Bluegrass Bankers Association's Convention will be held August 25 - 27, 2013 at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington, Kentucky. One of the repeat events this year will be the
awarding of the Charles D. Bennett Education Scholarship to an employee of a Bluegrass Bankers Association Member Bank. The proceeds of the annual silent auction provide the funding for this
great educational opportunity at no cost to the scholarship recipient or to your bank.
As President and/or CEO of your institution, you have the opportunity to nominate an employee from your Bank for this scholarship. Should your employee be selected, then your Bank and your community will benefit from their educational experience.
The nomination process is very straightforward and will take little of your time to nominate an employee from your Bank. You will simply:
- Submit the Nomination Form stating how this employee and your Bank will benefif from this educational.opportunity;
- Include a brief summary as to the employee's work experience at your Bank and previous Bankemployment, if applicable; and-· -
- Include some insight as to the employee's outreach in the community, such as church involvement, civic, charitable, etc.
The selected employee will have his/her choice of one of two educational opportunities. One is the Barret Banking School, Graduate School, Memphis, Tennessee, and the other is The Community Bankers School, Bloomington, Illinois. This scholarship is for the entire two or three year program, including a modest stipend for expenses, and will prove a great value to your Bank and employee. For more information on these Schools, their respective websites are: www.barret.ws (Barret Banking School, Memphis, Tennessee) and
www.thecommunitybankersschool.com (The Community Bankers School, Bloomington, Illinois).
We encourage you to participate in this event and you will see an educational benefit to your Bank and your nominated employee should he/she be selected. Please have. your Nomination Form submitted before August 1, 2013.
Debra G. Neal
Director of Bluegrass Bankers Association