Welcome Aboard Travel Club

We "bank" on having a good time!

Each year, the Welcome Aboard Club takes fun trips around Iowa, the Midwest and even overseas!  The ability to travel with the club at great prices is a benefit for our valued bank customers. Traveling as a group can be economical, relaxing and the fun way to go!  Check back often to see what we're cooking up next!

Upcoming Trips

In the fall of 1999, the Bank Board approached me about organizing a travel club. Guess they knew that I had a love for travel and of course I said yes! Since that day 22 years ago, we ‘ve been to Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa, some several times, not to mention many of the United States and local day trips. The best part is that you don't have to travel alone, we’ve made so many new friends, great memories, and travel is so exciting and educational.

As is everything, travel was effected by Covid and isn’t as easy as it once was, but I do believe that it is on the rebound. We traveled to Croatia last September and of course we had to go through testing and wear masks in certain places for our protection, but we had no problems or issues. The companies that I work with are very reliable and will cancel or postpone if situations are not safe or up to their standards. 

April 21-29, 2022, I have a river cruise to Holland and Belgium with an optional 3-day visit to Iceland on our way home. Add 3 more days at the end of the trip if you decide to join us in Iceland. Last I checked, there were still 3 rooms available if anyone is interested. Vaccinations are required for overseas and Passports must have 6 months of validi-ty upon return date.

May 10 -12, 2022 is our Mystery Trip. I’ve had to keep this secret for two years, but it will be worth it. Can’t tell you where we are going, but I can tell you it will be fun. Reservations need to be made now as some of the places need to know early.

The third time is a charm for our Canadian Rockies by Rail, traveling August 3 -12, 2022. We fly to Vancouver and ferry to Victoria Island to visit Butchart Gardens, relive the days of old as we are rocked to sleep on our overnight train to Jasper, Alberta. We set off for scenic drives of Lake Louise and journey southbound to Banff, through icefields, charm-ing towns and breathtaking views on our way to Calgary. If interested, check with me about availability.

If you couldn’t make Croatia and It’s Islands last year and are still interested, I have space booked and would do a return trip in September, but would need a sizable group to make this happen. Otherwise, I have connections with another tour director who you could join up with. I came home and rebooked as I would love to do it again!

England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland are booked for 2023. The exact date is still pending. If interested, let me know so you get your name on my list.

For more information call Renae Lane at 515-351-2096.


Information About Past Trips:

2021 Croatia Trip

Croatia 2021

2020 Egypt Trip

 Egypt 2020

2019 Greece Trip

Greece 2019

2018 Mystery Trip

Photo from Mystery Trip 2018

2018 Africa Trip

Photo from Africa Trip 2018

2018 New England Trip

Photo from New England Trip 2018

For more information on the Welcome Aboard Club or any of our upcoming trips, please contact:  

Renae Lane at 515-351-2096 or through the bank if you need reservations or have any questions regarding any of our trips.

Contact Renae Lane

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