Quarterly e-newsletter                                           October/November/December 2018

Dear GCSB Heritage Club Members,   
The sights and sounds of fall are here - burning leaves, pumpkin patches, caramel apples, football and cooler weather. Be sure to check out our annual social event and the trip updates in the newsletter. Don't forget you can find all the Heritage Club happenings on our GCSB website. We've added an evening trip to see Celtic Thunder in Ames - this show gets rave reviews. Check it out! If you haven't added Guthrie County State Bank on Facebook, go follow us for all the latest information.  
Kim & Vicki  
Please note that Guthrie County State Bank will be closed:
October 8 - Columbus Day
November 12 - Veterans Day, Observed
November 22 - Thanksgiving Day
December 24 - Christmas Eve - the bank closes at noon 
December 25 - Christmas Day
January 1 - New Year's Day
If you are looking for a present for someone that is hard to buy for, keep in mind we have GCSB Heritage Club Gift Certificates available. The recipient can use the certificate for any of our upcoming trips. Ask us for more information!
DL Customs provides interesting background on new custom woodwork business at August social event

Cinnamon rolls were enjoyed by 51 members who joined us for the August 22 social event in the Barnett Room at the Guthrie Center bank location. Dylan Laughery, DL Customs, LLC, was the speaker. Dylan started his carpentry business this year and showed us samples of the cabinetry and custom w ork he does. It was interesting to see what new carpentry technology Dylan has available to build houses, cabinets, custom furniture and more.  

AnnualGet your tickets today for the Heritage Club Annual Social Event!

Please join us at the Lake Panorama Conference Center on November 1 at 5:00 p.m. for our Heritage Club Annual Social event. We will be providing heavy appetizers, tea, coffee and entertainment! You must have a ticket to attend, so please pick your ticket up at either bank location by October 22.  
Don't delay - pick up your ticket (sign your name on the back) to ensure a spot for yourself and an opportunity to win door prizes or the money bag of $350.00!

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Reminder for Snowbirds

Before you head south for the winter, please notify GCSB so we can change your address to your winter address. Otherwise bank mail will not be forwarded. When you come back, let us know and we'll change your address to your permanent address. You can do this on our website through our seasonal change of address form or feel free to call us
We're on Facebook now!

Guthrie County State Bank recently launched a Facebook page to connect with our customers and community. This is another way for our GCSB Heritage Club members to find out what's happening and connect with each other.

The Money Bag = $350

Pat Kading was not present at our August 22 social event in the Barnett room to claim the money bag of $300.00. Attend our end of year social event at the Lake Panorama Conference Center, November 1 and you may go home with the money bag of $350.00. You can't win, if you don't attend!
Winners at our August 22 social event in the Barnett room were Colleen Ruppert, Trudy Rutledge, Judy Kleever, Marlene Sunds, Shirley Dungan & Charles Varley.


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!

CELTIC THUNDER - October 17, 2018  
Join us at Stephens Auditorium in Ames to experience world renowned Celtic Thunder. This outstanding Irish group of men entertains with their dramatic solos, compelling ensembles, and comedic acts. We'll enjoy dinner at Hickory Park prior to the performance. The cost is $150 which covers dinner, bus transportation, tips and your show ticket. $50 deposit is due with reservation with final payment due October 1. More details here. 
BRANSON, MO - November 12 - 17, 2018 
Come join us for our November motor coach trip to "Beautiful Branson." On our way to Branson we're stopping at the Missouri State Penitentiary, in Jefferson City, that closed in 2004. We will learn about the 168-year history and tour the housing units and gas chamber! We overnight in Jefferson City then off to Branson for four fun-filled nights of food, fun and fantastic shows. Some of the highlights include the Million Dollar Quartet, Dogwood Canyon, Curling Vine Winery, The Showboat Branson Belle, Texas Tenors and the Trail of Christmas lights. There's so much more, view the full list here! Prices are $1,275.00 per person for a double room, $1,555.00 for a single room and $1,195.00 per person for a triple room. The deposit of $100.00 is due with your registration and final payment is due October 12.   
STAR CHRISTMAS SHOW - December 6, 2018
Come join us for a special Christmas event filled with entertainment, a buffet and a craft show to start your Christmas shopping! We will hear the hilarious high-energy Three Men and a Tenor group plus entertained by our own Chad Elliott. We'll depart Guthrie Center at 8:30 am, pick up Panora 8:45 am. Approximate return time will be Panora 4:15 p.m. and Guthrie Center 4:30 p.m. Cost of this event is $150.00. A $25.00 deposit is required upon reservation. Final payment is due October 15, 2018. Click here for more information.  
SOUND OF MUSIC - March 28, 2019
Come join us for the Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award winner for Best Score, Rodgers & Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music," Thursday, March 28, 2019 in Ames at Stephens Auditorium. The musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family with classics like "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," and many more favorites! We will stop at 209 Main in Paton to eat on the way to Ames before the performance. The cost is $160.00 which includes bus transportation, dinner, show ticket and all tips. A deposit of $25.00 is due with your reservation. Final payment is due February 28, 2019.  Click here for more information. 
Our destination is - a surprise! Our annual Mystery Trip, partnering with Security Savings Bank of Farnhamville, will take place in the first part of May 2019. Watch for more to unfold in future newsletter.
This is a combination of Michigan's most unique destinations, each having a significant European heritage that we have combined into one fascinating itinerary. On this trip you see the Notre Dame campus, Bavarian Frankenmuth, the Victorian Resort of Mackinac Island, and the Dutch settlement of Holland. This trip is like no other we've sponsored in the past. Please view the full itinerary here. This 6 day trip will cost $2300 per person for double occupancy. $100 per person is due with reservation. $500 will be due by February 16 and final payment due by April 16.
ROMANTIC RHINE AND MOSEL RIVER CRUISE - August 28 - September 7, 2019
We will be traveling to Europe in 2019 to enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Romantic Rhine, Europe's longest river aboard the MS Emerald Sun. We'll fly into Zurich, Switzerland, stay two nights in Lucerne, then board the ship in Basel for our next seven nights. Ports along the way include Strasbourg, which lies between France and Germany and is one of Europe's most attractive cities; Rudesheim, Germany which is home to three medieval castles; and Cochem, Germany rated one of the prettiest villages along the Mosel River. From there we'll explore Cologne, Germany and end our adventure in Amsterdam. This is an 11-day, 23-meal tour. The cost varies depending on deck and cabin size. At this time this trip is full, but we have a wait list. View the full itinerary here.