The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay has selected Susan Wilson Krick as the 2014 Sussex County Woman of Distinction. A signature luncheon honoring Krick will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 8, at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club.
This year’s honorary chair is Carol Everhart, president/CEO of the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce, and the co-chairs are Deb Grubbe and Janet Maher.
Begun in 2013, the Sussex County Woman of Distinction event celebrates a woman who has made a difference in her community, inspired others and provided a positive role model for girls and young women. The inaugural recipient in 2013 was Michiko Seto of Blooming Boutique.
The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay founded the Women of Distinction celebrations to honor women who have made significant contributions on the Delmarva Peninsula through their work, philanthropy and community service. They have broken through the glass ceiling in their respective fields, pioneered new and innovative ideas and business strategies, acted as positive role models for girls and embodied the values of Girl Scouting.
Krick has been a familiar face in Rehoboth Beach since the early 1980s. The community pairs her mostly with her membership and leadership positions as board member for 16 years and president in 1994 of the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce, and her renditions of the Disney character Minnie Mouse at the annual Sea Witch Festival and Fiddlers Convention.
Krick achieved the Gold Award, which is the highest award a girl can earn in Girl Scouts. She has volunteered as a Girl Scout troop leader, cookie mom and PR representative. Krick served as a prominent member of the local restaurant community from 1984 to 2005 and served as board member, secretary and past president of the Delaware Restaurant Association.
She and her husband, Richard, are retired from the restaurant industry, having owned and operated the Summer House Restaurant and Saloon in Rehoboth Beach for 23 years.
She also was a charter member, board member and president of the local Rehoboth Beach Restaurant Association. In 1994, she was named Restaurateur of the Year by the DRA Board of Directors. In 2010, she organized an official group for the Blood Bank of Delmarva and remains the custodian of the group.
The Women of Distinction program is a leadership opportunity for teen Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts are invited to mix, mingle and make connections with the Sussex County elite business leaders and government officials at these signature events. Girls serve in leadership positions that make this event successful - including greeters, leading the pledge, and participating in the program.
More detailed information about the May 8 Woman of Distinction Luncheon will follow. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities or to reserve a seat at the luncheon, contact the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay offices at 410-742-5107.
To learn more about Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay, go to www.GSCB.org or call 1-800-341-4007.