Secure LifeStyles Club
Are you age 50 or older, and looking for extra benefits from your bank? If you answered yes, then Bankers Trust’s Secure LifeStyles Club is for you!
We created the Secure LifeStyles Club to provide financial benefits and exclusive opportunities to our senior customers. SLC members may receive checking and savings accounts tailored to their place in life, as well as entertainment opportunities organized just for them. Members tell us they also appreciate the educational seminars and workshops designed toward their interests and needs.
What Does it Take to be an SLC Member?
To qualify, members must:
- Be age 50 or older
- Have a checking account with Bankers Trust
- Maintain an average monthly balance of at least $20,000 in any combination of Bankers Trust accounts, including checking, savings, CD and IRA accounts. A deposit relationship with our trust and investment areas also qualifies.
To become an SLC member, visit any Bankers Trust location today or contact an SLC representative!
- Secure LifeStyles Checking** Account
- Secure LifeStyles Savings** Account
- No annual charge on Check Advantage Visa® debit card
- Penalty-free withdrawals in the event of medical emergencies on CD***
- Reduced annual rent on safety deposit boxes****
- Free cashier’s checks
- Free notary services and Medallion Signature Guarantee Service
- No charge for check imaging
- Seminars, travel opportunities and events
- Quarterly newsletter
- And more!
Refer a Friend to Join SLC!
If you enjoy being a Bankers Trust SLC member, your friends may enjoy them too! SLC members are eligible to receive a double referral bonus when you refer a friend to join SLC. Click the button below to learn more.
SLC Seminars and Special Events
Enjoy financial seminars and special events as part of your SLC membership! Seminars led by Bankers Trust’s experts and experts in the community are educational and informative on a broad range of topics. Learn more about our upcoming events:
Watch Jodi Selby’s Recent Security Webinar
Bankers Trust’s VP, Senior Financial Intelligence Manager Jodi Selby recently presented a town hall discussion on the current security threats facing seniors. If you were unable to attend the virtual event, you can watch the presentation here.
Watch Recent Webinars About Using Social Media and Mobile Banking/Payment Apps
Bankers Trust’s AVP, Corporate Communications Officer Abby Delaney and AVP, Consumer Digital Product Manager Maureen Seip recently presented a discussion about navigating social media platforms and mobile banking and payment apps. If you were unable to attend the virtual event, you can watch the presentation here.
Should I Be Concerned About Inflation?
10-11 a.m. | Bankers Trust Windsor Heights Branch or virtual
Inflation has emerged as one of the top concerns for investors in 2021. Jason Egge and Bailey Davis will discuss the current data on inflation and provide ideas for investors to navigate potential inflation concerns.
In-person attendance is limited to the first 12 people to register with this preference indicated, remaining registered participants will be able to attend via webinar.
You will receive a follow-up email two days before the event with the webinar and call-in information.
Woodland Cemetery Tour
NEW TIME: 4:30-7 p.m. | Woodland Cemetery
It’s the return of another great Secure Lifestyles event — the Woodland Cemetery Tour. Established in 1848, Woodland Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Des Moines and the final resting place of some of the most prominent citizens of its past.
Please join us as we walk through local history with researcher, educator and historian Archie Cook. As we pass through the tree-lined lanes, we will see the names of past residents who helped make Des Moines the city that it is today. Names like
Younker, Hubbell, Ingersoll, Fleur and Sherman which are familiar to us in our everyday life.
Register here by September 10. There is a limit of 20 participants for the tour. Cost is $15 – required $10 per person donation to the Woodland Cemetery Preservation fund and $5 tip for the tour guide. The funds will be debited from your Bankers Trust checking account.
Tours are 2 ½ hours long, rain or shine, and are over uneven ground so wear good walking shoes.
*Please note the new time of 4:30-7 p.m., which is a change from your Summer 2021 newsletter event listing.
A New Standard of Living – Lustron Houses in DSM
10-11 a.m. | Webinar
Lustron homes are as unique in appearance as how they are built. Learn about the short-lived Lustron Corporation, the character defining features of the all-metal houses and each of the 14 houses in Des Moines and Windsor Heights from architect Steve Stimmel, AIA. You’ll gain an understanding of the very short-lived, mid-century modern phenomenon
of these manufactured homes.
You will receive a follow-up email four days before the event with the webinar and call-in information.
Submit a Recipe for a Chance to be Featured as Recipe of the Month
Do you have a delicious or interesting recipe you would like to see on the SLC webpage? Now is your chance to share your recipe for a chance to be featured as the recipe of the month! Starting in February 2021, we will feature one recipe submitted by an SLC member each month on this webpage. This will enable us all to broaden our food horizons and try something different.
To submit your recipe, follow this link to fill in your contact information and recipe details. If you prefer, you may mail the recipe to Bankers Trust. Please include your name and your phone number to:
SLC Recipe of the Month
3905 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50310
Recipe of the Month: September
Grilled Crispy Treat S’mores by Danielle J.
Nonstick cooking spray
Two 10oz packages of marshmallows
6 tbsp. unsalted butter
6 cups crispy rice cereal
3 cups graham cracker cereal
Four 1.5oz milk chocolate candy bars broken in half
Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Combine butter and 15oz of marshmallows in large Dutch over and cook over medium-low heat for 6-8 minutes. Fold in rice and graham cracker cereals until evenly coated. Spread into baking sheet. Pat mixture firmly into the pan. Let cool for an hour. Unmold cereal mixture onto a cutting board and cut into 16 rectangles. Preheat grill to medium-low heat. For each s’more, place two cereal treats onto grill and place halved candy bar on one of the pieces. Cook for one to two minutes or until toasty. Meanwhile, thread remaining marshmallows on skewers and toast over fire or grill to your liking. Remove all treats from the grill. Assemble s’mores by topping chocolate with molten marshmallow and sandwich with the second treat.
Recipe of the Month: March
Pecan Chicken by Jannelle N.
1 cut up chicken or your preferred chicken parts (white or dark meat)
1 cup Bisquick
1/3 cup chopped pecans
2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
1/2 tsp dried sage
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/3 cup melted butter
Combine dry ingredients. Dip chicken pieces in the evaporated milk, and then coat in the dry ingredients. Place coated chicken in a lightly greased glass baking dish. Drizzle the melted butter over the chicken. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until juices run clear.
Recipe of the Month: April
Taco Casserole by Phyliss S.
1 lb. ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup Ortega Taco Sauce
3/4 cup water
1 can Ortega Diced Green Chiles
1 pkg. Ortega
1pkg (12) Ortega White or Yellow Taco Shells, broken
2 cups shredded cheese, divided
Preheat Oven 375 F. Grease 11 x 7 inch baking dish. Cook beef and onion until beef is browned and then drain. Stir in taco sauce, water, chiles and seasoning mix. Cook over low heat for 3-4 minutes. Layer half of broken shells on bottom of prepared dish. Cover with half of meat mixture. Sprinkle with 1 cup cheese. Repeat second layer. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted. Makes 8 servings. Garnish with lettuce, tomatoes, olives, sour cream, or other toppings of your choice.
Recipe of the Month: May
Southwestern Stuffed Acorn Squash by Phyliss S.
3 acorn squash
5 oz turkey sausage
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 med red bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
2 cups cherry tomatoes
1 15oz can black beans, rinsed
1/2 tsp salt
hot red pepper sauce, to taste
1 cup mozzerella cheese or swiss cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 375 F. Lightly coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray. Cut squash in half horizontally. Scoop out and discard seeds. Place the squash cut-side down on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until tender, about 45 minutes. Meanwhile, lightly coat a large skillet with cooking spray. Cook sausage over medium heat, stirring and breaking up with with a spoon until lightly browned. Add onion and bell pepper. Cook, stirring often, until softened, about 3-5 minutes. Stir in garlic, chili powder, cumin. Cook for 30 seconds. Stir in tomatoes, beans, salt and hot sauce. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until tomatoes are broken down, 10-12 minutes. When the squash are tender, reduce oven temperature to 325 F. Fill the squash halves with the turkey mixture; top with cheese. Bake on the baking sheet until heated through and the cheese is melted, 8-10 minutes. NOTE: If you only want to use 1 or 2 squash, the left overs are great over rice or pasta.
Recipe of the Month: June
Mom’s Meatloaf by Sandy K.
1 lb. ground beef
1 cup dried breadcrumbs, rolled out fine
1 cup ketchup
1 tbsp. mustard
1 onion chopped
Minced garlic, salt, and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, mix all items together thoroughly. Form into a large mound and place in a lightly greased glass or Pyrex baking dish Bake at 350 for 30 minutes then add one can tomato soup on top. Bake an additional 30 minutes.
Recipe of the Month: July
Johnny Stamatelos Steak de burgo by Cindy M.
2 4 ½ oz filets
2 oz butter, melted
2 oz half and half
1/4 teaspoon garlic paste
1/8 teaspoon oregano
1/8 teaspoon sweet basil
1/2 oz sauterne
Cook meat over high heat in 6” cast iron skillet. While meat is cooking, mix together garlic paste, butter, and half and half. When meat is cooked to preference, shut off burner. Pour butter mixture over meat. Sprinkle oregano and sweet basil over top of meat and add wine. Serve immediately.
Recipe of the Month: August
Spinach Egg Bake by Renee
1 dozen eggs
11oz package of frozen spinach
½ cup melted butter
1 Ib cheddar cheese
32 oz cottage cheese
¼ cup flour
¼ cup chopped dried onions
1 tsp seasoned salt
¼ cup parmesan cheese (for topping)
Thaw and drain spinach. Beat the eggs and stir in the spinach, cheddar, and melted butter. In a separate bowl, mix the dried onion, seasoning salt, and flour into the cottage cheese, then add it to the egg mixture. Pour into a greased pan and bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes. Top with the parmesan and let stand 5-10 minutes before serving.
Meet a Secure LifeStyles Club Representative
Most Bankers Trust locations have a dedicated SLC representative on staff. Stop by a branch to learn more about the Secure LifeStyles Club, SLC member benefits, or join today!
If you can’t stop by, call Customer Service at 515.245.2863 or toll free at 1.800.362.1688. You can also find any SLC representative to contact by clicking the button below.
**Only one Interest Checking account and one Secure LifeStyles Savings account at the Secure LifeStyles Club pricing per member.
***Federal law requires a penalty of seven days simple interest be paid on amounts withdrawn within the first six days after a deposit or partial deposit.
****The contents of your safe deposit box are not insured against loss by the bank or the FDIC.