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Girl Scouts holds annual Women of Distinction event in Denver Oct. 20

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WHO: Girl Scouts of Colorado honors ten extraordinary women as 2015 Women of Distinction:

  • Shirley Amore, Retired City Librarian, Denver Public Library
  • Kim Bimestefer, President & General Manager, Cigna Mountain States
  • Laura J. Davis, Former Director of Environmental, Health & Safety and Systems Safety Engineering, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
  • Cheryl Haggstrom, Executive Vice President, Community First Foundation
  • M.L. Hanson, President, Idyll Cravings, LLC
  • Djuana Harvell, PhD, be well/be EPIC Project Manager, The Stapleton Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities
  • Tasha L. Jones, Director of Marketing, Forest City Stapleton, Inc.
  • Loretta P. Martinez, General Counsel & Secretary to the Board of Trustees, Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Vicki Scott, Program Manager, Aurora Youth Options, Aurora Mental Health Center
  • Debbie Trujillo, Community Relations Director, KeyBank

WHAT: This year’s honorees were selected by a committee of their peers led by Selection Chair Alice Kelly, 2002 Woman of Distinction, and chosen based on their contributions to the community, both professionally and personally. They are shining examples of corporate, civic and philanthropic leadership and serve as role models for our female leaders of tomorrow.

The Oct. 20 event includes a three-course dinner and creative dessert featuring Girl Scout Cookies. Girl Scout Christina Bear, who recently earned the Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouts, is the Keynote Speaker. Event co-chairs are Luella Chavez D’Angelo, Chief Communications Officer, The Western Union Company, 2005 Woman of Distinction; and Donna Lynne, President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado, 2006 Woman of Distinction.

 WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 20, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Sheraton Denver Downtown, 1550 Court Place, Denver

For more information, contact Heidi Books at 303-607-4833 or heidi.books@gscolorado.org.

For media, RSVP by Oct. 7 to AnneMarie Harper at 303-607-4844 or annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

Western Union is this year’s presenting sponsor. Other sponsors include: UMB, Lockheed Martin, Arrow Electronics, Davita HealthCare Partners, Delta Dental, EKS&H Management LLC, Forest City Stapleton, Hogan Lovells, Molson Coors and Volunteers of America.

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Grand Junction Women of Distinction welcome Class of 2015

Submitted by Cindi Graves

Grand Junction

Western Slope

The 2013 and 2014 Classes of Grand Junction Women of Distinction welcomed the 2015 class: Karen Troester, Susan Alvillar, and Robbie Breaux. MCC Board Representative Victoria Gigoux hosted a lovely tea in her beautiful home.

We are excited to be able to publicly recognize these women for their contributions to our community an hold them in esteem for Girl Scouts to aspire to.

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments too.

 

Girl Scouts announces 2015 Western Slope Women of Distinction

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Girl Scouts of Colorado is proud to announce the 2015 inductees into the esteemed Women of Distinction program on the Western Slope. This year’s three honorees are:

  • Susan Alvillar, Community Relations Manager, WPX Energy
  • Robbie Breaux, Ceramic Artist
  • Karen Troester, Vice President Commercial Banking, U.S. Bank

These women were selected by a committee of their peers led by Betsy Bair, Woman of Distinction 2014, and chosen based on their contributions to the community, both professionally and personally. The event chair is Lois Dunn, Woman of Distinction 2013.

Girl Scouts of Colorado will publicly honor these inductees at the 2015 Women of Distinction Breakfast in Grand Junction at Two Rivers Convention Center, October 1, 2015 from 7:30-9 a.m. Attendees will learn about the impact that Girl Scouting is making on the girls of the Western Slope and within its communities. The morning’s keynote speaker is Jaime Gardner, small business owner and wife of U.S. Senator Cory Gardner.

The Women of Distinction program began on the Western Slope in 2013. Including this year’s honorees, Girl Scouts of Colorado has recognized just six other women on the Western Slope with this honor.

Tickets for the event are $20. For more information, including how you can help, please contact Cindi Graves at 970-242-4461 or cindi.graves@gscolorado.org. You can also visit the Girl Scouts of Colorado website for more information or to purchase tickets and/or sponsorships at: www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/wodgj

Girl Scouts to hold 2015 Women of Distinction event in Colorado Springs

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WHO: Girl Scouts of Colorado honors Pikes Peak Women of Distinction on Sept. 10, 2015 at Thin Mint Dinner.

  • Kathy Boe, CEO, Boecore, Inc.
  • Brigadier General Dana M. Capozzella, ARNG, Retired, Compliance Officer/Partner, Cascade Investment Group
  • Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, Chief of Organizational Excellence, United States Olympic Committee
  • Karla Grazier, CEO and President, Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado
  • Phoebe Lostroh, PhD, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Director of Feminist and Gender Studies, Colorado College
  • Mia Ramirez, MPH, Senior Community Health Specialist, Kaiser Permanente

WHAT: The six honorees were selected by a committee of their peers led by Selection Chair Lynne Telford, President/CEO of Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado and Woman of Distinction 2014. They women were chosen based on their contributions to the community, both professionally and personally.

The Sept. 10 event includes a three-course dinner and creative desserts featuring Girl Scout Cookies. Girl Scout Christina Bear, who recently earned the Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouts, is the Keynote Speaker. Alicia McConnell, Director of Training Sites and Community Partnerships at the United States Olympic Committee and Woman of Distinction 2007, is the event chair.

Sponsors include Delta Dental, El Pomar Foundation, Ent Federal Credit Union, Kaiser Permanente, Cascade Investment Group, Colorado College, Colorado Springs Health Partners, Discover Goodwill, Garden of the Gods Club and Resort, Health You, United States Olympic Committee, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and The Eastern Colorado Bank. Special thanks to Jym Fair, American Made Film & Media, for the event video.

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 10, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs

For more information, contact Karen Burghart at 719-304-8322 or karen.burghart@gscolorado.org.

For media, RSVP by Sept. 7 to AnneMarie Harper at 303-607-4844 or annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

Get your tickets for Cocktails & Cookie Creations

There’s still time to get your tickets for Cocktails & Cookie Creations in Steamboat Springs on Thursday, May 28, 2015. This annual adult tasting event features savory appetizers made with Girl Scout Cookies, wine, specialty cocktails, a silent auction, and more.

Here’s a taste of what you can expect this year:

  • Rah-Rah Raisins: Chef Kate Rench from Café Diva will be preparing Rah-Rah Risotto Gyro Sushi Rolls
  • Do-Si-Dos: Chef Ben Hunt from Catamount Ranch & Club will be preparing Short Rib Do-Si-Do Pad Thai
  • Samoas: Chef Jacob Jaime from Catamount Ranch & Club will be preparing Samoa Coconut Shrimp with Mango Salsa
  • Tagalongs: Chefs Sarah Seguin and Chereen Leong from bistro c.v. will be preparing Caribbean Tag-A-Bobs
  • Trefoils: Chef John Faris from Steamboat Meat and Seafood will be preparing Duck Confit with Green Chilies
  • Thin Mints: Chef Greg Smith from Fireside Catering will be preparing The Chocolate BMT with Port Wine Sauce. Chef Smith describes this dish as, “The classic BLT meets The Thin Mint Cookie.  Fireside Catering starts out by making bread with the Thin Mint cookies and Butcherknife’s Buzzcock Mild Beer. Then Chef Greg dips Applewood Smoked Bacon into a Thin Mint chocolate mixture and topped it with fresh mint and tomatoes.  Right before serving we drizzle a port wine reduction over the sandwich and add more fresh mint. It’s a perfect match for dessert.  Chocolate, Beer, and Bacon all in one bite size sandwich.”

For more information on Cocktails & Cookie Creations in Steamboat Springs, email Carol Griffin.