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8/23/2016 Member News
Kevin Cecil Named Honoree for 23rd Annual Rotary Community Toast and Benefit Banquet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

KEVIN CECIL NAMED HONOREE FOR 23rd ANNUAL ROTARY COMMUNITY TOAST AND BENEFIT BANQUET


“Rotary Toast Honors Local Banking Professional and Devoted Philanthropist”

August 16, 2016

NEW ALBANY, Ind. – The Rotary Club of New Albany has selected Kevin Cecil, local banking professional and devoted philanthropist, as its honoree for the 23rd Annual Rotary Community Toast and Benefit Banquet. The banquet will be held on Friday, November 4 at Huber’s Orchard, Winery and Vineyards’ Plantation Hall. Each year the Rotary Club of New Albany chooses an individual from the community who has made important contributions to the local area and exemplifies the true spirit of the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self.”

“For years Kevin Cecil has been an example to all of us for how to live by Rotary’s motto. His involvement with many outstanding organizations has had a lasting, positive impact on our community,” said Rotary Club of New Albany President Chad Dimmitt. “I’m thrilled that we have the opportunity to honor him at this year’s Community Toast & Benefit Banquet.”

Cecil is President and CEO of Your Community Bank. Cecil has successfully led Your Community Bank for the past 15 years. The Bank has experienced an increase in both deposit growth and capital under his leadership. Through his example the company also continues to be one of the community’s leaders in supporting of community development, education, human services, cultural affairs, and health and medical related programs within the local markets. He originally began his banking career in 1977 as Assistant Branch Manager with PNC Bank.

Contributing to his community has always been a priority for Cecil who sees it as his way to give back. He has shared his talents with the community by serving on many local boards including: One Southern Indiana’s Economic Development Council, Metro United Way, St. Elizabeth Maternity Home, the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana, and St. Mary’s Church. Cecil has also previously served on the Board for Providence Jr./Sr. High School and is a regular volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. He currently serves on the Board and Finance Committee for DeSales High School in Louisville.

Kevin earned both his BSC and MBA at the University of Louisville and has been happily married to his wife Cindy for thirty-six years. The couple have three children. Kevin credits both his personal and professional success to his family and co-workers and lives by the principles: 1. Do what is right. 2. Do your best. 3.Treat others the way you want to be treated.

As customary, each year a portion of the proceeds from the Rotary Toast go to a nonprofit or charity as selected by that year’s honoree. Cecil has selected to have this portion of the proceeds split to benefit two causes in our community that are important to him. Proceeds will benefit both the Metro United Way and the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana.

Organizations or businesses who are interested in sponsoring this year’s Rotary Community Toast and Benefit Banquet should contact Club President Chad Dimmitt at cdimmitt@centra.org for more information.

The Rotary Club of New Albany was established in 1915 and enjoys a long history of serving its community through the meaningful acts of service of its members and through philanthropic giving. Rotary membership represents a cross-section of the New Albany's business and professional men and women.

The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Locally, Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today's most critical issues. Rotary has focused its efforts in six areas: peace and conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education/literacy, and economic /community development.

To learn more about Rotary, visit their website at www.rcna.us, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NewAlbanyRotary, or ask questions by emailing rcnasecretary@gmail.com.

Editor Note: Headshot of Kevin Cecil Attached.

ROTARY CLUB OF NEW ALBANY TOAST RECIPIENTS:
2016 - Kevin Cecil
2015 - Pat Harrison
2014 - Diane Fischer
2013 - Dr. Rita Hudson Shourds
2012 - Jerry Finn
2011 - Gary Libs
2010 - Diane Murphy
2009 - Norm Melhiser
2008 - Jim Robinson
2007 - Robert (Bob) Kleehammer
2006 - Ray Day
2005 - Jamey Aebersold
2004 - Sister Barbara Ann Zeller, SP
2003 - Herb Naville
2002 - Bryant Hanson
2001 - Richard Stem
2000 - Bob Shine
1999 - Joan Smith
1998 - Fuzzy Zoeller
1997 - Leon Rand
1996 - Joe Huber
1995 - Sam Robinson
1994 - John Cody
About Rotary Club of New Albany: From its inception in 1915, the New Albany Rotary Club has served the community and remained dedicated to the ideals and purposes of Rotary International. Since the New Albany Rotary Club was chartered in 1915, over 32,000 Rotary Clubs have been established throughout the world. Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the New Albany's business and professional men and women. The world's Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.

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