Thursday, February 2, 2012

Call for 2012 North Alabama Women of Distinction Nominations

Former NASA Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, Special Guest

The Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama (GSNCA) is now accepting nominations for the 2012 North Alabama Women of Distinction Awards Dinner. Nominations are open to all women in Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, Morgan and Winston counties who have made a special contribution to their community through civic, academic or professional efforts.

Nominations may be submitted by any individual, employer, civic organization or agency in north Alabama. Selection of awardees will be in May by a group of community leaders from across our Council.

Decatur native Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African-American female astronaut and the founder and president of two medical technology companies, is our special guest that evening. A private reception for sponsors to meet Jemison will take place prior to the event.

Women chosen for this award will be recognized at the annual Women of Distinction Awards Dinner at the Davidson Center in Huntsville on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 7 p.m. GSNCA will also present the Christine Richard Lifetime Achievement Award which honors the memory of a beloved community leader whose contributions had far-reaching impact for the north Alabama area. Prior affiliation with Girl Scouts is not required.

Nomination and sponsorship forms are available online at The deadline for nominations is April 30, 2012. The Women of Distinction Awards Program is the premier fundraising event for GSNCA. All proceeds from the event directly support the Girl Scouts’ mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

For more information, please contact Leah Beth Downs at 800-734-4541 x1030 or

About Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama
For 100 years Girl Scouting has given every girl access to life-changing experiences that inspire her to do something BIG! For more information about how you can get involved, visit our 100th anniversary link at Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama is a United Way community partner and serves more than 15,000 girls ages 5-17, and 5,000 volunteers in programs across 36 counties. For more information, call 800-734-4541 or log on to