Brenda Goes to Indy To Plan for the AAM Annual Meeting - April 20 & 21, 2018

November 01, 2017 1:47 PM | Brenda Rachuig (Administrator)

Greetings, AAM Members - I have returned from Indy - 

I had never been to Indianapolis and really only thought of it as home of the Indy 500.  

HOWEVER, John Trimble, AAM Board of Directors, lives in Indy and guided me around this lovely city.  He really should receive an honor -  He LOVES Indianapolis and can't wait to show it off!  We have some fun things planned and there will be a great speaker line-up for the training.  

While I was there, John's office let it slip that he has recently received the IU McKinney School of Law's Distinguished Alumni Award.  I posted the article below - Congratulations, John.  I think he should run for Mayor or even give the Visit Indy folks a run for their money!  He is so excited that AAM is finally coming to his hometown and can't wait for that time to arrive.  

Join me - if you have never been, there is so much more than just the awesome speedway!  We will have a private tour on Saturday afternoon that has been created just for us!  The tour will include the beautiful Indiana Museum of Art and the Gardens of that museum - around 100 stunning acres!  It was beautiful at this time of year with the turning leaves and outdoor sculptures!

We will go to the Speedway and give plenty of time for those that want to visit the museum and/or ride the bus around the track!  

Golfers have a special treat if staying long enough to golf.  There is a course that was designed by noted golf course designer Pete Dye with four holes to play within the oval of the Speedway.  The course at Brickyard Crossing is sure to be one of your most unusual courses.

Music, art, culture, food and wine tastings are in our Indy future!  Let's go to Indy!  If you've never been - what better time to go than with a group of AAM friends!  Hope to see you in Indianapolis in April 2018!  If you have questions, please just email or call me.  Let's talk - I'm sure John will have the answers if I can't find them! 

John Trimble Receives IU McKinney School of Law's Distinguished Alumni Award

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (October 31, 2017) – Lewis Wagner is pleased to announce that John Trimble was honored by the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law with its Distinguished Alumni Award for his service to the law school, legal profession and community. 

The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law annually recognizes alumni, friends, and faculty who have brought distinction upon themselves, their profession, and the School of Law in three separate categories: Honorary Alumnus Award: the Early Career Achievement Award; and the highest distinction awarded by the Alumni Association, the Distinguished Alumni Award. There are between 1 – 3 recipients who are chosen every year from the more than 12,000 alumni from the school. Those chosen have participated in school activities through mentoring students, judging moot court competitions, speaking on panels or presenting lectures to students. In addition, those honored have excelled in the practice of law, in government service, or as members of the judiciary.

John is past president of the Indianapolis Bar Association, he received that organization’s 2016 Professionalism Award. He is also a past president of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, and a past board member of DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar. He is a past chair of the Board of Visitors for the IU McKinney School of Law and presently serves as secretary of the Board of the Indianapolis Legal Aid Society. He graduated magna cum laude from IU McKinney, where he received the Faculty Award for Outstanding Graduate of the Year and was Executive Director of the Indiana Law Review. He is a 1977 graduate of Hanover College and serves on its Board of Trustees.

About IU McKinney

Located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, IU McKinney School of Law has enjoyed great success in preparing students for legal careers for more than 100 years, as evidenced by the presence of alumni in the judiciary and other branches of government, business, civic leadership, and law practice. The school’s 11,000 graduates are located in every state in the nation and several foreign countries. More information is available at


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