Mission. The mission of the CCCEN Awards Committee is to support the Board and membership in fostering a culture of high achievement and recognition towards the attainment of League Level I, II, or III Best Practices.
Overview. From January through May, the Committee will assemble a listing of qualified candidates for ABWA CCCEN Woman of the Year, Protégé, and National Top Ten Woman of the Year, by reviewing various league records and validate eligibility based upon board pre-approved criteria.
The CCCEN Awards Committee will also provide ideas and support in carrying out the logistics of the CCCEN awards ceremony. All of the WOY candidates will be present at the May ceremony. The name of the WOY recipient will remain confidential until the CCCEN Awards Committee Chairperson announces the WOY at the May ceremony.
National Awards. These are the awards that ABWA National sets forth for our league’s participation:
Woman of the Year (WOY)– The highest local award, reviewed and nominated by the Awards committee, awarded based on qualification and points system, which has been approved by the Board
National Top Ten Nominee – nominated by the awards committee based on nationally set qualifications and approved by the membership.
Protégé– Selected by the Board, based upon outstanding members completing their first year
Hand of Friendship– Criteria already set by national, based upon the number of sponsored new members
Award Committee Timeline:
|Due Date||Action Item/Description|
|January||Recruitment for the Awards committee begins. Board publishes Committee job duties to the general membership. Board recruits Committee Chairperson.|
|January||Board meeting: Board approves awards criteria based on National TTN 2020 criteria.|
|January/February||Committee Chair distributes award criteria to the general membership for review.|
|February||Committee gathers data to validate pre-qualifications for candidates.|
|March||Committee chair presents Protégé candidates to Board for approval. Committee Chair presents WOY pre-qualifiers to Board for approval. Board approves the National TTN nominee.|
|March||Committee solicits WOY candidates for any additional information needed (i.e. APEX certificates). WOY candidates are presented to general membership for voting.|
|April||Committee reviews nominations/tallies points/validate winners. Awards are ordered.|
|May||Deadline to submit TTN nominee to National.|
Previous Award Winners:
|YEAR||Top Ten National Nominee||CCCEN WOY||CCCEN Protégé|
Top Ten National Award Winner
|2019||Becky Kostik-Livaudais||Liz Broekman||
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