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Quarterly Newsletter                                                   April / May / June 2015
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Dear Heritage Club Members,


Spring is here!  Our winter was pretty mild compared to many parts of the United States.  And we've had a lovely spring so far - the buds are popping out, a few robins are being spotted and the tractors are busy getting the land ready for spring planting! 


Linda and I have just returned from our Heritage Club Peer Group with some fresh ideas for meaningful programs, events and trips. We'll be sharing more about that in our next newsletter, but before we make any plans,

we need to hear from you.


Please click here and take this survey and let us know what YOU want to hear more about from your Guthrie County State Bank Heritage Club. Everyone who completes the survey by April 27, 2015, will be entered into a drawing for $25 Chamber Bucks in either Guthrie Center or Panora. 


In the meantime, please check out our upcoming events. Let us know if you have any ideas to share at


We hope you enjoy your upcoming Easter weekend with delicious food, sunny weather and great company!


Linda tries out a grand staircase at The Greenbriar - America's Resort in West Virginia, one of the stops on the Heritage Club Peer Group tour. 

Happy Spring!

Kim & Linda


Kim and Linda pose with a tour representative at the Heritage Club Peer Group Meeting in Charleston, West Virginia. 



Our next quarterly Heritage Club Social Event will be held at the Springbrook Conservation Education Center on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. 


The mission of Springbrook Conservation Education Center is promoting participation in the outdoors through education and involvement with the cooperation of individuals, schools, and organizations to improve the quality of life in Iowa and insure a legacy for future generations. We thought this was the perfect location to celebrate summer and the great outdoors!


We will have a program and refreshments will be served!  If you need directions or have questions email us at or call either location.  


Win $25 in Ch
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We want to know what concerns you have about retirement, technology  and how we can make the Guthrie County State Bank Heritage Club useful for all members. Take this short Heritage Club survey by April 27 and you could win $25 in Panora or Guthrie Center Chamber Bucks!


Notice anything different in Guthrie Center?  




If you've driven through Guthrie Center recently, you probably noticed a big hole being dug and chain link fencing around the northwest corner at the intersection of highways 44 and 25. By this time next year, that location will be the new home of the Guthrie Center office of Guthrie County State Bank.  


We had a need to create more efficient space to continue to provide great service to our customers and looked at many possibilities to renovate our current location, which was built as a bank in the early 1900s. Plans were drawn up and after examining many different renovation scenarios, it was determined that constructing a new building would be much more cost effective. Guthrie County State Bank has owned the lot at the new location for many years.  


One of our considerations was to ensure we didn't leave a gap in downtown  Guthrie Center. The great news is that the City of Guthrie Center will take over the current building as the new City Hall.  


The new building will incorporate efficient spaces for our customers' banking needs and some new features such as palm-scanned secure safety deposit boxes and a community room that will be available to groups for small meetings.  

Seats still available for Mackinac Island & Door County tour - 

August 29 - September 4, 2015!


If you're looking for a great summer travel experience, look no further!  Our Mackinac Island & Door County motor coach tour is confirmed and a few seats remain open!


Some of the unique travel experiences on the tour include:

  • Dune buggy ride in the Michigan sand dunes
  • Overnight stay at magnificent Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island
  • Full-course dinner and breakfast in main dining room of the Grand Hotel
  • Horse-drawn carriage tour of historic, beautiful Mackinac Island
  • SOO Locks excursion boat tour
  • Guided tour of Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers
  • Guided tour of scenic Door County, Wisconsin - the Cape Cod of the Midwest
  • A traditional Wisconsin fish boil dinner
  • Lunch at the famous Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant
  • Buffet dinner and show at Fireside Dinner Theatre
  • Deluxe tour package includes all tips

Call 866-747-2218 or 641-332-2218 or email Kim Heiland for more information or to make reservations today.

 Please note that the bank is closed on 
Monday, May 25, 2015 for Memorial Day. 

Door prize winners!

We had six lucky winners of door prizes at the February Social Event held at Solutions at Panora Telco including  Maureen Lubeck, Pat Subbert, Jim Smith, Marcia Harris, Vera Shelley and Myrna Whetstone. Congratulations!

The Money Bag Contains $250!   



Julie Davis was not present at the February Social Event to claim her cash, so $50.00 has been added to the money bag.  Attend the June Social Event and $250.00 could be yours!



How does the money bag work? Each quarter at our social event, we draw names from the GCSB Heritage Club's full membership. However, you must be present at that social event to win!  


If no one wins the prize, another $50 is added to the bag each quarter for the first three quarters of the year. In the fourth quarter only, we draw from the members present at our social event. The minimum guaranteed prize each quarter is $200.  

2015 Upcoming Trips with GCSB Heritage Club



March 30 - April 7, 2015

By the time you read this, our group will have set sail from Paris on the Seine River.  We will be experiencing the French countryside and enjoying the French cuisine.  Watch for photos when we get back!



June 2 - 6, 2015

This trip features the best of the Black Hills as well as the Sand Hills of Nebraska and a few extras.  The price is all-inclusive at $780.00 per person.  Great destination, great price!  We still need a few more people to make this trip a go.  Call or email if you are interested.



August 29 - September 4, 2015

This trip has taken off with bookings, but there are still a few seats available if you are interested. Bob from Legacy Tours did a great job at our travel show in January.  He gave us our day to day itinerary and answered numerous questions. Don't delay, give us a call!



JULY 20 - 21, 2015

Do you have a sense of adventure and mystery? Join us for two days of fun, food and unique Iowa experiences.  Call or email to sign up to save your spot on the motor coach. Price:  $225.00 double and confirmation is needed by June 20. We always have fun on the mystery trips, just ask other Heritage Club members!


Guthrie County State Bank | |

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 Street
Panora, IA 50216
PH 641.755.2400  TF 877.755.2400  FX 641.755.2344