Girl Scouts to honor Women of Distinction

Girl Scouts Louisiana East will honor its 2013 Women of Distinction at an awards dinner and champagne receptionSept. 27 at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, 201 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge.

The honorees were nominated from across the council’s 23-parish jurisdiction, and were selected based on their remarkable achievements as business, community and civic leaders dedicated to supporting leadership opportunities for girls.

The honorees are: Peggy Armstrong, of New Orleans, a CPA and longtime Girl Scout Board treasurer; Terrebonne Parish School Board member Brenda Leroux Babin, of Houma; Baton Rouge attorney and board First Vice Chairwoman Linda Law Clark; Girl Scout volunteer and business owner Betty Dixon, of Baker; U.S. Marshal Genny May, of New Orleans; current volunteer and retired Girl Scout training coordinator Anne Roberts, of Baton Rouge; Julie Rose, director of the West Baton Rouge Museum in Port Allen; New Orleans physician Christy Valentine; and Cox executive Jacqueline Vines, of Baton Rouge.

Ann Forte Trappey, former Girl Scouts board president and 2012 Woman of Distinction, is chairing the event.

The event, the proceeds of which will be used to support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience in southeast Louisiana, is open to the public.

Tickets for the dinner are $75 per person, with reserved tables of 10 available at $750. Cost to attend both the dinner and champagne reception is $85 per person. The champagne reception is from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with dinner from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased online at or by contacting Development Manager Cerise McClendon at (800) 644-7571, ext. 2235 or at