Section 68 AwardsSectional awards recognize both individuals and chapters each year that have made significant accomplishments in our three cardinal principles. A Section 68 Awards Committee shall be formed to consider the awards and select recipients. The awards committee is composed of two representatives from each chapter in good standing in the section and is chaired by a brother from the host chapter of that year's Sectional Conference. The Sectional Chair acts as an advisor to this committee. The following is a list of the awards presented in Section 68:
- Section 68 Distinguished Service Key
- Section 68 Certificate of Appreciation
- Best Chapter Service Program Award
- Outstanding Chapter Service Project Award
- Section 68 Conference Man-Mile Award
- Section 68 Conference Chapter Attendance Award
The Section 68 Distinguished Service Key (DSK) is presented to a brother who has:
- Rendered distinguished service on a sectional basis; that is, making an outstanding and unique contribution to the section as a whole, and
- Exemplified and furthered in demonstrable ways the Cardinal principles of Alpha Phi Omega, and
- Made a sustained contribution in a leadership role over a sustained period of time.
A nomination for the Section 68 Distinguished Service Key should describe how the nominee has met the criteria. Nominations must be in writing and received by the Section 68 Awards Committee at least five days prior to the Section 68 Conference. Nominations will be solicited by the Section 68 Chair and should be mailed to the Section 68 Awards Committee Chair.
|Mar 2000||Gregory Kent Whitfield||Delta|
|Feb 2003||Martha Frances Hunter||Lambda Alpha|
|Feb 2004||Stephen Larry Hendrix II||Lambda Alpha|
|Feb 2006||Emily Wilson||Lambda Alpha|
The Section 68 Certificate of Appreciation is presented to a brother or chapter that is deserving of special sectional recognition. It is usually awarded by the Section 68 Chair, but may also be awarded by the Section 68 Awards Committee. Nominations must be made in writing and received by the Section 68 Awards Committee at least five days prior to the Section 68 Conference; or 10 days prior to either the Regional Conference or National Convention.
The Best Chapter Service Program Award is presented to the chapter judged to have the best overall service program. Selection is made by the Section 68 Awards Committee from chapters submitting the appropriate application forms at the annual Section 68 Conference and is for the time period since the last Section 68 Conference. The award is based how well a chapter meets the following goals.
- The chapters service program reflects a balance of all four areas of service.
- The chapters service program sets ambitious goals and effectively meets these goals.
- The chapters service program involves a high percentage of the chapter's active membership.
When completing the forms for this award, please remember that the information requested should be presented in as clear and concise a manner as possible so that the Section 68 Awards Committee will have time to evaluate each chapter's information.
The Outstanding Chapter Service Project Award will be chosen by the Section 68 Awards Committee from among the projects submitted for the Best Chapter Service Program Award.
This award is presented to the chapter who brings the most active members to the Section 68 Conference from the furthest distance. The calculation used is (Number of Active Members)x(Distance from Chapter Location City to Conference City). The chapter with the highest result from this calculation is presented this award. The following table is used for distance calculations.
|Chattanooga||Jefferson City||Johnson City||Knoxville|
This award is presented to the chapter who brings the largest percentage of its active and pledge members to the Section 68 Conference. In order to be eligible, a chapter must submit a roster of its active members and indicate those in attendance.