Monday, October 3, 2011

Call for 2012 East-Central Alabama Women of Distinction Nominees

The Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama (GSNCA) is now accepting nominations for the 2012 East-Central Women of Distinction Awards. Nominations are open to all women in Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Chilton, Clay, Cleburne, Etowah, Jefferson, Randolph, St. Clair, Shelby, Talladega and Walker counties who have made a special contribution to their community through civic, academic or professional efforts.

In recognition of our 100 years, we will honor our East and Central Women of Distinction with one combined celebration on March 9, 2012. Nominations may be submitted by any individual, employer, civic organization or agency in East or Central Alabama. Selection of awardees will be in December by a group of community leaders from across our Council.

Women chosen for this award will be recognized at the annual Women of Distinction Luncheon in Birmingham on Friday, March 9, 2012. GSNCA will also present the Mildred Bell Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award for Central Alabama and the Frances E. Couch Lifetime Achievement Award for East Alabama. Each of these awards honors the memory of a beloved community leader whose contributions had far-reaching impact in their respective communities of Alabama. Prior affiliation with Girl Scouts is not required.

Application forms are available online at\wodeastcentral. The deadline for nominations is November 21, 2011. The Women of Distinction Awards Program is the premier fundraising event for GSNCA. All proceeds from the Luncheon directly support the Girl Scouts’ mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

Nominations for North Alabama will open in January. Details for West Alabama coming soon.

For more information, please contact Margaret Ritchie at 205-453-9525 or