Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York is proud to announce

the honorees for the 12th annual Women of Distinction event!

PLATTSBURGH, NY (04/19/2016)(readMedia)-- Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York is proud to announce the honorees for the 12th annual Women of Distinction event!

  • Ms. Deena Giltz McCullough, Distinguished Community Leader, Northern Insuring Agency Inc.
  • Ms. MaryAnne Bukolt-Ryder, Distinguished Trailblazer, Attorney
  • Ms. Kate Bulluck, Distinguished Personal Achievement, Plattsburgh City School District Music Teacher and Adirondack Youth Orchestra
  • Ms. Katelyn Dufrane, Distinguished Leader of Tomorrow, Advocate
  • Ms. Edna Coonrod, Lifetime Achievement, Mountain Lakes Services Board

Women of Distinction is a nationwide Girl Scouts of the USA program that recognizes the achievements of women. As Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York educates girls to be future community leaders, we want to recognize the community leaders of today. Since 1985, GSNENY has been hosting Women of Distinction events across the council. Honorees are awarded for their strength of character, dedicated community service, emphasis on life-long learning, along with their dedication to fostering self-confidence and leadership skills in others. These events are one of many ways we keep Girl Scouting vibrant in our communities. Many women who are leaders in their fields credit Girl Scouting with helping them build the set of skills that paved their road to success.

We are seeking sponsors for the 12th annual Women of Distinction event. This event not only highlights local women leaders, it also serves as a fundraiser for Girl Scouts. Proceeds from the event are used to offset program costs for local girls and provide direct financial assistance to girls in need throughout the North Country. Sponsorship forms detail the benefits that sponsors receive; they are due by June 10th or you can become a sponsor online.

For more information visit . Questions about the event can be directed to Nikki Hilchey at or (518) 563-1560 x 307.

About Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York

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