Thursday, February 9, 2017

2017 Adult Awards Luncheon

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast hosted their Adult Awards Luncheon on Saturday, February 4. Carolene Goodwyn-Harris, the newly installed chair of the board of directors, welcomed guests to the luncheon, which was hosted at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton.

During the luncheon, 41 volunteer received national Girl Scout recognitions, including the Appreciation Pin, Honor Pin, Thanks Badge and Thanks Badge II. Girl Scouts also honored 26 volunteers and staff members who have been a part of Girl Scouts for more than 20 years with a pin for their years of service.
Thanks Badge II- Sherri Sliker

Thanks Badge- Tina Brook, Elise Gore, Cheryle Mack

Thanks Badge- Leann Slater, Bonnie Taylor, Sandra Warren

Honor Pin- Yolanda Butts

Sharon Durrette-Hunt, CEO of ENSPYR, LLC, received the Dorothy Barber Lifetime Achievement Award. This award honors a woman who has achieved success in her personal and professional life and has contributed to her community and the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast. Durrette-Hunt’s involvement with Girl Scouts started at a young age, when she joined as a Girl Scout Junior. As an adult, she has served on the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast board of directors and has given major gifts to Girl Scouts, including a gift in 2014 to support teen Girl Scouts to attend the National Girl Scout Leadership Institute in Utah.

Alexa Goldblatt, a Girl Scout Senior from Virginia Beach, received the Buck Harris Award, which was established in honor of a former director of the Virginia Tidewater Girl Scout Council and honors a girl who loves the outdoors, relates to others with a respect for their needs and gives back to the community. Goldblatt is an active member of her troop, served on the board of directors for Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast, planned two encampments and serves as a Cookie Captain to mentor young cookie sellers, among other roles.

After the presentation of awards, the members of the Juliette Gordon Low Society, which is made up of individuals who have included Girl Scouts in their estate plans, welcomed two new members to the group.
Juliette Gordon Low Society
Beth Yates, Helen Kattwinkel, Cheryl McGrenra, Betsy Kessler, Lila Davis,
Tesi Strickland, Eileen Livick, Tracy Keller, Dr. Sandra DeLoatch, Ashley McLeod

Before the closing of the luncheon, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast CEO Tracy Keller welcomed a special guest, country singer and songwriter SaraBeth, who performed two songs, including her hit “Girl Scout Cookie Monster.”

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast honors their volunteers annually at the Adult Awards Luncheon. Locally, more than 6,000 women and men volunteer with Girl Scouts to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

View more photos from the day here.