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Event Recap: Annual Meeting & Adult Awards

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Girl Scouts of West Central Florida recently held its 9th Annual Meeting and Adult Awards Ceremony at MOSI in Tampa. During the morning meeting, we celebrated the successes of the past year, elected and installed our new slate of Board leadership and recognized outstanding adult volunteers.

To open the meeting, Felecia Gilmore-Long, President and Jessica Muroff, CEO joined forces to present an overview of our 2014-2015 program year and discussed where we’re going next. This year, our focus was on reaching more girls, increasing our impact, making Girl Scouts a great place to volunteer, increasing philanthropy and enhancing and investing in our programs and properties. 

We easily achieved quorum with 191 delegates in attendance representing 43 of the 49 communities. We even had 10 communities with perfect attendance!  Way to go Land O’Lakes, Westwind, Whispering Pines, Gulf Sands, Toppercrest, Strawberry, Joining Rivers, Land of the Silver Moon, Northern Circle, and Brooksville Ridge!

Congratulations to all of our newly installed members to our Board of Directors. Here is a complete list of our current Board of Directors.  

Board of Directors – Leadership 
President: Felecia Gilmore-Long
First Vice President: Marva Louisville
Second Vice President: Laura Webb
Third Vice President: Lavinia Vaughn
Secretary: Alison Fraga
Treasurer: Denise Samson
CEO: Jessica Muroff

Girl Members 
Emma P.
Devon N.

Board of Directors - Members at Large 
Maruchi Azorin
Renee Dabbs
Maria Eichelberger
Kelly Flannery
Kay Gray
Felicia Harvey
Carolyn Hill
Amy Hudock
H. Tyson Lykes II
Alison Martin
Stephanie Owens
Marion Rich

Board Development Committee 
Maria Eichelberger
Kelly Flannery
Gina Gajraj
Kay Gray
Carol Ihrig
J. Denise Jordan
Dr. Alma Hires

 Adult Awards Ceremony
The Adult Award Ceremony was the most inspiring parts of the morning. Members of the GSWCF Board of Directors presented awards to some of the most passionate and dedicated volunteers in our council. 

Honor Pin – Recognizes an adult Girl Scout who has delivered outstanding service to two or more geographic areas, communities, or program delivery audiences.

April Felder
Danyele Mcgeorge
Tammy McNeil
Jane Meliah-Zona
Brandy Morrison
Cynthia Moyers
Debbie Nelson
Carol Phillips
Barbara Joyce Pomnitz
Danielle Prochoren
Paula White

Thanks Badge - Recognizes an adult Girl Scout whose performance is truly outstanding and benefits the total council, or the entire Girl Scout Movement.

Jenifer Boswell
Edwina Curren
Maria Hayes
Carolyn Homer
Nayda Kahlbaugh
Laura McMeekin
Debbie Meyer
Mark Nusekabel
Denise Samson
Linda VanOosting
Laura Webb
Joanne Wolff

Thanks Badge II – Recognizes an adult member who has already received the Thanks Badge and who has continued to contribute in extraordinary ways that benefit the total council or the entire Girl Scout Movement.

Jane Morris
Rae Morrison
Leslie Vernon-Blake
Lynne Dodge

Heart of Gold – Recognizes an adult Girl Scout who has delivered continuous and reliable service to Girl Scouts and the community at large.

Karen Bachmann
Tonya Fulton
Elisabeth Juren
Bonnie Laforme
Jo Dee Nicosia
Carol White 

Trefoil Award in Memory of Linda Scott - Recognizes an adult Girl Scout who has delivered outstanding service to three different areas within the council: work with volunteers, work with girls, and work for the mission of Girl Scouts of West Central Florida.

Deanne Hennessee
Raelene Morrison
Berdena Mumford
Leslie Vernon-Blake

Volunteer Years of Service Pins - Recognizes an adult Girl Scout for their years of active volunteer services at five-year intervals.

55 Years
Bonnie Laforme

50 Years
Nancy Nunn

45 Years
Berdena Mumford

25 Years
Marlise Bushman

20 Years
Cynthia Huntley
Lorrie Miller

15 Years
Isabella Wooldridge

Congratulations to all of our award recipients! Thank you for our many years of service to Girl Scouts of West Central Florida. 

Of course, no Girl Scout event is complete without a giant group selfie from podium with our Board President Felecia Gilmore-Long!