NCB Online Newsletter - April 2013
Happy April! Saturday, April 6th will be a great gathering of authors and readers at the St. Peter Community Center! Sixty authors will be on hand at the event, from 1:00-5:00 p.m., for various forums and presentations. Stop by to listen to authors of your choice, register for prizes… and have fun at the Book Festival!
Wishing everyone a wonderful month of April!
Lisa G. & NCB
What’s Happening in St. Peter?
Todd Prafke, St. Peter City Administrator-Speaker
Ever wonder what’s really happening in St. Peter vs. what’s just rumor swirling around? Once a year we invite St. Peter City Administrator Todd Prafke to speak to our Saints Club about the latest events and happenings in our area, and he gives a wonderful presentation! Mr. Prafke is good about fielding questions and enjoys speaking to our club! Do you know about the Washington Avenue Project or if Shopko is really coming to town? Have you been to our newest stores and restaurants in town? Join us for this informative, fun afternoon with our city administrator! We will meet this time in the dining area of Ecumen Prairie Hill, at 1305 Marshall Street (near the hospital) and dessert and coffee will be served prior to Mr. Prafke’s presentation. Please call us at 931-3310 to RSVP so we make sure we have enough dessert!
When: Thursday, April 11
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Where: Ecumen Prairie Hill
Cost: FREE to Members & Guests
Investments, Economy and Tax Implications
Peter Nelson, LPL and Guest Andrew Ogren, Eaton Vance Distributors, Inc.
Join the Saints for a special presentation by Peter Nelson and his guest, Andrew Ogren, Vice president of Eaton Vance Distributors for an informative presentation on investing in today’s economy, along with new information on government legislative and tax changes. We have all heard about the “fiscal cliff,” but how does that impact us as individual savers and investors? How have the tax laws changed, and how might those changes impact us? It seems difficult to keep up with all the regulatory changes over the past couple years, but Mr. Ogren will be here to giveus some insight as to how we may be affected and look ahead to dealing with the uncertainties of our economic future. This meeting will be at the new Lone Star BBQ, in their Fireplace Room. Please call us at 931-3310 to let us know if you plan to attend, as space is somewhat limited. For dessert, you’ll have your choice of Mary’s famous carrot cake or banana bread pudding and coffee.
When: Thursday, April 25
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Where: Lone Star BBQ, Fireplace Room
Cost: FREE to Members
Pella Tulip Festival & Meskwaki Casino
We have a waiting list started for our May Pella Tulip Festival-Meskwaki Casino tour. We were allotted space for 30 people from our bank, and the hotel doesn’t have extra rooms available at this point. We will keep checking to see if we can get more folks on the tour. If you are interested in this tour, you are welcome to be added to our waiting list, but we cannot guarantee you a reservation at this point. This tour offers a great combination of the Tulip Festival in Pella, Iowa with gaming at the Meskwaki Casino and Resort. Our lodging will be at the casino’s hotel. A tour guide from Tourco Tours will lead this trip, but Nancy from NCB will also be accompanying our group so if you have questions along the way, you may check with Nancy or the Tourco Guide. Just as a reminder, if there is a trip or tour you are definitely interested in please sign up as soon as possible!
TWINS v.s. White Sox
Our motor coach to the TWINS game May 15 is over half full so if you are interested in joining the Saints for a fun day at Target Field, please let us know soon! We are hoping for great weatherafter allit IS Sammy’s birthday that day! Our seats are in the Skydeck, just up the escalator or elevator near the area we were the past two years. The game begins at noon so we’ll be departing at 9:45 a.m. Lunch and snacks will be on your own at the ballpark. Please note: the deadline for this daytrip is Monday, April 22! Call us at 931-3310 to sign up for the Minnesota TWINS daytrip!
Depart: 9:45 a.m.
Return: 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $38 per person
Deadline: April 22
Gustavus Arboretum with Scott Moeller
Join the Saints for a fun summer meeting at the Interpretive Center at the Gustavus Adolphus College Arboretum June 13! We will meet at the Arboretum’s Interpretive Center at 2:00 p.m. for dessert and coffee and a presentation by the Arboretum’s Naturalist Scott Moeller! After Mr. Moeller’s presentation, you are welcome to walk around the Arboretum on your own. Did you know that the GAC Arboretum covers 125 acres, including the 70 acres of Coneflower Prairie added in 2008? There are 682 trees and 114 different species of trees and shrubs throughout the arboretum. There are more than two miles of marked trails, and more than one dozen formal gardens, a waterfall and a prairie overlook at this arboretum, that was formed back in 1973. Ah, what a nice addition to our community!
Call us at 931-3310 to let us know if you plan to join us for this great summer day at the Arboretum!
When: Thursday, June 13
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Where: GAC Arboretum, Interpretive Center
Cost: FREE to Members & Guests
Ice Cream Social
June is Dairy Month! Mark your calendars for Nicollet County Bank’s annual Ice Cream Social Friday, June 14! Join us for Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake, coffee and milk in the lobby from 1:30-4:00 p.m. The Nicollet County Dairy Ambassadors will be on hand to serve the ice cream cake for the afternoon! Register for door prizes and visit with friends in the lobby! We’ll have tables and chairs set up in the lobby for the afternoon. Help us say “Thank You!” to our area farmers and all folks involved in the dairy industry, and join us for this fun celebration of Dairy Month!
See the Saints Club Page
Senior Vice President Doug Miller
Retirement Open House
This May 31, Senior Vice President Doug Miller will be retiring after being a part of the NCB family for twenty-eight years! Doug came to Nicollet County Bank back in 1985 after working as a loan officer in banks in Worthington, Minnesota. He was raised in Bonilla, S.D. and graduated from Huron College, yet has become a proud “St. Peterite,” raising two daughters here with his wife Marilyn. Doug’s been active with the St. Peter Lions Club, the Development Corporation, the Chamber of Commerce and St. Peter’s Economic Development Association and has been a senior vice president of real estate and commercial lending here at the bank. In the community, he can be spotted at sports activities at the high school, Gustavus or at Shoreland Country Club. He has also bought a great deal of coffee over the years with his morning coffee club. We will certainly miss Doug here at the bank, and invite you to help us let him know how much we’ve appreciated his years of service to the bank and our community. Please join us for an open house in his honor Friday, May 31st from 1:30-4:00 p.m. in the bank lobby.