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.

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
  • Best Section Management
  • Best overall (takes all four)

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.

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 individuals from the Local Sections Committee, which selects the awardees.

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).

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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