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Distinguished Alumni Chapters and Parent Clubs

Congratulations to the following chapters for receiving the 2019 Distinguished Chapter Award: Hampton Roads (Second Award), Jacksonville, North Carolina Triangle (Third Award), North Texas, Oregon & Southwest Washington (Second Award), San Diego (Second Award) and Texas Gulf Coast (Second Award). This is a great opportunity for chapters to showcase the amazing work they do throughout the year. This is the third 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 2020 Distinguished Chapter Award begins on 1 June and ends on 30 July 2020.

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 Joe Fagan.

Parent Club Award Submission

The award guidance will be distributed to Parent Club leadership beginning January of each year, included in the yearly NAPC survey, 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, Elizabeth Beedenbender no later than 60 days of the Naval Academy Parent Club (NAPC) annual new year update and survey.