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January 2018 Bluegrass Beat Print

President's Connection

Happy New Year!

I hope that your holiday season was one that was filled with lots of Love and Joy!  As the New Year begins, it signals a restart for family, work, and any endeavor you undertake in the new year.  My hope for each of you is that you take this “restart” and make it count!

This month’s meeting is at Keeneland Race Track and it’s a meeting you DON’T want to miss!  I can’t tell you much more than it’s a new and exciting event – and one we will be talking about for the rest of the year!  If you haven’t signed up yet, don’t wait!  Run to your computer and sign up today!  I promise you, it will be well worth it.

And don’t forget to sign up for the 2018 MidAmerica Conference to be held in Columbus, OH (February 25-27th).  The MAC Committee is planning a terrific conference for us.  Agenda information will be coming out soon. This year’s conference promises to be one of the best yet!

Change is in the air even at our chapter level.  Greg Jewell has taken over the reins replacing Brian Calvert.  We certainly wish Brian best wishes in all his future endeavors.  To reach Greg, you may reach out to him at:  502-456-1851.  His email address is:  As always, feel free to reach out to Greg with any questions or concerns you have regarding our Chapter.

Though the weather may be cold outside – know that it’s always warm within your MPI Chapter! 

Hoping you have a healthy and prosperous New Year!


Joan Minton
2017-2018 President    
MPI Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter

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

ENGAGE! - A Multisensory Education Experience

January 18, 2018
11:00 AM to 1:45 PM

4201 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY 40510

Get ready for MPI KBC's new experiential event ENGAGE! Register Now!



February 25-27, 2018

Hyatt Regency Columbus & Columbus Convention Center
350 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215


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Chapter News

Muhammad Ali Center to Undergo Major Renovations 

The Muhammad Ali Center will be undergoing major renovations that include a complete redesign of its Main Lobby, the Ali Center Store, and Group Entrance. These enhancements will provide the Center the opportunity to deliver a better overall visitor experience and more contemporary private event space.  A major part of the overall improvements will be a custom designed terrazzo floor in the Main Lobby, which will present a striking and welcoming impression upon entering the Center.

The renovations, expected to begin in mid-January 2018, will take about three months to complete. While public access to the Ali Center will be affected during this time, visitors will still have access to most areas of the Center, including its 2-1/2 levels of award-winning exhibits and most private event spaces. It is expected that the Ali Center will be closed to visitors from January 8-14, and will re-open on January 15th for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. For more information, please visit


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