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Women of Distinction


2016 Women of Distinction Luncheon is May 11

Purchase your tickets now for the 2016 Women of Distinction luncheon being held on Wednesday, May 11, at 12 p.m. at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel with a VIP Champagne Reception from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Chairing the event is Mary-Patricia Wray, owner, Top Drawer Strategies, LLC, with support from committee members: Linda Law Clark, partner at DeCuir, Clark & Adams, LLP; Bethany France, director at Louisiana A+ Schools, George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts, and Robyn Merrick, chief of staff at Southern University, and board chair of Girl Scouts Louisiana East.

Award Recipients include: 

  • Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, former Louisiana Governor
  • Mae Calvin-Belton, President-Elect, Baton Rouge Symphony
  • Nikki Fargas, LSU Lady Tiger’s Basketball Coach
  • Julie Skinner Stokes, Louisiana State Representative

Tickets for the awards luncheon are $75 per person or $100 each when including the champagne reception preceding lunch. Reserved tables of 8 are $1,000.  All proceeds are going to support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience in southeast Louisiana.

Please click here to purchase your tickets.

Sponsors include: Louisiana Lottery Corporation, silver sponsor; Capital One, Cox Communications, Jackie Daniels, DeCuir, Clark & Adams, LLP; Robyn Merrick, Joan Mollohan, and University of New Orleans, bronze sponsorsand additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Click here for sponsorship packet.

The Girl Scouts Louisiana East council began its Women of Distinction recognition program in 2012 during the Girl Scout Centennial.  The council’s Women of Distinction are nominated from across the council’s 23-parish jurisdiction and are selected based on their remarkable achievements as business, community and civic leaders dedicated to supporting leadership opportunities for girls. 

While not every Woman of Distinction was a Girl Scout growing up, each one is dedicated to making our community a better place, demonstrating Girl Scout values in all she does.