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Region Awards

Founder Region Awards

Barbara Stevenson "S" Club Award

Specific to Founder Region, these awards are offered solely for the purpose of honoring outstanding high school seniors that are members of an "S" Club in Founder Region.

Applications for this award are submitted by clubs and/or members of "S" Clubs with the selection to be made by the "S" Club committee. The number and value of the annual awards are to be determined by the Region Board. At our Region conference in 2018, two $500.00 awards were awarded.   Application - click here.

Clubs of the Region or individuals may make donations to the fund that provides for these awards. All contributions to this fund received by the region treasurer shall be added to the principal.

Julia Bess Combs Membership Retention Award

This award is given to clubs who have retained 90% of their membership during a club year. These awards are given out at District Meeting each year.

The trophies were traveling awards and clubs kept them for a year. Over the years it became difficult to keep track of the awards and get them to conference.  One of the awards was lost at a conference and the trophy was no longer available for purchase. Past Governor Marjorie Conley who had purchased one of the birds in flight from the Smithsonian catalogue for her personal use kindly donated her statue back to the Region.

The original awards were retired in 2002 by conference action. Currently the awards presentation at the annual Founder Region Conference consists of the presentation of a special certificate to the winning club, and a donation in their name to the SIA Club Giving campaign.
The determination of the winner of the award is based solely on the Founder Region Treasurer's records and in order that the results can be known for presentation at conference each year, the membership increase tracking time frame is April 1 through March 31. It is therefore imperative that clubs get all new member transactions filed by March 31. The award is based on net growth which is understood to mean increase above and beyond current regular membership minus those who resign or regular membership terminated for other reasons.

The "Power of 8" Membership Retention Award

The "Power of 8" Award was established in 2014, and is given to clubs who have maintained 90% + of their members for the year from April 1 through March 31. Recognition is given at District Meetings.