Northeast Florida has been become known as a area where women have been able to succeed in business, politics and social services. To recognize those achievements, the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council recently celebrated female leaders in St. Johns County committed to making a difference with the Women of Distinction luncheon.
The event was held September 27th at the Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine. “Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” Said Michelle Obama. Impacting lives through their success is a common theme amongst the women recognized this year. The luncheon recognized six local women who exemplify the Girl Scouts’ core values of honesty, fairness, caring, responsibility, service to others and community, inclusivity, respect and sisterhood.
The honorees were recognized for their personal and professional accomplishments that make them positive role models, inspiring girls to reach their own goals and follow their passions.
The money raised from the fundraising luncheon goes toward the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council’s Girl Scout Leadership Experience program where more than 10,000 girls in the Northeast and North Central Florida community are able to practice and develop confidence, leadership and responsibility.
To learn more about Girl Scouts of Gateway Council and how you can help sponsor the development of next generation female leaders, visit www.girlscouts-gateway.org
Shown are 2018 Women of Distinction St. Augustine honorees and Girl Scout mentees (from left to right): Lisa Parker, Ambassador Girl Scout; Joann Johnson; Kelly Youngs; Skylar, Cadette Girl Scout; Martha Mickler; Katelynne, Senior Girl Scout; KellyAnne, Cadette Girl Scout; Lura Readle-Scarpitti; Kaitlyn, Ambassador Girl Scout; Michelle Lewis; Hannah, Ambassador Girl Scout; Kelly Barrera.