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2 Trussville women win Girl Scouts volunteer award

By Gary Lloyd

BIRMINGHAM — A pair of Trussville women won Volunteer of Excellence awards at the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama annual meeting earlier this week.

Allison Rudick and Annette Wickert, both of Trussville, were recognized as volunteers who have contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls to teach leadership or who have supported the delivery of the council’s mission to girl and adult members. Sherry Holloway of Mount Olive and Catherine Fowler of Mountain Brook also won the award.

Frances Faulks, Jeanette Humes and Peggie Myles of Birmingham received the Juliette’s Pearls award, which recognizes an outstanding volunteer who has served Girl Scouts for 10 or more years and has had a significant impact on GSNCA.

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama received the Juliette Low Community Partnership Award. Sophie Martin accepted the award on its behalf. This award recognizes a corporation, civic organization or spiritual community that has collaborated with the council to advance the council’s mission and goals and resulted in positive community awareness of the Girl Scouts movement.

Maria Burke of Vestavia Hills, Judy Cullinan of Mountain Brook, Dee Walker and Joyce Christian of Birmingham received the Appreciation pin, which recognizes outstanding service that goes beyond the expectations for the recipient’s position.

Rachel Estes of Homewood and Beverly Alldredge of Birmingham received the Honor Pin. This award recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivery of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, which has had measurable impact on two or more geographic areas of service, allowing the council to surpass its mission-delivery goals.

Service Units 54, Mountain Brook, and 56, Shades Mountain, received the Girl Scouts of the USA President’s Award. Accepting the awards on behalf of volunteers of each unit were Cullinan, service unit manager for Mountain Brook, and Joan Page, service unit manager for Shades Mountain. The President’s Award recognizes the efforts of a geographic area team or program delivery team in moving its assigned area or audience toward achievement of the council’s goals.

Sheila Smith of Birmingham and Linda DeLong of Hoover received the Thanks Badge II. The Thanks Badge II honors a previous Thanks Badge I recipient who has continued to provide exemplary service in a leadership role, resulting in a measurable impact that benefits the total council of entire Girl Scouts movement.

Page, of Birmingham, received the 30 Years of Service pin.

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