2024 International Region Awards Booklet

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SOROR CARRIE J. CLARK INTERNATIONAL REGIONAL DIRECTOR SOROR E'THEGRA SYMONETTE AWARDS CHAIRMAN SOROR SADERIA NICOLE HOOKS AWARDS CO-CHAIRMAN

Table of Contents

Greetings

Message from the International Regional Director

Message from the Awards Committee

Our Former International Regional Directors

Getting Started with the Awards Process

Regional Awards Committee Guidelines

Chapter Responsibilities

Regional Awards Process Timeline

Awards Judging Policies

Awards Submissions

Awards Submission Fees & Form

Awards Submission Information

Regional Awards Information

Awards Updates

Regional Awards Categories

Regional Awards Criteria

Awards Submission Cover Sheet

International Program Awards Information

Program Awards Categories

Program Awards Criteria

Message from the International Regional Director

Greetings Sorors!

I am so proud of all of the hard work and service you have performed on behalf of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®. The Regional Awards Competition is a longstanding tradition of our sorority. It gives us the opportunity to highlight how we continue to be of “service to all mankind,” around the world in the International Region.

I encourage each chapter to enter as many awards categories as possible, based on their ability to meet the requirements. The timeframe for most awards submissions is January 1, 2023 –December 31, 2023 and will highlight your contributions to International Programs. Broader timeframes are allowed where noted in the criteria.

This awards booklet contains guidelines and criteria for all of the awards categories for International Region Graduate, Undergraduate and International Programs. As you create your entries, please be sure to pay special attention to the stated criteria. The judges will base their evaluation on the criteria outlined in this awards booklet.

I want to thank our International Regional Awards Chairman Soror E’Thegra M. Symonette, Co-Chairman Soror Saderia Nicole Hooks and the International Regional Awards Committee for working so hard to implement this awards process.

Also, thank you sorors for all you have done to soar in service and sisterhood around the world. I wish you all the best with your awards submissions!

In Sisterhood and Service,

Carrie J. Clark

Message from the International Region Awards Committee

Greetings, Sorors!

I am thrilled to welcome you to the 33rd International Regional Conference Awards celebrations!

I know that this is perhaps the most anticipated event of the conference! This is when we pay kudos to the Sorors and chapters in this region for their timeless, innovative service programs.

Many of you have traveled from all parts of the world to be with us as we recognize the outstanding achievements of this small but mighty Region! Thank you for prioritizing this year’s IRC and its activities. I would like to commend our Regional Director, Carrie J. Clarke for her commitment to the growth and enhancement of our region and for her confidence in this committee.

The International Regional Conference will be held on July 1-3, 2024 in Dallas, Texas. We have put together what we think is our most impressive Awards booklet thus far. This booklet contains all the necessary information for a smooth, seamless awards submission process.

Please ensure that you peruse the booklet in its entirety, paying close attention to the forms, deadlines and submission format. Award submissions that do not adhere to the guidelines outlined in this booklet will not be evaluated. We encourage you to reach out to the Committee members and the Region’s stellar Technology Team if you encounter any issues. This exchange is a valuable tool in helping us refine our efforts to make the awards process better.

Our awards ceremonies planned for this conference will leave you excited, inspired, and proud; celebrating each other’s achievements while Strengthening the Bonds of Sisterhood!

We hope to see you in Dallas this July! Good Luck with your submissions.

Our Former Regional Directors

FIRST INTERNATIONAL REGIONAL DIRECTOR 1990-1994 SECOND INTERNATIONAL REGIONAL DIRECTOR 1994-1998 THIRD INTERNATIONAL REGIONAL DIRECTOR 1998-2002 FOURTH INTERNATIONAL REGIONAL DIRECTOR 2002-2006 FIFTH INTERNATIONAL REGIONAL DIRECTOR 2006-2008 SIXTH INTERNATIONAL REGIONAL DIRECTOR 2008-2010 SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL REGIONAL DIRECTOR 2010-2014 EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL REGIONAL DIRECTOR 2014-2018 NINTH INTERNATIONAL REGIONAL DIRECTOR 2018-2022 Soror Bella G. Clinkscale Parker* Soror Phyllis E. Robinson Soror Wilma Holmes Tootle Soror Nadine C. Bonds Soror Gizette Canegata Thomas. Soror Evelyn Sample-Oates Soror Joy Elaine Daley Soror Gloria Harper Dickinson* Soror Norma Jean Tucker* *denotes Ivy Beyond the Wall

Regional Awards Committee Guidelines

The Regional Director will select all members of the Regional Awards Committee and she will appoint a chairman for the committee.

This committee will be responsible for the following:

1. Revising the Awards Booklet annually. Each category should be evaluated yearly for its pertinence to the goals of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.®.

Overseeing the Regional Awards Process. The goal is to encourage and promote entries from the various chapters in the region. These entries, in the form of electronic books, include illustrated and documented accounts of chapter activities that help preserve the history of the chapter.

2. Establishing a budget in consultation with the Regional Tamiouchos and approval from the Regional Director.

3. Communicating with the Regional Pecunious Grammateus to maintain a record of the Regional Award Fees collected.

4. Establishing the link for awards submissions.

5. Organizing the process for the evaluation of awards.

6. Distributing awards and emailing participation certificates.

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7. Making recommendations to the Regional Director regarding the awards process and procedure.

Chapter Responsibilities

1.

Chapter Basileus should appoint a Chapter Awards Chairman.

2.

Chapter Basileus and Chapter Awards Chairman should review the Current Awards Booklet.

3.

Chapter Awards Chairman should identify the award category or categories for which the chapter will submit an entry. A chapter may enter only one scrapbook per award.

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Chapter Awards Chairman recommends to chapter members the category or categories once the areas to pursue have been decided.

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5. Undergraduate Chapter Basileus should work closely with the Graduate Advisor.

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Chapter Basileus should decide who is going to submit the awards information by the due date and ensure submission of the awards payment at the same time.

Chapter Basileus should ensure that the information submitted on the Awards Entry Form is accurate.

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Chapter Basileus or Chapter Awards Chairman should communicate any changes immediately to the Regional Awards Chairman.

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Chapter Awards Chairman verifies that chapter scrapbooks meet the specifications as stated in the awards booklet.

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Chapter Basileus or Chapter Awards Chairman should ensure that the chapter scrapbooks are uploaded by the due date, are in the required PDF format, and are no larger than 500MB.

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Chapter Basileus or Chapter Awards Chairman should notify the Regional Awards Chairman of any changes to the awards being submitted prior to the due date.

Regional Awards Process Timeline

Awards Eligibility Timeframe: January to December 2023

February 17, 2024

Virtual International Region Awards Information Session

February 24, 2024

Chapters will receive the 2024 IRC Awards Booklet

March 10, 2024

Awards Entry Form Due

March 30, 2024

Deadline to submit Awards Entry Fees

April 14, 2024

Chapters will receive the link to upload scrapbooks

May 10, 2024

Final Day to upload scrapbooks

SCRAPBOOKS NOT RECEIVED BY THIS DATE WILL NOT BE EVALUATED

May 12 – 25, 2024

Scrapbooks will be evaluated

July 2 – 3, 2024

Winners announced during the 33rd International Regional Conference Leadership Awards Luncheon & Closing Gala

Awards Judging Policies

Each chapter should electronically submit the Awards Entry Form with each Chapter Awards Submissions. The electronic entry form is a hyperlink found on Page 12. Any electronic books not received by the May 10, 2024 deadline will not be evaluated. Chapter must adhere to the Awards Process Timeline. Awards will be evaluated by appointed sorors outside of the International Region.

Trophy and Certificate Information

Trophies will be awarded per award category.

1. In the event of a tie, two trophies will be awarded for that place.

2. The scrapbook entry must receive a minimum score of seventy-five (75) points to win a trophy. This is the Final Score after any penalties have been assessed.

3. A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to each entry.

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4. A Certificate of Appreciation will be awarded to each soror serving as an awards judge.

Awards Submissions Fees and Form

AWARDS SUBMISSIONS FEES

Entry fees are due on March 30, 2024.

There will be NO REFUNDS for submitted fees.

AWARD ENTRY FEE

Multiple Award Entries Permitted; One Submission per Single Category

Graduate Chapters $150

Undergraduate Chapters $100

The Regional Pecunious Grammateus and Regional Tamiouchos are responsible for the receipt, deposit, and bookkeeping of the fees.

AWARDS SUBMISSIONS FORM

The Awards Submission Form may be accessed electronically at the following link: Awards Submission Form. The Awards Submission Form is due on March 10, 2024.

Once you have selected the awards your chapter will be submitting, you will be taken to a summary screen which will display your total amount due. The total will be used when the form transfers you to the payment screen. The payment may be sent electronically or by chapter check or money order. Chapter checks and money orders should be sent to the Regional Pecunious Grammateus by March 30, 2024:

AKA International Region Awards

Maria Ford Conliffe

P. O. Box 70625

Rochester Hills, MI 48307-9998 USA

Questions regarding the electronic form submissions should be directed to AKAIntl.TechHelp@gmail.com. Questions regarding the Awards Process should be directed to AKAIntl.Awards@gmail.com

Awards Submissions Information

SubmissionofEntries

AwardsTimeframe:TheawardsactivityrecognitionperiodisJanuaryto DecemberoftheyearbeforetheInternationalRegionalConferenceunless otherwisespecifiedintheawardscriteria.

1. Chaptersmustsubmitanelectronicawardscrapbookforeachaward submittedunlessotherwisenoted.Entriesshouldincludeonlyactivities, accomplishments,andprogramsundertakeninthementionedevaluation period.

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TheAwardsSubmissionFeealongwiththeAwardsSubmissionFormmust besubmittedtotheRegionalPecuniousGrammateusnolaterthanMarch 30,2024.

2. Electronicawardsscrapbooksmustbecomputer-generatedandmust adheretotheguidelinesoftraditionalawardentries.Pleaseadheretopage limits.TheAwardsEntryCoverSheetmustbeincludedwitheachaward.The coversheetshouldbethefirstorimmediatelyfollowtheCoverPageofthe awardscrapbooksubmission.

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4. JudgeswillreviewthesubmissionsandwilljudgeentriesusingtheAward CommitteeEvaluationSummaryForm(usedforallawardsentries)

ElectronicawardscrapbooksmustbeuploadedinaPDFFileformat.Eachfile mustusethefollowingnamingconvention:

AwardName_ChapterName_Year(Example: OutstandingGraduateChapter_EtaBetaOmega_2024)

Documentationsuchasnewsclippings,articles,calendars,lettersonofficial letterhead,citations,awards,pictures,eventprograms,etc.mustbeaddedto theawardscrapbookelectronically.Donotincludeanylinkstoadditional information;theywillnotbeconsidered.

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ElectronicawardentrieswillbesubmittedviaalinksenttotheChapter Basileus.

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AllawardssubmissionsareduenolaterthanMay10,2024.Latesubmissions willnotbeaccepted.

Judgeswilldeductpointsfornoncompliancewiththeawardscriteria.Ifyouhave anyquestions,pleasecontacttheRegionalAwardsCommitteeat AKAIntl.Awards@gmail.com

Regional Awards Updates

NewRegionalAwardCategories

TheOutstandingChapterNewsletterAward(2024)

Thisawardwillrecognizechaptersthathaveexcelledatchapter communicationswiththeirnewsletterand/orchapterpublications.

TheExemplaryChapterAwards(2025)

Thisawardwillrecognizethechaptersthatperformedatanexemplarylevelin everyareaincludingchapteroperations,standards,sisterlyrelations,and programservice.

NewInternationalCommitteeAwardCategories

MembershipBestoftheBestAward(2024)

ThisawardrecognizeschaptersthathaveachievedMembershipGoalsintheir 2023membershipefforts.

InternationalStandardsCommitteeS.O.A.R.Award(2024)

ThisawardwillacknowledgethosechaptersthathaveexhibitedSuccessful OperationalAssessmentReporting.

2024 Regional Awards Categories

GraduateandUndergraduateChapterAwards

OutstandingChapterBasileusAward

OutstandingChapterSororAward

OutstandingChapterProgramAward

OutstandingProgramExhibitAward

InternationalStandardsCommitteeS.O.A.R.Award

GraduateChapterAwards

OutstandingGraduateChapterAward OutstandingSororThroughtheYearsAward

OutstandingGraduateAdvisorAward

OutstandingChapterNewsletterAward MembershipBestoftheBestAward

TheJewelSeriesAwards

OutstandingDiamondSororJewelAward

OutstandingPearlSororJewelAward

OutstandingGoldenSororJewelAward

OutstandingSilverSororJewelAward

UndergraduateChapterAwards

OutstandingUndergraduateChapterAward

OutstandingInternationalScholarAward

OutstandingChapterScholasticAchievementAward

SpecialtyAwards

GlobalSpotlightAward

Award criteriawillbedeterminedandsharedbythe33rdInternationalRegionalConferencePlanningCommittee.

Undergraduate Undergraduate Awards Awards

Outstanding Chapter Basileus

This award is for the Graduate and Undergraduate Basilei who has demonstrated outstanding leadership within her chapter, community, and the sorority. Documentation should be submitted to support the nominee based on the criteria below. Information may be depicted through photos, certificates, letters, programs, flyers, and any other relevantmaterialtosupportthevariousjudgingcriteria.

Evaluation Criteria DocumentationnottoExceedTwenty(20)Pages
Criteria Description Points General Leadership Skills Describe the nominee’s leadership ability in the following areas: A. Planning B. Leading C. Organizing 30 Chapter Growth and Effectiveness Describe how the nominee contributed to the chapter’s growth and effectiveness in the following areas: A. International Programs B. Local Programs C. Retention and Reclamation D. Bridging 30 Sorority Conference Attendance Show evidence of conferences attended during the last two years, such as Boule, Leadership, Regional Conference, Cluster, and Undergraduate Roundup. 10 Community Involvement Describe civic, cultural, educational, religious, political, or other contributions to the community. List all contributions to AKA EAF. 10 What Makes You an Outstanding Basileus Show evidence of how you carried out your role in an outstanding way, to include passing the most recent chapter evaluation. 10 Clarity, Neatness, and Overall Appearance Make sure your awards entry is easy to follow, clear and concise, uses appropriate grammar, and does not exceed the page limit. 5 Cover Cover should include chapter name, award name, soror’s name, and chapter location. 5

Outstanding Chapter Soror

Evaluation Criteria

DocumentationnottoExceedTwenty(20)Pages

This award is for the Graduate and Undergraduate Soror who has demonstrated outstanding leadership within her chapter, community, and the sorority. Documentation should be submitted to support the nominee based on the criteria below. Information may be depicted through photos, certificates, letters, programs, flyers, and any other relevantmaterialtosupportthevariousjudgingcriteria.

Criteria Description Points Continuous Learning Show evidence of nominee’s ongoing learning through attendance in the following areas: A. Chapter meetings B. Undergraduate Roundup C. Cluster and Regional Conferences D. Boule and Leadership Seminar 25 Sorority Leadership Describe offices held at the chapter, regional, and/or international levels. 15 Sorority Involvement Show evidence of sorority involvement: A. Committee chairmanship and/or membership B. Participation and contribution to chapter programs and projects C. Participation and contribution to international programs 25 Community Involvement Show involvement in programs and/or projects with other organizations, churches or schools, speeches, etc. 15 Personal Attainments Show scholarships, awards, and self-improvement. 10 Clarity, Neatness, and Overall Appearance Make sure your award entry is easy to follow, clear and concise, uses appropriate grammar, and does not exceed the page limit. 5 Cover Cover should include chapter name, award name, aoror’s name, and chapter location. 5

Outstanding Chapter Program

Twenty (20) Pages

This award is for the Graduate and Undergraduate Chapter that has done an outstanding job implementing the International Program Initiatives. Documentation should be submitted to support the nominee based on the criteria below. Information may be depicted through photos, certificates, letters, programs, flyers, and any other relevant material to support the various judging criteria.

Criteria Description Points Narrative Describe chapter implementation of the international program. 10 Program Goals and Objectives Describe the chapter’s programs goals and objectives. 15 Partnerships Describe partnerships established by the chapter to implement program goals and objectives. Describe the chapter’s interactions with the international partners of the sorority. 15 Originality and Creativity Describe any unique and/or outstanding initiatives and/or contributions made by the chapter to implement program activities. 15 Program Implementation Describe the chapter’s activities that implement the current international program. 15 Media Describe the chapter’s use of various media (i.e. print, radio, social media, the Ivy Leaf®) to showcase chapter program activities and accomplishments. 10 Evaluation Describe the chapter’s use of evaluation tools to assess the program activities. 10 Clarity, Neatness, and Overall Appearance Make sure your award entry is easy to follow, clear and concise, uses appropriate grammar and does not exceed the page limit. 5 Cover Cover should include chapter name, award name, soror’s name, and chapter location. 5 Evaluation Criteria Documentation not to
Exceed

Outstanding Chapter Program Exhibit

Awarded to the Graduate and Undergraduate Chapter that has done an outstanding job presenting an original display depicting the chapter’s implementation of the InternationalProgramwithinthelocalcommunity.

Criteria Description Points Originality and Creativity Present an original depiction of the chapter’s implementation of the international program within its service area. 40 International Program Exhibit Showcase international program initiatives in the display. 30 Supportive Data Incorporate data in the display that provides support to show how the chapter implemented the international program. 30 Evaluation
Displaymustcontainsupportingdata
Criteria

New: International Standards Committee S.O.A,R. Award

Awarded to the Graduate and Undergraduate Chapters that have exhibited successful operationalassessmentreporting.

The chapter has correctly completed and submitted the Standards Year End Report on the Corporate Office website and in the Standards Resource Guide (latter must be emailed as instruvted on the form to the Regional Director, ISC Chairman, and ISC Regional Representative).

The

has

completed and submitted to the Regional Director all other required Year End Reports by the desginated due dates (except the finance report will not be counted for the award, due to the February due date).

Criteria Description Points Year End Reporting
50 Chapter Self-Assessment At least 60% chapter member participation in completing the chapter self-assessment 25 Operational Reports
25
Criteria
chapter
correctly
Evaluation

Coming 2025: Exemplary Chapter

Evaluation Criteria

This award will recognize the Graduate and Undergraduate chapters that performed at an exemplary level in every area including chapter operations, standards, sisterly relations, and program service in 2024. Chapters must have submitted all required documentationby February 1, 2025 tobeconsideredforthisaward.

Criteria Description

Chapter Report Book

Chapter Bylaws

Regional Awards Submissions

International Awards Submissions

A. Submit Chapter Report Book with all completed Reports.

B. Provide proof that you’ve met all required deadlines.

A. Submit one copy of Chapter Bylaws.

B. GRADUATE CHAPTERS must highlight within Chapter Bylaws an existing bylaw waiving the requirement for the first year’s chapter dues for undergraduate sorors who transfer into the graduate chapter immediately upon graduation.

A. Chapter must enter a minimum of two regional awards categories.

B. Chapter must apply for the SOAR International Program Award.

C. Awards Entry Form and Fees must be submitted by the deadline

D. Provide proof of award entry and fees payment.

The chapter must apply for the follwing International Committee Awards:

A. International Standards Committee SOAR Award

B. International Membership Committee Best of the Best Award

Coming 2025: Exemplary Chapter Evaluation

Criteria

Continued

Criteria Description

A. Submit documentation indicating payment of chapter tax and per capita received on or before February 1, 2024

Payments to the Corporate Office

B. Complete and submit the Financial Operations Reports on or before February 1, 2024.

C. Submit documentation of the chapter’s Platinum or Gold Level Annual EAF Contribution by March 15, 2024.

A. Submit documentation indicating payment of International Region chapter tax by March 15, 2024.

Payments to the International Region

Additional Measures for Exemplary Achievement

B. Submit documentation of International Regional Conference Assessments payment for each member of the chapter by March 15, 2024

A. Submit proof of the chapter’s submission of ONE article to the International Region SOARING PRESS Newsletter in 2024.

B. Submit documentation that the chapter has passed its most recent Standards Evaluation.

C. Submit documentation of submitted Online Presence Evaluation

D. Submit proof of the chapter’s submission of ONE article to the Ivy Leaf® in 2024.

E. UNDERGRADUATE CHAPTERS must show documentation that 75% of graduating seniors have transferred to a graduate chapter.

Outstanding Graduate Chapter

Documentation not to exceed forty (40) pages

This award is for the Graduate Chapter that has done an outstanding job in chapter operations, implementing the international program, membership, sisterly relations activities, and supporting charitable organizations. Documentation should be submitted to support the nominee based on the criteria below. Information may be depicted through photos, certificates, letters, programs, flyers, and any other relevant material to support the various judging criteria.

Criteria Description Points Chapter Communications Show published agenda for each scheduled meeting, demonstrate regular communications to sorors. 6 Conference Attendance Documents chapter representation at Boule, Leadership Seminar, Regional Conference, Cluster Conference, and Undergraduate Roundup. 6 Financial Contributions Document financial contributions to corporate office (such as Per Capita, C.O.I.P, Chapter Contributions, 100% EAF Contributions by individual sorors). 3 Founders’ Day Show evidence of chapter’s observance of Founders’ Day 2 Membership Documentation Show documentation of Membership Experience, programs for reclaiming Inactive sorors, and plan to transfer graduating sorors into a graduate chapter. 5 Sisterly Relations Social activities that foster Sisterly Relations, joint activities with other local and/or regional AKA chapters. 6 Undergraduate Support Show contributions to the undergraduate chapter and/or undergraduate sorors. 2 External Communications Shows submissions to the Ivy Leaf® Magazine and other public relations efforts through print, broadcast media, social media, etc. 2 Fundraising Show evidence of chapter fundraising projects. 6
Criteria
Evaluation

Outstanding Graduate Chapter

Criteria Description Points Honors and Citations (Sorors) Show evidence of individual soror attainment of honors, citations, presentations, etc. 6 Honors and Citations (Chapter) Show evidence of chapter honors, citations, presentations, etc. 6 Community Service Demonstrate contributions and participation in health, tutorial, and/or community welfare services with community organizations. 15 Sorority Programs Demonstrate chapter execution of sorority administrative programs with community benefits. Must Include passing most recent Chapter Standards Evaluation. 15 Educational Activities Demonstrate chapter execution of educational, cultural, and religious activities. 5 Chapter Community Collaborations Demonstrate chapter membership in and/or financial contributions to other organizations. 5 Clarity, Neatness, and Overall Appearance Make sure your awards entry is easy to follow, clear and concise, uses appropriate grammar and does not exceed the page limit. 5 Cover Cover should include chapter name, award name, soror’s name, and chapter location. 5 Evaluation Criteria Continued

Outstanding Soror Through the Years

This award is for the Graduate Soror who has demonstrated outstanding leadership within her International Region Chapter(s) and sorority throughout the past ten years. To be nominated, the Graduate Soror must have been active with the International Region chapter(s) for the past ten years. Documentation should be submitted to support the nominee based on the criteria below. Information may be depicted through photos, certificates, letters, programs, flyers, and any other relevant material to support the variousjudgingcriteria.

Criteria Description Points Active Involvement Show regular attendance and participation in chapter functions 20 Contributions to Sorority Describe any unique and/or outstanding contributions made to the sorority during the past ten years. 20 Leadership Roles List offices and other leadership roles held within the sorority and in other organizations. List academic and professional achievements. 20 Conference Attendance List the Regional Conferences, Boules, Leadership
Cluster Meetings, and other sorority conferences attended during the past ten years. 15 Community Contributions Describe civic, cultural, educational, religious, political, or other contributions to the community. List all contributions to AKA EAF. 15 Clarity, Neatness, and Overall Appearance Make sure your award entry is easy to follow, clear and concise, uses appropriate grammar, and does not exceed the page limit. 5 Cover Cover should include chapter name, award name, soror chapter location. 5 Evaluation Criteria DocumentationnottoExceedTwenty(20)Pages
Seminars,

Outstanding Graduate Advisor

Evaluation Criteria

Documentationnottoexceedtwenty(20)pages

This award is for the Graduate Advisor who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in working with the undergraduate chapter, Regional Director, and the graduate chapter. Documentation should be submitted to support the nominee based on the criteria below. Information may be depicted through photos, certificates, letters, programs, flyers,andanyotherrelevantmaterialtosupportthevariousjudgingcriteria.

Criteria Description Points Leadership Skills (Programs) Demonstrate strategies for interpretation and implementation of Alpha Kappa Alpha programs. 15 Undergraduate Chapter Involvement Show attendance at undergraduate chapter activities. 20 Graduate Chapter Involvement Show participation and involvement with graduate sorors and the graduate advisory council. 20 Communication Show communication with the Regional Director and graduate chapter basileus on behalf of the undergraduate chapter. 15 AKA Regulations Show utilization of Alpha Kappa Alpha rules and regulations as prescribed in various sorority documents. 15 Sisterly Relations Show promotion of sisterly relations within the undergraduate chapter. 10 Transitioning Show the facilitation of transitioning graduating seniors to graduate chapter membership. 10 Clarity, Neatness, and Overall Appearance Make sure your award entry is easy to follow, clear and concise, uses appropriate grammar and does not exceed the page limit. 5 Cover Cover should include chapter name, award name, soror’s name, and chapter location. 5

New: Outstanding Chapter Newsletter

Evaluation Criteria

must contain supporting data

This award is for the graduate chapter that demonstrates excellence in communication to chapter membership. Documentation should be submitted to support the nominee based on the criteria below. All newsletters must be combined into one PDF document. If the newsletter is published monthly, then all ten newsletters must be included. If published less frequently, then every issue must be included with a note indicating frequency.

Show

Show

of the following elements of newsletter

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Criteria Description Points Newsletter Layout
evidence of the following elements of newsletter layout: A. Eye-catching (overall aesthetic appeal, impact) B. Originality of design (artistry and creativity) C. Neatness (finished look) 20 Newsletter Organization
organization: A. Format clearly defined B. Consistent formatting
C. Logical sequence of information 20 Newsletter Content
evidence
monthly
elements
newsletter content:
Chapter name, address, and dates B. Pertinent contact information C. Recognizes sorors’ achievements D. Highlights chapter programs E. Contains chapter program calendar 30 Relevant AKA Information
evidence of the following
of
A.
evidence that the newsletter contains the following information in an ongoing manner: A. Alpha Kappa Alpha documents, rules, and protocols B. Alpha Kappa Alpha International, Cluster, Regional, and local Information 20 Clarity, Neatness, and Overall Appearance
sure your awards entry is easy to follow, clear and concise, uses appropriate grammar and does not exceed the page limit. 5 Cover Cover should include chapter name, award name, soror’s name, and chapter location. 5
Make
Submission

New: Membership Best of the Best

Evaluation Criteria

Awarded to the Graduate and Undergraduate Chapters that have achieved Membership Goalsintheir2023membershipefforts.

Criteria Description Points YearEnd Reporting Thechapterhassubmittedtheir2023Memebrship ReprotbytheDecember31stdeadline. 25 Member Reactivation Thechapterhasreactivatedatleast1sororin2023 25 Membership Activities ThechapterhasheldMembershipReactivation Activitiesin2023 25 Mentoring Program Thechapterhasconductedamentoringprogramin 2023fornewmembers,reactivatedmembers,and tranferredmembers. 25

Outstanding Diamond Soror

This award is given to recognize the achievement of a Diamond Soror in the region. Consideration is based on leadership, support of chapter activities, and implementation of the goals of the sorority. Each criterion must be validated with supporting documentation. A soror must be nominated by the chapter and only one chapter nominee per year. Only one award will be given at the Regional Conference. The

Criteria Description Points Years of Service The soror must be recognized by Corporate Office as having 75 years of service in the sorority. 25 Active Status The soror must have been financially active with the nominating graduate chapter at least five years immediately preceding her chapter’s nomination for the award. 15 Committee Involvement Show evidence of active participation with two or more chapter committees at least two years immediately preceding her chapter’s nomination for the award. 15 Life Membership The soror must be recognized by Corporate Office as being a Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®. 15 Community Involvement Show evidence of involvement in community service during the five years immediately preceding her chapter’s nomination for the award. 10 Award Merit Demonstrate why she should be recognized as the International Region’s Outstanding Diamond Soror. 10 Clarity, Neatness, and Overall Appearance Make sure your awards entry is easy to follow, clear and concise, uses appropriate grammar and does not exceed the page limit. 5 Cover Cover should include chapter name, award name, soror’s name, and chapter location. 5 Evaluation Criteria
nomineemustbepresentorprovideevidenceofincapacity.

Outstanding Pearl Soror

This award is given to recognize the achievement of a Pearl Soror in the region. Consideration is based on leadership, support of chapter activities, and implementation of the goals of the sorority. Each criterion must be validated with supporting documentation. A soror must be nominated by the chapter and only one chapter nominee per year. Only one award will be given at the Regional Conference. The

Criteria Description Points Years of Service The soror must be recognized by Corporate Office as having 65 years of service in the sorority. 25 Active Status The soror must have been financially active with the nominating graduate chapter at least five years immediately preceding her chapter’s nomination for the award. 15 Committee Involvement Show evidence of active participation with two or more chapter committees at least two years immediately preceding her chapter’s nomination for the award. 15 Life Membership The soror must be recognized by Corporate Office as being a Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®. 15 Community Involvement Show evidence of involvement in community service during the five years immediately preceding her chapter’s nomination for the award. 10 Award Merit Demonstrate why she should be recognized as the International Region’s Outstanding Pearl Soror. 10 Clarity, Neatness, and Overall Appearance Make sure your awards entry is easy to follow, clear and concise, uses appropriate grammar and does not exceed the page limit. 5 Cover Cover should include chapter name, award name, soror’s name, and chapter location. 5 Evaluation
Criteria
nomineemustbepresentorprovideevidenceofincapacity.

Outstanding GoldenSoror

This award is given to recognize the achievement of a Golden Soror in the region. Consideration is based on leadership, support of chapter activities, and implementation of the goals of the sorority. Each criterion must be validated with supporting documentation. A soror must be nominated by the chapter and only one chapter nominee per year. Only one award will be given at the Regional Conference. The nomineemustbepresentorprovideevidenceofincapacity.

Criteria Description Points Years of Service The soror must be recognized by Corporate Office as having 50 years of service in the sorority. 25 Active Status The soror must have been financially active with the nominating graduate chapter at least five years immediately preceding her chapter’s nomination for the award. 15 Committee Involvement Show evidence of active participation with two or more chapter committees at least two years immediately preceding her chapter’s nomination for the award. 15 Life Membership The soror must be recognized by Corporate Office as being a Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®. 15 Community Involvement Show evidence of involvement in community service during the five years immediately preceding her chapter’s nomination for the award. 10 Award Merit Demonstrate why she should be recognized as the International Region’s Outstanding Golden Soror. 10 Clarity, Neatness, and Overall Appearance Make sure your awards entry is easy to follow, clear and concise, uses appropriate grammar and does not exceed the page limit. 5 Cover Cover should include chapter name, award name, soror’s name, and chapter location. 5 Evaluation Criteria

Outstanding Silver Soror

ThisawardisgiventorecognizetheachievementofSilverSororsintheregion. Considerationisbasedonleadership,supportofchapteractivities,andimplementation ofthegoalsofthesorority.Eachcriterionmustbevalidatedwithsupporting documentation.Asorormustbenominatedbythechapterandonlyonechapter nomineeperyear.OnlytwoawardswillbegivenattheRegionalConference.The nomineemustbepresentorprovideevidenceofincapacity.

Criteria Description Points Years of Service The soror must be recognized by Corporate Office as having 25 years of service in the sorority. 25 Active Status The soror must have been financially active with the nominating graduate chapter at least five years immediately preceding her chapter’s nomination for the award. 15 Committee Involvement Show evidence of active participation with two or more chapter committees at least two years immediately preceding her chapter’s nomination for the award. 15 Life Membership The soror must be recognized by Corporate Office as being a Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®. 15 Community Involvement Show evidence of involvement in community service during the five years immediately preceding her chapter’s nomination for the award. 10 Award Merit Demonstrate why she should be recognized as the International Region’s Outstanding Silver Soror. 10 Clarity, Neatness, and Overall Appearance Make sure your awards entry is easy to follow, clear and concise, uses appropriate grammar and does not exceed the page limit. 5 Cover Cover should include chapter name, award name, soror’s name, and chapter location. 5 Evaluation Criteria

Outstanding Undergraduate Chapter

Evaluation Criteria

Documentation not to exceed forty (40) pages

This award is for the undergraduate chapter that has done an outstanding job in chapter operations, implementing the International Program, membership, sisterly relations activities, and supporting charitable organizations. Documentation should be submitted to support the nominee based on the criteria below. Information may be depicted through photos, certificates, letters, programs, flyers, and any other relevant material to support the various judging criteria.

Criteria Description Points Chapter Communications Show published agenda for each scheduled meeting, demonstrate regular communications to sorors. 4 Conference Attendance Documents chapter representation at Boule, Leadership Seminar, Regional Conference, Cluster Conference, and Undergraduate Roundup. 6 Financial Contributions Document financial contributions to corporate office (such as Per Capita, C.O.I.P, Chapter Contributions, 100% EAF Contributions by individual sorors). 3 Founders’ Day Show evidence of chapter’s observance of Founders’ Day 3 Membership Documentation Show documentation of Membership Experience, programs for reclaiming Inactive Sorors, and plans to transfer graduating sorors into a graduate chapter. 6 Sisterly Relations Social activities that foster Sisterly Relations, joint activities with the graduate chapters. 10 Panhellenic Involvement Show evidence of Panhellenic activities. 2 External Communications Shows submissions to the Ivy Leaf® Magazine and other public relations efforts through print, broadcast media, social media, etc. 2 Academic Achievement Show evidence of program to stimulate academic achievement within the chapter. 5

Outstanding Undergraduate Chapter

Criteria Description Points Scholastic Average Show scholastic average of the chapter for the last two semester, two trimester, or three quarters. 5 Honors and Citations (Sorors) Show evidence of individual soror attainment of honors, citations, presentations, etc. 5 Honors and Citations (Chapter) Show evidence of chapter honors, citations, presentations, etc. 5 Community Service Demonstrate contributions and participation in health, tutorial, and/or community welfare services with community organizations. 12 Sorority Programs Demonstrate chapter execution of sorority administrative programs with community benefits. Must Include passing most recent chapter standards evaluation. 12 Community Activities Demonstrate chapter executions of educational, cultural, and religions activities. 5 Greek or College Activities Demonstrate chapter participation in Greek-sponsored and/or college-sponsored activities. 5 Clarity, Neatness, and Overall Appearance Make sure your awards entry is easy to follow, clear and concise, uses appropriate grammar and does not exceed the page limit. 5 Cover Cover should include chapter name, award name, soror’s name, and chapter location. 5 Evaluation Criteria Continued

Outstanding International Scholar

Evaluation Criteria

This award is for the undergraduate soror who demonstrated outstanding academic achievement during her college years. The official transcript/grade report for the Spring Semester immediately preceding the conference must be submitted to the InternationalRegionalDirectorforthenomineetobeconsideredfortheaward.

The recipient of this award will be identified by the Regional Director. Supporting documentation must be taken from the official transcript/grade report only. Sorors who anticipatecompetingforthisawardmustcompleteanAwardEntryForm.

Criteria

GradePoint Average

Description Points

Thewinnerofthisawardwillbethesororwiththe highestcumulativegradepointaverage.The recipientmusthaveasemestergradepointaverage abovea3.0forthesemesterprecedingtheRegional Conferencetobeeligible.

Outstanding Undergraduate Chapter Scholastic Achievement Award

Evaluation Criteria

Thisawardisfortheundergraduatechapterwiththehighestcumulativegradepoint averagefortheacademicyearintheInternationalRegion.

Selection Criteria

TheawardrecipientisselectedbasedoninformationfromtheRegionalDirector’s records.

TheGraduateAdvisormustsubmitanofficialUndergraduateGradeReport,which includestheimmediatepastFall/Wintercumulativegradepointaverageof membersinthechapter.

TheGraduateAdvisormustsubmitofficialindividualtranscriptsforallmembersin thechapter.

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CoverSheet CoverSheet

Chapter Award Entry Cover Sheet

CHAPTER NAME:

CHAPTER LEVEL: GRADUATE UNDERGRADUATE

CHAPTER LOCATION:

PLEASE INDICATE THE APPLICABLE AWARD FOR THIS COVER SHEET CHAPTERS CAN ONLY SELECT ONE AWARD AT A TIME.

(IF YOU INTEND TO SUBMIT 9 AWARDS, YOU MUST COMPLETE 9 COVER SHEETS)

REGIONAL GRADUATE AWARDS

GRADUATE AWARDS

__ OUTSTANDING GRADUATE ADVISOR

__ OUTSTANDING GRADUATE CHAPTER

__ OUTSTANDING GRADUATE CHAPTER BASILEUS

__ OUTSTANDING GRADUATE CHAPTER NEWSLETTER

__ OUTSTANDING GRADUATE CHAPTER PROGRAM

__ OUTSTANDING GRADUATE CHAPTER PROGRAM EXHIBIT

__ OUTSTANDING GRADUATE CHAPTER SOROR

__ OUTSTANDING GRADUATE SOROR THROUGH THE YEARS OUTSTANDING DIAMOND SOROR

__ OUTSTANDING PEARL SOROR

__ OUTSTANDING GOLDEN SOROR

__ OUTSTANDING SILVER SOROR

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE AWARDS

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE AWARDS

__ SOAR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM AWARD

__ STRENGTHEN OUR SISTERHOOD AWARD

__ GENERATIONNEXT AWARD (GRADUATE ONLY)

INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE AWARD

__ S.O.A.R. AWARD

BASILEUS SIGNATURE:

GRADUATE ADVISOR SIGNATURE:

UNDERGRADUATE AWARDS

__ OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE CHAPTER

__ OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE CHAPTER BASILEUS

__ OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE CHAPTER PROGRAM

__ OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE CHAPTER PROGRAM EXHIBIT

__ OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE CHAPTER SOROR

OUTSTANDING INTERNATIONAL SCHOLAR

__ OUTSTANDING CHAPTER SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT

INTERNATIONAL MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE AWARDS

__ MEMBERSHIP BEST OF THE BEST AWARD (GRADUATE ONLY)

DATE:

DATE:

THE AWARDS ENTRY COVER SHEET MUST ACCOMPANY EACH ELECTRONIC AWARD SUBMISSION

AwardsRecognitions AwardsRecognitions

Award Announcements

SoaringInternationalProgramAwards2023 OutstandingGraduate/UndergraduateChapterBasileusAward OutstandingGraduate/UndergraduateChapterProgramAward OutstandingGraduate/UndergraduateProgramExhibitAward

InternationalStandardsCommitteeS.O.A.R.Award OutstandingGraduate/UndergraduateGraduateChapterAward

OutstandingSororThroughtheYearsAward

OutstandingChapterNewsletterAward MembershipBestoftheBestAward

OutstandingDiamondSororJewelAward

OutstandingPearlSororJewelAward

OutstandingGoldenSororJewelAward

OutstandingSilverSororJewelAward

OutstandingUndergraduateChapterAward

OutstandingInternationalScholarAward

OutstandingChapterScholasticAchievementAward

OutstandingGraduateSoror

OutstandingUndergraduateSoror OutstandingGraduateAdvisor

ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY,

INCORPORATED®

Soaring to Greater Heights of Service & SisterhoodTM

International Awards Criteria Overview

Service and sisterhood have been the cornerstone of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated since 1908. For more than a century, Alpha Kappa Alpha has been known for: enriching minds and encouraging lifelong learning; providing aid for the poor,the sick,and theunderserved; initiatingsocial actionto advance human andcivil rights; collaborating with other groups to maximize outreach on progressive endeavors;andcontinuallyproducingleadersto continueitscredo ofservice.

With the theme, Soaring to Greater Heights of Service and Sisterhood, the 2022-2026 administration seeks to build upon Alpha Kappa Alpha's rich legacy of service by galvanizinghersisterhoodofmorethan115,000activememberstoleadonthefront linesofchange,educationandadvocacy.

Theadministration seeksto haveatrajectory changingimpact inthecommunitieswe serveby respondingto themost relevant localand global needs. Drivenby anactionoriented approach, members will roll up their sleeves to serve while creating greater solutions for the communities we serve.

As a result, this administration has set the following initiatives as the grand levers to drivetransformationalleadershipoverthenext fouryears. Thisadministrationhassix (6) initiatives. Strengthen Our Sisterhood will serve as the administration's "Foundation Initiative" as we strengthen our bonds to support our service mission. The remaining fiveinitiativeswillserveasthe"ProgramInitiatives."

We will work collaboratively to maximize our outreach on progressive endeavors and consistentlyproduceleaderstoadvanceour credoofservice.

ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INCORPORATED®

Soaring to Greater Heights of Service & SisterhoodTM

International Awards Criteria

International Awards General Guidelines

The International Program Committee is pleased to present criteria and guidelines for Soaring to Greater Heights of Service & Sisterhood International Program Awards for 2022-2026. Each region is responsible for the selection of chapter award recipients using the criteria herein. Information should be included in the Regional Awards Booklet or via appropriate communicationsasapprovedbyeachRegional Director.

Key Factors to note:

Alpha Kappa Alpha has performedSoaring to Greater Heightsof Service& Sisterhood in an in-person environment throughout 2023-2024.

All chapteraward submissionsfor Soaring to Greater Heights of Service & Sisterhood must be in-person program/community service activities.

Award selections will be handled by the respective Regional Awards Committee and will follow the process set forth by the Region.

The International Program Committee will not be involved in the selection of Regional Award winners.

The International Sisterly Relations Committee will work in conjunction with the Regional AwardsCommitteein theselection of the"StrengthenOurSisterhood" Awardwinners.

The GenerationNEXT is a new award for graduate chapters. A first, second, and third place awardwill begiven per region not based on chaptercategories. The entryof thefirst-place winner from each region will be shared with the Generation Next committee for a chance to win an award/recognition at Boule or Leadership Seminar.

Each Region should determine Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large (if applicable) Chapter Categories.

Each award will have one Graduate and one Undergraduate winner. Award judges should utilizechapter program activitysuggestionsin thisdocumentto determine winners. Documentation may also include, program flyers, workshop agendas, pictures, letters, receipts,andanymemorabiliafrom the program activity.

Theattachedcover sheet shouldaccompany each award submission. Award submissions should follow the guidelines of the region.

ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INCORPORATED®

Soaring to Greater Heights of Service & SisterhoodTM

International Awards Criteria

International Awards 2023

Cover Sheet

Region:

Name of Chapter: Chapter Location (City, State):

Basileus Name:

Basileus Email:

Basileus Signature: Phone Number:

(For Undergraduate Chapters Only)

Graduate Advisor Name:

Graduate Advisor Signature:

Chapter Size Category (As designated by the Region).

Graduate Advisor Email:

Phone Number:

Graduate Undergraduate Small Small Medium Medium Large Large Extra Large Extra Large

Check the appropriate box related to the award category entry.

Strengthen Our Sisterhood

SOAR International Program Award

GenerationNEXT Award - Passing the Torch, Upholding our Legacy

*Note: Each region reserves the right to request documentation of program activities for verification and confirmation purposes

NOTE: Questions regarding the International Awards should be e-mailed to the Regional Representative to the International Program Committee at program@aka1908.com

DATE RECEIVED

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International Awards Criteria

International Awards Criteria

Strengthen Our Sisterhood

Strengthen Our Sisterhood serves as the administration’s “Foundation Initiative” as we strengthen our bonds to support our service mission. This award will be given to the chapter that has demonstrated an increase in chapter participation, engagement and overall improvement in sisterly relations.

Judging Criteria (70 points):

(20 points) Provide documentation of implementation of Soror Squads. Please include:

▪ The process of group formations (10 pts)

▪ Creative soror squad topics, activities and areas of interest (10 pts)

(20 points) Provide documentation of implementation of Fall Membership Reactivation and New Member Engagement. Please include:

▪ Evidence of reactivating and new member activities (15 pts)

▪ Use of internal/external communication (5 pts)

(10 points) Provide documentation of implementation of “We Are One” AKA Service Day. Please include:

▪ inclusion of Inactive and General Members (5 pts)

▪ Evidence of Community Service effort and impact (5 pts)

(15 points) Describe outcome and overall impact of initiative implementation to chapter or chapter members. Please include:

▪ Number of Reactivated Sorors (5 pts)

▪ Proven increase in engagement of chapter members (multi-generational, new member, reactivated) (5pts)

▪ Overall improvement in Sisterly Relations (5 pts)

(5 points) Overall presentation, creativity, neatness and appearance of overall activity.

ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INCORPORATED®
Soaring to Greater Heights of Service & SisterhoodTM

International Awards Criteria

SOAR

The Soar Award will celebrate achievement and community impact for chapter programs that support all 5 Program Initiatives: Empower Our Families, Build Our Economic Wealth, Enhance Our Environment, Advocate for Social Justice and Uplift Our Local Communities. The SOAR Award represents the best of the best in Chapter Programs.

Judging Criteria (120 points):

(20 points)

Documentation of program implementation of Childhood Hunger Initiative Power Pack (CHIPPTM)

Please include:

▪ Overview of chapter execution including partner organization or school (5 pts)

▪ Number of Power Packs and number of weeks bags were distributed (5 pts)

▪ Number of children enrolled in the CHIPPTM program (5 pts)

▪ Demonstration of overall impact and benefit to youth and community (5 pts)

(20 points) Documentation of program implementation of Youth Leadership Institute (YLI). Please include:

▪ Number of youths in the program (5 pts)

▪ Execution of module activities (5 pts)

▪ Demonstration of youth leadership (5 pts)

▪ Demonstration of overall impact and benefit to youth and community (5 pts)

(15 points) Program implementation of Build Our Economic Wealth. Please include:

▪ Evidence of participation in Black Dollar Days (5 pts)

▪ Execution of Sister Circles and/or Support Women Entrepreneurs (5 pts)

▪ Describe other chapter activities that impacted members and/or community’s economic wealth (5 pts)

(20 points) Program implementation of Enhance Our Environment Please include:

▪ Evidence of participation in Tree Planting (10 pts)

▪ Execution of Community and Home Gardens, Waste Reduction and/or Shredding and Electronic Recycling Day (5 pts)

▪ Describe other chapter activities that impacted our environment (5 pts)

(20 points) Program implementation of Advocate for Social Justice Please include:

▪ Evidence of participation in Voter Education, Registration, and Mobilization (10 pts)

▪ Execution of Candidate Forums and/or Public Servant’s Guide (5 pts)

▪ Provide evidence of chapter participation in the AKA Public Policy Forum, AKA Day at the Capitol, or similar event (5 pts)

(15 points) Program implementation of Uplift Our Local Community Please include:

▪ Detailed description of one (1) signature local program (5 pts)

▪ Describe the specific community need addressed by the program (5 pts)

▪ Demonstration of overall impact and benefit to the local community (5 pts)

(10 points) Overall presentation, creativity, neatness and visual appearance of program activity

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ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INCORPORATED®

Soaring to Greater Heights of Service & SisterhoodTM

International Awards Criteria

ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INCORPORATED

Soaring to Greater Heights of Service & SisterhoodTM International Awards Criteria

GenerationNEXT Award

-Passing the Torch, Upholding our LegacyGenerationNEXT is dedicated to celebrating graduate chapters who have effectively engaged chapter members 40 years old and under.

International Awards Processing

Judging Criteria (55 points):

(10 points) Provide documentation of implementation of a Generation NEXT committee. Please include:

▪ The process of group formation (10pts)

(20 points) Provide documentation of GenerationNEXT Leadership roles. Please include:

▪ Evidence of 10% serving as either a Chair or Co-Chair of Committee/Event or Chapter Officer (15 pts)

▪ Proven increase in engagement of chapter members 40 and under (5pts)

(25 points) Provide documentation of completion of at least one of the recommended GenNext Events:

▪ GenNext Brunch (5pts) Bonus if Brunch was held in September (5 pts)

• Evidence of a sign-up drive with next generation sorors and chapter committee (5pts)

• Game Night or Painting with a twist (5pts)

▪ Collaboration on activities with Senior Sorors 5pts)

The ordering and delivery of International Program Awards is currently handled through the respective Regional Awards Representative or designee. The Corporate Office covers the cost of International Program Awards for Regional Conferences. The Regional Awards Representative or designee will order all International Program Awards from Quality Laser Designs, the approved vendor. All questions can be submitted to Soror Victoria Morris-Ivie via email at program@aka1908.com.

Process Responsibility

ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INCORPORATED

Soaring to Greater Heights of Service & SisterhoodTM International Awards Criteria

Coordinate with the International Program Regional Representatives to:

1. Provide contact information and shipping address of the Regional Awards Representative or designee. Also provide the due date when the awards are needed for the region.

2. Provide chapter award recipients' names, contact information, and award category for each chapter recipient.

3. Complete excel spreadsheet with regional awardee information and verify with International Program Committee Regional Representative.

4. Place an order with the vendor (Quality Laser Designs) at curtis@qualitylaserdesign.com and receive a markup for approval. Provide the shipping address and contact information of the Regional Awards Representative (or designee) to the vendor.

5. Send questions and troubleshoot issues and concerns with the vendor.

6. Mail engraved chapter awards to Regional Awards Representative or designee.

7. Verify receipt of engraved awards with Regional Awards Representative or designee.

8. Send award replacement requests to Quality Laser Designs.

Regional Awards Representative or International Program Regional Representative sends to Soror Victoria Morris-Ivie at program@aka1908.com

Regional Awards Representative sends to International Program Regional Representative and Soror Victoria Morris- Ivie

International Program Committee Regional Representative and Soror Victoria Morris-Ivie

Regional Awards Representative or designee with a copy forwarded to Soror Nicole Barrett (Corporate Office) at nbarrett@aka1908.com and Soror Victoria Morris-Ivie at program@aka1908.com

Soror Nicole Barrett (Corporate Office) at nbarrett@aka1908.com or Soror Victoria Morris-Ivie at program@aka1908.com

From vendor (Quality Laser Designs)

Soror Nicole Barrett (Corporate Office), Soror Victoria Morris-Ivie, or International Program Regional Representative

Forward a copy to Soror Nicole Barrett (Corporate Office) at nbarrett@aka1908.com and Soror Victoria Morris-Ivie at program@aka1908.com

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