Temple, TX (PRWEB) April 14, 2014
Girl Scouts of Central Texas (GSCTX) honored Eartha Bason, Marianne Stringfellow, Marie Aycock, Seleese Thompson-Mann, and Stephanie Turnham as 2014 Girl Scouts Women of Distinction. These women have distinguished themselves as outstanding members of their community through individual excellence and high levels of achievement. They have been involved in many areas, such as business, education, government, volunteerism, health care, sports, multicultural activities, and of course, Girl Scouting. The honorees are women who have become role models for GSCTX’s membership, girls and adults alike. They are living examples that hard work and perseverance can lead to great achievements. They raised families, nurtured full-time careers and still were able to dedicate hours upon hours to volunteering to various organizations that resonated with their values and bettered the quality of life of those around them.
Scott & White Healthcare was honored as Distinguished Workplace for Women for its continuous support and encouragement of women’s leadership and professional development and success. In 1906, Scott & White Healthcare employed the first female anesthesiologist in the United States, Dr. Claudia Potter, thus beginning their commitment to women’s professional development.
Girl Scouts of Central Texas has long been known for its quality programs aimed at helping girls develop leadership skills. The women honored at yesterday’s ceremony have generously given many of their volunteering hours to GSCTX, working closely with our girls and inspiring them to dream bigger. Events like Women of Distinction allow women to be recognized for their accomplishments in many different areas, providing figures to look up to for young Girl Scouts on the path to greatness.
“Girl Scouts of Central Texas is committed to building girls of courage, confidence and character and the Central Texas women we are honoring are the very embodiment of these qualities,” said GSCTX CEO, Lynelle McKay. “The women we are honoring are highly accomplished and have worked tirelessly to improve their communities. This is exactly what our girls pledge to do every day when they live by the Girl Scout Law.”
Girl Scouts of Central Texas is proud to include these women and workplace in the ranks of distinguished individuals and businesses that put forth all their effort to make the world a better place.
About the Girl Scouts of Central Texas:
Girl Scouts of Central Texas is the premier leadership organization serving more than 20,000 girls in grades K-12 with a partnership base of over 13,000 adult volunteers in 46 Central Texas counties. Headquartered in Austin, Girl Scouts of Central Texas has service centers in Brownwood, Bryan/College Station, Killeen, San Angelo, Stephenville, Temple and Waco. Through outcomes-based leadership opportunities, girls discover their own potential, connect with others and take action to improve their communities. Girl Scouting offers an array of fun, educational programs focusing on fine arts, science and technology, math, the environment, community service, leadership, and life skills. Girl Scouts lead with courage, confidence and character, to make the world a better place. For more information, visit http://www.gsctx.org.
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