Dr. Anne Ruch wins Woman of Distinction Award because of work with SewHope
GIRL Scouts of Western Ohio recognized individuals during the third annual Women of Distinction awards Oct. 9 at the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion. The event was attended by 120 community partners, supporters, and family members of the nominees. The inspirational program filled with laughter and tears included keynote speaker, Jillian Fournier, a senior at Notre Dame Academy who shared her life changing experience at Camp Libbey. The 2014 Women of Distinction honorees, from left, are Dr. Anne Ruch, SewHope; Martha Vetter, R/P Marketing, Chicks for Charity; Cecelia Adams, Toledo Board of Education; Mary Ellen Mazey, president, BGSU, and Billie Johnson, Area Office on Aging. THE BLADE Enlarge | Buy This Image The honorees were chosen because they exemplify the Girl Scout mission by living with courage, confidence, and character, and making the world a better place. Girl Scout Ambassadors (high school juniors and seniors) pinned the honorees and made them official Girl Scout members. Award recipients were Dr. Anne Ruch, SewHope Inc.; Martha Vetter, R/P Marketing Public Relations and Chicks for Charity; Cecelia M. Adams, Toledo Board of Education; Mary Ellen Mazey, president, Bowling Green State University; and Billie Johnson, Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio Inc. About $10,000 was raised for Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, formerly the Maumee Valley Girl Scouts. Sponsors included Block Communications, Hartmann & Associates Inc., KeyBank, Pro- Medica Toledo Children’s Hospital, Bowling Green State University, Morgan Stanley, and R/P Marketing Public Relations. For information, call 888-350-5090, visitgirlscoutsofwesternohio.org, or follow Girl Scouts of Western Ohio on Facebook.