What is a Professional KBA Member?
The Kentucky Bankers Association is creating a Professional KBA Membership program to foster a better connection between individual bank employees and the KBA.
What are we trying to accomplish?
Our goals are very basic. 1) We want to involve thousands of bank employees in advocacy efforts on behalf of Kentucky’s banking industry, and we want them to understand what’s at stake: their jobs and their ability to continue to take care of their customers. 2) We want to encourage bankers to continue their commitment to banking as a career track and help them reach their own individual level of excellence. 3) We want to ensure that every level of bank professional realizes significant personal benefits by becoming Professional KBA Members.
How much does it cost?
Nothing, and joining is a piece of cake. This program is open to all employees of any KBA member bank with approval of your bank’s CEO. There are no individual dues associated with this category of membership.
What’s in it for you?
Peace of mind. A brighter future. Not bad for the bargain price of $0.00, huh?
Why should you join?
Because when you joined the banking industry you decided to become a part of the most important profession in America. This is the most highly-regulated business there is. You have the chance to shape your own future, to have a say in your destiny. Not many other groups of professionals have this unique opportunity.
What will be expected of you?
Professional Members are vital to any grassroots program. Occasionally, we’ll ask you to get involved by writing a letter or sending a fax or an email to your senator or representative on an issue that affects your job and your profession. We’ll even provide you with a draft message that you can use.
When it comes to making your views known to the people who make decisions about your job and your profession, numbers matter. Making your voice heard - either in support of or in opposition to legislation that affects your bank, your job and your salary - is the key to shaping the future of banking in Kentucky and nationally. Supporting the KBPAC is another area where involvement at the grassroots level is vital.
The banking industry is at a pivotal point in history. It will take all of us pulling together to win the fights that lie ahead, fights against competitors who want your jobs and your customers. While PAC fund raising is an essential part of the program, the program also aims to educate its members on the entire political process and to keep members updated on critical legislative issues.
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