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July 2017 Bluegrass Beat Print

President's Connection

Hello KBC Friends,

A new fiscal year is upon us and with that comes a change in leadership.  I want to express my appreciation and gratitude to Julie Kirkpatrick as she steps into the Immediate Past President role.  Julie infused a fresh spirit into our chapter and because of that our chapter has thrived.  We have more engagement, attendance is up for our monthly meetings, and education is better than ever!  As I'm sure you all know, Julie is very passionate about our industry.  Her dedication and commitment to this chapter has given us all a renewed sense of purpose!  I want to also thank our Board Members for their hard work and dedication.  Without you, the work of the chapter would not have been completed.

At our BRAVO event in June, we gave out two Silver Platter Awards!!  For the first time since it’s inception we had a tie for this award.  Congratulations to Galt House Hotel and to French Lick Resort!  Well Deserved!

We want to hear from you!  What do you want out of your MPI chapter membership.  What do you want to meet your educational requirements?  Look for more information to come out later on focus groups – where you will be able to voice your opinions.

Plan to join us for our August meeting in Louisville… we have a great program and a great venue lined up.  Look for more info to come.

It is a very exciting time in our chapter.  I hope to continue Julie’s good work and continue to make this chapter the best within the MPI Community. 

Let’s roll ….

Joan Minton, 2017/2018 MPI KY Bluegrass Chapter President

****Don't forget, our chapter photographer, Chris Joyce, and his business associate, Stan Carton, have captured a lot of great shots from our events this year. Click Here and use access code kbcmpi to see pictures of your friends! 

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Calendar of Events


August 17, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:45 PM

Z's Oyster Bar and Steakhouse
101 Whittington Pkwy
Louisville, KY 40222

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Chapter News

Are you studying for your CMP exam?

We've had some members express an interest in meeting with other KBC members who are currently studying for their CMP exam. We would love to help connect you!  If you are studying for your CMP and would like to connect with other chapter members who are also studying, please email Trish Scott at: and she will help get you connected!

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