Chapter Star Awards Applications are Now Open

The Chapter Star Awards Program recognizes outstanding achievements for our volunteer leaders. The NKBA is excited to award the chapters and individual volunteers that have made a difference in 2019.  This year we have changed the Grand Prize award, renaming it the Denise Dick Chapter Officer of the Year, in honor of longtime, esteemed member, Denise Dick, CMKBD.  Denise was a dedicated volunteer both locally and nationally, serving on the Chapter Council for the Texas North Plains Chapter and the Chapter Leadership Committee. Her husband, Eric Dick, is expected to be on hand to present this award.

Please take the time to enter your chapter or an outstanding individual in one of the following categories:

The winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the 2020 Chapter Officer Training at KBIS 2020 in January. We hope to see you there!

In addition to the Star Awards, as mentioned at KBIS 2019 , the Membership Growth Award will return for KBIS 2020!  National will award the chapter with the highest percentage  of new members – a  prize will be awarded!

We are excited to recognize outstanding achievements in the following categories:


Best Chapter Membership Campaign$1,500 Prize
Best Chapter Program$1,500 Prize
Best Chapter Fundraiser Event$1,500 Prize
Best Chapter Design Competition$1,500 Prize
Best Student-Focused Program$1,500 Prize
Best NKBA-Themed Event$1,500 Prize


Best Chapter Officer (one per position)$500 Prize per officer position
Best Committee Member$500 Prize


Denise Dick Chapter Officer of the Year
  • $2000.00 Prize (no application necessary – to be chosen from winners)

APPLICATIONS are open October 1, 2019 through October 31, 2019.

Chapter Star Awards App – Chapter Category

Chapter Star Awards App – Officer Category

2018 Award Winners

Chapter Star Awards

  • Best Chapter Membership Campaign –  Michigan State Chapter
  • Best Chapter Program – Columbia River Chapter
  • Best Chapter Fundraiser Event –  California Capital Chapter
  • Best Chapter Design Competition – British Columbia Chapter
  • Best Student-Focused Event –  Baltimore/Washington Chapter
  • Best NKBA-Themed Event – Palouse Chapter

Best Chapter Officer Awards

  • Chapter President – Toni Sabatino, Manhattan Chapter
  • ProgramsChair – Molly Littlejohn, AKBD, Columbia River Chapter
  • Membership Chair – Kelly Arballo, AKBD, Southern California Chapter
  • Communications Chair – Lorilee Reuillard, CKD, Maine Chapter
  • Secretary/Treasurer – Natalie DePiazza, AKBD, Southern California Chapter
  • Committee Member – Courtney Glidden, AKBD, Columbia River Chapter

Officer of the Year – GRAND PRIZE

  • Lorilee Reuillard, CKD, Maine Chapter