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Girl Scouts call for nominations for Annual Women of Distinction Event

Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama, which incorporates Franklin County, is now accepting nominations for the North Alabama Women of Distinction Awards. Nominations may be submitted by any individual or organization. The review and selection of nominees will take place in December 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.

In keeping with the 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 North Alabama. Women chosen for this award will be recognized at the annual Women of Distinction Luncheon at the Jackson Center in Huntsville April 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

GSNCA will also present the Christine Richard Lifetime Achievement Award to one woman from Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, Morgan or Winston County in North Alabama.

The deadline for all nominations is Dec. 31, 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, contact director of development Tonya Mines at 205-453-9513 or

Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama includes 14,000 girls and 4,000 adults in 36 counties in the state of Alabama. It is a United Way partner. To volunteer, reconnect, donate or join, visit or call 800-734-4541.