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Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida is hosting their 2nd Annual Indian River County Women of Distinction luncheon on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Quail Valley River Club in Vero Beach.  The luncheon will celebrate the accomplishments of five deserving women who represent leadership in five key areas that Girl Scouts focus on in their leadership development and program offerings.

The honorees and their areas of focus are:

  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM): Amy Borello, PhD candidate, University of Florida
  • Financial Literacy: Catherine Lambert, Merrill Lynch
  • Healthy Living: Linda Hart, Crazy Hart Ranch
  • Environmental Leadership: Kerryane T. Monahan, St. Edward’s School
  • Global Citizenship: Bunny Frey, El Hogar Ministries, Inc.

This year the luncheon will feature a keynote speech entitled Executive Decision:  Empowering the Next Generation of Women Through Girl Scouts by Lalita Janke, President of the East Florida Chapter of United States National Committee for United Nations Women.

WOD Committee Photo 2013 (200x133)Tracy Carroll and Carole Jean Jordan are serving as the honorary co-chairwomen of the event. Jeanne Selander Miller and Susan Hazard Rimato are the co-chairs of the luncheon and are joined by committee members Jane Faraco, Carol Haffield, Nancy Heinrich, Judi Lomax, Burke Michael-Neely and Beth Murphy.

The luncheon is sponsored in part by Seacoast National Bank and Florida Power & Light. Tickets for the Women of Distinction luncheon are $100 and sponsorship opportunities are still available.  To register, please contact Kris Dillon at 561-427-0192 or krisdillon@gssef.org. For more information about the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, please visit www.gssef.org.

About Girl Scouts

For 100 years, Girl Scouts has built girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. More than any other organization in our community, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida empowers girls ages 5 to 17 with vision and voice—girls who command their future, engage their communities and inspire others.

Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida is committed to meeting the needs of today’s girls by providing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience that will help her develop skills and create a strong foundation for future success. Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida, a United Way of Indian River County partner agency, serves more than 15,000 girls in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties. To explore opportunities to volunteer or partner with Girl Scouts, call 866-727-4475 or visit www.gssef.org.

(Photo L-R) The Women of Distinction committee members are all smiles as they get ready to honor five deserving women at the upcoming luncheon. They are Jane Faraco, Judi Lomax, co-chair Jeanne Selander Miller, honorary co-chair Carole Jean Jordan, Burke Michael-Neely and Carol Haffield.

On Saturday, February 9, 2013, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida is celebrating 100 years and 100 women at their Girl Scouts Forever Green event. It will take place at the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Culminating a year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts, the event will honor Girl Scout alumnae and leaders in our community and will feature dinner by the bite, dancing through the night, a live and silent auction and a Signature Thin Mint Martini.

Forever Green Committee 2013The honorary co-chairs for Girl Scouts Forever Green are Suzi Goldsmith and Donna Mulholland. The event is co-chaired by Nancy Proffitt and Patricia Anne Reybold and they are joined by host committee members Deborah Bennett, Carol Bernton, Terry Gearing, Kimberley Haley, Ada Harris, FrannyLaRue, Henrietta Gurri McBee, Sheila Schwartz, Kimberly Sovinski, Virginia Spencer, Mary Ann Stetson, Melissa Sullivan, Mimi Vail and Rebecca Weiss.

UBS is the Presenting Sponsor of the event, Publix Super Market Charities is the Major Sponsor and FPL/Next Era Energy is the Supporting Sponsor. Additional sponsors include Gourmet Galaxy and Perfect Premium Vodka. Tickets for the event are $100 and all proceeds benefit the Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida. For reservations and more information, please call 561-427-0258 or visit www.gssef.org.

Press Inquiries: Contact Melinda Glasco at  561-427-0176 or mglasco@gssef.org.