What's New: PA Bankers' Groups
On behalf of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association (PA Bankers), I am excited to share important 2017 program improvements and upcoming events for our PA Bankers’ Groups.
In October 2016, PA Bankers’ Group leadership and Member Relations Policy Committee held their annual meetings. At these meetings, the leaders discussed the importance of aligning regional Group programming and structure with the association’s strategic planning initiatives. As a result, I would like to highlight some exciting and important changes coming to PA Bankers’ regional events this year:
NEW GROUP RECOGNITION BREAKFAST MEETINGS FOR THE FALL
Six regional fall Group breakfasts will be held in October and replace the current Group meetings and golf outings. To align with the association’s strategic initiatives of advocacy and broader banker engagement, this program will feature remarks on the banking industry from a key elected official and will provide a regional opportunity for our Emerging Leaders and Women in Banking peer groups to meet, network and train together.
Additionally, we will convene a CEO/management team roundtable discussion. As part of these meetings, we will honor and acknowledge our association volunteers, highlight honor students from our schools, thank our platinum PaBPAC contributors and receive comments from the PA Bankers Chair. Member institutions will be encouraged to purchase a table (at a discount) and represent your bank by wearing your respective logo bank apparel.
PA BANKERS’ GOLF TOUR
PA Bankers’ members will be invited to participate in any or all three member golf tournaments during the month of September in eastern, central and western PA. Courses and dates have been identified and are included. You will not want to miss an opportunity to play at some of Pennsylvania’s finest courses and network with your industry colleagues. We are working with the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia in an effort to coordinate these golf outings with its field meetings, as possible, and will plan on rotating locations throughout the Groups.
Bring your colleagues to these events and enjoy a round of golf with your banking peers. PaBPAC platinum contributors will receive a complimentary round at the event of their choosing and corporate sponsors will be invited to participate.
At the March 9, 2017, PA Bankers’ Board of Directors Meeting, the Board voted to rename Group 8 to Group 1. This change will go into effect July 1, 2017.
Coming Next Spring:
SIX REGIONAL SPRING SUMMITS
Spring Summits will continue as previously conducted with educational programming, recognition of our 40-year club, charter anniversaries and deposit category PaBPAC contributors, and ultimately culminating with an entertaining dinner speaker. Come out and bring your management team, your emerging leaders and your employees who will benefit from educational programming and an evening of industry camaraderie. Stay tuned for 2018 dates.
Thank you for your time and continuing participation in the association. We are excited to enhance our group meetings, while aligning them with the mission, vision and strategic initiatives of PA Bankers. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to working with you to advance the goals and objectives of the Pennsylvania banking industry.
President & CEO