June 30 • Churchill Downs in Louisville
German American hosted a group of young professionals from Southern Indiana for the June
30 night racing event at Churchill Downs. The theme that night was “Downs After Dark Does the Decades.” Guests enjoyed a delicious, complimentary buffet and drinks while watching from a luxury Jockey Club Suite with a private balcony.
Photos by Christian Watson
Model Kristen Kirsch (left) is wearing an Elan romper, $49; two chokers, $18 each; bead bracelet,
$29; stone bracelet $22; gold stick with pink stone, $18; cork clutch,
$59; and carrying a Betsey Johnson Cat’s Meow Purse, $78, all available at Sapphire Boutique, 326 Spring St. in Jeffersonville. Model Catherine Kung is in a Sugar + Lips romper, $56; trio flower choker, $16; gold bracelet with turquoise stone $18; and carrying a clutch, $50, which are all available at Sapphire Boutique, 326 Spring St.
Photography by David Harrison
Fashions modeled by Catherine Kung, Kristen Kirsch and Micah Cargin
Makeup and Hair by J Nicolle
Salon & Spa Apparel from Sapphire on Spring Boutique, Dress and Dwell, Colokial Boutique, Glo Spa, Strandz Salon & Threadz Boutique, Mariposa Consignments
and Him Gentleman’s Boutique
Vehicles courtesy of Coyle Chevrolet Buick GMC in Clarksville
SPONSORED PHOTO LOCATIONS
Sapphire Boutique, 326 Spring St. in Jeffersonville
Kroger, 305 E. Lewis & Clark Parkway in Clarksville
Sunset Spirits, 2708 Paoli Pike in New Albany
The Office Cigar Shop & Lounge, 3700 Paoli Pike in Floyds Knobs
German American, 3660 Paoli Pike in Floyds Knobs
Left: Model Micah Cargin is in a Tallia Sport Coat, $198; James Tattersall shirt, $108; Goff Club Collections bow tie, $40 or 2/$75; Clayton and Crume belt, $100; Levi khaki pants, $69; Goff Club Collections pocket square, $40; Goorin Bros. Fedora, $55; and Ray Ban sunglasses, which vary from $120 to $215, all of which are available at Him Gentleman’s Boutique, 314 Pearl St. in New Albany.
Right: Kristen is wearing a two-piece Sherri Hill gown that originally retails for $750 but is $390, and Catherine is in a black Sherri Hill two-piece gown that retails for $585 but is $279.99, both of which are available from Mariposa Consignments, 222 Pearl St. Suite 102 in New Albany.
After a morning of shopping, Kristen and Catherine posed in front of a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible in Hyper Blue Metallic, MSRP $54,075, which is available for purchase from Coyle Chevrolet Buick GMC, 1801 Broadway St. in Clarksville.
Micah is wearing a Tallia Sport Coat, $198; James Tattersall shirt, $108; The Tie Bar tie, $20; The Tie Bar Lapel Pin, $10; Levi line 8 jeans,
$69; The Tie Bar pocket square, $10; and a Goorin Bros. Hat, $35, all of which are available at Him Gentleman’s Boutique, 314 Pearl St. in New Albany. Our model is posed next to a 2017 GMC Yukon Denali 4WD in Onyx Black, MSRP $76, 340, which is available for purchase from Coyle Chevrolet Buick GMC, 1801 Broadway St. in Clarksville.
Left: Kristen is wearing a black dress (with pockets), $112.99; horse fascinator, $120; and earrings, $9.99, from Colokial, 219 Pearl St. in New Albany. She was photographed at Kroger, 305 E. Lewis and Clark Pkwy. in Clarksville.
Right: Catherine is wearing a polka dot dress, $97.99; money fascinator, $90; and earrings, $9.99, from Colokial, 219 Pearl St. in New Albany. She was photographed at Kroger, 305 E. Lewis and Clark Pkwy.
Left: Catherine is wearing two Dignity bracelets in gold large, $86; small stone B&B bracelet, $36; Classic bracelet in gold large, $42; medium stone bangle, $40; horse pendant by Summer Eliason, $85; blue Just Me Dress, $64; rattan clutch. By Mud Pie, $48; and fascinator Head Candi, $292, all of which are available from Dress and Dwell, 138 E. Spring St. in New Albany. She was photographed at Kroger, 305 E. Lewis and Clark Pkwy. in Clarksville.
Right: Kristen is wearing a long-sleeve pink flower Everly dress, $42; Rachel Rattan Clutch by Mud Pie, $54; Cindy Borders freshwater pearl circle earrings, $98; the Vivian beaded tassel earrings, $24; small stone B&B Bangle, $36; the smallest B&B Bangle, $32; and a fascinator by Head Candi, $334, all of which are available from Dress and Dwell, 138 E. Spring St. in New Albany. She was photographed at Kroger, 305 E. Lewis and Clark Pkwy. in Clarksville.
Kristen is wearing a green hat with pink flower by Tammy Sharp, $87; flower dress, $65; colorful pink, blue and turquoise necklace, $19.99; Charlie Paige Pink earrings, $9.9; and pink bracelet, $9.95, all of which are from Strandz Salon & Threadz Boutique, 322 Vincennes St. in New Albany. She was photographed at Sunset Spirits, 2708 Paoli Pike in New Albany.
Right: Catherine is wearing a yellow fascinator by Tammy Sharp,
$66; Crystal Avenue Pearl necklace and earrings, $24; two pearl bracelets, $13 each; and yellow dress, $65, all of which are from Strandz Salon & Threadz Boutique, 322 Vincennes St. in New Albany. She was photographed at Sunset Spirits, 2708 Paoli Pike in New Albany.
Left: Catherine (left) is wearing a Sugar + Lips Green dress, $47; Sincerely Quinley bracelet, $32; green stone ring,
$28; gold bracelet, $14; necklace, $22; and fascinator by Rebecca Vance, $50, which are all available at Sapphire Boutique, 326 Spring St. in Jeffersonville. Kristen (right) is wearing a wire cuff bracelet, $16; bracelet, $22; necklace, $36; hat by Rebecca Vance, $250; and Sangria Dress, $72, which are all available at Sapphire Boutique, 326 Spring St. in Jeffersonville. Catherine and Kristen were photographed at Lavender Hill, 359 Spring St. In Jeffersonville.
Right: Kristen (far left) is wearing an Emma & Michele orange sheath, $82; pearl choker, $14.50; pearl earrings, $10; and champagne fascinator from the Sophia Collection, $30, all of which are available at Glo Spa, 344 Spring St. in Jeffersonville. Micah (middle) is wearing a Tallia Sport Coat, $198; James Tattersall Shirt, $108; The Tie Bar Tie, $20; Goff Club Collections Pocket Square, $40; Goorin Bros Hat,
$35, all of which are available at Him Gentleman’s Boutique, 314 Pearl St. in New Albany. (Model is wearing his own pants.) Catherine (right) is wearing a Sunny Taylor short tunic dress, $29.80; tassel necklace, $24; and Passion 4 Fashion Fascinator, $35, all of which are available at Glo Spa, 344 Spring St. in Jeffersonville.
Left: Micah is wearing a Tallia Sport Coat, $198; James Tattersall Shirt, $108; The Tie Bar Pocket Square, $10; Goff Club Collection bow tie, $40 or 2/$75; Levi khaki pants, $69; and Goorin Bros. Fedora, $55. He was photographed at Kroger, 305 E. Lewis and Clark Pkwy. in Clarksville.
Right: Catherine Jung, Kristen Kirsch and Micah Cargin were photographed at German American, 3660 Paoli Pike in Floyds Knobs.
German American Bank Announces $20,000 Gift to Community Montessori
German American Bank has given a donation of $20,000 to support Community Montessori Public Charter’s expansion project, “Casa dei Curiosity,” to construct a building addition. The building will allow the school to host large group presentations in a facility designed for this purpose, including theater productions, parent and community education events and other large group gatherings for the school.
Community members interested in the project can visit www.shiningminds.com/donate to view a short video about the project or to give a financial contribution to support this innovative addition. Interested individuals or organizations can also contact Melissa Weissinger, expansion development coordinator, at email@example.com or 812.948.1000 ext. 1230.
Axiom’s Vaughan Scott Recognized for Outstanding Achievement
Vaughan Scott of Axiom Financial Strategies Group of Wells Fargo Advisors in New Albany has been awarded the FFI GEN (Global Educational Network) Advanced Certificate in Family Business Advising (ACFBA) by the Family Firm Institute. The certificate is presented to individuals who have achieved comprehensive professional knowledge and gained significant expertise that can be used as value to family business owners and family wealth clients.
“Through completion of the certificate program, Vaughan has gained a deeper understanding of the needs of family-owned enterprises and the many roles family business and non-family members play, “ said Judy Green, president of the Family Firm Institute. Participants have access to cutting edge information and resources for exploring the core disciplines — behavioral science, finance, law and management science — and steps for forming collaborative teams. FFI provides multidisciplinary educational programs to advance family enterprises worldwide by enabling collaboration between family enterprise practitioners and academics, creating a global network of professionals.
Lisa Newbanks of Rodefer Moss Promoted
Rodefer Moss & Co, PLLC promoted Lisa Newbanks to principal on Jan. 1. Lisa works in the firm’s New Albany and Louisville offices, and was previously a senior manager in the firm’s audit practice.
“What clients experience when they work with Lisa is a personification of Rodefer Moss’ service philosophy of listening better, trying harder, and caring more,” said Doug York, Rodefer Moss president. “Lisa’s promotion to principal is well-earned, and we congratulate her on what she has accomplished.”
Newbanks earned her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Indiana University Southeast. A professional accountant for 17 years, she specializes in audits of not-for-profit organizations, employee benefit plans, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) projects, governmental entities, and small businesses.
Licensed to practice as a CPA in Kentucky and Indiana, Newbanks is a member of the Indiana CPA Society; the Kentucky Society of the Certified Public Accountants, the AICPA, and currently serves as a committee member of the INCPAS Peer Review Program. She is also active with Junior Achievement.
By Stacy Thomas | Photos by Danny Alexander
Every day, the Rotary Club of New Albany puts its mission into motion
According to Webster’s Dictionary, the definition of the word “rotary”’ is: of motion; revolving around a center or axis; rotational. In the case of the Rotary Club of New Albany, the organization is a group of members in constant motion with a mission revolving around serving their community.
“Rotary Club is an international service organization with 1.2 million members. There are multiple clubs in Southern Indiana, including Clarksville, Corydon, Jeffersonville and Salem. Here in New Albany, our club just celebrated our 100th year of serving our community,” said Chad Dimmitt, president of the New Albany Rotary Club who has been a Rotarian for six years.
“I was originally invited to a Rotary meeting by my friend Bryant Hanson, a fellow Rotarian,” said Dimmitt. “It didn’t take long to want to become involved in our many community service projects and programs. When you work alongside so many service-oriented individuals, like I get to do through Rotary, you are quickly inspired to serve as well.”
The New Albany Rotary Club is involved in numerous current and past service projects, which include preparing meals for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House; The Angel Tree Program, where funds are raised to shop for children during the holidays; Rotary Readers who spend time each month reading to students in area schools; and the annual Scholars Banquet honoring top graduating seniors in Floyd County.
In addition, the Rotary Club of New Albany also partners with other Southern Indiana organizations, including Hope Southern Indiana, New Albany/Floyd County Habitat for Humanity and Exit 0, the Jeffersonville-based homeless outreach.
The Rotary Club also gives grants and raises money for donations to benefit community organizations like the Louisville Youth Group, Floyd County Veterans Court and Open Door Youth Services. The Club also was involved in raising funds to benefit the hurricane relief effort in Haiti and the rehabilitation of a school in Jamaica.
“Our overall goal as Rotarians is to continue pursuing projects and programs that make our community, our country, and the world a better place to live,” said Dimmitt. “Locally, our club just partnered with the City of New Albany to install a public drinking fountain in Bicentennial Park.”
And, the club’s annual Community Toast and Benefit Banquet recognizes a community member for best exemplifying the Rotary Club motto of “service above self.”
“Each year the event proceeds are split between our club for local grant programs and a charitable beneficiary of the honoree’s choosing,” Dimmitt said. “Over the past 23 years, more than half a million dollars have been raised to benefit local community causes through this annual banquet.”
The Club houses members of all ages and occupations – some have been Rotarians for over 50 years, some are brand new – but all members share the same goal – working together to improve the world in a variety of ways that are important to each individual.
“We are a great mix of business professionals, community leaders, and educators who come together to serve more effectively than we could individually,” Dimmitt said. “I think the most common misconception about a Rotary Club is that our purpose is for business networking. The truth is, being a Rotarian connects you to a world-wide network of partners with the common goal of serving humanity. I was blessed to attend this year’s Rotary International Conference in Seoul, South Korea.”
There, Dimmitt was inspired by meeting other Rotarians from around the globe who are actively promoting peace, fighting disease, such as polio, providing access to clean water, supporting education and helping to grow local economies.
“Rotarians here in New Albany and Southern Indiana have the opportunity to make a direct impact in their local communities, as well as have a hand in improving lives all over the world,” said Dimmit. “I invite anyone who is interested to come join us. The best way to learn about us is to visit us for our weekly meetings, or join us for one of our many community service projects.”
Rotary Club of New Albany www.rcna.us | Meetings Thursdays at noon at The Calumet Club, 1614 E. Spring Street in New Albany | For more information, contact Chad Dimmit at 502.396.3384 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Southern Indiana Rotary Clubs
Rotary Club of Jeffersonville: Meetings Tuesdays at noon, Clarion Hotel, 505 Marriott Drive in Clarksville
Rotary Club of Clarksville: Meetings first and third Wednesdays of the month, Clarion Hotel, 505 Marriott Drive in Clarksville
Rotary Club of Corydon: Meetings Tuesdays at noon, Kindred Transitional, 150 Beechmont Drive in Corydon
Rotary Club of Salem: Meetings Mondays at noon, The Steven’s Museum, 307 E. Market St. in Salem
German American Bank celebrated the community, fall and their German heritage during this fun, easy-going event. Check out some of the coverage below.