Historic Madison, Inc. (HMI) announces the establishment of the John and Maureen Galvin/Historic Madison, Inc. Scholarship.

The scholalrship will be awarded to a high school senior graduating from a Jefferson County high school pursuing a degree in historic preservation, architecture, American history or related field.

The award is based upon application materials, academic performance, and a demonstrated interest in the related field such as an internship, volunteer work and community service. Applications are available at guidance offices of local high schools.

The scholarship honors John Galvin, president emeritus of HMI for his community and preservation related efforts while recognizing his wife Maureen's support for and encouragement of these accomplishments.

Galvin also led a successful endowment campaign, oversaw the award winning preservation of the Schroeder Saddletree Factory, preserved one of America's earliest remaining African Methodist Episcopal church buildings and added additional properties to the HMI portfolio of historic structures, including the home of Madison's famous architect, Francis Costigan.

For further information or questions, contact Historic Madison, Inc., at (812) 265-2967 or via email at hmi@historicmadisoninc.com.



The Disabled American Veterans Madison Chapter needs volunteer drivers to take veterans to and from medical appointments in the Louisville metropolitan area.

The drivers transport patients five days a week, depending on the number of appointments.

Volunteer drivers must have a three-year clean driving record, have current personal auto insurance, pass a complete physical exam (provided free by the VA hospital) and complete some other training requirements.

To find out more information or schedule a ride-along experience, call Allen Manning at (812) 493-4774 or Dan Hellmann at (812) 265-6223.



Wanda McGaha and Stella Herr were re-elected to serve a three year term on the Business & Industrial Federal Credit Union's board of directors. The elections were Jan. 26.

The annual meeting to elect officers was held at the Hampton Inn in Edinburgh.



For providing exceptional support in all phases of the distribution process in 2012, Rotary Lift was named Equipment Vendor of the Year by KOI Auto Parts. KOI is an automotive parts provider in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and West Virginia.

The award recognizes a manufacturer's product quality; sales and service support; inventory supply speed; and sales volume. KOI's Rotary Lift product sales jumped 50 percent in 2012 over the prior year.

"We are proud to have a relationship with Rotary Lift," said Bill Beckman, general manager of KOI's equipment and tool division. "The enthusiasm and work ethic displayed by everyone throughout the organization is unmatched. They support their distributors by offering some of the best training and resources available, while backing everything up with innovative products."



Beckman said Rotary Lift's new ShockwaveTM-equipped lifts helped drive the company's sales increase last year. Shockwave lifts increase technician efficiency and bay productivity with the fastest rise and descent times in the industry. The patent-pending Shockwave lift package was introduced in late 2011.



"If I call with a Shockwave question, I get an answer or returned call the same day," said Beckman. "That's rare in this industry and shows how dedicated and knowledgeable these people are."



Rotary Lift's Jim Dirksen, vice president of sales and marketing, and Ken McWilliams, regional sales manager, accepted the award Jan. 10 in Cincinnati, Ohio, prior to the opening of the annual KOI Cavalcade of Customs. The event featured more than 500 custom cars, hot rods and motorcycles, and three days of automotive service training.



"We're honored by the recognition, but know we wouldn't be where we are today without first-class distributors like KOI," said McWilliams. "It's encouraging to see how well the Shockwave-equipped lifts have been received and I think they will be even more popular in 2013."



The 2012 award was the first Rotary Lift has received from KOI, which also recognized its top aftermarket and paint/body/collision vendors at the Cavalcade of Customs. KOI is an exclusive Rotary Lift ServAllTM distributor offering preventative maintenance contracts, lift inspections, field service and repairs.