Involvement

Community Involvement

We take pride in participating in our local communities and working together we prosper.

Good Cause Friday

In the spring of 2012 the bank employees started “Good Cause Friday” on the first Friday of each month. Employees love wearing jeans on Friday and thought for this privilege they could turn that into something really positive for their communities. Employees submit local non-profit organizations or “Good Causes” for consideration and employees who choose to wear jeans pay $5 for that month’s “Good Cause” and a contribution is made. In a typical year over $2000 is donated back to local non-profits from our employees. Some of our most recent contributions are listed below.

  • Agency / Batavia TTT
  • American Lung Association
  • American Red Cross - Hurricane Harvey
  • Benefits or fundraisers for individuals with health challenges
  • Blessing Bags
  • Bra's for a Cause
  • Heartland Humane Society – Pedaling for Pets
  • MDA
  • Ottumwa Community Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Race for the Cure
  • Ron Downing – Flag Cases for Veterans
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • Sharing the Weight – Weighted Blankets
  • SIEDA – School Supplies
  • Special Olympics
  • Tenco
  • United Way
  • VFW Post 775
  • Walk for Alzheimer’s
  • Wapello County Reserves
  • Whatsoever You Do
  • Wilson Elementary School
  • Women’s Crisis Center

Our employees understand the importance of community involvement and being actively engaged in their communities. This list represents some of the committees and non-profit organizations our employees are currently participating in.

  • Agency TTT Member
  • Agency 4th of July Committee
  • Batavia TTT Member
  • Cardinal A Club
  • CASA / Foster Care Review Board of Wapello County
  • City of Ottumwa Finance Advisory Committee Member
  • Hospice Board Member
  • Hy-Noon Kiwanis
  • Indian Hills Regional Entrepreneurship Center Board Member
  • Iowa Legal Aid – Local Advisory Council Member
  • Junior Achievement
  • Ottumwa Ambassadors Member
  • Ottumwa Leadership Academy Alumni Committee
  • Ottumwa Noon Lions
  • Ottumwa Oktoberfest Committee
  • Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation Board Member
  • Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation Bright Ideas Committee
  • Ottumwa YMCA Marketing Committee
  • Partners in Progress Board Member
  • Patriot Guard
  • Race for the Cure Volunteer
  • Rotary Club of Ottumwa Member
  • Rotary Club of West Liberty Member
  • South Central Iowa SCORE Chapter
  • Southeast Iowa Blood Donor
  • Tenco Industries Board Member
  • Wapello County 4-H Expo Board Member
  • Wapello County 4-H Expo Foundation Board Member
  • We Lead
  • West Liberty Chamber of Commerce
  • West Liberty Comet Baseball Board
  • West Liberty Community School District Foundation
  • 100+ Women Who Care – Comet Chapter