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MidWestOne Bank is pleased to introduce the enhanced Connections Club, formerly AmeriClub, created to reward customers who maintain qualifying balances and are ages 40 and better. While administered from Dubuque, IA, Connections Club activities and benefits are available to  customers at all MidWestOne locations. If you would like to take advantage of these exciting special events and travel, please contact Connections Club Director Connie Francis at 563.589.0804.

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 $5,000 in one of the following MidWestOne Bank accounts: checking, savings, or money market account.
  2. Maintain at least $10,000 in any combination of the following MidWestOne 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.)

About Connections Club


Connections Club Journal

Credit Cards

Travel & Events


Merchant Discounts

Investment and Retirement

Loyalty Points


A word from Connie


Missing Word Contest


Photo Album

About Connections Club

At MidWestOne, we realize life is more than crunching numbers. Quality of life can be measured in friendships and experiences. Our exclusive Connections Club grants you free membership to a social group, travel club, and discount program all rolled into one.

  • Build lifelong friendships
  • Group events and travel locally, nationally, and internationally
  • Connections Club Merchant Discount Program with 100+ participating merchants
  • Free seminars on topics of interest
  • Free initial consultation for personal wealth management and estate planning services
  • Earn valuable points every time you travel with Connections Club--points that can be turned into cash discounts for future travel events!

A Word from Connie

Hello Everyone,

Summer is here. I’m receiving more calls from many of you each day which makes me so happy. We have been able to start our adventures again and that also brings me such joy. A little piece of normal. I read an article about what to expect as we start going again. There was a section titled “Our Time” that stood out to me and I felt it fitting to Connections Club and the waking up of travel. We were created to be in community with others.

The article touches on how some couples are blessed to spend what seems like a lifetime with their spouses but still thrive in an environment with others when traveling. A woman once journeyed to Italy’s Amalfi Coast. The ancient villages clinging to the mountainside are achingly beautiful, but she didn’t enjoy them because she traveled alone. Connections Club travel is the perfect solution in many situations. The common desire to seek knowledge, to be immersed in history and view breathtaking scenery is just a toe dip into the sea of possibilities. This is “Our Time.”

P.S.—Please take a minute to review the new qualifications on page 4 of our journal. MidWestOne Bank has awesome products and services*. I have my entire banking relationship here and could not be happier. Please seek the advice of your favorite banker and make sure you are in the right accounts to fit your needs. The Power Checking and Power Saving accounts are amazing. I love the investment** team who happily take my many questions as I know their experience far exceeds my knowledge. Take a look at the mortgage rates and home equity specials to see if you need a change. My best piece of banking advice is to review often and take advantage of the professionals at your fingertips. We are eager to serve and commit ted to our mission statement–take care of our customers and those who should be.

We’re transitioning away from the paper copy of our Connections Club journal. Many of you already enjoy the electronic version that we send by email. For those receiving a paper copy, we will start emailing the electronic version to you. Our goal is to have this new process in place by January 1, 2022. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we make a few necessary changes to assure the future success of our club.

Connections Club Journal

Click the link below to view our interactive Connections Club journal and see what exciting events are coming up.

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Merchant Discount Program

Membership most definitely has its perks! Connections Club members enjoy special discounts at over 100 local businesses.

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Missing Word Contests

Enter our bi-monthly Missing Word contests for a chance to win cash prizes! All entries received have a chance to win big during our annual grand prize drawing.

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Stay Informed

Sign-up to receive regular updates about upcoming Connections Club events and travel opportunities.

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Stay Informed

Get connected with the Connections Club.

Sign up to receive regular updates about upcoming Connections Club events and travel opportunities.  Please provide your contact information using this form, so we know how to reach you with our latest Connections Club Journal, news and announcements.

Thank you for your interest in the Connections Club!

Travel & Events

Connections Club, Missouri travel opportunity.

Missouri Autumn Medley
Sept. 25 - 28, 2021
Join us for great food, theater and guided country tours in beautiful Missouri.
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Connections Club, New York City travel opportunity. Take in all of the best of the holiday season in New York City.

holidays in New York city
Nov. 19 - 23, 2021
Celebrate the holiday season in New York City.
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Connections Club, San Diego, CA travel opportunity. Visit one of America's most colorful and romantic cities. San Diego ocean view.

San Diego Getaway
Feb. 28 - Mar. 4, 2022
Join the Connections Club as we visit San Diego, CA, one of America's most colorful and romantic cities.
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Connections Club, Ireland travel opportunity. Enchanted Ireland trip, explore historic castles and beautiful country of Ireland.

Enchanting Ireland
Apr. 4-13, 2022
Join friends old and new on a delightful trip to one of the most beautiful and friendly countries in the world.

Connections Club, Greek Isles travel opportunity. Ancient Greek architecture.

Greek Isles, Croatia & Italy
Sept. 29 - Oct. 12, 2022
Immerse yourself in the history, culture and beauty of the Mediterranean on this outstanding 10-night cruise.
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Click here to view our current Connections Club Journal for upcoming travel opportunities.

Merchant Discount Program

Membership most definitely has its perks! Connections Club members enjoy special discounts at over 100 local businesses. From essential services to restaurants and, of course, fun shopping--Connections Club is your ticket to big time savings!

Use the link below to view a list of participating merchants and the special savings or discount offered to all Connections Club members.

IMPORTANT: Present your Connections Club membership card before your purchase is totaled at the cash register. Discounts apply only at the time of purchase. They are not valid for previous purchases.

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Travel Loyalty Program

The Points for Travel Program, available exclusively for Connections Club members, is a loyalty program to thank you for traveling with Connections Club. Connections Club members are automatically eligible for this free program, and no registration is required.

Earn valuable points every day you travel with Connections Club, points that can be redeemed for cash discounts toward future Connections Club trips and offerings. Earn 75 points for each travel day. For every 300 points you accumulate, you will earn a $10 credit toward a future Connections Club trip or event of your choice.

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Word Contest

We have hidden a song title in our current journal with a missing word. 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 from the title. Figure out the missing word, and submit the missing word only through the form below.

All correct entries received will be entered into the $25 drawing. All entries received throughout the year will be entered into a year-end drawing for a grand prize of $100! Good luck!

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 void where 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

Photo Album

Here are a few images taken on Connections Club trips such as California, Alaska, Iceland, Branson, Spain, Canary Islands, Washington State and many more. Click on any of the photos below for a larger view. Includes miscellaneous trip photos.


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A placeholder image for where an actual photo from a Connections Club trip will go.