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The Women of Distinction Awards

Congratulations to our 2014 Women of Distinction...Mary Jane Fate, Jane Kauvar, and Sue White! Thanks to our wonderful honorees and the Fairbanks community for another successful Women of Distinction event

2014 Women of Distinction

Left to right: Sue White, Mary Jane Fate and Jane Kauvar

About the Women of Distinction Awards

Women have always been strong contributors to the state of Alaska and to the city of Fairbanks. While many women have worked in the spotlight to effect change and improve communities, many have contributed behind the scenes. The Farthest North Girl Scout Council designed an award a decade ago that honors women who have made highly visible as well as silent contributions to the Fairbanks community. Each May, the Girl Scout council recognizes three women, at a banquet in their honor, who make our city a better place to live and who are positive role models for young girls.

The Women of Distinction Event is an annual fundraiser presented in partnership with BP Exploration. May 1st, 2014 will mark the 18th annual opportunity for citizens of Fairbanks to recognize and award outstanding women, while supporting a positive program for Alaska’s girls. Funds from previous years’ events help extend Girl Scouting to previously under-served rural communities and increase services to local troops.

2013 Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony Slideshow

2013 Women of Distinction Slideshow

Previous Honorees

1997
Martha Harrell, Brenda Holden, Effie Kokrine, and Ann Secrest                                           

1998
Rev. Shellie Brown, Poldine Carlo, Grace Berg Schaible, and Sue Wilken

1999
Vallie Byrdsong, Deborah Honea, Ruth Lister, and Rev. Mable Rasmussen

2000
Virgie M. King, Christine Smith, Coleen Turner, and June Ulz

2001
Annie Bartley, Erma Belz, Ruth Burnett, and June Rogers

2002
Nancy White Carlstrom, Edna Wilder Cryan, Emily Kemak, and Susan Redding

2003
Gloria Fernandez, Nancy Hanson, Dorothy Jones, and Ginger Stock-McKenzie

2004
Jyotsna “Jo” Heckman, Kyong Hollen, Susan Rainey, and Chelsea Walker

2005
Barbara Hall, M. Chris Hayes, Althea St. Martin, and Jo Ryman Scott

2006
Rosalind Kan, Patty Kastelic, Theresa Reed, and Marilyn Romano

2007
Samantha Kirstein, Henrine Gray, Ann Shortt, and Niesje Steinkruger

2008
Carol Brice, Lorena Hegdal, Annie Keep-Barnes, and Cheryl Kilgore

2009
Pat Cook, Lottie Fleeks, Mary Ann Nickles, and Bonnie Roberts

2010
Karen Parr, Wendy Redman, Jennifer Schmidt, and Barbara Schuhmann

2011
Mary Binkley, Shirley Lee, Peggy Pollen, and Jeri Wigdahl

2012
Bernice Joseph, Shelby Nelson, Karen Perdue

2013
Sue Hull, Patty Mongold, Connie Parks-Karl

Honoring our Donors
Women of Distinction Patrons:

BP LogoMajor Sponsor
BP

 

Gold Patron
Alaska Airlines
ConocoPhillips
Jeff & Sue Cook
Doyon, Ltd.
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Gayle Garrigues
Kinross/ Ft. Knox
Mt. McKinley Bank
Northrim Bank
Grace Berg Schaible
Seekins
Wells Fargo Bank
Ellen Whitcher

Silver Patron
Lottie Fleeks

Bronze Patron
Yukon Title Co.

Individual
Chelsea and Gary Walker

Special Contributors
Advance Printing
Chris Anderson
BP
Sheila Doody Bishop
Dermott Cole
Rosalie L'Ecuyer
Gayle Garrigues
Gretchen Gordon
Mary Greene
Nancy Hanson
KATN, Channel 2
KTVF, Channel 11
KYSC
Tamera Lienhart
Jim Lund
Karen Lundquist
Angela Major
Jill Marshall/ Marshall Arts
Barbara Matthews
Senator Lisa Murkowski
Claudia & Jeff Pierson
Peggy Pollen
John Ringstad
Marilyn Romano
Grace Berg Schaible
Margaret Soden
Neisje Steinkruger
Chris Tanner
Wing Tham
Troop 39
Troop 149
Troop 165
Troop 201
Mary Lou Weese
Sandra Wilson
Stephanie Woodard


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