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Women of Distinction Awards

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The Women of Distinction Awards


The date of this year’s event is May 5th starting at 6pm at the Westmark Gold Room. Tickets are $100 each, a corporate table is $1,500, and 20th Anniversary Tables available for $2,000. Anniversary tables to include special seating, anniversary place settings and decorations, and complimentary bottles of wine.

About the Women of Distinction Awards

Women have always been strong contributors to the state of Alaska and to the city of Fairbanks. While many women have worked in the spotlight to effect change and improve communities, many have contributed behind the scenes. The Farthest North Girl Scout Council designed an award two decades ago that honors women who have made highly visible as well as silent contributions to the Fairbanks community. Each May, the Girl Scout council recognizes three women, at a banquet in their honor, who make our city a better place to live and who are positive role models for young girls.

The Women of Distinction Event is an annual fundraiser presented in partnership with BP. May 5, 2016 will mark the 20th anniversary for the community of Fairbanks to recognize and award three more extraordinary women, while supporting a positive program for Alaska’s girls. Funds from previous events have helped hundreds of girls to enjoy the fun of Girl Scouts in troops and at camp, from all around the state.

To purchase tickets, call the Girl Scout office at 456-4782.
Tickets are $100 each or $1,000 for a table of 10.
Corporate tables are also available for $1,500 and include mention in the program, promotional materials and advertising.

2016 Women of Distinction Recipients

Congratulations to our 2015 Women of Distinction recipients! Bonnie Johnson, Jennifer Jolis, and Corlis Taylor!

Previous Honorees

Martha Harrell, Brenda Holden, Effie Kokrine, and Ann Secrest                                           

Rev. Shellie Brown, Poldine Carlo, Grace Berg Schaible, and Sue Wilken

Vallie Byrdsong, Deborah Honea, Ruth Lister, and Rev. Mable Rasmussen

Virgie M. King, Christine Smith, Coleen Turner, and June Ulz

Annie Bartley, Erma Belz, Ruth Burnett, and June Rogers

Nancy White Carlstrom, Edna Wilder Cryan, Emily Kemak, and Susan Redding

Gloria Fernandez, Nancy Hanson, Dorothy Jones, and Ginger Stock-McKenzie

Jyotsna “Jo” Heckman, Kyong Hollen, Susan Rainey, and Chelsea Walker

Barbara Hall, M. Chris Hayes, Althea St. Martin, and Jo Ryman Scott

Rosalind Kan, Patty Kastelic, Theresa Reed, and Marilyn Romano

Samantha Kirstein, Henrine Gray, Ann Shortt, and Niesje Steinkruger

Carol Brice, Lorena Hegdal, Annie Keep-Barnes, and Cheryl Kilgore

Pat Cook, Lottie Fleeks, Mary Ann Nickles, and Bonnie Roberts

Karen Parr, Wendy Redman, Jennifer Schmidt, and Barbara Schuhmann

Mary Binkley, Shirley Lee, Peggy Pollen, and Jeri Wigdahl

Bernice Joseph, Shelby Nelson, and Karen Perdue

Sue Hull, Patty Mongold, and Connie Parks-Karl

Mary Jane Fate, Jane Kauvar, and Sue White

Sherry Modrow, Ana Richards, and Lorna Shaw

Honoring our Donors
Women of Distinction Patrons:

WOD Honoring Our Donors 2015

Major Sponsor



Gold Patron
Alaska Airlines
Doyon, Limited
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Lottie Fleeks
Gayle Garrigues
Kinross/ Ft. Knox Gold Mine
Mt. McKinley Bank
Santina's Flowers
Grace Berg Schaible
Sumitomo Pogo Gold Mine
Usibelli Coal Mine
Ellen Whitcher

Individual Patron
Chelsea and Gary Walker

Special Contributors
Advance Printing
Chris Anderson
Sheila Doody Bishop
Phil Cochrane
First Lady Donna Walker
Gayle Garrigues
Gretchen Gordon
Aldean & David Kilbourn
Gary Leydig
Karen Lundquist
Jill Marshall/ Marshall Arts
Barbara Matthews
Karen Parr
Claudia & Jeff Pierson
John Ringstad
Marilyn Romano
Grace Berg Schaible
Margaret Soden
Niesje Steinkruger
Chris Tanner
Tim Thompson

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Farthest North Girl Scout Council, Inc. • T: 907.456.4782 • F: 907.452.2320 • E: info@fairbanksgirlscouts.org
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