Quarterly e-newsletter                       January/February/March 2020

Dear GCSB Heritage Club Members,      
Happy 2020! We hope you had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We have a great line up of trips for 2020. Remember to check out the GCSB website for the entire trip itineraries and other Guthrie Center State Bank happenings! Hopefully you will be able to join us for some of the scheduled events this year.  
Thanks to all of you who helped make our GCSB Heritage Club successful in 2019! If you have a friend or family member who is interested in joining us, please bring them to our February 12 social event or contact us!
Warm Wishes for the winter months ahead!
Kim & Vicki

Please note that Guthrie County State Bank will be closed:
January 20 - Martin Luther King Day
February 17 - President's Day
Next Quarterly Social Event - New Member Recruitment!
Wednesday, February 12

Come and bring a friend or family member that may not be a GCSB Heritage Club Member! Help them join in the benefits of being in Heritage Club and a GCSB customer. For our next event, we'll meet at the newly remodeled Guthrie Activity Center across from Hometown Foods at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12. Our money bag will be up to $300, so don't miss out on the opportunity to win!

December Social Event   
On December 3, we had a full house for our last social event of 2019. Yummy cinnamon rolls were enjoyed by all! Our GCSB Heritage Club members learned about the benefits of SHAZAM BOLT$ from our GCSB team member, Sonya Pierce. It truly is an asset for debit card holders in an effort to mitigate fraud. Dale Behrends, of the GCSB Trust Department, then shared the benefits of trusts and how a trust assists people in various ways, such as avoiding probate costs.

GCSB Trust Services
Curious about GCSB Trust Services? Contact any of our Trust team members to learn more about why a trust can protect your assets, your loved ones and the causes you care about when you are gone. There are many advantages to having a trust, including:
  • Reducing estate tax liability*
  • Protecting your property and assets
  • Helping you avoid probate
  • Producing needed income for you or your beneficiaries
 *Consult your tax advisor.
Snowbird Reminder

For those of you that live elsewhere in the winter, don't forget to change your address with Guthrie County State Bank to your winter address and change it back when you're ready to head home. There are three ways to change your address:
  1. Use this easy form on our website.
  2. Give us a call at either location - 641-­332-2218 or 641-­755-2400.
  3. Email us at heritageclub@gcsbank.com
Thank you for helping with our  
annual winter gear collection!    
Thanks to everyone who dropped off mittens, hats, gloves and scarves. All were delivered to New Opportunities in Guthrie Center and 3C's (Children's Clothes Closet) in Panora.
The Money Bag = $300
Jeanne Richter's name was drawn from the money bag at our December 3rd social event. Unfortunately, Jeanne was not present to collect! Attend our next social event on February 12, 2020 at the Guthrie Activity Center and you may be the winner of the $300.00 money bag! Check out the details in this newsletter.
Give the gift of travel!

The best way to motivate your friend to join GCSB Heritage Club? Give them a Travel Gift Certificate toward an upcoming trip. Pick them up at either bank location and check out our travel schedule for upcoming trips.

Winners of our door prizes at our December 3 GCSB Heritage Club social event were: DeLene Finnegan, Carlene Murrane, Dave Webber, Dean Heckman, Ilene Tallman, Steve Lee and Bob Williamson. Congratulations! 
Mystery Trip - Whiskey, Woodworking & Western Iowa Industry!

Twenty-seven of us traveled on the one day mystery adventure. We enjoyed touring the new Templeton Rye facility, complete with a little sip at the end of our tour! We were then on to Carroll for lunch with our next stop in Scranton, touring Scranton Manufacturing. We didn't realize there were so many different sizes and shapes of dump trucks that they distribute around the world. We were then off to Jefferson where we toured RVP ~ 1875 historic furniture shop and History Boy Theatre Co, both in the same building. The owner makes furniture as they did back in the 1800's. We ended the day with a treat at the Dairy Queen!
Sign up for two trips, save $15!

ALERT! GCSB Heritage Club Members who book both The Buddy Holly Story and Nana Does Vegas will receive a $15 travel certificate for future GCSB Heritage Club travel.  
You need to book and complete travel on both trips to receive the $15.00 travel certificate special offer. The gift certificate will be issued after the second trip.  


If you are interested in any of these trips, email us at
or call Kim at 641-332-2218 or Vicki at 515-979-5127.  Check our trip itinerary page on the website for more details!   
This musical tells the amazing true story of Buddy Holly's rise to fame. The show features over 20 of Buddy Holly's greatest hits including, "That'll be the Day", "Peggy Sue", "Everyday", and "Oh Boy", and many more! We'll travel to Amana and shop, eat lunch at the Ox Yoke Inn and end the trip with The Buddy Holly Story. The cost is $160.00 with a $25.00 deposit due to hold your reservation. Final payment will be due March 5, 2020.
Are you up for a mystery adventure? We again will join Renae Lane and her travelers from Security Savings Bank in Farnhamville for an adventurous Mystery Trip. You never know where we'll end up and what we'll do! The cost is $680 per person for a double room and the deposit to secure your seat will be $200. Please call for a spot on the bus if interested as this one can fill up fast.  
We are still organizing the details but our annual picnic will be in June at Boulder Beach at Lake Panorama. Stay tuned! 

WICKED - JUNE 18, 2020  
Come join us as we travel to the Des Moines Performing Arts (Civic Center) to see the
Broadway sensation, Wicked! Show time is 2:00 p.m. The price includes motor coach and show ticket.  Since it's a matinée, we will leave Guthrie Center at 12:15 p.m.; pick up in Panora at 12:30 p.m.  Our approximate return to is Panora 6:00 p.m. and Guthrie Center at 6:15 p.m. Cost is $150.00 per person. A $25.00 deposit is due now to hold your reservation. Final payment due April 30, 2020.   
We're headed to The Old Creamery Theatre in the Amanas (again) to see this sequel to the comedy, Nana's Naughty Knickers. Nana has taken a gamble and moved to Las Vegas, where she and her sidekick Vera are working as seamstresses for a show...what could go wrong? Everything! Shopping, lunch at Ronneburg Restaurant and enjoying the show should be an enjoyable trip.  The price is $160.00 and a $25 deposit is due to hold your reservation. The final payment will be due July 17, 2020.
We'll be venturing to the breathtaking Amalfi Coast in southern Italy, experiencing the
excavated ruins of Pompeii at the foothills of Mount Vesuvius, and journey to "Sassi di Matera," the ancient town known for its cave dwellings. We will also be sampling some local specialties at a family-owned limoncello factory, tasting fine wines during a vineyard tour and experience Mt. Etna Volcano National Park with a local expert. Our trip begins in Sicily and ends in Rome. The price is $4,978 if booked by March 23, 2020. After March 23, the cost will be $5,078. A deposit of $829 will be due when you make your reservation. This includes $329 for insurance. The final payment date is July 24, 2020. View the trip itinerary here.  
We're off again for a day of Mystery! You'll have no idea of where we're going but we promise it will be entertaining and fun-filled, like our 2019 Mystery day trip turned out to be. Save the date as more information will be coming in the next newsletter.