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North Bellmore Resident Re-Elected to GSNC Board


North Bellmore, NY May 29, 2012 – Elizabeth Alford, a resident of North Bellmore, has furthered her dedication and commitment to supporting, empowering and mentoring future generations of women that she has shown year after year. Elizabeth Alford has been re-elected to the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Inc. as a member of the Council Nominating Committee on May 21, 2012, at the 47th Annual Meeting held at The DeMatteis Center. Ms. Alford joins other Board Members in their mission to provide leadership, innovation and constant support to the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Council.

“Elizabeth will continue to be a great addition to our Board of Directors,” said Diane M. McFarlane, Esq., President of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Board of Directors. “We believe this is an appropriate recognition for the work that she has done in the past. With Elizabeth serving on our Board, we are confident that she will bring strong leadership and help us to continue our mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.”

Currently a National Council Delegate, Ms. Alford has been a long-time volunteer with Girl Scouts of Nassau County. Starting out as a leader for her daughter, Ms. Alford moved on to become a trainer, and a member of the Board of Directors, and the Hispanic/Latino Task Force. Ms. Alford is very passionate about being a positive role model for Latina girls. In the summer of 2005 Ms. Alford volunteered to assist at the Girl Scouts of the USA’s 5th National Latina Conference. Currently, she serves as a member of the Adult Recognitions Committee and as Delegate Chair of the Bellmore Association.

In 2004, Ms. Alford was recognized as an outstanding volunteer by the Junior League of Long Island. She was awarded the Honor Pin and the Thanks Badge in recognition for her work in Girl Scouts.

Girl Scouts of Nassau County builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouting in Nassau County creates an accepting and nurturing environment, which gives girls a chance to build character and develops leadership skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them throughout their lives, like strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. With almost 21,000 girl and 7,000 adult members, Girl Scouts of Nassau County has become the preeminent organization and leading authority for girls. The organization, now in its 100th year, continues to make the world a better place one girl at a time.

For more information on the Girl Scouts of Nassau County call Donna Rivera Downey 516 741-2550 at ext. 260, or visit


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