Section 47 Awards

BestServiceProject

Section 5.5: Nominations Process

A. Nominations Period: Nominations for formal section awards shall be open for a 4 week period beginning 6 weeks prior to the Section Conference.

B. Nomination Method: All nominations must be made in writing, either paper or electronic and received within the nomination period.

C. Nomination Content: In addition to the specific information listed in the criteria must include the name and chapter affiliation of both the nominee and the nominator when such exist (e.g. no name exists for the nominee of a chapter award only the affiliation)

D. Nomination Certification: The Awards Chair shall verify that the award contains all necessary information and determine if the nomination meets the criteria set forth in the appendix. The Awards Chair will report his/her decision with justification to the nominator no later than three days following the close of the nomination period. If desired, the nominator may resubmit a revised nomination within one week of notification. Upon certification the nomination shall be entered into the agenda of the Awards Committee Meeting.

E. Nomination Certification Repeal: Any award not certified as meeting the criteria by the awards chair, may be certified by a 2/3 vote of the Awards Committee, and thus shall be considered at the same Awards Committee Meeting.

B1.7: Best Service Project

This award goes to the chapter(s) organizing the best service project during the year. Because there are so many great projects each year, the awards committee may weigh various criteria more heavily than others. Therefore, the nomination should be written in such a manner as to communicate not just the project itself but the importance of its outcome! Remember in the end that every service project counts and is important towards our service goals.

Describe in detail a specific large event or a long-term, regularly scheduled service project. It may include other Chapters or organizations from the campus or community. Please explain this service project effort and include details on the following criteria and other information that make this project the best:

• The chapter(s) and other organizations, if applicable, who organized the event;
• The targeted audience being served (e.g. an individual, group/organization, campus, community, the Nation, etc.);
• The number of people involved in implementing the project;
• The outcome of the project (e.g. people served, money raised, physical results, etc.);
• How often the event occurs, if applicable;
• Any other significant details about the project (e.g. publicity, communications, methodology, etc.).

Last Updated March 24, 2014