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Platinum Adventures® is our exclusive travel and activities club for customers aged 50+.  Platinum Adventures® provides great opportunities to meet new people, make new friends and enjoy activities such as:

  • Day trips to interesting sights in Chicago and neighboring communities
  • Seminars and demonstrations on interesting and important topics
  • Extended travel to U.S. and foreign destinations (upcoming trips include South Dakota, Russia, and Tanzania!)

It's easy and FREE to join!  If you are at least 50 years of age and have a Platinum Preferred® checking account, you are eligible!* Your only expense is the cost of events and trips you attend.

*Those age 50 or older are eligible for club membership. Club membership requires Platinum Preferred Checking account. Certain requirements may apply. See a Personal Banker for more details.

2015 Upcoming Events

Click here to see our current flyer, or call Judy Filippo at 815-464-6888 or Mary Beth Stout at 708-754-6161 for information and to make reservations for our trips.

 

2015 Trips

May 8, 2015

Ladies Night Out
Old Plank Trail Community Bank
20901 S. Lagrange Rd. | Frankfort

Join us for a night out solely dedicated to the great women in our communities. We will have over 20 women-owned businesses selling items or services to suit your every need. Ranging from wine tastings to organic products and from cosmetics to the sweetest honey in Illinois this event will fill your shopping needs. So come shop with us!

May 20, 2015

Shop in Shipshewana
Shipshewana, IN
345 S. Van Buren St. | Shipshewana

We are making another trip to Shipshewana – home to the largest outdoor flea market! Visit the Shipshewana Auction and flea market for an array of antiques and other goods that you may desire. You could also head downtown to one of the many shops or boutiques, and for lunch why not explore the bakery or one of the many restaurants Shipshewana has to offer. Deluxe motor coach transportation will be included for the trip.
 

May 21, 2015

Jenny Riddle Performance
At Wintrust Financial Center
9700 W. Higgins Rd. | 2nd Floor | Rosemont, IL

Everyone remembers Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins and Maria Von Trapp, but who was she before those characters became part of our fond movie memories? The voice that Julie Andrews thought of as a “gimmick” at age 10 became one of the most recognizable voices in the world. Jenny Riddle dramatizes and performs songs from the life of Ms. Andrews before she was Mary or Maria in her presentation of Julie Andrews’ memoir, Home: The Early Years. We will enjoy lunch before the performance.

May 29, 2015

Trip Preview Event
Old Plank Trail Community Bank
20901 S. Lagrange Rd. | Frankfort
20 W. Steger Rd. | Steger
If you missed the trip preview for 2015 overnight trips last fall in September, please join us as Joe from American Classic Tours returns to Frankfort RT. 45 and our Steger Banking Center on Thursday, May 29th to share the exciting overnight trips that remain in the 2015 travel schedule. Refreshments will be provided as well.

June 3, 2015

Coin Stories
At Wintrust Financial Center
9700 W. Higgins Rd. | 2nd Floor | Rosemont, IL

Ron Beckstrom of Golden Rule Coins will join us for an interesting and informative presentation on the history of coins with a focus on U.S. coins. We will learn why we toss a coin to decide an issue and the history of where the name “dollar” came from as well as why we call a quarter “two bits.” Then the real fun begins! The first 25 people who register for this presentation will be able to bring up to 3 coin or currency items to be appraised in front of the group. Ron will be able to provide some history about your coins. So, dig through your dresser drawers and bring in the items you have wondered about! Ron Beckstrom is an independent 3rd party and not affiliated with Wintrust or any of its subsidiaries. Lunch will be provided.

June 12, 2015

The Ultimate Cubs Experience
At Wrigley Field
1060 W. Addison St. | Chicago

Take me out to the ball game and then some! As a result of Wintrust’s relationship with the Cubs, we will have a special day at the ballpark. Enjoy lunch at Captain Morgan Club followed by a behind the scenes tour of Wrigley Field. Be one of the first to see the new improvements that have been made. Ten people will be chosen out of a hat from our group to visit the PA booth or to attend batting practice. We’ll enjoy a 3:05 PM game against the Cincinnati Reds! Seats are Field Box Outfield Section. Go Cubs!

June 13 through September 19, 2015

Annual Family Fun Days
At 10 of our Old Plank Trail Community Bank locations!
Old Plank Trail Community Bank will be hosting its Annual Family Fun Days during the months of June, July, August, and September at 10 of their locations from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. All events will feature free face painting, food, treats, games, prizes, and much more! Everyone in the community is encouraged to attend. Save the dates, we hope to see you there! Please visit www.oldplanktrailbank.com for specific event, dates, and times.
 

June 17 - 19, 2015

Mississippi River Cruise
Delight in the beauty of the Mississippi River Valley on a full day, 100 mile cruise aboard the Celebration Belle. Cruise from Dubuque to Bettendorf while enjoying a full breakfast, lunch & prime rib dinner as well as narration by the captain, live entertainment, activities, travel through 3 locks & dams and views of majestic bluffs. Other tour highlights include: Lunch at Fried Green Tomatoes with free time in Galena and the new National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in Dubuque. We’ll also step back in time during a visit to charming Bishop Hill Colony, IL. This “prairie utopia” was established by industrious Swedish immigrants in the mid-1800’s. Take a guided tour to see the colony’s historic buildings and enjoy a Swedish lunch in Bishop Hill and enjoy free time to visit the heritage  shops. Don’t miss the boat as we cruise the mighty Mississippi!

June 18 - 25, 2015

Switzerland
Enjoy the beauty of the Swiss landscape on this fabulous adventure! We will visit Geneva, Lausanne, Berne, Lugano and Lucerne. In Geneva, we’ll enjoy a city tour, visit Jet d’Eau, the world’s tallest fountain and the Old Town. Take a ride on the Chocolate Train and visit the Cailer-Nestle factory. In Lugano, we’ll drive through the Swiss Alps. Cruise on Lake Lucerne, see the magnificent buildings in Berne and, much, much more. You’ll feel the German, Austrian and
Italian influence in various regions of this gorgeous country.

June 25, 2015

Chicago Cubs vs. LA Dodgers
At Wrigley Field
1060 W. Addison St. | Chicago

We are taking you to a ball game this summer at the Friendly Confines. Join us as we return to Wrigleyville to experience the pre-game atmosphere. On your own you can have lunch, shop at some Cubby vendors or enter the park for batting practice. The price includes deluxe motor coach transportation to and from the game and your game ticket.

July 13 - 17, 2015

Michigan Huron Shores
Cool off next summer amidst the natural beauty of pure Michigan. Refresh on a cruise out into the sparkling waters of Lake Huron to the lighthouse on Big Charity Island. While there enjoy a nature talk and dinner at the light keeper’s home. Next stop, Frankenmuth - Michigan’s Little Bavaria. This charming village is known for its well-tended flowers, lush greenery and extensive Bavarian architecture. Highlights here include: tour of Frankenmuth, pretzel rolling demonstration, riverboat cruise, German food, bakery and German musical entertainment. Be dazzled at Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland-world’s largest Christmas store! We’ll travel next to Greenfield Village, the charming recreated historic village with 18th and 19th century buildings. Our trip wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Henry Ford Museum. See the vast collection of artifacts from transportation to household furnishings. Enjoy the beauty, hospitality and history Michigan has to offer on this adventure.

 

July 22, 2015

Drury Lane “Beaches”
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
100 Drury Ln. | Oakbrook Terrace

Take a trip with us to Drury Lane Theater to see Beaches, a New Musical that follows two extraordinary friends through 30 years of camaraderie, laughter, and sorrow. With a touching vulnerability, Beaches exemplifies the triumph of the human spirit and the bonds of sisterhood. Don’t forget to enjoy an elegant lunch with multiple choices while you’re there! Price includes deluxe motor coach, lunch and ticket for the musical.

August 4 - 6, 2015

Summertime Mini-Mystery Tour
Get ready for the most creative, fun trip ever – the Summertime Mini-Mystery Tour - where participants don’t know where they are going from one event to another. Not only are you visiting interesting places, but you’re doing so amidst a special theme complete with witty clues, giveaways, games, costumed tour directors, unique entertainment and festive activities. Excellent dining, deluxe hotel accommodations, fascinating attractions, fine services of a professional tour director and all the added themed mystery extras make this tour a great value. This will be a motor coach trip.
 

September 29 - October 3, 2015

Agawa Canyon & Mackinac Island
All aboard the Algoma Central Railway for the Agawa Canyon Fall Foliage Train Excursion. View the Canadian wilderness of hills and ravines draped in brilliant fall colors from the comfort of the train through Agawa Canyon. And, then a visit to Mackinac Island. A guided tour of the island from horse drawn carriages will provide a warm welcome to this historic, charming island. Enjoy the delightful Grand Luncheon Buffet at the elegant Grand Hotel. Then it’s on to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore estimated to be approximately 2,000 years old. Marvel at the immense sand dunes along the sparkling waters of Lake Michigan. See
the colors of autumn on the great getaway!
 

October 11 - 13, 2015

Wisconsin Cranberry Autumn Harvest
Experience the annual autumn harvest of one of America’s native berries – the cranberry. See cranberry marshes ablaze in shades of scarlet with colorful fall foliage all around. Highlights of this trip include: guided tour of the cranberry marshes; Cranberry Discovery Museum; International Crane Foundation to see 15 different species of crane birds; guided tour of Amish countryside with its scenic hills, valleys and shopping stops; a Wisconsin cheesery; a narrated fall foliage luncheon cruise along the majestic bluffs of the Mississippi River near La Crosse; and so much more! Freshly harvested cranberries available for purchase. Come join us on this beautiful autumn getaway to Cranberry Country – you’ll be “berry” glad you did!
 

October 22 - 23, 2015

Ghosts of Galena
Join us during the season of “tricks and treats” as we journey to Galena, IL for a special overnight trip. This “spooky” trip includes a ghost tour, tarot reading sessions, a visit to Havencrest Castle, wine tasting at Massbach Ridge Winery, a stop at Edwards Apple Orchard and more! We will enjoy delicious “treats” at the Lincoln Way Café and at the historic Vinny Vanucchi’s Restaurant.
 

December 3 - 6, 2015

New York City Holiday
There is no city more exciting than New York City during the holiday season! The festive decorations trimming the city streets, the imaginative store windows displaying a wonderland of holiday dreams and the entertaining Broadway shows are sure to spark the holiday spirit in your heart. Trip highlights include: 3 night stay in Manhattan, Broadway shows, guided city tour including Central Park, Fifth Avenue, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Times Square, Lower Manhattan, Greenwich Village, Soho, Financial District, Wall Street, and Chinatown. You’ll also enjoy the Circle Line Boat Cruise around Manhattan Island with views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, National September 11th Memorial & Museum, Empire State Building, the ice skating rink & the city’s enormous Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. Top it all off with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall!

 

Get HALF OFF Your Next Platinum Adventures® Day Trip!

Meet with one of our Financial Advisors for a free Comprehensive Financial Review* from Wintrust Wealth Management, and receive half off your next Platinum Adventures day trip!1 Call Karen Kilinskis at 708-326-2572 for your appointment today!

*Financial Review by appointment only, courtesy of Wintrust Wealth Management. Securities and insurance offered through Wayne Hummer Investments (Member FINRA/SIPC). Trust and Asset Management services offered by The Chicago Trust Company, N.A. and Great Lakes Advisors, LLC, respectively. Investment products such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds are not insured by the FDIC or any federal government agency, not bank guaranteed or a bank deposit, and may lose value.

1. Offer valid for all Old Plank Trail Community Bank sponsored Platinum Adventures day trips. Discount not to exceed $50. Must be a new trip for which you have NOT yet registered. Offer expires 12/31/2014. ©2013 Old Plank Trail Community Bank, N.A.