dr. Jerry Durham, Interim President of the Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

The Mark Travel Corporation Inducts Elite Travel Inc into 500 Club Program

The Mark Travel Corporation (TMTC) is pleased and honored to announce the induction of Elite Travel Inc as a member of the 500 Club in 2018. This elite program, established over 30 years ago, recognizes travel agencies that are top supporters and producers of TMTC's four brands.

The 500 Club is a program based on relationships, recognition and rewards for travel agents who have had outstanding sales and service achievements in the last year. 500 Club agents have shown an expertise in working with TMTC brands and the products offered to consumers to ensure an unforgettable vacation experience.