Local Section Meritorious Awards

Description
The Local Section Meritorious Awards consists of certificates and a monetary stipend, which are presented to the ANS local sections that have conducted the most worthwhile events; and have shown outstanding membership growth, participation, and administration during the award year. The awards are presented at the Winter Meeting of the Society.  The selected sections are required to give a presentation on their category at Local Section Workshop or LSC webinar.

Awards are issued to small (<250 members), large (250> members) and international sections in the following categories:

  • Best Membership
  • Best Meetings and Programs
  • Best Public Information & Education
  • Best Section Management
  • Best Overall (takes all four)

Background
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.  As of 2019, the ANS Education, Training and Workforce Development Division has agreed to sponsor the monetary award (varies each year/up to $150 per category).

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Annual Report Workbook
  2. Compose a 1-2 page summary stating which award categories 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.
  3. The Annual Report Workbook and summary must be sent to honors@ans.org by August 1.

Award Criteria

Application Instructions

These are evaluated by a subcommittee composed of members from the LSC and ETWDD, which selects the awardees.

 

 

The 201 8 winners are:

Small Sections – 

• Best Membership – Washington, DC
• Best Meetings and Programs – Washington, DC
• Best Public Information & Education – Michigan-OH
• Best Section Management – Northeastern New York

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).

Savannah River Local Section

Pictured Above:  Tinh Tran and Tracy Stover

Local Section Meritorious Awards

This award is presented to local sections that have merited recognition in the areas of membership growth, meetings and programs, public information, and local section management, and to the best overall local section. All official ANS local sections are eligible.

Nomination Deadline: August 1

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