The Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians will honor Lottie Ryans at the Appalachian Highlands Region Trefoil Society Luncheon.
The Trefoil Society Luncheon will be held at Johnson City Country Club on Thursday, Aug. 12, at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $15 and available for purchase at supportgirlscouts.org. Table and ticket reservations also can be made via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 800.474.1912, ext. 2007.
The Trefoil Society provides financial support to Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians. Annual luncheons are held in each of the council’s three regions.
Since 2016, Ryans has served as the director of workforce and literacy initiatives for the First Tennessee Development District, working to ensure a strong workforce pipeline and to address literacy issues in an eight-county region. Previously, she spent 32 years in telecommunications, retiring from that field in 2015. She is a frequent public speaker and civic volunteer. Ryans also served three terms on the Johnson City Board of Education. A lifelong resident of Johnson City, she is married to Eric, and they have three adult daughters.
“I was a Girl Scout in elementary school, and I have the highest regard for the Girl Scouts organization,” Ryans said. “I am deeply honored to be in the company of the women who are previous honorees from our region. As one of five sisters and a mother of three daughters, I know the importance of developing strong women. The mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place, is something my parents did for me and my siblings, and my husband and I have tried to do with our girls.”
Premier sponsor of the Tri-Cities Trefoil Luncheon is Eastman Credit Union. Gold sponsors include Smarty Pants, LLC and The Trust Company, and silver sponsors include Blackburn, Childers & Steagall, CPAs; BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee; and Milligan University.
For those unable to attend the luncheon, donations in honor of Ryans can be sent to Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians, Attn: Philanthropy, 1567 Downtown West Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37919.