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It was great to hear from you. Where did Bill German go, was exactly my question several months ago.
While I knew you had plans to retire,  I was not aware you were leaving the area. Your newsletter was really fantastic. It's great to hear about all the interesting things your doing in retirement.
You don't have to worry, I'll be making those social security deposits for quite a while.
Take care.
 
David R. (VP Sterling Bank, Houston)

My first reaction was it cannot be. My next emotion is I am very happy and envious that you are doing what we all strive for, enjoying the fruits of our labor while we still have desire. I for one will miss the support you have always shown to me and my staff. Thanks for being my friend.
Kevin B. (Pres/CEO NewGround, St. Louis)

Bill, What  a wonderful update..excellent presentation...maybe a new profession..publishing? If Ann and I get out to Colo. Springs we will call and have dinner together.
Enjoy God's country
Jack T. (CEO Horizon Bank, Houston)
 

Dear Bill,
The banking industry is losing a great resource as you retire. You have made quite an impact on the industry and the community by yours and Dale’s creative talents. We will miss you. You have also assembled an effective team and we look forward to continuing our work with Dave Lewis.
I wish you the best in your retirement.
George M. (CEO Allegiance Bank, Houston)
 

Hey!
 What a lovely surprise!
 The newsletter was fabulous!....what did you mean by "not having to read it all".....anything you send me, I'm reading!!!!!
 Loved the tour! Your house is great!  Did you design it? It was wonderful hearing your voice!
 So, are you really considering yourself "retired".... I think you have gone from professional architect to professional mountain man!   (GEEZ  your garage is full of transportation vehicles)!
Thank you so much for dropping me a line.....I loved hearing from you!
Stay in touch!
 
Talk soon, Leslie (BBC, Houston)
 

Greetings from Bellaire. Bill, great hearing from you. I like the newsletter.
I never knew you had a chemistry background and I guess, come to think of it, I’ve got one too. Secondly, 1 out of 100 women aren’t good odds (sorry to break this one to you). Nice to know you didn’t major in math.
Glad to hear the retirement life is going good for you, you deserve it.
Come see us the next time you’re in town. Enjoy the good life in God’s country.
Be cool.
Randall (Randy) D. (CEO, CNBank, Bellaire)

Thanks for the update – its great to hear from you.
I’m really glad you are enjoying retirement.  You might want to hang out around the Broadmoor for some rich widow to keep you in the lifestyle to which you have become accustomed to.  I hope to be able to retire in about 10 years.  If Obama somehow gets elected it will probably take me 20.

Keep me posted!

Stan P. (CEO, TX Leadership Bank, Dallas metro)

BILL-  IT APPEARS THAT EVERYTHING IS GOING WELL IN YOUR RETIREMENT.  WE MISS YOU DOWN HERE. SUGAR LAND IS STILL DOING PRETTY WELL AND OUR OPERATION IS A REAL SUCCESS.  MOSTLY BECAUSE WE STARTED MAKING MONEY THIS YEAR!!  TAKE CARE AND GIVE ME A CALL IF YOU EVER BREAK AWAY FROM PARADISE!! GEM

 Gem C. (CEO, Lowery Bank, Sugarland, TX)

Bill - Congratulations and best of luck. You are amoungst the few professionals I  have met in my career for whom I have the unconditional  respect. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the  help you have been to me over the years. Please keep me informed as to how to keep in touch with you.
Thanks for the update. Now I am truly jealous but you earned every bit of what you are reaping now.

Clinton D. (Capitol Bancorp, Dallas metro)

Good luck.  I really enjoyed working with you.  Our Express Banking strategy has worked well for us in large part because of your great designs.

Enjoy retirement!   Carlos G. ( CEO INB, Laredo)

Bill, it was so great to hear from you. I thoroughly enjoyed your newsletter. So, there is life after retirement. You are the first retiree I know that has not complained about their spouse driving them crazy. I've got to tell you it has me more than a little worried. My husband is retiring in September and is after me every day to retire with him. I'm just not ready.
I ran into some of the McCleary/German "guys" at the IBAT Leadership conference last week in Galveston. I enjoy the conferences. You know how I love to visit with people.

Zoe K. (Frost Bank, Houston)

Hope you have an awesome retirement. You have earned the right to relax and enjoy life.  Good luck.  We look forward to our continued relationship with MGA going forward.

Bob F. (CEO, Vista Bank. Houston)

 

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