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Eastern Panhandle of WV    

Girl Scouts Announce 2012 Women of Distinction
Event raises funds for Girl Scout Camp White Rock improvements

The Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital is proud to announce the 2012 Women of Distinction. Three outstanding women from the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia were selected to receive the prestigious award based on distinguished service, excellent leadership and capacity to serve as role models for girls.

“We received nominations from individuals, community leaders, business owners and the government sector. The honorees were selected by an independent committee comprised of former Awardees, unaffiliated with Girl Scouts,” said Berniece Collis, member of the Girl Scout Council Board of Directors. “Once again, we have an impressive group of honorees who are leaders in their professions, dedicated to the well being of their communities and committed to preparing girls for leadership roles.”

The 2012 Women of Distinction:


Ora Dixon

Stacy Dugan

Leslie Crabill
Vice President & Trust Officer,
Program Manager for BCT Investments

BCT, the Bank of Charles Town

Ora Dixon
Biologist/Training Specialist/Course Leader,
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Conservation Training Center

Stacy Dugan
War Memorial Hospital,
Valley Health Systems

The Women of Distinction luncheon will be held Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg.

This year, the net proceeds from the Women of Distinction event will go towards improvements to Girl Scout Camp White Rock, located in Hampshire County, West Virginia. The camp is located on the banks of the Capon River, 130 acres with lodges, glen shelter, platform tent, and primitive units. There are hiking trails, a sports field with a basketball court, a sand pit volleyball court, archery range, a low ropes course and boat access.

Girl Scouts thanks the following sponsors: BB&T, BCT- Bank of Charles Town, Minghini’s General Contractors, Inc., Randy Smith, and Trak Companies for their generosity. Raffle tickets are available for the Christian Caine pearls for girls. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for businesses and individuals at the following levels: Gold - $10,000; Silver - $5,000; Leadership - $3,000; Courage - $1,500; Confidence - $750; and Character - $375.

For more information and to become a sponsor, contact Sharon Gleason at 202-274-3330.

Click here to read the full press release.

Do you know of a woman who should be honored?
Nominations for the 2013 Women of Distinction are being accepted. Girl Scouts encourages the public to nominate a woman for the 2013 Women of Distinction by clicking here or by contacting Pam Allen at

Posted: Sep 19, 2012

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