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Area Based Alumni Association of the Year

The William R. Nester Award recognizes alumni association excellence. Applicants are considered by the following criteria:
  1. Do the association’s activities and events build and maintain strong brotherly ties amongst the association’s members?
  1. Do the association’s activities promote networking opportunities for all brothers in the association’s area?
  1. Do the association’s activities benefit local chapter(s) and/or the International Fraternity overall (i.e. does the association advance the Fraternity’s Vision, Mission and Creed)?

The Nester Award will again be awarded to the top 10% of chartered alumni associations. Applications will be scored and associations will be ranked based on structure, communication and activities by the International Awards Committee. Associations should apply for the specific Nester Award that applies to them (chapter based or area based association). Awards will be presented at the 2018 International Convention – Saturday, July 28th.

Award recipients will receive:

  1. William R. Nester Award Plaque. 
  2. Recogntion at the 2018 International Convention in Richmond, VA
  3. Listing in the Shield & Diamond magazine and Fraternity website.
 
 
APPLICATIONS DEADLINE: MONDAY, MAY 1, 2018
 
 
 

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THE WILLIAM R. NESTER AWARD APPLICATION FOR OUTSTANDING AREA BASED ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

Please supply answers to the following list of questions. Supplemental information should be provided as outlined below.

Your Contact Information

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Events

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Dues

Does your association have a dues structure? *

Communication

Do you have a communication plan for your association? *
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Do you produce a newsletter? *


Does your association have a website/public Facebook page? *
Do you have a local database of alumni contact information? *
Do you provide member record updates to the International Fraternity? *
Did your association provide Alumni Association Updates for the Shield & Diamond (Check all that apply)? *

Structure

Does your association have a board of directors? *
Have they been reported to the International Fraternity this year? *
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Are there term limits? *
Does your association have bylaws? *

Does your association annually file a form 990 with the IRS? *

International Fraternity

Is your association current on its annual dues to the International Fraternity? *
Does your association annually file the Alumni Association Report to the International Fraternity (mailed annually in July/August)? *
Did you send a voting delegate to the 2016 International Convention? *

Area Chapter Support

Has your association found ways to support local chapters? *
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Does your association provide an annual undergraduate scholarship? *
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Does your association facilitate alumni speakers for chapter events? *
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Does your association provide assistance in sending chapter members to PIKE University? *

Other

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