MARTINSBURG - Committee members are pleased to announce this year's sponsors for the 2009 Women of Distinction event.
The fifth annual event, which is hosted by the Girl Scouts of Shawnee Council, celebrates the achievement of outstanding women in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle.
Maggie Witherbee, who is the chief executive officer for the Shawnee Council, said the sponsors of the annual luncheon demonstrate their solid support of girl leadership development through Girl Scouting and step forward to ensure recognition of the women leaders in the community.
The Leadership Sponsor is the Bank of Charles Town. This is the bank's third year as the major Leadership Sponsor with a $3,000 gift.
Robert Baronner Jr., president and chief executive officer of BCT, said it is important to support Women of Distinction.
"At BCT, more than 75 percent of our employees are women and we are strong advocates of individual development and achievement, both personally and professionally," he said. "We are honored to continue as the Leadership Sponsor for an event recognizing outstanding women in the Eastern Panhandle."
Courage Sponsors ($1,500) include Centra Bank, Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital Board, Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital Leadership, HMS Technologies Inc., Jackson Kelly, PLLC, Little Brownie Bakers, Miller's Electric, Minghini's General Contractors, Mountain State University, Shepherd University and Williamson Shriver Architects.
Confidence Sponsors ($750) include BB&T, Bowles Rice McDavid Graff & Love, LLP, U.S. Rep. Shelly More Capito, R-W.Va., Center for Orthopedic Excellence, Farmers & Mechanics Insurance Company, Girl Scout Leadership, MVB Bank, U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and Rotary Club of Martinsburg.
Character Sponsors ($375) include Audiology Hearing Care Services, Bavarian Inn, Britt Reed Law Offices, Charles Town Races & Slots, CNB Bank, Cole and Associates, E. Ross Curtis, P.E., Dr. and Mrs. K.W. Gilpin, Hensell Realty Company, JayDee's Family Fun Center, Jefferson Distributing Co., Mary Lange Kalin, Martin & Seibert, L.C., Liz Oates, Old Mill Internists, Dr. Timothy Bowers, Pennington's Auto Center, Personal Reflections Day Spa, Lynne Seibert, Sunrise Rotary Club, United Bank, W. Harley Miller Contractors, West Virginia University HospitalsEast, Eva L. Woolridge and Yount, Hyde & Barbour.
The Girl Scouts and the Women of Distinction committee deeply appreciate the generous support, Witherbee said.
Funds raised support local Girl Scout troops, outreach programs and outdoor leadership opportunities.
The 2009 Women of Distinction honorees are Gina M. Miller, vice president of Miller's Electric Co., Connie Perry, Perry Realty, and Joanne Wadsworth, vice president of Centra Bank.
The luncheon event is set for Sept. 29 at the Holiday Inn, Martinsburg.
Tickets to the Women of Distinction event are $40 and can be purchased from the Girl Scout office. More information is available by contacting Witherbee at (304) 263-8833.
- From staff reports