Chapter/Council Group Awards
Chapter Excellent, Superior, and Outstanding Awards
The NMA Chapter Excellent, Superior, and Outstanding Awards were developed to recognize chapters for activities conducted during their administrative year. The activities listed on the Chapter Achievement Reporting Form (CAR1) should be used as a guideline for programming during your chapter’s administrative year to ensure that each and every member gets the most out of his/her NMA experience. Chapters earn points for each of the activities that are listed on the CAR1. Point requirements for each award is dependent upon the chapter’s size; the larger the chapter, the more points required to earn an award. To be eligible for an Excellent, Superior, or Outstanding Award, chapters must submit this form monthly to NMA.
Any Chapter in good standing that earns a minimum number of points for the specified activities reported on their CAR1 is eligible to receive an Excellent, Superior, or Outstanding Award. These chapters are recognized for their achievements at NMA’s Annual Conference that is held in the fall of each year.
Council Excellent, Superior, and Outstanding Awards
The NMA Council Excellent, Superior, and Outstanding Awards were developed to recognize councils for activities conducted during their administrative year. The activities listed on the Council Activity Reporting Form (CAR2) can be used as a guideline for council programming during the administrative year. This ensures that each and every chapter belonging to the council gets the most out of his/her NMA council experience. Councils earn points for each of the activities listed on the CAR2. The Excellent, Superior, or Outstanding Award for councils is dependent upon the number of points earned during the administrative year. Like chapters, councils are also recognized for their achievements at NMA’s Annual Conference that is held in the fall of each year.
At the first of each year, chapters and councils are invited to enter NMA’s annual Publications Contest. An updated official entry form is uploaded to the website each year and chapters and councils are notified when it is available.
Chapters and councils submit newsletters they have published during their administrative year. These publications are judged against other publications in their size groups by members of the National Recognition Committee. The newsletters are judged on effectiveness in promoting organization activities, advancing the principles of NMA, promoting organization membership, format, writing style, and layout.
At NMA’s Annual Conference each year, first place winners in each size group are presented plaques for being judged the best in their size group. Certificates are presented to the second and third place winners in each group.
Entries must be received by NMA no later than May 1 in order to allow time for judging the contest and determining winners prior to the Annual Conference.
Community Services Awards for Chapters
This award is presented to chapters that have demonstrated creativity and innovation in promoting Community Service Activities within the Chapter, company, organization, and community during their administrative year.
To be considered for a Community Services Award, a Chapter must participate in NMA’s Recognition Program by submitting a monthly Chapter Achievement Reporting Form (CAR-1) to NMA Headquarters. Points for this award are accumulated under the Community Services Area, Section D of the CAR-1. Points required are listed in the Recognition and Awards Guide.
Chapters earning sufficient points to earn this award will be recognized at NMA’s Annual Conference in the fall of the year.
Professional Development Awards
This award is presented to any Chapter who demonstrate outstanding Professional Development and Certified Manager programs within their chapters. A chapter can achieve this through conducting both NMA and non-NMA courses, having an active Certified Manager (CM) program, and involving executive managers in the Professional Development program, whether as facilitators, reviewers of course material, or direct participation.
To be considered for this award, a Chapter must participate in NMA’s Chapter Recognition Program by submitting a monthly Chapter Achievement Reporting Form (CAR-1) to NMA Headquarters and achieving a minimum overall chapter rating of Superior for all other activities reported during their administrative year. Specific criteria can be found in the Recognition and Awards Guide.
Chapters earning this award will be recognized at NMA’s Annual Conference.
The NMA Growth Award is presented to only ONE Chapter, in each size group, which experiences the greatest increase in growth during its administrative year. Chapters earning this prestigious award are entitled to have a representative sit at the head table at our Recognition Luncheon held during NMA’s Annual Conference.
Chapter Programs Award
A Chapter can receive this award by conducting monthly programs that enhance the members’ professional and/or personal growth when they attend the chapter’s membership meetings. Points for these programs will be recorded on the CAR1 under B2, Monthly Meetings/Programs.
The NMA “Chapter Programs Award” will be presented at NMA’s Annual Conference to ALL qualifying Chapters that have met the criteria (can be found on a CAR1 tab and in the Recognition and Awards Guide).
After the Recognition Committee Judges have reviewed the flyers (communications) submitted by each chapter and added their total points from the “Chapter Programs Award Official Entry Form,” to B2 on the CAR1, ONE chapter earning the most total points will be selected by the Recognition Committee to receive the “Chapter Outstanding Programs Award” for the year.
Chapter 25th Anniversary Award
NMA gives a specially engraved silver anniversary plaque to all NMA chapters/councils on the 25th anniversary of their original date of charter. The award is presented in recognition of meritorious service, dedication to management/leadership development and to the preservation of our free enterprise system.
Chapter 50th Anniversary
A specially engraved golden anniversary plaque is given by NMA to all chapters/councils observing their 50th anniversary of their original date of charter, in recognition of a half century of service and dedication to the objectives and principles of NMA.