Seventeen members of the Renaissance Club of McAllen, and their seven guests, enjoyed a five-day tour of historical St. Augustine, Florida the last weekend of April for its annual group travel. Arranged by Club Co-Founder Catherine Link, the trip was in keeping with the organizationís objectives - to promote education and culture in a social atmosphere.

The entourage enjoyed a group tour of San Sebastian Winery, where they sampled local wines and paid a visit to the unique Lightner Museum, known to have housed the largest indoor swimming pool in the world. They also experienced the grandeur of Flagler College, now a National Historical landmark. Originally built as an elegant hotel for wealthy northerners in the 1800s, it still preserves its rich mahogany wood carvings, mosaic floors and timeless Tiffany glass windows.

The Reniassance Club was founded in 1992 for women to meet in a social atmosphere and to continue learning by broadening their knowledge and culture on selected topics. Membership is by invitation only, and at present there are seven on the waiting list.