Thursday, September 24, 2015

Girl Scouts Calls for Nominations for Central Alabama Women of Distinction Event

Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama (GSNCA) is now accepting nominations for the Central Alabama Women of Distinction Awards. Nominations may be submitted by any individual or organization.  The review and selection of nominees will take place in November by a group of community leaders from across the council. The awards are open to women who have made special contributions to their communities through civic, academic or professional efforts and are exemplary role models for today’s girls.  

Aligning with Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama’s initiatives, nominees will be honored in the areas of S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and math), healthy living, financial literacy, today’s leaders and tomorrow’s young woman of distinction.

Nomination forms are available at or request a nomination form by emailing

The 2016 Women of Distinction Awards are open to all women in Central Alabama. Women chosen for this award will be recognized at the annual Women of Distinction Luncheon at the Harbert Center in Birmingham on Friday, March 11, 2016 from 11:30 – 1 p.m. The North Alabama Women of Distinction event will be announced at a later date. 

GSNCA will present the Mildred Bell Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award to one woman from Walker, Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, Chilton or St. Clair County in Central Alabama.  
The Frances E. Couch Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to one recipient from Etowah, Talladega, Calhoun, Cleburne, Cherokee, Clay or Randolph counties in East Alabama. 
The Karen LaMoreaux Bryan Lifetime Achievement Award is open to women in West Alabama from Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Hamilton, Lamar, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter or Tuscaloosa counties. Each of these awards honors the memory of a beloved community leader whose contributions had far-reaching impact in her respective community.

The deadline for all nominations is October 30, 2015. The Women of Distinction Awards is the premier fundraising event for GSNCA. All proceeds from this 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 Director of Development Tonya Mines at 205-453-9513 or

About Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama 

We're over 18,000 strong—14,000 girls and 4,000 adults in 36 counties in the state of Alabama who believe girls can change the world. It began over 100 years ago with one woman, Girl Scouts' founder Juliette Gordon "Daisy" Low, who believed in the power of every girl. She organized the first Girl Scout troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, and every year since, we've made her vision a reality, helping girls discover their strengths, passions, and talents. Today we continue the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama is a United Way partner. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit or call 800-734-4541.