“Jerry and Alice Miles join the Rotary Club of New Albany in Distributing Toast Proceeds to The Center for Women and Families and Brandon’s House”
January 24, 2018
NEW ALBANY, Ind. – The Rotary Club of New Albany recognized Jerrol “Jerry” and Alice Miles, community leaders and devoted philanthropists, as its honorees for the 24th Annual Rotary Community Toast and Benefit Banquet on November 3, 2017 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.” This is the first time since the event began in 1994 that the club has selected a couple for its highest level of recognition.
As customary, each year a portion of the proceeds from the Rotary Toast are distributed to a nonprofit or charity as selected by that year’s honoree(s). The Miles selected to have this portion of the proceeds split evenly to benefit two important causes in our community, the Center for Women and Families New Albany and Brandon’s House New Albany.
The Miles recently joined the Rotary Club of New Albany to announce the donation amounts and to distribute the funds to their selected organizations. During the meeting, members of the Rotary Club of New Albany joined Jerrol and Alice Miles in presenting checks, each totaling nearly $7,000, to Kara Brown from the Center for Women and Families and Kathleen Randelia from Brandon’s House New Albany.
This year’s Rotary Toast Committee Chairperson, Marsha Abel was pleased with the community support for this year’s honorees. “We had tremendous support from the people in our community to make this event successful,” said Abel. “Alice and Jerrol Miles have consistently exhibited our Rotary Motto, ‘Service Above Self’ throughout their lives and during their careers working in this community. The Rotary Club of New Albany was honored to recognize such an outstanding couple who has made our community a much better place through their service and compassion."
Editor Note – Please see the check presentation photo attached.
(L-R: Kathleen Randelia, Jerry Miles, Alice Miles, Kara Brown)
Photo Credit: Joe Glover, Rotary Club of New Albany
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.
“Service Above Self”
– Serving Floyd County Since 1915 –
More Information about Jerry and Alice Miles:
Jerry and Alice Miles are both natives of New Albany and have been dedicated to community service in our region and around the State of Indiana for over 50 years. The couple will celebrate 54 years of marriage this year and are the parents of two daughters, one son, two nephew-sons, and nine grandchildren.
Jerry Miles graduated from the Indiana University School of Business in 1970 after serving in the United States Army from 1962-1965. While in the Army, Jerry received a Commendation Medal for meritorious service. After his honorable discharge from the service, Jerry began a successful career in banking. In 2016, Jerry retired from the banking profession with over 40 years of experience at National City and PNC Banks. He held multiple positions during his distinguished career including Vice President, Senior Vice President, and Head of Commercial Lending Officer.
Jerry has also spent fifty years serving on various boards, commissions, and committees at the national, state and local levels. Many of these have been large organizations that have played a very important role in the state and local community. Jerry currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Baptist Health Floyd where he served as Chairman from 2007-2013. One of the original organizers and a founding member of One Southern Indiana, Jerry continues to serve as a member of the 1si Foundation Board and a member of the Indiana University Alumni Association Board of Managers. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Louisville Downtown Development Corporation and as Chairman of the Better Business Bureau. Jerry’s contributions to the community have earned him many accolades including the IU Southeast Chancellor’s Medallion, the IU Alumni Association President’s Award, and induction into the New Albany High School Hall of Fame. Jerry has also earned multiple awards by Metro United Way for his outstanding volunteer service and leadership.
Alice Miles is a graduate of Spalding University (previously Nazareth College). In 1977, Alice became a school nurse for the New Albany-Floyd County schools, eventually moving to Health Services Coordinator until 2003. After a brief “retirement,” Alice became the Multi-Cultural Outreach Specialist with the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana.
Alice has been also been very active in the community. She has dedicated herself to helping with issues related to the health and education of our community. She has been involved with multiple organizations that reflect her passion and dedication. Alice has served and, in many instances, held leadership positions on a wide variety of group committees and boards in our community. Some of the organizations that have benefited from Alice’s leadership include: the Floyd County Public Health Department Board; Altrusa International of New Albany; Friends of Division Street School; Friends of the Town Clock Church; Women’s Foundation of Southern Indiana; Center for Women and Families Partnership Council; Louisville Chapter of the American Cancer Society; Goodwill Industries Advisory Board; Harvest Homecoming Booth Judging Committee; Indiana School Nurse Consortium; and Senator Dan Coats’ Military Academy Review Committee.
LIST OF ROTARY CLUB OF NEW ALBANY TOAST RECIPIENTS:
2017 - Jerrol & Alice Miles
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