The Vista Club and all its benefits were created exclusively for our customers 50 or better. To qualify, you must be 50+ years old and maintain a balance of $5,000 in any deposit account or combination of deposit accounts.

We'd like to make your life a little easier after your years of hard work!

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Download and print the above application, complete the form and return it to your closest First State Bank Branch or Vista Club Office to begin your membership!

Day Trips

Mendota Area Departures

(Mendota, LaMoille, Peru, Ottawa, Streator, McNabb, Princeton)

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Bloomington Area Departures

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Fox Valley Area Departures

(North Aurora, Batavia East, Batavia West, St. Charles East, St. Charles West, Geneva)

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Northern Region Departures

(Rochelle, Waterman, DeKalb, Shabbona)

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Extended Trips

2018 EXTENDED TRIPS:

ENGLAND / SCOTLAND / WALES, JUNE 19-28, 2018

You’ve been asking for this iconic trip to the United Kingdom for many years!  We think we have compiled a great package that allows you to see many historic locations and classic sights that are thousands of years old.  We will fly into Edinburgh, Scotland and meander through Scotland, Wales, and England on this 10 day/8 night adventure.  Visit locations such as Edinburgh Castle,  Palace of Holyrood House, experience a Scotch whiskey tour and tasting, visit a Scottish farm, see York & York Minster, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, City of Cardiff & Cardiff Castle, Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge, the Roman Baths Museum, enjoy a  London City tour, visit the iconic Tower of London, enjoy a ride on the London Eye,  see Queen Mary’s Dolls House, Windsor & Windsor Castle,  and so much more!  Our flight home will depart from London, leaving you with many wonderful memories of your Vista Club adventures!

We are also offering an optional 2-night extension to Paris, via the Eurostar Train traveling through the Chunnel!  Upon arrival, you will enjoy a Paris City tour, and then have the remainder of that day plus the full next day to enjoy Paris as you desire.  A few spots remain - call immediately to secure your reservation!

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NATIONAL PARK SERIES #3:  YELLOWSTONE & THE WILD WEST, AUGUST 13-19 & 20-26, 2018                            

We are continuing our experiences at the National Parks with a delightful trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.  Following a flight to Salt Lake City, UT, we will be escorted on a city tour or other adventures as time allows. The following day we head north toward Jackson, WY along the Old Oregon Trail, then through the Grand Teton National Park, the Jenny Lake Visitor Center at Yellowstone National Park, and see the beautiful views at the Jackson Lake Lodge.  We will spend a full day roaming in Yellowstone NP with an expert guide on board our coach.  During the week, we will experience the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center, have a peaceful float ride down the Snake River, enjoy a play in Jackson Hole, eat “like a cow poke” at a chuck wagon dinner, watch “Old Faithful” spout hot steam, see the famous twisted elk antler arch, and experience so many magnificent views in this area of our beautiful U.S.A.  As we depart through West Yellowstone, heading back to Salt Lake City, we will have an opportunity to visit the Mormon Tabernacle and hopefully experience a live broadcast of the Choir’s beautiful voices. Registration is open!  Call today!

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FALL FOLIAGE IN TORONTO & NIAGARA FALLS, OCTOBER 1-6, 2018                                                                                     

You won’t want to miss this beautiful Fall Foliage trip to Canada, where you can experience the best of the best!  This 6 day/5 night adventure completely by motor coach takes us to see many unique venues around the cosmopolitan city of Toronto including the City Hall Building, Parliament Hill, the Chinatown district, a guided tour of Casa Loma Castle (home of Sir Henry Pellat), plus a dramatic panoramic view atop the CN Tower.  Next we are off to the rolling hills on the Niagara-On-the-Lake Wine Trail with stops at several original wineries with lunch and an estate tour.  Then we head to Niagara Falls where you will be amazed at the roar of the majestic falls aboard the Hornblower Cruise on the lake, followed by a trip to the Butterfly Conservatory, and be treated to a hilarious rendition of the Oh Canada Eh? dinner show.  Day 5 finds us heading toward home via Detroit with an opportunity to experience the Henry Ford Museum and Village, and dinner at the historic Greenfield Inn.  But we aren’t finished yet — we think you will be tickled by a stop at Shipshewana, IN for shopping, lunch and matinee show at the Blue Gate Theater.  All of these and the magnificent Fall colors too!  Registration is open!

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2019 EXTENDED TRIPS:

HAWAIIAN CRUISING IN PARADISE, FEBRUARY 14-24, 2019

Sail away to Paradise on a trip-of-a-lifetime to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands.  This glorious 11 day/10 night adventure features two days in Honolulu to experience a Polynesia Dinner Show, see the infamous Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial, and to spend time on Waikiki Beach, if you choose.  Then board the NCL Pride of America ship for 7 days of cruising, making stops at ports on Maui, Hawaii and Kauai. Optional excursions offered include a visit to the lush Iao Valley and Fern Grotto on Maui, visit a seahorse farm or ride the Atlantis Submarine in Hawaii, explore Volcanoes National Park in Hilo, and a visit to Waimea Canyon at Kauai.  Just relax and enjoy this unforgettable trip to see the natural wonders, scenic beauty and historical highlights of these beautiful U.S. islands! Registration is open!

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SPRINGTIME AT THE BILTMORE ESTATE, APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2019

Welcome the colors of spring at the Biltmore Estate’s annual Festival of Flowers.  Spring awakens the heady scents and glorious sights as blooms burst forth from a variety of flowers, and 1000 native & hybrid azaleas add pastel colors to the garden’s palette.  Marvel at George Vanderbilt’s extraordinary estate which comprises 8,000 acres!  As America’s largest home, this French Renaissance chateau has 4 acres of floor space containing 250 rooms:  65 fireplaces, 43 bathrooms, 34 bedrooms and 3 kitchens!  Enjoy 4 nights stay right on the Biltmore property at the new Village Hotel!  This property also offers a winery, shopping and special activities.  Also included in this trip is a visit to the Kentucky Horse Park, Lake Lure cruise, a visit to Chimney Rock, a ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad and a visit to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway! This all motor coach trip is sure to be very popular.  Be sure to sign up right away to reserve your spot!  Registration is open! 

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SPRINGTIME AT THE BILTMORE ESTATE INTRODUCTION MEETINGS:

Mendota:  Friday, July 20th at 10:00 a.m. - Stonecroft Retirement Village - 1700 Burlington Street

Bloomington:  Friday, July 20th at 2:00 p.m. - First State Bank - 502 N. Hershey 

RSVP by Friday July 13, 2018 to your local Vista office

ICELAND - THE LAND OF FIRE AND ICE, JULY 3-9 & 10-16, 2019

Iceland is a unique destination that offers pristine nature, boasting geysers, geothermal pools, waterfalls and wildlife, breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture deeply rooted in ancient heritage.  Spend five nights in Reykjavik while exploring this amazing land of fire and ice!  You will enjoy a city tour of Reykjavik, discover the Reykjanes Peninsula and its geothermal activities with a local guide, relax in the Blue Lagoon and enjoy a full day Golden Circle tour with a local guide where you will experience such sites as Thingvellir National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), black sand beaches, the famous Geysir field, and more amazing natural wonders! Registration is open!

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BOSTON & CAPE COD, SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2019

From Plymouth to Cape Cod to Boston, we will be traveling through some of the most picturesque and historical locations along the New England Coast.  This trip — created by Travel Unlimited who brought us SW Parks and New York City — is customized from start to finish.  We begin our week of adventure by traveling through Plymouth where the Pilgrims first landed on our way to a 3-night stay in the Cape Cod area.  Our drive along Olde King’s Highway will include glimpses of historic architecture, the dunes, a visit to Hyannis, and a delicious New England “lobsterfest.” A cruise to Martha’s Vineyard will provide time for you to tour the island and explore the towns and quaint shops emoting visions of bygone eras.  Then we will head back towards Boston with a stop in Newport, RI where we will see mansions from the gilded age along with historical spots such as New Colony House, Trinity Church, and so much more.  Experience American history first hand as we travel along the Freedom Trail in Boston to such unforgettable sights as the Old North Church (featured in Longfellow’s “Midnight Ride of Paul Revere”), Beacon Hill, the U.S.S. Constitution, the John F. Kennedy Library just to name a few.  Our tour also includes a visit to Harvard Square, possibly a guided tour of Fenway Park (depending on game schedules), short drives to Concord and Lexington where the first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired, along with a drive to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “House of the Seven Gables” and the location of the famous Salem witch trials.  Be sure to come to the meeting to review all the highlights and amazing locations we have packed into this trip and learn more about this unforgettable week in Boston & Cape Cod.  Registration is open!

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BOSTON & CAPE COD INTRODUCTION MEETINGS:

Bloomington:  Thursday, September 6th at 10:30 a.m. - Holiday Inn & Suites - 3202 E. Empire Street

Streator:  Thursday, September 6th at 2:30 p.m. - Streator Public Library - 130 S. Park Street

Mendota & Northern:  Thursday, September 6th at 6:30 p.m. - Stonecroft Retirement Village - 1700 Burlington St., Mendota

RSVP by August 30, 2018 to your local Vista office

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    Contact Us

    Mendota Area

    Jean Simkins
    815.539.1524 x205
    jsimkins@firststatebank.biz

    Beth Hubbard
    815.539.1526 x206
    bhubbard@firststatebank.biz

    Deb Hochstatter
    815.539.1535 x185
    dhochstatter@firststatebank.biz

    Bloomington Area

    Evon Long
    309.663.6300 x821
    elong@firststatebank.biz

    Northern Region

    Bobbi Burke
    815.562.2200 x52044
    bburke@firststatebank.biz

    Fox Valley Area

    Jean Simkins
    815.539.1524 x205
    jsimkins@firststatebank.biz

    Beth Hubbard
    815.539.1526 x206
    bhubbard@firststatebank.biz

    Deb Hochstatter
    815.539.1535 x185
    dhochstatter@firststatebank.biz