Jinsie Scott Bingham Edit Profile
Student, DePauw University, Greencastle, 1953. Student, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1953. Student, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1954.
Executive secretary Indiana Young Democrats, 1958-1960. Receptionist Indiana House of Representatives, Indianapolis, 1959. Saleslady Avon Products, Greencastle, 1961-1964.
Sales manager Station WJNZ (formerly WXTA), 1969-1977, owner, president, general manager, 1977-1994. Owner Radio Greencastle, since 1977. Owner, president general manager Sta WJNZ, 1977-1994.
Past partner Station WVTL, Monticello, Illinois, Station KBIB, Monette, Arkansas. Speaker DePauw University Communications Seminar, 1981-1985. Visiting lecturer, since 1986.
Committee chair Legislation Awareness Seminar, 1978—1986. Co-chair Greencastle Gaelic Festival, 1983—1984. Charter member Greencastle 2001, since 1985, Greencastle Civic League, since 1984, Greencastle Merchant's Association, 1983—1997, Community Resources Committee, 1982—1987.
Charter member, corporation secretary Main St. Greencastle, 1983—1987, vice president, 1987—1988, president, 1989—1990, chairman, 1990—1991. Vice president United Way, 1996—1997, board directors, 1989—1997, campaign chair, 1996—1997, campaign advisor, 1998—1999. Announcer Putnam County Fair Parade, since 1977.
Co-chairman centennial committee Putnam County Courthouse, 2001—2005. Vice president Putnam County Museum, 2002, 2005—2006, secretary, since 2006, president, 2003—2004. Tour guide Putnam County Convention and Visitors Bureau, since 1998.
Active Putnam County Council on Aging and Aged, since 1999. President Putnam County History Society, 1996—1997, secretary, since 1998. Board directors, vice president, secretary, president, honorary director Putnam County Foundation.
Co-founder Greencastle High School Alumni Association, 1995, founding chairman scholarship fund, since 1995. Active Governors Commission for a Drug Free Indiana, since 1991. Vice president West Central Indiana Economic Development Council, since 2003.
Member Lilly Scholar Selection Committee, since 1998. Vice chairman Putnam County Democratic Central Committee, since 2001. Board directors Putnam County Comprehensive Center, 1994—2000, Opportunity Housing, 1995—2002, Greencastle Development Center, 1988—1989.
Charter member, board directors Greencastle Community Child Care Center, 1983—1987. Vice president Greencastle Zoning Board Appeals, 1983—2007, president, since 1988. Charter member, board directors Greencastle Volunteer Fire Department, 1986.
Elected member Greencastle City Council, 2007. Board directors Greencaste/Putnam County Development Center, since 2008. Member AARP (Capital City task force 2000), National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (Centennial chairman Washburn chapter 2002, secretary 1994-2003, chaplain 1988-2004, chapter regent 2003^, regent Washburn Chapter since 2004), Broadcast Pioneers (life), Putnam County Board Realtors, American Women in Radio and television (president Indiana chapter 1979-1982, Lifetime Achievement award 1996), Indianapolis Network Women in Business (charter), Women in Communications, Inc.
(board directors 1983-1984, MATRIX co-chair 1984, Frances Wright award 1993), American Legion Auxiliary, National Association Broadcasters, Society Professional Journalists, Indiana Broadcasters Association (vice president FM 1982), Putnam County Extension Advisory Council (4H), Natural Resources Service Land Use Study Group, Greencastle Business and Professional Women's Club (president 1975-1976, 78-79, Woman of Year 1994), Indianapolis Ad Club, Women's Press Club Indiana, Indianapolis Press Club, National Federation Press Women, Indiana Democratic Editorial Association (secretary 1987, vice president 1988, president 1990), Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Greencastle C. of Chamber (board directors 1979-1983, president 1982, ambassador since 2001. Citizen of Year 1997), Veterans of Foreign Wars (president ladies auxiliary 1966-1968), NSDAR (good citizen chair since 1992, Indiana Genealogical Society (board directors West Central division since 2005), Packard Club Indiana, Indiana Society Pioneers, Daus of 1812 (president Tippecanoe chapter 1981, state vice president 1982), Daughters of the Union, International Order Job's Daughters, Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution Chairman's Club (secretary regent since 2004), State President Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution Officers Club, Society Descendants of Valley Forge, Rotary (board directors, president 1994-1995, bulletin editor since 1995, district conference planner 1997, Paul Harris fellow 1998, delegate world conference 1998), Order Eastern Star, Women of Moose, Milestone Car Society, Genealogical Society (board directors, since 2005), Putnam County Cemetary Board, Greencastle City Cemetary Board, Greencastle City Council (elected since 2007), Development Center Board, Zoning Board (president 1988-2007), Delta Theta Tau, Sigma Delta Chi.
Married Frank William Wokoun, Junior (deceased). Children: Douglas Scott, Richard Frank. Married Richard Innes Bingham, June 24, 1964.
1958 - 1960
1961 - 1964
1969 - 1977
Named to Indiana Broadcasters Hall of Fame, 1999. Named Outstanding Citizen Greencastle Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1981. Named one of Indiana's Trail-Blazing Women, 2000.
Named to Putnam County Agriculture Hall of Fame Putnam County Farm Bureau, 2002. Recipent Distinguished Hoosier Award, conferred by Governor Joseph Kernan, 2004.