2013 Chapter Key Awards
Chapter Key Award recipients are recognized at each biennial convention. The Chapter Key Award, established in 1991, honors STTI chapters who excel in chapter-related activities such as:
- Membership recruitment and retention
- Professional and leadership development
- Local, national and international collaboration
- Publicity and programming
In order to apply for the 2013 Chapter Key Award, which recognizes chapter activity for the timeframe between 1 July 2011 and 30 June 2013, chapters must have met all chapter responsibilities as outlined in STTI bylaws.
According to Article IV, Section 8 of the International Bylaws, a chapter’s responsibilities include:
- Supporting the purposes of the STTI
- Observing the provisions of the bylaws and complying with STTI's policies and regulations
- Participating in the biennial convention House of Delegates and other business brought forth before the House of Delegates during the term
(This includes the electronic voting by delegates throughout the year. Note: In addition to the in-person vote at the November 2011 House of Delegates, electronic votes will occur in September 2011, February/March and October/November 2012 as well as February/March 2013.)
- Selecting and inducting eligible members a minimum of one time annually
- Meeting all financial obligations
(This includes cashing chapter checks as they are issued to the chapter by headquarters.)
- File required reports according to established guidelines
(This includes the on-time submission of the 2011 and 2012 Chapter Annual Reports - Deadline is early August of each year.)
Chapters must contact STTI headquarters to seek their eligibility status before online submission. Ineligible chapter entries within the online system will not be accepted or judged.
Call for Nominations
1 November 2012 - 15 July 2013
Deadline to submit a 2013 Chapter Key Award nomination is 15 July 2013.
Chapters are encouraged to work throughout the biennium to prepare their entries. All nominators for the Chapter Key Award are required to download and complete the Chapter Key Award form (Excel spreadsheet). Please note, without this form, the nomination will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed. All submissions are made online. The Chapter Key Award form is the only supporting material required for a Chapter Key Award nomination. Any documentation uploaded with the key form will be disregarded by the judges.
Chapter Key Award Spreadsheet click "Save As" then save it to your computer
Please note the downloadable Excel spreadsheet is password protected. Chapters will only be able to enter information into the allowed fields. To download the required Chapter Key Award form, simply right-click on the "Chapter Key Award form" link and then select "Save as" or "Save Target as" and then save the file to your computer. Please save the spreadsheet as a 2003 - 2007 version of Excel. Other versions will not be accepted through the online process. We recommend saving the file with the name "chaptername_cka2013.xls".
The Chapter Key Award Application Instruction Guide and the Online Submission Process Guide documents have been prepared to guide your chapter through the award application process. Step-by-step instructions are provided to ensure your application is completed properly and will satisfy judging requirements. Please use the Application Instruction Guide for filling out the Chapter Key Award form and use the Online Submission Process Guide for submitting your chapter nomination through a convenient online system.
Application Instruction Guide
Online Submission Process Guide
Webinars: Join a Chapter Key Award webinar. Chapters will become familiar with the criteria and learn strategies to help complete the application. Chapters will also have the opportunity to ask questions.
View the 2011 Chapter Key Award submission by Kappa Tau Chapter, recipients of the 2011 Chapter Key Award and the Founder's Award Ethel Palmer Clarke Award for Chapter Excellence
Do you have questions about applying for the Chapter Key Award? Would you like to discuss the submission process with other chapter leaders or would like to check eligibility status? If so, please contact chapter services firstname.lastname@example.org or post a question on the All Chapter Officers workgroup within The Circle.
2011 Chapter Key Award Recipients
2009 Chapter Key Award Recipients
2007 Chapter Key Award Recipients