Wednesday, May 1, 2013

GSSJC hosts 2013 Success to Significance luncheon

From left, GSSJC CEO Mary Vitek, Hamill Foundation Trustee
Tom Brown, Bonnie St. John, Success to Significance
Honoree Dr. Mary B. McIntire, Susie Glasscock and
GSSJC Board President Stacy Methvin.
Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) hosted its third annual "Success to Significance" luncheon on Friday, April 26, presented by Insperity, honoring successful women leaders who have made significant contributions to their communities.

This year's honoree was Dr. Mary B. McIntire, dean of the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at Rice University. Dr. McIntire made history in 1986 when she was named the first female academic dean at Rice University. In 2007, Dr. McIntire became the first woman to serve as president of GSSJC while also maintaining her career.

Bonnie St. John, the first African-American Olympic Ski Medalist, amputee, Rhodes Scholar, former White House official, best-selling author and Girl Scout, served as the event’s keynote speaker. She shared how she achieved success in the face of physical adversities.

This year's luncheon raised $250,000. All proceeds from Success to Significance benefit the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE).