Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming is pleased to announce that the 2018 “Woman of Distinction” recipient from the 2nd Legislative District is Linda M. Blowe of East Hampton.
Linda is a Lifetime Member of Girl Scouts of USA and belongs to the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County Council, with which she has given 15 years of volunteer service. Linda has served as a National Delegate, she has been a Troop Leader for two East Hampton Girl Scout Troops- mentoring them from Elementary School through High School, she served as the local Service Unit Coordinator for many years, has served as a Food for Friends Committee member and as a Past President’s Scholarship Committee member. Linda is part of the Service Unit’s Camporee Committee, helping to organize and facilitate camping events for the girls and joint ventures with local Boy Scout troops.
Linda is sincerely passionate about Girl Scouts. Empowering young girls to reach their full potential is of the utmost importance to Linda. Linda’s dedication to the Girl Scout organization has been recognized through several awards including Outstanding Volunteer, Outstanding Leader, Service Unit Star Award, President’s Circle Award, Outdoor Enthusiast, and Cookie Champion.
As a leader in her community Linda has strived to impart to all the young people she works with the joy and satisfaction that comes with volunteering and helping a community. She endeavors to promote diversity, equality and compassion in all things and believes it is imperative to lead by example. Linda belongs to the Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton where she serves as Treasurer and member of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Committee. She is a Vice President of The Community Council of the Town of East Hampton where she has been a member for 15 years. Linda is a member of the NAACP and Blue Knights International, a nonprofit fraternal organization whose members travel by motorcycle across the U.S and abroad for recreation and to raise funds for various local and international charities.
Other organizations that Linda regularly volunteers her time with include The Retreat, Maureen’s Haven, the East Hampton Food Pantry, and Habitat for Humanity, Wounded Warrior- Hamptons Soldier Ride, Hampton’s Marathon, the Travis Field Baseball Memorial Scholarship Tournament, The Kendall Madison Foundation and the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
In addition, Linda works with the East Hampton Ambulance Association and East Hampton Healthcare Foundation to coordinate CPR and AED training for both her church and her place of employment. She is a supporting member of the Bonac Booster Club and a volunteer for the East Hampton HS Music Department and East Hampton HS Theater Club, helping to promote the Arts in the East Hampton School District. Linda believes that being prepared, being aware and getting involved are key components to making our world a better place. In keeping with that motto she is First Aid and CPR certified, certified in safeTalk suicide alertness and trained in opioid overdose prevention with the use of Naloxone.
Legislator Fleming stated, “I’m just delighted to have the opportunity to honor and recognize Linda Blowe for her outstanding contribution to our community over many years. The exemplary character of our community as a whole depends on the commitment of wonderful volunteers like Linda. She sets a standard for each of us to follow. I’m deeply grateful for her service.”