On March 30, at Hollytree Country Club, the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas will host the 2011 Real Girls Real Women – East Texas Awards Luncheon to recognize outstanding women leaders and Girl Scouts in our community. Those being honored exhibit courage, confidence, and character, and strive to make the world a better place. This year, Mrs. Lynda York will be presented with the Real Woman Award and Miss Megan Lambert will receive the Real Girl Award.
Mrs. York is being recognized for her community leadership and volunteerism. She serves as chairman for the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, is a member of both the Salvation Army Women’s Auxillary and the Tyler Executive Women’s Network, and serves on the Tyler-Smith County Foster Children’s board. As a cancer survivor, Mrs. York is passionate about her service as a board member for the Smith County American Cancer Society and is an active volunteer in ACS programs.
“I am so blessed that I consider it a privilege to be able to do something for the community,” Mrs. York said. “I enjoy making things happen rather than watching things happen.”
Born in Anderson County, Mrs. York has lived in Tyler for 22 years. She and her husband, David, have been married for 25 years and have 5 adult children, 17 grandchildren, and 2 great- grandchildren. Mrs. York is a graduate of Cayuga High School in Cayuga, Texas, and attended Anderson County Community College and Tyler Junior College. She has also attended numerous banking courses and programs during her years in the banking industry and is presently vice president and division coordinator with BancorpSouth. The Yorks are members Green Acres Baptist Church.
Miss Lambert is being recognized for her nine years of membership and service with the Scouting program, her ongoing community service, and for her Girl Scout Gold Award Project in which she spent more than 150 hours planning, advertising for, and assisting in the making of blank greeting cards for deployed military. Soldiers may use the cards to send messages back home to their families. Miss Lambert has also volunteered more than 60 hours caring for developmentally disabled children. She serves as treasurer of her twelfth-grade homeschool group and as vice president of her homeschool co-op student council.
Miss Lambert was born in Fresno, Texas, and has lived in Tyler for 17 years. She is the daughter of Dennis and Teresa Lambert, and has three younger brothers. The Lambert family attends Calvary Baptist Church.
“I volunteer where and when I am able to help accomplish goals that I believe in, and where I am able to make a difference no matter how small,” Miss Lambert said. “I believe God has put me on the earth to help other people, and I like knowing my work makes lives easier.”
For more information about the Real Girls Real Women – East Texas Award Luncheon, please call 903-526-2007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.