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Distinguished Young Women Connection 
 August 2010 
Did You Vote?
Distinguished Young Women needs your help. 
Click here to vote for Distinguished Young Women.
Pepsi Gulf
You've probably seen a few messages lately about how we need your help to win a $250K grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project. Okay, maybe more than a few (an email every day, Facebook and Twitter announcements galore, and now another reminder in the newsletter). We hope our "friendly reminders" have been helpful in keeping everyone involved in the project. After all, we can't do it alone and every vote gets us closer to winning!
Thank you for voting and sharing our reminders with your friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors. We're almost there and hope that soon we can all celebrate together! Until then, please keep up your hard work! Let's finish strong and show the world what the Distinguished Young Women family can do when we work together! THANK YOU!
New Look and More! 
Distinguished Young Women website gets some updates. DistinguishedYW Website
With the updates to our program name, logos and colors its only natural that the Distinguished Young Women website is getting some updates, too. And wow! Check out these updates!
Thanks to the assistance of our sponsor, Televox, the website will soon move to its new web address, but until it does you can visit www.DistinguishedYW.org to be redirected to the old site until the new one is ready. We encourage you to use the new web address to tell others about our program and get our new name out there faster.
The homepage nowhas the new name, new colors and a new movie that tells more about who we are. The Join Us tab now drops down to give visitors more ways to get involved with Distingushed Young Women. And COMING SOON is a feature on the homepage that will take you to your program page by zip code.
The updates to our homepage are just a glimpse of what is to come, Changing the name, language and colors throughout the entire site is a priority, as is giving state and local program pages a more prominent and easily accessible place on the site. 
Thank you for your patience as we continue to work at making the Distinguished Young Women website the best  that it can be for everyone.
Class of 2011 
Meet the fifteen impressive young women who kick off the Class of 2011!
 Class of 2011


Thank You to Our Sponsors
Distinguished Young Women is grateful for the following wardrobe sponsors: 

Opening NumberPrivate Gallery is the official wardrobe sponsor for Distinguished Young Women. With stores in Alabama, Florida and Georgia, Private Gallery provides clothing, jewelry and accessories to the National Finals contestants and contributes to the Distinguished Young Woman of America's appearance wardrobe each year, specifically during appearances in Mobile.

Distinguished Young Women is thankful to Private Gallery owner, Denise Knox, and the entire Private Gallery team for their support throughout the year.
Shop Private Gallery at www.shopprivategallery.com.
Dress by Miss Priss
Miss Priss 
provided wardrobe for last year's national winner, Michelle Rodgers, during various appearances and photo  shoots throughout the year. From head to toe, Michelle always looked her best thanks to the help of Miss Priss.
Michelle looked like a million dollars dressed in several gowns provided by Miss Priss at the 53rd National Finals. Distinguished Young Women would like to thank the owner Elizabeth Cruse and her staff for their support throughout the year and during the 53rd National Finals. 
Visit Miss Priss online at www.missprissdowntown.com
Distinguished Young Women Shirts
Order yours today! 
DYW Shirts
Pre-order your Disinguished Young Women tshirt and add any AJM Merchandise Clearance Item for only $5 more!
Visit the Distinguished Young Women Store to download the order form. 
 Deadline to order is September 10.
BJP & Madison
From the Executive Director
Becky Jo Peterson
I am so blessed to be a part of this fabulous program.  This year has been the most challenging and the most rewarding in my five year tenure as Executive Director here in Mobile.  I'm grateful to our courageous and dedicated Board of Directors for their hard work in the process of determining the strategy to move this organization forward.  They attended many meetings, read reports, participated in surveys and interviews, and raised funds - all to see this project through.  We are excited about the new name and believe it reflects the quality of our program and the quality of the participants and volunteers.  Allow yourself some time to get used to the words Distinguished Young Women and know we are doing all we can to assist state and local programs in the transition.  Our Public Relations firm, Tucker PR is pitching stories across the country to help get the word out through mass media.  We are grateful for all the volunteers at every level of Distinguished Young Women and ask that they bear with us through this transition and renew their dedication to continuing to provide a life changing experience as well as scholarships to young women in their communities.  A new fiscal year is upon us beginning October 1 and we look for great things - hopefully starting off with a $250,000 grant from Pepsi!  Please keep voting!
Get Connected
Here are ways for you to connect with us 
  • Donate
    Whether you can donate money, provide in-kind services or help us secure a new sponsor, we appreciate your efforts to support Distinguished Young Women. Click here for more info.

  • Social Networks
    Join us on Find us on Facebook  and  Follow us on Twitter.

  • Upcoming Events
    Play tennis with us on Thursday, Sept 23 for the Wintzell's/Distinguished Young Women Tennis Classic. Click here for more information.

    Join us for the Sunday Night Sensation at Ruth Chris Steakhouse in Mobile, Alabama on November 14. Click here for more information.

    Save The Date! The 7th on the Hill Fashion Events will take place on March 30. More information to come soon! See last year's event.

  • Volunteer
    Distinguished Young Women needs volunteers to help with programs in New Mexico, South Dakota, Connecticut, and Nevada. If you or someone you know can help, please contact Nicole Nevill at Nicole@DistinguishedYW.org.