Chapter Excellence Awards
The Ohio Chapter Excellence Award Program has completed its sixth year! A total of 74 chapters submitted reports, and 72 of them will be recognized with sound blocks or award plates at the 2018 Grand Chapter session at Kalahari in September.
We are pleased to report that the program is continuing in the 2018-2019 Grand Chapter year, and many chapters are already hard at work, planning and implementing some of the recommended activities. (The time span for the Chapter Excellence program is June 1 to May 31.) Copies of the new guidelines, as well as portfolios for submitting your report, will be distributed after the 2018 Grand Chapter session, by the Deputy Grand Matron for your chapter.
Participating chapters are asked to pursue excellence in four main areas:
A. Charity and Service;
B. Social Activities and Fellowship;
C. Ritual Quality and Officer Excellence; and
D. Membership and Public Relations.
To earn the award, chapters must successfully complete at least three activities in each of the four program areas.
Click HERE to read and download the 2018-2019 guidelines and application form. A number of changes have been made in the recommended activities for this seventh year. Specific instructions for the documentation needed for each activity also is included.
The deadline for submitting applications is June 15, 2019. Applications should be given to the Deputy Grand Matron assigned to your chapter.
Ideas From Ohio Chapters
Through the Chapter Excellence Awards program, participating chapters have reported many successful programs, and we are happy to share some of them with you. Feel free to read the idea lists of the past three years and to adapt some of these programs in your own chapter. (Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.)
The Grand Line Officers and Membership and Public Relations Committee marvel at the creative programs we read about in the Chapter Excellence Reports. We hope these lists will inspire you to find new ways to make your chapter EXCELLENT!
2017 Idea List
2016 Idea List
2015 Idea List