February 2019
HCI Monthly News & Updates
Message from our Board Chair

Happy February! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are staying safe and warm. It is at this time of year that I take the time to review and remember the past 12 months as I celebrate my blessings and accomplishments and set my goals as we head into a new year.

This year a great many of my personal and professional experiences were enriched because of my association with HCI. Through the HCI newsletter I have been contacted by retired club directors and friends, and have been able to reconnect with those individuals who played an intricate part in my early years with HCI.

Heritage Clubs International plays an ongoing role in the success and growth of my club.

I look forward to Peer Group each year and hope to see all of my old friends and hopefully new faces in Nebraska this March.

Val Kelsey, CBCD
Upcoming Events

We will be having 2 Peer Group Webinars on Wednesday, February 27 .

For Bankers at 9 am CT
For Partners at 3 pm CT

Learn more about HCI and what to expect at Peer Group so you can be better prepared!
Contact Tina Goeske to sign up. 952-835-6543
HCI Club Directors are invited to join this exclusive FAM opportunity to sail the Danube River on the luxurious Scenic Opal from Budapest to Nuremburg departing July 29 – August 5, 2019. This is a great opportunity for you to experience high-end River Cruising with Mayflower on their Scenic brand.

You will be their guest so there is no charge for the cruise which includes port charges, on-board gratuities, ALL touring and arrival & departure transfers (valued at over $4000). Companions sharing the same cabin are welcome at a rate of $799. Airfare, extra nights and transfers on extra nights are not included.

If you are interested please send Sherri Guiborat your Name and your Bank Club name by February 28 at sherri@mayflowercruisesandtours.com, and she will reach out to you regarding your confirmation.
HCI is excited to announce that the 2020 Peer Group Conference will be held in Independence, Missouri
February 24 - 28, 2020
Make plans now to join us!

Independence loves welcoming visitors and helping them map their journeys — they’ve been doing it for generations! Whether you’re seeking a relaxing, getaway destination, an action-packed adventure, or an immersive, yesteryear experience, exercise your right to a fun, educational and entertaining experience in Independence, Missouri.

You told us that it is more convenient for you to attend Peer Group in February, so this year we've moved it up. Save the date so you don't miss out on this amazing conference experience.
Member Spotlight
June O'Hanlon
Cadence Bank
Macon, GA
June O’Hanlon started working in banking two days after graduating from high school. Learn more about June before you meet her next month at her very first Peer Group in Omaha.
PTO Profile
ChinaPlus Tours
Chris and Ping Lee
(972) 354-4866
ChinaPlus Tours specializes in group packaged tours to China plus Southeast Asia. In addition to traditional China tours with Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and Yangtze River cruise, we also offer some unique tours including remote and spiritual Tibet, Pandas’ home Sichuan Province, colorful ethnic groups region Yunnan Province and ancient Silk Road Gansu Province and Xinjiang. With diversified experiences in serving American travelers since 1979, the company owners personally escort every bank group throughout the tours.

Sue Evenson, director of First Horizons Club at First National Bank of Gillette (WY), recently accompanied 27 members on a 14-day tour to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Eight passengers added on a 7-day AmaWaterways cruise on the Mekong River.

No doubt, China and Southeast Asia are great tour destinations. We look forward to assisting more bank clubs to travel in that exotic area for a lifetime experience. Travel with ChinaPlus; you’ll find us to be easy, flexible, personal, and reliable.

“I would highly recommend the Silk Road and Shangri’ La tour to anyone interested in not just visiting China, but experiencing China. I would also challenge anyone who thinks they have seen all that travel to China has offer to take another look, the Silk Road and Shangri’ La tour with China Plus Tours lets you experience the extraordinary!”
-Valerie Kelsey, DL Evans Bank, Burley, ID