On behalf of Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania, we invite you to take part in our annual Awards of Distinction dinner in Johnstown. This dinner has been a community tradition for more than four decades! The event celebrates local leaders' positive impact in the community and builds critical support to keep the Girl Scouting tradition strong in the greater Johnstown region.
The 2019 dinner is led by Honorary Chair Mrs. Joyce Murtha and Event Chair Mr. John Polacek, Chief Operating Officer of JWF Industries. This year, we will honor Mike Kane, President of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies with the 2019 Joyce M. Murtha Excellence in Community Service Award. Mr. Kane has worked both personally and through the Community Foundation to increase the quality of life in the Johnstown community.
We will also welcome our keynote speaker Colonel Karen A. Esaias, USAF, Retired. In 2012, she was inducted into the Cambria County Military Hall of Fame for her incredible work during her 27-year career.