North Alabama

Benefiting Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama
August 22, 2014
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Von Braun Center, Huntsville

The 2014 North Alabama Women of Distinction Awards are open to all women in Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, Morgan and Winston counties who have made a special contribution to their community through civic, academic or professional efforts. Women chosen for this award will be recognized at the annual Women of Distinction event at the Von Braun Center from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. GSNCA will also present the Christine Richard Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors the memory of a beloved community leader whose contributions had far-reaching impact for the north Alabama area.

Purchase your tickets here. Tickets are $60 or $45 for Girl Scout members.

Click here for a Sponsorship Form.

NOTE, to submit the Sponsorship Form or Nomination Form via email, first save the document to your computer, rename the file, complete each question, then email the saved document as an attachment to It is suggested that you also print a hard copy for your records. Or, you may print the form and mail or fax it to the council (see address and fax number on form).

The Women of Distinction Awards Program is the premier event for GSNCA. All proceeds from these events directly support the Girl Scouts’ mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

For more information, please contact Kelly Connelly at or 800-734-4541 x1030.

2013 North Alabama Women of Distinction

2013 Lifetime Achievement Honoree:
Christine Richard Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Jan Davis, Huntsville, Vice President, Deputy General Manager, Jacobs ESSSA Group, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, AL

2013 Women of Distinction:
Ranae Bartlett, Madison, Board Member, Madison City Schools
Yvonne Betowt, Huntsville, Reporter, The Huntsville Times
Lyn Cook, Decatur, Co-owner, Cook’s Pest Control
Dorothy Davidson, Huntsville, Chairman  & Chief Executive Officer, Davidson Technologies, Inc.
Laura Lyn Kerner, Athens, Associate Professor of Marketing, Athens University
Wendy Kobler, Huntsville, VP of Marketing, Communications and Advancement, Alabama A&M
Lisa Laurendine, Madison, Electrical Engineer, MDA Engineering Operations, Directorate, Redstone Arsenal
Glenda Moody, Scottsboro, Volunteer, Impact Learning Center
Lisa Grumbles Ordway, Huntsville, Compliance Officer, Uniqco, Inc.

Click here to see pictures from the 2012 event.

Click here to see a list of Previous Recipients.

2013 WOD-NC Sponsor Poster