Thursday, March 24, 2011

Girl Scouts Recognize West Alabama Women of Distinction

The Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama will recognize eight outstanding women at their annual West Alabama Women of Distinction Luncheon, Thursday, April 7, 2011, at the Indian Hills Country Club from 11:30-1:00 pm. This Luncheon seeks to recognize women from Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marengo, Marion, Perry, Pickens, Sumter and Tuscaloosa counties.

The Women of Distinction program pays tribute to women who have made special contributions to their community through civic, academic or professional involvement. Honorees are selected from a selections committee comprised of volunteers and community leaders.

This year’s Women of Distinction honorees are:
  • Kathryn Byrd of Northport, State Co-President, League of Women Voters
  • Sally Edwards of Tuscaloosa, Director, Child Development Resources
  • Katherine W. Fitts of Tuscaloosa, Civic Leader and Volunteer
  • Hon. Tammy Jackson Montgomery of Coatopa, District Court Judge, Sumter County
  • Eleanor Park of Demopolis, Independent Marketing Director, Team National
  • Lori Royer of Tuscaloosa, Compensation, Employment & Workforce Development Director, DCH Health System
  • Dr. Billie Jean Young of Marion, Artist-in-Residence and Faculty Member, Judson College Fine Arts Department

In addition, Dr. Joyce Levey of Tuscaloosa will be awarded this year’s Karen LaMoreaux Bryan Lifetime Achievement Award.

Chairing the Luncheon is Committee member Jean Caldwell of Centreville. Other Committee members include Kathy Byrd, Elizabeth Colwick-Hamner, Teresa Costanzo, Josephine Davis, Angela Fulmer, Carol Gilliland, Pat Guin, Betty Hardee, Madeleine Hill, Shelley Jones, Nancy Lambert-Brown, Marie Lawrence, JoAnne Miles, Cathy Randall, Jane Searcy, Pam Smith, Geri Stone, Karen Thompson, Loo Whitfield and Carol Woodruff.

Proceeds from the West Alabama Women of Distinction Luncheon provide direct support to Girl Scouts in North-Central Alabama, which serves more than 15,000 girls in 36 counties. Sponsors include Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, DCH Health System, Judson College, McAbee Construction, Inc., Mercedes Benz US International and Walter Energy. Other local companies and individuals have generously sponsored additional corporate tables. For more information on sponsorships, please contact Julie Carter at 800-734-4541 x1030 or visit . Tickets to the Luncheon cost $50 for general admission and $35 for Girl Scout members.