Induction into the 50 Year Club is an honor for bankers who have given 50 years of service to the banking industry. The Missouri Bankers Foundation is proud to recognize these important individuals at a luncheon during MBA's annual convention. Nominees are honored and inducted in the 50 Year Club, and these bankers receive a plaque and pin commemorating the milestone. A picture and biographical sketch of each award recipient is published in the convention program. News releases are distributed to local newspapers. Nominations are accepted from any MBA member bank employee and are generally collected from March through May.
Any Missouri bank who will have attained at least 50 years or more of credited service anytime during the current year is eligible. This person may have been a director, officer or employee of a Missouri bank, bank holding company or bank holding company subsidiary shoes principal purpose is to supply bank-related services. Eligibility is subject to the following conditions.
- U.S. military service counts in the 50-year span if nominee was in banking before and after the time spent in military service.
- Years of banking service rendered in other states may be credited.
- Bank membership in the Missouri Bankers Association must be current.
- The 50 Year Club Award may be presented posthumously if the candidate had qualified for the award before death.
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