The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia recognized the 2014 Women of Distinction at a luncheon held at the Charles Morris Center last Friday, March 7. The ladies honored were The Honorable Louisa Abbot, Catherine Argrow Cummings, Sherry Feathers, Cathy Hill and Dr. Miriam Rittmeyer.
Judge Abbot has been described as honest, learned and humble. Known for her integrity, she is a respected Judge of the Superior Court of Chatham County, Eastern Judicial Circuit having been appointed to that position in October 2000, and re-elected three times. She is currently President of the Council of superior Court Judges which represents the interest of all the Superior Court Judges and their staff members throughout the State. Catherine Argrow Cummings knows the meaning of perseverance. She started her professional journey as a single mom working toward a degree in Early Childhood Education at Armstrong. It was a long 10 year path to her B.A. in Early Childhood Education. Catherine went on to complete her Master’s Degree in Special Education and is now the Lead Teacher for Exceptional Children at Bloomingdale Elementary School.
Volunteering was instilled in Sherry Feathers as a child watching her parents volunteer with the Girl Scouts and Special Olympics. She shared these values with her children and as a Girl Scout Troop Leader. For Sherry’s troop, service to the community was always their main focus. She has volunteered for almost every organization in town including Susan G. Komen Foundation, St. Joseph’s Candler Leukemia Cup Regatta, American Cancer Society and many others.
Cathy Hill’s stellar career demonstrates that women can excel in the field of Science and Technology. One of the highest ranking and most admired women at Georgia Power, she has held numerous management positions, and in her current role as Regional Vice President, Coastal, she is responsible for overseeing the company’s operations in the entire coastal region. Even with her busy schedule, she always finds time to mentor young professionals.
Looking out for the needs of others has long been Dr. Rittmeyer’s personal mission, and Public Health is her calling with a strong commitment to community partnerships. She has been on the Healthy Savannah Steering committee and the Chatham County ‘Safety Net Planning Council Evaluation Committee since 2005. In 2012-2013 she was a Board member of Georgians for a Healthy Future. In 2005 Dr. Rittmeyer became the founding Director of the Community Health Mission creating health clinic for uninsured or under-insured patients in Savannah/Chatham County.