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Women of Distinction - North

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Date
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Time
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Place

Westside Ballroom
253 New York Road
Plattsburgh, NY

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Maegan Frantz
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Online Registration is Now Closed. If you have any questions, please contact Maegan Frantz at 348-1413 x402.

Women of Distinction is a nationwide Girl Scouts of the USA program that recognizes the achievement of women.  As Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York educates girls to be future community leaders, we want to recognize the community leaders of today.

Since 1985 Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York has been hosting Women of Distinction events in different areas of the council from Albany to Plattsburgh.  Our council covers 16 counties and serves almost 12,000 girls.  Categories in which women are nominated for include: Distinguished Leader of Tomorrow, Distinguished Trailblazer, Distinguished Community Leader and Distinguished Personal Achievement. 

Honorees are awarded for their strength of character, dedicated community service, emphasis on life-long learning, along with their dedication to fostering self-confidence and leadership skills in others.  These events are one of many ways we keep Girl Scouting alive and vibrant in our communities.  Many women who are leaders in their fields credit Girl Scouting with helping them build the set of skills that paved their road to success.

2013 Awardees

Anita Meserole
Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties
Distinguished Community Leader

Anita has demonstrated outstanding contributions over a period of time to her community. She is a role model, community leader and mentor. She is an agent for change who has made a measurable difference to those around her. 

Joyce Rafferty
Champlain Valley Physician’s Hospital
Distinguished Trailblazer

Joyce is being honored for reaching ambitious personal goals and her upward career mobility and leadership skills. She is willing to take risks, inspires and motivates others. She has “broken glass ceilings,” has excelled under challenges and has demonstrated perseverance.

Jennifer McGinn
Student, Elizabethtown-Lewis CSD
Distinguished Leader of Tomorrow

As a Girl Scout, Jennifer is being honored because she has demonstrated outstanding leadership ability and has contributed to her school and community. She has spearheaded a project or program to improve quality of life for her community or its residents.

Theresa Bennett
NAMI: CV
Distinguished Personal Achievement

Theresa is being honored as woman who lives her life in such a way to serve others, both through her career and volunteer activities.  She is a leader and an inspiration to others in all aspects of her life.  She is willing to take risks and pursue activities that she believes in.  It is by her example that others are motivated to take action.

Deborah L. Frederick, Plattsburgh
North Country Kids
Distinguished Personal Achievement

Deborah is being honored as a woman who lives her life in such a way to serve others, both through her career and volunteer activities.  She is a leader and an inspiration to others in all aspects of her life.  She is willing to take risks and pursue activities that she believes in.  It is by her example that others are motivated to take action.

Alice Heckard
Clinton County Christmas Bureau
Lifetime Achievement

Alice is being honored as a woman who has inspired others throughout her life.  She has always demonstrated steady growth and exhibited the qualities that others admire. She is a risk taker in a non-traditional way to achieve an unconventional or ambitious goal. She is persistent in her efforts;remains focused, and accepts challenges with confidence.

Tickets: $50.00 per person / $500 for a table of 10

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