Section 47 Awards

MostImprovedChapter

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.

B1.9: Most Improved Chapter

The Most Improved Chapter award is presented to the Chapter that has made the greatest strides in improvement in the last year. This chapter may not have the highest service hours or the most programs or the highest turnout but they are making an effort and progress towards improvement. The previous year’s winning Chapter is not eligible for this award.

Please describe in detail how this Chapter has improved, based on the three Cardinal Principles and include details on the following criteria (must meet at least 4) and other improvements that they have obtained:

• Significant increase in membership (include numbers, if possible);
• Significant increase in membership retention &/or activation rate as appearing on the Perpetual Inventory;
• Implementation of new chapter events or projects (e.g. fellowship, rush, alumni, website, newsletter, etc.);
• Achievement and/or increased criteria towards a National Chapters of Excellence Award;
• Improvement in quality and quantity of service projects;
• Increased interaction with other chapter of Alpha Phi Omega;
• Increased involvement in Sectional, Regional, &/or National events.

Last Updated March 24, 2014