The Pennsylvania Achievement Award is given in alternating years with the Rosebud Award. Applications will be posted and accepted in 2025.
Pennsylvania State Organization ACHIEVEMENT AWARD GUIDELINES (Updated 9 - 2018)
I. Purpose The purpose of The Pennsylvania State Organization Achievement Award is to recognize and honor a member who has given distinguished and outstanding service to the Pennsylvania State Organization (PA State Org.) and has promoted the purposes and the policies of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.
II. Criteria for Selection A.The nominee presently must be an active member of the PA State Org. (Reserve and honorary members are not eligible for this award.)
B.The nominee must have a minimum of ten years' membership in the PA State Org. of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.
C.The nominee must have served in a significant leadership role in her chapter and must have contributed to the work of chapter committees.
D. The nominee must have given distinguished and outstanding service to the PA State Org. in two of the following leadership roles: 1. As a consultant or a leader in the conducting of seminars and/or workshops at the PA State Org. and/or International level; 2. As general chairman or co-chairman of an activity at a PA State Org. convention, regional conference, and/or International convention; 3. As a PA State Org., regional, and/or International committee chairman and/or PA State Org. officer.
E. The nominee must have been endorsed by either her chapter's executive board or another chapter's executive board with the prior approval of the executive board of the nominee's chapter.
F. Each chapter has the privilege of nominating for this honor one member of the PA State Org. for each biennium. It should be emphasized that the award is given for leadership, not merely the discharge of duties.
G. Chapters have the privilege and are encouraged to resubmit names of prior nominees who have not been selected. The PA State Org. Achievement Award Committee maintains all nominations for five (5) years. Any chapter wishing to resubmit a name for nomination must complete the Addendum Nomination Form in order for that nominee to be re-considered for the award. This form is available on the PA State Org. website.
H. No member may receive the award a second time.
I. No PA State Org. officer shall be eligible for the award during her term of office.
J. The award is presented on a biannual basis.
K. The nominee's chapter membership chairman may be contacted for information to be used in preparation of the nomination form.
IMPORTANT: Make sure your nomination is complete, neatly presented and offered in utmost secrecy.
1 -- Achievement Award Guidelines (Word and PDF) The nomination form may be emailed in a PDF or MSWord format to Nancy Schnelli or sent by USPS, postmarked no later than March 15, 2025 to Nancy Schnelli, Chairman, Pennsylvania State Organization Achievement Award Committee. Forms submitted after this deadline will not be considered. [All contact information, personal email or home address can be obtained through the DKG PA directory]