Zionsville in brief — June 12, 2018

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New Head of School named – The Board of Directors for Traders Point Christian Schools has announced the appointment of Paul Williams as the next head of school, effective June 18. Williams previously served as head of school for 24 years at Killian Hill Christian School in Georgia and Freedom Christian Academy in North Carolina.

Hoosier Women Forward applications – Democratic women across the state who want to see more women in government and care about women’s issues are encouraged to apply for the Hoosier Women Forward leadership development program right now. HWF will select a group of 20 to 25 outstanding Democratic women each year through a competitive application process to participate in its nine-month leadership training program. Applications are being accepted through July 3 and can be found online at HoosierWomenForward.org/apply/.

Check privacy settings – Ninety-five percent of people never change the default privacy settings on their apps and, as a result, are giving away personal information. Amazon makes wish lists public and records all conversations with Alexa. Facebook makes your friend list public. Google keeps a map of everywhere you go. It is worth it to take some time to check the privacy settings on all your apps and guard your personal information.

Source: Washington Post

Lugar Series participants announced – The Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series is accepting applications for its 29th annual class. The Lugar Series mission is to increase the number and influence of Republican women in governmental positions at all levels. Applicants should have demonstrated leadership skills in their fields of work or community service. Applications are due Aug. 1 and are available by visiting lugarseries.com/apply/ or by calling 317-536-6900.

Torchbearer nominations sought – The Indiana Commission for Women is seeking nominations for the 2018 Torchbearer Awards, the state’s most prestigious recognition of women. Recipients are selected from a pool of publicly nominated candidates who have overcome adversity, made extraordinary contributions, or demonstrated achievement in their professional careers, community leadership and public service. For a nomination form, visit In.gov and type torchbearer in the search box. Nominations are due by July 6.   

  Military personnel sought – RE/MAX Legends of Indianapolis is organizing the Military Tribute Grand Finale for the CarmelFest Parade on July 4. All past, present, and newly enlisted participants in any military branch as well as family members of service personnel are eligible to participate. Vehicles will be provided for those unable to walk the parade route. To participate, call 317-407-1445.

Free Constitution sessions – The Constitution Party will host a series of free sessions on the Constitution. Sessions will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month from now through July at Old National Banking Center, 385 S. Main St., Zionsville. Nick Frecker will lead the series and will be using The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution by Brion McClanahan. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the sessions.

Theater Thursdays – Boone County Senior Services, Inc. brings back Theater Thursdays on the third Thursday of each month with a special morning movie at the Lebanon 7 Theater, 1600 N. Lebanon St. for those ages 60 and over. The cost is $1/person and includes a breakfast snack. Upcoming movies include: June 21 – Collateral Beauty; July 19 – A Dog’s Purpose. For more, call 765-482-5220 or 317-873-8939.

Parks programs – Monarch Watch, 1 to 3 p.m. June 23, Zion Nature Center, 690 Beech St. Explore the fascinating life of a monarch butterfly. Discover how you can help scientists collect data as part of the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project. We will learn how to identify monarch eggs, caterpillars and milkweed. Learn what it takes to set up a Monarch habitat in your backyard. Register at zionnaturecenter.org.

Library events – Sweet and Salty Taste Test, 1 to 3 p.m. June 20. For grades six through college. Does the name brand taste better than the store brand? Find out with our blind taste test. Rockin’ Summer Reading program through July 28. All ages. Register at zionsvillelibrary.org.

Blood drive – Christ Lutheran Church, 600 N. Ford Rd., will host a blood drive from 8 a.m. to noon June 17. The Indiana Blood Center will be on-site with its Bloodmobile to take donations. Please register for a time slot at donorpoint.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/117906.

Rural preservation award nominations – Indiana Landmarks and Indiana Farm Bureau welcome nominations for the 2018 John Arnold Award for Rural Preservation. The award recognizes the preservation and continued agricultural use of historic farm buildings in Indiana. The nomination form is available at bit.ly/ArnoldAward18, or by contacting Tommy Kleckner at Indiana Landmarks, 812-232-4534, tkleckner@indianalandmarks.org. Deadline for nominations is June 15.

Serve Indiana awards – Nominations are being accepted for the Serve Indiana Awards for Excellence. Categories include volunteerism, youth volunteerism, corporate service award and several others. Nominations are due by June 29. For more, visit IN.gov and type Serve Indiana in the search box.

Cycling for Survivors – 2018 Cops Cycling for Survivors is a group that will bike nearly 1,000 miles over thirteen days in July to honor fallen law enforcement officers. The group also raises funds for families of the fallen officers. The first leg of the trip will begin July 9 in Indianapolis and end in Columbus. For a full schedule, visit copscycling4survivors.com.

DCI tour stop – The Drum Corps International (DCI) Summer 2018 Tour is making a stop in Zionsville. DCI is the major league of marching bands. They will be at Zionsville Community High School July 11. Featured corps are Blue Devils, Cavaliers, Legends, Madison Scouts, and Phantom Regiment. For tickets, visit DCI.org and select Indiana in the drop down location search.

Caregiver support – The Metro Indy Lewy Body Dementia caregiver support group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. the second Thursday every month at Amore Pizzeria in Boone Village, Zionsville. Come half an hour early for socializing and a late lunch. Zionsville resident Mary Milberger has been trained by the Lewy Body Dementia Association. For more, contact her at MetroIndyLewy1@gmail.com or by phone between 1 and 10 p.m. at 601-909-5399.

Project Good – Current in Zionsville is looking to feature local residents doing good deeds in the community through the monthly Project Good photo column. If you have a suggestion or would like to be featured, please contact storytellingministries@gmail.com or annmarie@youarecurrent.com.

Newcomers Club  Newcombers Club of Carmel, a non-profit social club, connects its members with friends, engages in fun activities and explores the community. Monthly activities include a welcome coffee, a luncheon event and 32 interest group meetings. Membership represents Carmel, Westfield, Fishers, Noblesville, Zionsville and Indianapolis. For more, visit carmelnewcomers.com or call 317-564-8349

Spend time with veterans – Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation (HVAF) is looking for volunteers for our new community center at 964 N. Pennsylvania St. These volunteers would spend time with our veterans by playing games, watching television, fellowshipping with them and more. To volunteer, call 317-951-0688.

Transportation discussions – The Indiana Dept. of Transportation will host an open house session, where transportation-related topics will be informally discussed. INDOT team members will be available to address questions from the public and solicit input. The session will be from 5 to 7 p.m. June 25 at Ivy Tech, 2535 N. Capital Ave., Indianapolis.

FAFSA completion awards – The Indiana Commission for Higher Education recently honored Zionsville Community High School at the second annual FAFSA Completion Awards Ceremony. Schools that attain a 70 percent or higher completion rate for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are invited to attend. This year, 130 Hoosier high schools achieved that rate.

Witham Hospital honors years of service – Staff of Witham Hospital in Lebanon gathered at Ulen Country Club on June 6 to honor valued Witham employees for their years of service. Over 100 current and retired employees were honored, with years of service ranging from five to 38 years.

Centier Bank milestones – Centier Bank is celebrating a successful start to 2018 by reaching the $4 billion asset milestone. Centier’s Mortgage Department also continues to be a preferred mortgage lender in the state, with over $32 million in closed loans in the month of April alone, with 10 loan officers each exceeding $1 million in closed loans. The bank will continue expansion in 2018. Centier recently broke ground on its 61st location in Elkhart and will also celebrate a grand opening for its Fishers Crossing branch in July, followed by a Michigan City branch opening in early 2019.

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