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Women of Distinction recognizes outstanding women leaders

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the May 20, 2020, Women of Distinction Luncheon has been cancelled. We will be honoring the Women of Distinction Honorees, Dr. Nathalie Johnson and Kimberly Malek, at the 2021 Women of Distinction Luncheon on May 11, 2021.

Although we’ll miss gathering with you this year, we’re glad to know that your support for Girl Scouts’ leadership development program is still going strong!

Above is a bit of what you would have heard at the 2020 Women of Distinction Luncheon from our girl speaker. Erin Morrison is a 17-year-old Girl Scout from Hillsboro, Oregon. She is a girl member of the GSOSW Board of Directors, co-founder of the GSOSW Astronomy Club, and a member of the G-TEAM, a 2-year national Girl Scout internship program.

Save the date to celebrate the groundbreaking leadership and community impact of the honorees at the 2021 Women of Distinction Luncheon on May 11, 2021, at the Hilton Portland Downtown.

Questions? Contact Shannon Spencer at (503) 977-6843 or

2021 Honorees
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In 2019, 550 Girl Scout alumni, friends and community supporters gathered for the luncheon, and together you directly invested over $154,000 for the success of girls in your community. Thank you!

2018 Women of Distinction Luncheon

The Women of Distinction Luncheon recognizes outstanding women leaders for their contributions to the community. Honorees exemplify the Girl Scout mission as women of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Luncheon proceeds allow GSOSW to provide girls with a clear road map for success that focuses on four pillars: STEM education, the outdoors, life skills, and entrepreneurship. Your gift supports Girl Scout activities and programs for over 14,000 girls throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.

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2020 Platinum Sponsors:


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2020 Silver Sponsors:
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2020 Bronze Sponsors:

Confluence Wealth Management
Legacy Health Systems
McDonald Jacobs
Miller Nash
Northpoint Wealth Management
Oregon Clinic
Pacific West Bank
TKS Consulting

Additional 2020 Sponsors:

Rebecca Camden
Jane Drew
Barbara Francis
Yarisha Jaroch Gonzales
Roberta Janssen
Joan Lintz
Judy South
Ericka Waidley

In Honor of Marie Lamfrom

Marie Lamfrom served in World War I as a nurse, working on the Russian front at the age of 18. At the end of the war, she returned home to Germany and married Paul, then had three daughters. As the Nazis rose to power, Marie and her family fled to Portland, Oregon. They purchased a small hat company, which later grew to become Columbia Sportswear.

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