Dr. Avice Evans Reid to be honored at Girl Scouts’ Trefoil Society Luncheon in Knoxville


The Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians will honor Dr. Avice Evans Reid at the East Tennessee Region Trefoil Society Luncheon in Knoxville for her longtime service to the Girls Scouts and involvement in the community.

The Trefoil Society Luncheon will be held at the Cherokee Country Club on Thursday, Aug. 26, at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $25 and available for purchase at supportgirlscouts.org. Table and ticket reservations also can be made via email at [email protected] or by phone at 800-474-1912, ext. 2007.

The Trefoil Society Luncheon is named after the trefoil-shaped pin Girl Scouts receive that symbolizes acceptance of ethical leadership values. 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.

“Dr. Avice Evans Reid has dedicated years of her life to make our community better while excelling in her career and raising a family,” said Lynne Fugate, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians. “It is a privilege for our organization to get to honor this Girl Scout and former troop leader at the Knoxville Trefoil Society Luncheon.”

Reid worked for 34 years in various positions at the Tennessee Valley Authority, including senior manager of information technology and senior project manager. She then served 12 years with the City of Knoxville in multiple community engagement efforts, including as the city’s senior director of community relations. Reid has served on numerous local and national boards, and her accolades include the Girl Scouts of Tanasi Council’s 2009 Women of Achievement honoree. She has been married to her husband, Gary, for 46 years and they have two adult daughters and four grandchildren.

“I have always appreciated what other women poured into me, and I desire to positively influence other young girls and women,” Reid said. “Being honored by the Trefoil Society means that the values and tenets by which I live my life coincide with the mission and values of the Girl Scouts. Watching my daughters grow through scouting, I witnessed firsthand the value of the Girl Scouts. I am thankful to join the group of women previously honored and humbled to have my lifelong advocacy for girls recognized in this way.”

Premier sponsor of the Knoxville Trefoil Luncheon is Home Federal Bank. Platinum sponsors are SmartBank and Stowers Cat; gold sponsors are McCarty Holsaple McCarty and The Trust Company; and silver sponsors include East Tennessee Foundation, Leadership Knoxville and Little Brownie Bakers/Ferrara.

For those unable to attend the luncheon, donations in honor of Reid can be sent to Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians, Attn: Philanthropy, 1567 Downtown West Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37919.