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Travel Toward Retirement 

You’ve worked hard all your life – it’s time to reward yourself! The First Class Club rewards members with great travel programs, special rates on interest-bearing accounts, and free services reserved only for Club members!

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Age 55+ and currently have, or be willing to open, a First Class Club Checking account
  • Maintain a $10,000 balance2 in Certificates of Deposit, or maintain $1,000 combined balance in checking and/or savings accounts
  • Minimum deposit of $100 to open
  • For those months you do not meet at least one of the two minimum balance requirements listed above, your First Class Club Checking account will be billed a $10 service charge

Upcoming Trips & Events

For more information about these trips, please contact the relevant First Class Club Coordinator.

Becky Schmeling, 605.696.2285 or

East Bethel
Diane Evenson, 763.746.8919 or

Heather Jacobson, 605.594.3423 or

Val Zemlicka, 605.432.5111 or
Amber Wellnitz, 605.432.5111 or 

October 4

Fall Foliage Day at Sica Hollow State Park/Fort Sisseton
Organized by Brookings, SD
Cost: $100
Includes bus fare, driver gratuity, and a boxed lunch.
RSVP by September 20

October 4

Mystery Trip
Organized by Milbank, SD
Trip is full; adding names to waitlist.

October 18

Chanhassen Dinner Theater, Jersey Boys
Organized by East Bethel, MN

November 2 - 12

Hawaiian Cruise
Organized by Brookings, SD
Limited to 20 people; Cost: $5,655 (double, mid-ship inside), $6,495 (single, mid-ship balcony)
Cost: $5,655 (double, mid-ship inside),
$6,495 (single, mid-ship balcony)
Trip is full.

November 27 - December 1

Branson, MO
Organized by East Bethel, MN
Cost: $1,899 (single), $1,499 (double)
Join us on a magical Christmas tour of Branson, MO. We will enjoy Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Theater, Dublin’s Irish Tenors & The Celtic Ladies, Queen Esther at the Sight & Sound Theater, and much more.
Payment required by August 1

December 5

State Capitol Christmas Lights
Organized by Brookings & Milbank
Cost: $120
Includes bus fare and driver gratuity, tour at Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center Museum, tour at the Capitol, and dinner at Ryan's Hangar.
RSVP by October 30

January 12, 2024

To Kill a Mockingbird at the Washington Pavilion
Organized by Brookings, SD
Cost: $125
Includes bus fare and driver gratuity, show ticket, and dinner.
RSVP by December 12

April 18 - 28, 2024

Italy & Greece
Organized by Brookings, SD
Deposit: $200 per person
Cost: $5,473 (single), $5,019 (double), $4,909 (triple)
We’ll visit Rome, Florence, Mestre, Venice, Ancona, Igoumenitsa, Meteora, Kalambaka, Delphi, and Athens. Includes: 9 nights’ accommodation, 14 meals, round-trip air from Sioux Falls, and round-trip transportation from Brookings.
Final payment is due January 19, 2024.
Trip is full.

August 19 - 23, 2024

Mackinac Island, Michigan
Organized by Garretson, SD
Deposit: $250 per person
Cost: $1,389
RSVP by May 19, 2024


Best of Scandinavia
Organized by Brookings, SD
Including: Norway, Sweden, and Denmark
More details to come.

1The owner of the ATM may charge an additional fee except at all MoneyPass® locations.
2The balance we use is average daily balance. The average daily balance is calculated by adding the principal in the account for each day of the statement cycle and dividing that figure by the number of days in the statement cycle.