Quarterly e-newsletter                                 July/August/September 2019

Dear GCSB Heritage Club Members,     
 
Summer has finally arrived! Hope you enjoyed the Fourth of July with family and friends. Don't forget you can find all the Heritage Club happenings on our website and you can follow us on Facebook!
 
Look for our GCSB team members in the parades for Panorama Days on August 3 and the Guthrie County Fair on August 31. Maybe we'll see you there!
Enjoy your summer and be safe!
Kim & Vicki
 
Please note that Guthrie County State Bank will be closed:
September 2 - Labor Day 
Mark your calendars for the next Quarterly Social Event

Come join us on Tuesday, September 17, at 9:30 a.m. for our third quarter social event. We will meet in the Barnett room in the GCSB Guthrie Center location. Refreshments will be served.
 

Mackinac Island Recap

Our trip to Mackinac Island started with a tour of Notre Dame University while en route to the island. It's a beautiful campus which included viewing the Basilica. We then headed to Frankenmuth, MI for a city tour of this German
village. We took a ferry to Mackinac Island as there are no mo tor vehicles on t his island. Our lodging was The Grand Hotel for two nights where we enjoyed the excellent food and ambience. Many flowers were in bloom and the island was just beautiful! Our trip ended by coming home through Holland, MI, where we were entertained by wooden shoe dancers - we joined in and one of our members even tried the wooden shoes! 

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Snowbird Reminder

For those of you that live elsewhere in the winter, don't forget to change your address with Guthrie County State Bank back to your home address. You don't want to miss out on any bank mail that is sent after you leave your winter 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
Annual Social Event - Picnic in the Park

Rain held off as we enjoyed our annual social event at the Guthrie Center Park on June 19. There was a good turnout and it was a beautiful evening. The picnic was a change from our previous annual social events held in the October/November timeframe. Many enjoyed this change in venue and season as farmers and snowbirds were able to join us. Games were played and good picnic food was enjoyed!  
carol"I will not hesitate to take another trip with the Heritage Club!"

Carol Hansen shared her thoughts about our Mystery Trip to eastern Iowa.  
 
"My sister thoroughly enjoyed the mystery trip last year, so when she invited me to go with her this year, I was apprehensive but curious about what it entailed. Never did I think we could fit so much into one day. Kim and Vicki made the whole 4-day experience very informative and interesting. We headed to northeastern Iowa and did tours of places you would never think of going to on your own. Heading down the swollen Mississippi River was very relaxing, but playing ball on the "Field of Dreams" was my favorite event even though I lost an earring there while running the bases! I will not hesitate to take another trip with the GCSB Heritage Club in the future. Next time, however, I will have my husband, Randy, as my roommate! Thanks for the memories!"  
 
Thank you for sharing your experience, Carol!

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The Money Bag = $200

Our winner of the $250.00 money bag at our annual social event on June 19 at the Guthrie Center Park was Toni Wright. Congratulations, Toni! We'll start the new money bag at $200.00. Mark your calendars to join us on September 17, 2019, for our next social event.
Give the gift of travel!

Whether it's a birthday gift for your favorite GCSB Heritage Club travel friend or the answer to "what do you want for your birthday?" - our Travel Gift Certificates are the perfect fit! Pick them up at either bank location and check out our travel schedule for upcoming trips.


DOOR PRIZE WINNERS
 
Winners at our June 19 annual social at the Guthrie Center city park were David Lantz, Jeannie Richter, Judy Klever, Deb Moylan, Mary Beidelman, Ina Kness, Linda Kastner, Frank Keeran, Robert Klever and Marilyn Winnett.
 
The mystery trip took us eastward! 
 
Our annual Mystery Trip from May 6 - 9 was a success! We joined Renee Lane and the travelers from Security State Bank of Farnhamville for a four-day, three-night excursion.
We enjoyed many interesting stops each day as we traveled northeast to Dubuque and back. Some of the highlights were: Field of Dreams where we played baseball with the ghost, seeing the 1,500 sets of salt and pepper shakers at the Traer Salt and Pepper Shaker Gallery,  as well as listening to individuals who impersonated Grant Wood and Mae Capone and spoke in first person. We also had many other stops. It was a wonderful trip and good food was enjoyed often! Read about Carol Hansen's thoughts about our trip in her testimonial.

UPCOMING GCSB HERITAGE CLUB TRIPS

If you are interested in any of these trips, email us at
heritageclub@gcsbank.com
or call Kim at 641-332-2218 or Vicki at 515-979-5127.  Check our trip itinerary page on the website for more details!     
 
BROWN THEATER DAY TRIP TO LEMARS - July 9, 2019
This immersive and entertaining day trip will leave us singing all the way home! The Brown's, a touring singing group, is a family that has been singing around the world for 19 years. Four years ago they bought a 100-year-old building in LeMars that they restored. We will be taking a tour of this beautiful building. We will also have a step-on tour of the city given by the Mayor of LeMars. We will then be entertained by a cooking class given by a member of the Brown family who is a renown chef followed by lunch. After lunch the Brown family will entertain us with their Patriotic Show. To end our day we will stop at the Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor for a treat. This is a trip we'll talk about for a long time! View the flier here.  
           
ROMANTIC RHINE AND MOSEL RIVER CRUISE - August 28 - September 7, 2019
We are getting closer traveling to Europe in August 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 2 nights in Lucerne, then board the ship in Basel for our next seven nights. Some of the ports on our way are Strasbourg which lies between France and Germany, one of Europe's most attractive cities, Rudesheim, Germany is home to three medieval castles, Cochem, Germany rated one of the prettiest villages along the Mosel river, Cologne, Germany and ending our adventure in Amsterdam, This is a 11 Days - 23 Meals tour. I'm sure we'll have lots of stories to share when we return. At this time this trip is full, but we have a wait list. View the full itinerary here.
 
MYSTERY DAY TRIP - OCTOBER 2, 2019 
Come join us for a day of Mystery stops which will be enjoyable for everyone. Lunch will be included, so please call Kim at 641-332-2218 or Vicki at 515-979-5127 to sign up. The cost is $125 for this trip with $25 due at the time of sign-up. Don't miss out on the fun!
 
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. and pick up Panora at 12:30 p.m.  Approximately return to Panora 6:00 pm and Guthrie Center 6:15 pm. Cost is $150.00 per person. A $25.00 deposit is due now to hold your reservation. Final payment due April 30, 2020.