Thursday, March 24, 2011

Girl Scouts of West Central Florida Women of Distinction Recognition Luncheon

The Tampa Tribune reports that Girl Scouts of West Central Florida was joined by nearly 700 guests on Tuesday, March 22 at the tenth annual Women of Distinction Recognition Luncheon, held at A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa. The fundraiser raised $138,000 to benefit the council and the nearly 24,000 girls and 10,000 adult volunteers it serves.

The four 2011 Women of Distinction are Sarah “Scottie” Beasley, Chief Jane Castor, Judith Lisi and Margaret Sullivan, Ph.D. The Women of Distinction personify the courage, confidence, and character that Girl Scouting instills in girls and young women today. Their community leadership and advocacy, both personally and professionally, set leading examples for Girl Scouts of all ages. The keynote speaker at the event was Jenna Hager.

Jenna Welch Bush Hager is the younger of the fraternal twin daughters of the 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, and a granddaughter of the 41st U.S. President George H. W. Bush. In 2007, Hager began marketing a book proposal with the assistance of Robert B. Barnett, a Washington attorney. The title of the book is Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope and it chronicles her experiences working with UNICEF sponsored charities in Latin America, including visits to drought stricken Paraguay in 2006, while working as an intern for United Nations Children's Fund.