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Quarterly Newsletter                          Volume 2                           November 2013
In This Issue

The holidays are here!


In this edition of our quarterly newsletter, we'll let you know all of the important events happening at Guthrie County State Bank during the holiday season. We'll also tell you about how our company will be giving back to our communities this year, by helping two local organizations outfit young children to stay warm this winter. 

Should you have any questions about the newsletter or any of the information featured, please connect with us at contact@gcsbank.com and thank you for reading!

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A New Holiday Program to Warm Little Hearts and Hands


We decided to change up our holiday program to connect with our communities in a different way. For many years, we organized a stocking stuffer donation program. This year, we will be donating 10 full sets of winter gear for kids  - five each to two organizations - Children's Clothes Closet (3C's) in Panora and New Opportunities in Guthrie Center. Each year, these two organizations assist hundreds of children in our county and the surrounding area to outfit them for daily clothing needs. The winter months always bring additional needs, as many families cannot afford durable, warm winter clothing for their growing children. Both 3C's and New Opportunities accept new and gently used clothing and outdoor gear, so if you would like to help a child this winter, consider donating to help warm little hearts and hands!

Mobile Banking is Coming to GCSB!


2014 is the year of mobile banking and person-to-person payments at Guthrie County State Bank. We are working closely with our banking technology partner to complete the platforms that will enable you to manage your banking through your smartphone or tablet.


Would you like to be one of the first GCSB customers to use the mobile banking platform? We are looking for volunteers to be a part of our pilot user group. If you are interested, please email us at contact@gcsbank.com for more information. 

Connecting Communities Promotion Winners


In our first newsletter in August, we announced our Connecting Communities promotion, designed to highlight our online banking services, e-statements and improved communication tools including our website and this e-newsletter. More than 250 people entered the contest to win one of two Apple® iPad® 4th Generation 16GB with Retina™ display + Wi-Fi. The lucky winners were Joe Weisz of Panora and Alyssa Jones of Overland Park, KS, previously a resident of Guthrie Center. 

Take Advantage of Upcoming P A W S Account Double Punch Weeks


Guthrie County State Bank offers a fun way to save with our Pennies Are Worth Saving (P A W S) youth savings account. With prizes for achieving certain savings levels and free access to coin counting machines, it makes savings fun, an important factor in keeping young savers interested in the process! 


For every deposit, P A W S account holders receive a punch on their punch card. The third full week of each month is double punch week. A full punch card receives a prize. Mark your calendar for these upcoming double punch weeks:

  • November 18 - 23, 2013
  • December 16 - 21, 2013
  • January 20 - 25, 2014 (closed January 20, 2014 for Martin Luther King Day)

For more information on P A W S accounts, stop by one of our locations or visit our website.  

Connecting Farm Families to the Right Resources


Dale Behrends (right) visits Mike & Laura Sheeder on their farm. 

Now that the harvest is winding down, farmers that may have put off 2014 decisions on inputs and financing will need to make plans and decisions quickly. Just a reminder to contact Dale Behrends, Vice President, Guthrie County State Bank, to discuss lines of credit, agriculture mortgages and estate planning. Dale has many years of experience advising farmers just like you and is here to help. 


Upcoming Events


Mark these important dates on your calendar for the upcoming holiday season at Guthrie County State Bank. 


November 22 - Thanksgiving Open House at both Bank locations. Register to win one of five turkeys at each branch and enjoy pumpkin pie. 


November 28 - The Bank will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.  

December 13 - Christmas Open House at both Bank locations. Register to win prizes including hams and turkeys as well as kid prizes in several different age groups. Refreshments will be served. 


December 25 - The Bank will be closed on Christmas Day.  
January 1 - The Bank will be closed on New Years Day. 
January 20 - The Bank will be closed on Martin Luther King Day
Guthrie County State Bank | | gcsb@gcsbank.com  | www.gcsbank.com

P.O. Box 8 / 400 State Street
Guthrie Center, IA 50115
PH 641.332.2218  TF 866.747.2218  FX 641.332.2693

P.O. Box 757 / 505 East Main St.
Panora, IA 50216
PH 641.755.2400  TF 877.755.2400  FX 641.755.2344

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