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Distinguished Alumni Chapters and Parent Clubs

Congratulations to the following chapters for receiving the 2020 Distinguished Chapter Award: Alamo, Columbus, Greater Washington, Hampton Roads (Third Award), Knoxville-Oak Ridge, North Carolina Triangle (Fourth Award), Oregon & Southwest Washington (Third Award), Puget Sound, Quantico Area (Second Award), San Diego (Third Award), Tampa Bay, Texas Gulf Coast (Third Award) and Tulsa. This is a great opportunity for chapters to showcase the amazing work they do throughout the year. This is the fourth year the Alumni Association has presented this prestigious award.

The Distinguished Chapter application submission follows the same process used every three years to select the “Other Chapters” represented on the Alumni Association Board of Trustees (available in the Board of Trustees Operations Manual: Appendix A). Chapters applying for Distinguished Chapter recognition are evaluated on the engagement, activity and planning of their leadership teams; frequency and variety of communications with constituents; development and execution of events promoting the Naval Academy mission and message; collaboration with other Naval Academy-related organizations and affiliated groups; and membership growth. Distinguished Parent Clubs are evaluated on similar criteria with slightly different weighting: greater emphasis is placed on support for the Academy than the construction and activity of the leadership team, for example. 

Distinguished Chapters and Clubs are encouraged to display these new seals on their websites and social media. Submission for the 2021 Distinguished Chapter Award begins on 1 June and ends on 30 July 2021.

Chapter Award Submission

Submissions for the Distinguished Chapter Award will begin each year on 1 June and end 60 days later on 30 July.  Interested Chapters will follow the format for the ‘Other Chapter’ submission found in Appendix A of the Operating Manual of United States Naval Academy Alumni Association. 

Packages should be submitted to Sofi Loomis.

Parent Club Award Submission

The award guidance was distributed to Parent Club leadership on 2 April 2021 via email to Club leaders, the annual list usage agreement, and the USAA welcome event financial support package.

The awards criteria and application will include specific questions as to how respective parent clubs address key areas that are expected of a high-performing representative of the USNA and Alumni Association.

Packages for consideration are due to the Parents Club Program manager, Lori Coogan no later than 2 July 2021.  Winners will be acknowledged at the annual Parent Club Officer Meeting in early October.