Local Section Meritorious Awards

The Local Section Meritorious Awards consists of certificates, which are presented to the local sections of the ANS that have conducted the most worthwhile events; and have shown outstanding membership growth, participation, and administration during the award year. The certificates are presented at the Winter Meeting of the Society.

This award was established in 1971 by the Local Sections Committee to recognize outstanding events by the local sections. All official local sections of the Society are eligible for the award.

Selection Method
Local sections submit an annual report and a 1-2 page summary stating which award categories (see Award Criteria) the section wishes to be considered for. Sections may also submit supporting documentation that highlights the Section’s most notable accomplishments from the past year.

These are evaluated by a subcommittee composed of individuals from the Local Sections Committee, which selects the awardees.

The Local Section Meritorious Awards are presented to local sections that have merited recognition in the areas of membership growth, meetings and programs, public information, and local section management. To be considered for the Local Section Meritorious Awards, your section must have their annual report and summary submitted by August 1.

The 201 7 winners are:

Small Sections – 

• Best Membership – Washington, DC
• Best Meetings and Programs – Michigan – Ohio
• Best Public Information – Wilmington
• Best Section Management – Oak Ridge/Knoxville

Best Large Local Section Overall – Savannah River


Washington DC Local Section

Pictured Above: Bob Coward standing in the back row, with Maria Korsnick and Jeff Gorman in front of him.  Other DC ExCom members in the photo include Jim Behrens (treasurer), Amber (chair elect), and Kevin Witt (at large).