Mar_April 2023 #2

Connections Club

Nashville Fall 2023

March/April 2023 Edition

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Calendar and Contents

Hello from Connie

March 26 Pirates of Penzance / UD Heritage Center (p.6) March 28 Travel Preview Show (p.20) April 21-25 Virginia Beach (p.14) April 22 The Wizard of Oz - American MidWest Ballet/UD Heritage Center (p.6) April 30 Ken Ludwig’s A Fox On The Fairway / Bell Tower Theater (p.7) May 4 Cards with Connie (p.22) May 6 Neil Berg’s 103 Years of Broadway UD Heritage Center (p.7) May 18 Travelers Trek (p.10) May 23 Grotto of the Redemption (p.11) June 5-9 Kentucky (p.15) June 11 Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat /Grand Opera House (p.8) June 21 Godspell 10th Annual High School Musical/Bell Tower Theater (p.8) July 12 Celebration Belle (p.9) July 27-29 Missouri Medley (p.16) August 17 The Kids Left. The Dog Died. NOW WHAT? /Bell Tower Theater (p.9) August 29 Take Me Out To The Ballgame (p.13) Sept SNEAK PEEK USS LST 325 (p.5) Sept 15 Titanic / Fireside Theatre (p.12) Sept 16 The Magic of David Casas/Bell Tower Theatre Sept 21-Oct 1 Danube Explorer (p.17) Nov 6-10 Nashville/CMA (p.18-19)

Good Morning Everyone,

I’m writing my message to you on a cold February morning, five below zero on the thermometer to be exact. I hope as you are reading this, the day is a little warmer, and thoughts of spring are making you smile. Speaking of that smile, I hope it appears as you read through my Journal and see the many offerings we have put together. I can’t wait for things to start picking up a bit. I need to see all of you more often. Super excited I was able to secure tickets for the 57th Annual Country Music Awards (CMA’s) in Nashville this November. I also reserved space for the Club on a brand-new super yacht - it looks spectacular I can’t wait to show you. I started a little mini-series this year. Last Journal we offered “Conversations with Connie.” This May we are going to do “Cards with Connie” Do I have any card players in the Club? I will find out soon enough won’t I! Mums the word, but next time may be “Cookies with Connie.” Did you know my favorite breakfast is a chocolate chip cookie and a diet coke? If you travel with me, you know this for sure. Some people collect shot glasses, magnets, or t-shirts. I collect memories of the amazing chocolate chip cookies I eat on tour. Crazy huh! We are also starting a “In Our Own Backyard” series which highlights places of interest close to home. There is so much to appreciate in the Tri-State area. Come explore with us! It is often said to escape the grind you have to leave home.


Notes from Connie Bulletin Board SNEAK PEEK Local Events Dyersville/Farley

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One Day Ventures


Virginia Beach


Have fun with me in 2023!

Missouri Medley Danube Explorer Nashville/CMA Coming in 2024 Connie’s Corner

Smile Often!

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Missing Word Contest

Jan 6-13, 2024 West Indies Island Hopping (p.20) Feb 2024 Scottsdale Stay & Play w/Sedona (p.21)

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Sneak Peek!

Bulletin Board

USS LST 325 September 2023 Port of Dubuque

To become a Connections Club member: Reach age 40 or better and maintain qualifying account balances. Stop by any branch to request membership information. To be eligible you can choose options 1, 2, or 3: 1. Maintain at least $10,000 in one of the following MidWest One Bank accounts: checking, savings, or money market account. 2. Maintain at least $50,000 in any combination of the following MidWest One accounts: checking, savings, certificates of deposit, money market account, IRA, personal trust services, or brokerage services. 3. Qualify with an initial balance of $50,000 on either a consumer or mortgage loan. (Loans can’t be combined, a joint account relationship held by a married couple qualifies both. No membership fees are involved. Personal accounts only.) Bring a Guest: Members are encouraged to invite friends and you may register one guest for each Club event. A couple may invite two individuals. As space becomes available, eachmember may invite more than one guest. For reservations call: Cancellation Policy: If a cancellation is necessary, every effort will be made to provide either a partial or full refund. However, we cannot provide a guarantee of a full refund. Please be advised that there will be circumstances when refunds will not be possible due to ticket purchases, meal number guarantees, etc. If a tour is cancelled due to insufficient reservation numbers, you will be issued a full refund. On tours where an outside agent is used, we will adhere to the written cancellation policy of the agent. Stand-By List: We always appreciate your willingness to be on the stand-by list for trips that are filled. Please call and add your name to any that interest you. You may get a call to join us. Points for Travel Program: Each time you travel with us, earn valuable points to redeem as cash discounts for future travel! Every travel day earns you 75 points. For every 300 points you accumulate, you earn a $10 credit toward a future trip. Connie Francis: 563.589.0804 Sheila Tegeler: 563.875.2491 Lori Marshall: 608.723.5678 Kristie Heims: 563.744.3380

JUST ADDED! We have added a new adventure to the Connections Club schedule. The LST 325 will be returning to Dubuque in September. The first visit to the Port of Dubuque was August of 2018 and more than 16,620 visitors toured the ship.

Watch for more information on this once in a lifetime opportunity in the next Journal.

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Local Events

Pirates of Penzance Sunday, March 26, 2023, 3:00 p.m. UD Heritage Center 2250 Bennett Street, Dubuque, IA

Ken Ludwig’s A Fox On The Fairway Sunday, April 30, 2023, 2:00 p.m. Bell Tower Theater 2728 Asbury Road, Dubuque, IA

Set sail with this classic musical comedy that boasts one of the most famous patter songs in musical theater history. Since its founding in 1974, the company, The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, has presented over 2,000 performances throughout the United States. This tale features a band of tender-hearted pirates celebrating the coming of age of Frederic, mistakenly apprenticed to the pirates until his 21st birthday. A leap year snag threatens to keep him apprenticed to the pirates for life! Throw in a bevy of beauties, a brash Pirate King, the delightfully stuffy Major- General Stanley and you’ve got what The New York Times calls, “An endearing production with high musical standards and spirited performances.” Your Connections Club price is just $40 per person, due at reservation.

When two rival country clubs get involved in the golf tournament of the decade, things go from bad to worse! Enjoy the fun as these zany characters do whatever it takes to save face, win their bets and get their love lives in order. Your Connections Club price is just $19 per person, due at registration.

The Wizard of Oz American Midwest Ballet Saturday, April 22, 2023, 1:00 p.m. UD Heritage Center 2250 Bennett Street, Dubuque, IA

Neil Berg’s 103 Years of Broadway Saturday, May 6, 2023, 7:30 p.m. UD Heritage Center 2250 Bennett Street, Dubuque, IA

Direct from New York and featuring Dubuque native Rita Harvey, producer/ pianist/composer Neil Berg returns to Heritage Center with a sequel to his hit Broadway revue with a cast of stars from Broadways greatest musicals. Neil shares the songs and stories behind the music that changed the world! 103 Years of Broadway recreates the greatest moments from the finest shows of the past century. Your Connections Club price is just $45 per person, due at registration.

The Wizard of Oz you know and love - except that the characters are live on stage and in full color. Oh, and everyone dances the whole time! Based on both the book and the classic 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz brings Frank Baum’s unforgettable story to life with a ballet twist. As Dorothy, Toto, and their three Ozian friends search for a brain, a heart, some nerve, and a path back to Kansas, they encounter munchkins, monkeys, and witches. But while the Yellow Brick Road may be a familiar path, the clicking red shoes take a few unexpected steps here and there. Choreographer Erin Alarcón [let] her imagination run free in this original ballet. She blended roles for the company’s professional dancers with parts for 50- plus young guest dancers from the Dubuque area, led by the Academy of Ballet. Your Connections Club price is just $40 per person, due at registration.

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Local Events

Celebration Belle Four-hour Oldies Cruise Wednesday, July 12 Boarding 10:30 a.m., Sailing 11:00 a.m. Port of Dubuque

Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Sunday, June 11, 2023, 2:00 p.m. Grand Opera House 158 W. 8th Street, Dubuque, IA

While you’re cruising down the Mississippi, just sit back and reminisce to the songs that bring back all the memories of the Juke Box era. The magical songs that made the 50s and 60s the era to remember. Enjoy a show with the Oldies coming to life once again. Imagine Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and a whole cast of others, and of course Elvis. This is a must see classic oldies show cruise! The cruise starts off with homemade sticky rolls & assorted fresh fruits. Later a full hot 2 entrée lunch buffet will be served. Your Connections Club price is just $65 per person, due at reservation. Pre-cruise check-in will take place at the Port of Dubuque for those registered. Tickets will not be mailed.

One of the most enduring shows of all time, J oseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. Told entirely through song, the musical follows Joseph as he faces adversity and ultimately triumphs when he is reunited with his family. Filled with great music, laughter, joy, and heart this sparkling show is sure to leave audiences wanting more! Your Connections Club price is just $16 per person, due at registration.

Godspell 10th Annual High School Musical Wednesday, June 21, 2023, 7:30 p.m. Bell Tower Theater 2728 Asbury Road, Dubuque, IA

The Kids Left. The Dog Died. NOW WHAT? Thursday, August 17, 2023, 7:30 Bell Tower Theater 2728 Asbury Road, Dubuque, IA

Based on the Gospel according to St Matthew, Godspell follows the last days of Jesus, and includes musical versions of several well-known parables. This immensely successful rock opera is a demonstration of joy and a celebration of the family of man. This new version is a masterful retelling of the original sensation, injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements. The performance features high school students from throughout the area. Your Connections Club price is just $10 per person, due at registration.

A comedic salute to those struggling with the effects of gravity on their bodies, of grandchildren on their self-images and of the dating scene on their egos. This laugh-out- loud musical follows the day-to-day concerns of the over-fifty “empty-nesters” crowd, where the ultimate goal is aging gracefully. Your Connections Club price is just $19 per person, due at reservation.

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Fun with Parkersburg

Fun with Dyersville/Farley

Travelers Trek Thursday, May 18, 2023

Grotto of the Redemption Tuesday, May 23, 2023 West Bend, IA

Join us as we make our way to Edgewood, IA.

Our first stop will be for yummy cinnamon rolls and a warm cup of coffee from a very popular local bakery called Pie-Eyed & Flakey.

We are joining our friends from Parkersburg IA on an adventure to the Grotto of the Redemption.

Tour of Kendrick Forest Products, Iowa’s largest sawmill and the first of their family businesses, established in 1983. We will also learn about Forever Cabinets by Kendrick, Kendrick Home and Shimlee and The Markket. This is Kendricks 6,700 sq ft showroom where they showcase their line of Forever Cabinets, as well as home décor, lighting, rugs, furnishings, kitchenware, clothing and so much more.

The Grotto is frequently considered the “Eighth Wonder of the World” and The Iowan magazine has described the Grotto as a “miracle in stone”. The location was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. A composite of nine separate grottos, each portrait displays a scene in the life of Christ.

Edgewood Locker retail store is a fun stop to see their wide array of products, many are now available in our local convenience and grocery stores.

We will be treated to a guided tour, time for wandering on your own and a visit to the gift shop.

Are you hungry yet? The Bread Basket in Manchester, IA is our next stop. We will be served a lovely lunch with their legendary “White Chocolate Banana Cream Pie” as a dessert option. This alone is worth the trip.

A wonderful lunch is included before our visit to the Grotto. We are sure to have tons of fun on the motor coach and wonderful memories to bring home with us.

After lunch enjoy a stop to see and perhaps purchase some of the beautiful Amish hanging flower baskets that are in the area.

Your Connections Club price per person and includes is just $99 motor coach transportation from Dubuque, Dyersville, and Parkersburg, driver’s gratuity, lunch, and a donation to the Grotto of the Redemption. Full payment is due at reservation, refundable until April 20, 2023.

Your Connections Club price is just $89 per person and includes motorcoach transportation from Dubuque, Farley, and Dyersville, driver’s gratuity, breakfast, lunch, and all attractions listed. Full payment is due at reservation, refundable until April 15, 2023. Note: The guided tour of Kendrick is a walking tour and includes some stairs and uneven ground. Part of the tour will be on a catwalk system which means the walkway is elevated above ground and you can see through the floor. Some handicapped arrangements can be made by calling ahead. The tour will include safety glasses and noise cancelling headphones so you can hear your guide’s voice during the tour. Please wear close-toed shoes.

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In Our Own Backyard

One-Day Ventures

Titanic Friday, September 15, 2023 Fireside Theatre, Fort Atkinson, WI

Take Me Out To the Ballgame Tuesday, August 29, 2023 Dyersville, IA

Board our deluxe motor coach to start our day with a city Tour and hear about the history of baseball in Dubuque.

Titanic , the 1997 Broadway Musical, captured five Tony Awards including Best Musical. Soaring songs, grand staging, and a set awash in glorious costumes makes this historic musical a must-see event; a great showmade even better in the intimacy of The Fireside’s theatre-in-the-round. The show focuses on the lives of all the varied strata of people uniquely united on that fateful journey, with the central character being the Titanic herself. This human drama explores and reveals individual strength, love, faith, and especially the triumph of human dignity.

• Quick stop at Freddy’s Popcorn for a snack on the way out of town. “If You Build It Exhibit” in Dyersville, IA with a stop at the Ghost Player Mural for photographs. • Field of Dreams Movie Site At the field we will be greeted by one of the ghost players and hear their fascinating stories about their role as a ghost player in the movie and beyond. We will be treated to a tour of the family home as well. What would a day at the Ball Park be without a fun baseball themed meal to get us fueled up to play ball. You are invited to swing a bat or throw a ball on this famous field if you wish.

The Featured Menu Entrées includes choice of:


Before we leave town, we will check out the Red Farber Museum, an exhibit on the life of Hall of Famer, Urban “Red” Faber, a native to Cascade who played with the Chicago White Sox.

Your Connections Club price will be available in the next edition.

All will be served with a soup, freshly baked bread, a yummy dessert and coffee, tea, and milk.

Please select your entree when making your reservation.

Your Connections Club price is just $127 per person and includes transportation from Dubuque, gourmet lunch with dessert, show, and driver’s gratuity. Full payment, refundable until August 12, is due at registration. Itinerary available.

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Extended Travel

Still Room!

Kentucky June 5-9, 2023

Virginia Beach,Norfolk and The Outer Banks April 21-25, 2023

Day 1: We will explore Kentucky’s history, horses, and heritage! (L) • Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery - Champaign, IL • Check into the Hampton Inn - Greensburg, IN Day 2: Ark Encounter full-size Noah’s Ark. (B,D) • Old Friends, a “living -history museum” of horse racing • Historic Boone Tavern Hotel - Berea, KY Day 3: Off to Berea College. (B,L)

Day 1: Fly into Norfolk, VA and travel down to Virginia Beach and our beautiful Oceanfront rooms for the next 4 nights. (B) Day 2: Spend the day in Norfolk. (B,D,E) • World’s largest Naval base • Nauticus and Battleship Wisconsin • Parade of Nations • Army General Douglas MacArthur Memorial Museum • Virginia International Tattoo Day 3: Free Day at the beach! (B,D) • All day to do as you please or take advantage of our motorcoach shuttle service to take you to more distant attractions. Day 4: The Outer Banks, North Carolina - This is America’s First Beach! (B,D) • Elizabethan Gardens • Fort Raleigh National Historic Site located on Roanoke Island • Beachside town of Corolla • Wild Horses of the Outer Banks search in open air safari style trucks

• Tour the priviate, liberal arts, work college founded in 1855 • Off to Bardstown. The official start of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail • Lunch at Old Talbott Tavern • Tour and taste at the Maker’s Mark Distillery • Check into the New Holiday Inn Express Downtown Louisville for two nights Day 4: Start our day at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. (B,L) • Kentucky Derby Museum • Churchill Down’s Millionaires Row for lunch buffet and thoroughbred racing Day 5: Our fun is not over yet. (L) Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch, includes lunch and entertainment Per person price is $1,799 double occupancy, and $2,099, for single. A deposit of $100 is required to hold your reservation, refundable until final payment due date of March 17, 2023. Full itinerary available.

Day 5: Depart for home with great memories. (B) Per person price is $2,899, double occupancy, and $3,399, for single. Call for availablity. Full payment is due with reservations.

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Extended Travel

Danube Explorer September 21- October 1, 2023

Missouri Medley July 27-29, 2023

Just a few places remaining to join us on this amazing tour Day 1: Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Budapest, Hungary.

Day 1: Step aboard our deluxe motor coach and visit with friends old and new as we make our way to Columbia, Missouri where we will check into the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia for two nights. (D) • The Bistro at Les Bourgeois Vineyards in Rocheport. Housed in a gorgeous tongue

Day 2: Budapest, Hungary: Welcome to the ‘Pearl of the Danube’. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your Emerald Cruises Star-Ship, home for the next seven nights. Day 3: Budapest: Explore Budapest’s cobbled medieval quarter, as you embark on a coach tour through the UNESCO World Heritage city center. Day 4: Bratislava, Slovakia: This morning, relax onboard while sailing into the capital of Slovakia. Day 5 : Vienna, Austria: Welcome to Vienna, Austria’s capital and the capital of classical music. Day 6 : Dürnstein – Melk: Effortlessly suspended in time, Dürnstein is a small, charming village nestled in the Wachau wine region. Day 7: Linz, Austria / Ceský Krumlov, Czech Republic: Today’s adventure takes you to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Ceský Krumlov. Day 8: Passau, Germany: Narrow cobblestone streets welcome you to Passau, a town nestled on the confluence of three of Europe’s main waterways. Day 9: Passau – Prague, Czech Republic: After breakfast, disembark your ship. Day 10: Free day or optional excursion to Terezin Concentration Camp. Day 11: Prague/USA: Bid a fond farewell to Europe. Free airfare incentive available for a limited time offer. Per person price starting at $5,699. This pricing includes optional travel protection plan. A deposit of $969 is due at registration, $569 is non-refundable. Final balance is due June 16, 2023. Full itinerary available.

and groove structure overlooking the Missouri River. Day 2: Enjoy breakfast and get ready for a full day. (B,L)

• Warm Springs Ranch , breeding farm for the famous Budweiser Clydesdales resting on more than 300 acres of lush, rolling hills. Established in 2008, the ranch features a mare/stallion and foaling barn, veterinary lab and 10 pastures. The facility is home to more than 70 Clydesdales. Take a photo with a Clydesdale. • Travel to Historic town of Arrow Rock with our first stop is at J. Huston Tavern where we will have a delicious lunch. Built in 1834 by Judge Joseph Huston for his family the home soon began offering thousands of settlers heading west a place to sleep and eat. It now is believed to be the oldest continuously operating restaurant west of the Mississippi. • Next, we will take our seats at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, featuring New York City actors. We will be seeing Rodgers & Hammerstein’s State Fair . Day 3: Grab breakfast and head out. (B) • Fulton’s Auto World Museum . Dedicated to the history of vintage and modern automobiles, the museum allows visitors to move through time as they stroll by wonderful vignettes full of cars and memorabilia. We’ll return home this afternoon with fond memories of fabulous experiences, great food and new friends made on our trip! Per person price is $909 double occupancy, and $1085 for single. Final payment date is May 19, 2023. Full itinerary available.

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Extended Travel

Nashville Tour including 57th Annual County Music Awards (CMA) November 6 -10 or October 30 - Nov 3 Get excited with me as we put the finishing touches on a fabulous tour in the Nashville area including tickets to the 57th Annual CMA Awards show. The official date of the CMA has not yet been released. We are securing accommodations for both dates at an upscale downtown hotel, just blocks from great attractions, restaurants, bars, and the Bridgestone Arena. Preliminary itinerary included and will be finalized when dates are offical. • Following dinner, we’ll be joined by a successful local songwriter. He’ll play some of the hit songs he’s written and answer questions about the recording industry. Day 2: Start out our day with a Professional guided city tour of Nashville . (B,D) • Free time for shopping, etc. with lunch on your own at Opry Mills • Walking tour of Gaylord Opryland Resort and free time to shop and explore on your own. • Dinner included at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen . • Experience the Grand Ole Opry – Nashville’s must-see attraction and the world’s longest running live radio show. As the home of country music, the Opry offers an incredible mix of talent to create an American experience like no other! Day 3: Depart for RCA Studio B (B,L,D,E) • Be a Star for a Day! The star treatment is what Nashville does best, and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum brings [it] all together in this very unique package offering. Your group begins with a personally guided tour of historic RCA Studio B , home of 1,000 Hits, where music legends recorded timeless songs. We’ll be inspired during our own recording session directed by a sound engineer right where Elvis himself stood to record over 200 songs. Day 1: Arrive in Nashville, check into downtown area Hotel. (B) • Dinner included at Blake Shelton’s Ole Red.

Day 3: Cont.

• Country Music Hall of Fame , where you can hear rare recordings of country’s legendary performers, see behind-the scenes films by today’s stars, along with costumes, instruments, and personal treasures from country music’s past and present. • Home-style barbeque buffet lunch at the Wildhorse Saloon . We’ll also have line-dancing lessons, and we’ll play the “hit song” we recorded at Studio B over

the Wildhorse’s sound system • Return to hotel to freshen up • Depart for Margaritaville • Dinner included this evening at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville

• Reserved upper-level seats to the CMA Awards show at the Bridgestone Arena. Day 4: Sleep in after a terrific night at the CMA Awards show. Enjoy a free day to do as you please. (B) Day 5: Head home with great memories. (B)

Pricing and confirmed dates and full itinerary will be will be available soon.

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Coming in 2024

West Indies Island Hopping January 6-13, 2024

Scottsdale Stay & Play with Sedona February 2024

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Reaching an impressive 110 meters in length, our spectacular luxury yacht will exceed your ocean cruising expectations. With an intimate 100 guests on board and a crew of 76, there's an abundance of space throughout all areas of your yacht. Discover a secluded spot to read a book, enjoy unimpeded views of the unspoiled landscapes or arrange to meet fellow guests at one of our comfortable meeting spots. The yachts are custom designed to allow exclusive access to fascinating ports and harbors that only small vessels can reach, providing a unique cruising experience. Island-hop from one paradisical island to the next, starting in Puerto Rico’s Culebra. Experience the bustling social scene of Esperanza Bay on Vieques Island, explore the Virgin Islands, St. Barths and Marigot Bay in Saint Martin, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Jost Van Dyke, the beaches of which are renowned.

Day 1: Today we will fly to sunny Arizona. Our hotel is in the heart of Old Scottsdale and is within easy walking distance of art galleries, shops, & local restaurants. Day 2: The fun starts in Scottsdale (B,L) • MIM - the world’s only global musical instrument museum • Fogo De Chao for a Welcome Brunch at this popular Brazilian Steakhouse. • Desert Botanical Gardens Day 3: Today, explore Red Rock country in beautiful Sedona – a photographer’s dream. • Delicious lunch at Javelina Cantina (B,L) • Red Rock Pink Jeep Tour with knowledgeable guides. They will share facts and legends about the surrounding ponderosa forests, towering red rocks, flat-topped buttes, and steep-walled canyons. This day is filled with adventure & incredible views. Day 4: Today, we will journey to Tortilla Flat (B,D) • Superstition Mountains • Dolly Steamboat, where we cruise the inner waterway of the “Junior Grand Canyon”. • Cowboy Cookout at Saguaro Lake Ranch, where we hope for a beautiful desert sunset. Day 5 : Free day on your own enjoy golf, explore, or catch some rays poolside (B,D) • Farewell dinner at a Phoenix treasure, Durant’s Steakhouse Day 6: This morning we will be heading home with a week full of fun-filled memories (B) Your Connections Club pricing will be in the next edition. Full itinerary available soon.

Travel Preview: Tuesday, March 28 at 5:30 on 12th floor, 895 Main St., Dubuque. Call 589.0804 to register.

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Connie’s Corner

Missing Word

Worth Thinking About: Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, and the way you make others feel is your trademark - unknown author

Cards with Connie Thursday, May 2023 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Missing Word Contest:

Our Missing Word Contest winner for Jan/Feb was Johanna Baedke, who received a check for $25. The missing word was “Deep” and the song title was “How Deep Is Your Love”. We have hidden another song title with a missing word in this issue. Read your Connections Club newsletter carefully, looking for any words enclosed in [brackets] like this. Rearrange the words to form the title or extended title of a popular song. One word will be missing. Figure out the missing word, and write the missing word only on the Missing Word Contest form found below. All correct entries received prior to the deadline indicated on the form are entered into the $25 drawing. Odds of winning are dependent upon number of entries. All entries received throughout the year are entered into a year- end drawing for a grand prize of $100! Good luck!

Let’s get together and play some cards, Euchre to be exact!

Looking for up to 24 players to join me on the 12th floor of MidWest One Bank, 895 Main St. The city views of Dubuque alone are worth your effort. We will have light refreshments to enjoy along with a little friendly competition because really, who doesn’t LOVE to win at a good game of cards?

Entry Form




This is a free event. Call 563.589.0804 to register!

The missing word is: Mail to: Connie Francis, MidWest One Bank, Connections Club, 895 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001. Entries must be received before March 31, 2023. Must be 18 or older to enter. Rules: Must be 18 or older to enter. No purchase, payment, donation or account required to enter or win and need not be present. Offer voidwhere prohibited. Employees of MidWestOne Bank and their immediate family members are not eligible to win. Prizes are non-transferable, non-refundable and no substitutions are allowed. MidWestOne Bank assume no responsibility for damages, losses, or injury from acceptance. Odds of winning are dependent upon number of entries. Entries can be submitted through the website, email or mailed to: Connections Club, 895 Main Street, Dubuque IA 52001. Winners will be notified by US Mail within 30 business days of each drawing. Drawings will be held six times in a calendar year, as well as one grand prize drawing at year end. This offer is void where prohibited by law and subject to all federal, state, and local laws. Copies of the rules and regulations are available at any MidWestOne office, online at

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Presorted Standard U.S. POSTAGE PAID

Permit No 477

Dubuque, Iowa

Dubuque, Iowa 52004-0938 563.589.0804 800.247.4418 www.MidWest One .bank

895 Main Street P.O. Box 938

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Connections Club is a rewards program for clients who maintain qualifying balances and who are ages 40 and better.

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