Girls Scouts of Central Texas (GSCTX) is proud to announce their Women of Distinction for 2017.

Getty Images Rick Kern

The honorees are: Treva Boyd, Dr. Sharon Kulig, Dr. Leslie Mayrand, Irene Meitzen, and Carol Santry. The 2017 Distinguished Workplace for Women is being awarded to Mosaic.

This coveted award honors women who have distinguished themselves as outstanding members of their community and who serve as role models to all Girl Scouts, girls and adults alike.  The business is recognized for being a great workplace for women and for supporting leadership opportunities for girls and women.

The 2017 event is set for March 30th at the San Angelo McNease Convention Center.  It begins at 6:30pm with registration starting at 6:00.  Tickets and sponsorships are on sale now, starting at $50 for an individual ticket and can be purchased online https://gsctx.ejoinme.org/Sanangelo. Funds raised by the Women of Distinction luncheon benefit local Girl Scout leadership programs.

“Honoring Women of Distinction allows us to celebrate local leaders who are champions for social change and community service,” says Lynelle McKay, CEO of GSCTX. “These women are fearless and dedicated to community education, entrepreneurial endeavors, and sustainable change. We have chosen to honor them because of the impact that they have on the San Angelo community.”

Attendees of the event will learn about the remarkable lives and contributions made by the honorees, and meet the girls who are following in their footsteps. Attended by over 300 patrons, the Women of Distinction event not only raises much-needed funds to sustain programming to fulfill the Girl Scout mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who are going to change the world, but it also highlights the unique combination of Girl Scout tradition with Girl Scout innovation that prepares girls for the future.

For more information contact, Donna Brosh, at 325-812-4196, donnab@gsctx.org, or visit www.gsctx.org.

About the WOD Honorees:

Treva Boyd:  Texas A & M Graduate, Co-Chair of EnPleinAir San Angelo, San Angelo Support for Veterans, Inc., Garden of Hope at Shannon Medical Plaza, and community philanthropist for local non-profits

Dr. Sharon Kulig – Speech, Language Pathologist, Author, guest lecturer for Angelo State University, volunteer for the Laura Bush Institute for Women’s Health, and presenter for Girl Scouts 2016 Women’s Leadership Conference

Dr. Leslie Mayrand – Angelo State University, Dean, Archer College of Health & Human Services, guest artistic director for Angelo Civic Theatre, member of the Executive Board for the Laura Bush Institute for Women’s Health, member of the 100 Women Who Build, served on a review panel for HRSA Federal Basic Nurse Education and Practice in Washington, DC, served on the national board and as a site visitor for the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission, serves on many college committees and has been nominated for the Gary & Pat Rodgers Distinguished Administrator Award.

Irene Meitzen -  Retired Teacher & co-owner of Hudman Drug. Board member for the International Water Lily Pond, Friends of San Angelo State Park, San Angelo Garden Club, San Angelo Art Club, People Plant Connection

Carol Santry – Retired Teacher, mission trips to Mexico, Meals for the Elderly, mentor at Lincoln Middle School, Human Trafficking Awareness advocate, vacation bible school, and visiting the homebound for First United Methodist.

Mosaic – Mosaic is a non-profit organization that advocates for people with intellectual disabilities.  The San Angelo agency serves 200 adults and children in 6 group homes, 28 host homes and a child care center for children with and without special needs.  The San Angelo leadership is made up completely of women.  Mosaic offers financial assistance for employees who wish to earn their Bachelors or Master’s degree.

About the Girl Scouts of Central Texas:

Girl Scouts of Central Texas is the premier leadership organization serving nearly 17,000 girls in grades K-12 with a partnership base of over 12,000 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 www.gsctx.org.