By March 20, 2017


Do you know an extraordinary woman who has distinguished herself as an
outstanding member of the community?

A program inspired by Girl Scouts nationally, the Girl
Scouts of the Florida Panhandle Women of Distinction Awards honor women from across the
Florida Panhandle who truly stand out for their commitment to the community. Nominations are
now being accepted for the 2017 Women of Distinction awards program.

The women honored for 2017 will join the over 140 women in the Florida Panhandle who have
received an award as Women of Distinction since the program’s inception in 1998. All
nominees will be recognized during the Women of Distinction Awards Gala on August 26, 2017,
6:00 p.m. at the Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort.

“The Women of Distinction Awards recognize and honor the women in our community whose
leadership and commitment inspire and make the world a better place,” stated Raslean M. Allen,
Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle, Inc. chief executive officer. “We invite you to join
us by nominating the distinguished women in our community.”

Nominees must live or work in Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Okaloosa,
Santa Rosa, Walton or Washington County. They should exemplify extraordinary civic,
professional and/or philanthropic commitment and achievement, be a role model for girls and
demonstrate a commitment to advocacy for improving the lives of women and/or girls.

Nominees are to demonstrate initiative, integrity and leadership characteristics and are not
required to have been or currently be a Girl Scout.

Suggested Categories include, but are not limited to Lifetime Achievement, Arts, Business,
Community Impact, Education, Government or Elected Official, Health, and Fitness Law, Media
and Public Relations, Real Estate, STEM, Social Services, Youth Services
The deadline for nominations is Friday, June 30, 2017. Nomination forms can be obtained by
visiting to complete online or download.

Sponsorship Investment Opportunities are available. For more information on becoming a
sponsor contact Megan Washington at 850-434-1333 ext. 1117, or toll-free at (888) 271-8778, or

About the Girl Scouts
The programs and services of the Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle, Inc., teach girls to
discover, connect and take action, while building courage, confidence, and character, to make the
world a better place. A United Way agency, the Council currently serves 4,123 girls across 19
counties of the Florida Panhandle with the assistance of 2,025 dedicated volunteers. To volunteer
or join Girl Scouts, call 1-888-271-8778 or visit

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