TAMPA (Sept. 2, 2014) – Girl Scouts of West Central Florida (GSWCF) announces an open call for nominations for its prestigious Women of Distinction recognition. In addition to the Women of Distinction, nominations are also being accepted for the Woman of Promise Award which recognizes a deserving young woman under the age of 35. Nominations will be accepted through Thursday, Sept. 11; the nomination form can be downloaded from the council’s website, www.gswcf.org/wod.
Those selected as honorees are women who have achieved success in their chosen fields and whose accomplishments make them positive role models who inspire girls to achieve their own goals and dreams. They exemplify the Girl Scout Promise and Law through ethical leadership and a commitment to making a difference in the lives of their fellow citizens through community service.
The 2015 Women of Distinction and Woman of Promise will be honored at the fourteenth annual Women of Distinction luncheon in March 2015 at A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa (date TBD). The luncheon benefits nearly 21,000 girls served by GSWCF.
To be considered, Women of Distinction and Woman of Promise nominees must live within GSWCF’s geographic boundaries (Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, and Sumter counties). Nominees must agree to attend the luncheon in person to accept the award. Women are not required to have been or currently be a Girl Scout to be nominated.
Nominations received on or before Sept. 11 will be reviewed by a volunteer selection committee, and four Women of Distinction and one Woman of Promise will be selected as honorees.
For more information, please contact Terri Costello, development manager: 800-881-4475, ext. 1688, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girl Scouts of West Central Florida (GSWCF) serves nearly 21,000 girls and nearly 8,500 adult members in Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, and Sumter counties. GSWCF receives funding from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners and area United Way agencies. Did you know that more than 53% of all women business owners are Girl Scout alumnae? For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, visit www.gswcf.org or call (800) 881-4475.