Education Newsletter 2009
We had another successful year. As parents or grandparents of local students, you may have had the opportunity to attend a match or two. They are very challenging and exciting to watch and the students do an excellent job. We are proud of the effort put forth by all schools participating.
The annual banquet was held in April, 2009 at Schussler's in Peshtigo. Tom Maxwell presented the following awards to this year's winners:
$2,000.00 - Peshtigo High School
Scores are provided on our web site throughout the year.
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Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust
President Tom Maxwell urged people enrolled in the
chamber of commerce’s Leadership Academy to give back to
their community through public service on Oct. 20.
2009 Financial Education
Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust employees Kay Carlson (left), Lloyd Cook (center) and Nancy Lemery (right) recently were presented with Certificates of Excellence by the Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA) for their outstanding education efforts in local schools. Carlson also received the WBA's Teach Children to save Day Award for the fourth consecutive year. She offered lessons on the basics of money management in 42 local classrooms this year.
WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. – Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust and three of its employees have been honored for their outstanding financial education efforts by the Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA).
The bank was presented the 2008-2009 State Personal Economics Program (PEP) Bank Award Sept. 10, at the WBA’s Consumer Education Conference in Wisconsin Dells. The award recognizes the considerable commitment of time and resources Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust has made to financial education.
Kay Carlson, the bank’s PEP coordinator, received the WBA’s Teach Children to Save Day Award for the fourth consecutive year. She and fellow employees Lloyd Cook and Nancy Lemery also were given Personal Education Program (PEP) Certificate of Excellence Awards. Together they gave 116 Teach Children to Save classroom presentations this school year.
Certificates of Participation were presented to bank employees: Mary Argall, Debra Atwood, Tammy Billock, Yvonne Erickson, Terry Girard, Greg Goetzman, Raeanne Klatt, Mary Kornusky, Terry Lucas, Patti Nicklaus, Faye Heraly, Kathy Phillips, Sue Porter, Mary Thielen, Patty Vieth, Mary Wilde, and bank President Thomas Maxwell for their involvement in the program.
“We are grateful that the WBA has recognized our employees for their continuing commitment to financial education,” Maxwell said. “Teaching young people about budgeting, living within your means, and saving and borrowing for worthwhile purposes is a key to a successful life.”
Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust employees visited 65 public and private school classrooms in Marinette and Menominee last April to offer lessons on the basics of money management, saving and budgeting to 1,320 students. Statewide 804 bankers participated in the WBA’s PEP program reaching more than 64,000 students.
The effort was part of Teach Children to Save Day, a nation wide event held this year on April 21.
Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust will receive the
Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA) 2008-09 State Personal
Economic Program (PEP) Bank Award at the association’s
Consumer Education Conference, Sept. 10, 2009 in Wisconsin Dells,
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Marinette Banker Recognized for Achievement in Teaching Financial Education
"MADISON – Kay Carlson, a teller at Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust in Marinette, was recently recognized at the annual Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA) Bank Executives Conference, Feb. 10, for earning top honors for her financial education efforts during the past year.
Carlson was originally recognized for her involvement with the WBA Personal Economics Program (PEP) on Sept. 18 with its top of four individual awards, the PEP Banker of the Year Award. This honor is bestowed upon one Wisconsin banker each year who gives the most financial education presentations in their communities. She was chosen to be honored again at the WBA Bank Executives Conference, the largest annual gathering of Wisconsin bankers, in recognition for her exemplary commitment to financial education.
From June 2007 to May 2008, Carlson gave 49 presentations throughout her community, reaching 1,082 consumers of all ages.
Carlson was also awarded the Teach Children to Save Day Award. This honor is bestowed upon one Wisconsin banker each year who gives the most financial education presentations in their communities throughout the month of April for National Teach Children to Save Day.
Of Carlson’s 49 presentations this year, 47 of them were given for Teach Children to Save Day in April. This is the third consecutive year she has received this award.
“Educating children, teens and adults about personal finance not only benefits individuals, but our communities as a whole,” said Kurt Bauer, WBA president and CEO. “We commend Kay for carrying out a long-standing industry commitment to improving financial literacy.”
In addition, Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust received one of
49 bank awards. Three of the bank’s other employees were also
recognized for their commitment to financial education with
certificates of excellence for completing 20 or more presentations
throughout the year. Those bankers are: Tammy Billock, Lloyd Cook
and Nancy Lemery."
For more information, contact Eric Skrum, (608) 441-1216
2009 Scholarship Recipients
Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust has awarded seven $1,000.00
scholarships to graduating seniors from area high schools and a UW
The students who received scholarships are:
Kassondra Evans - UW-Marinette
Selection of the F&M Bank & Trust recipients was made by each school's honors committees.
The bank serves the community from locations on Ludington Street and Roosevelt Road in Marinette and U.S. 141 in Crivitz.
2009 Get Smart About Credit Day
Terry Girard, vice president and
loan officer at Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust, spoke
to the students in Darren Sommerfeldt’s economics class
at Marinette High School Oct. 15 about credit, and the
dos and don'ts of using it.
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