Chapter Star Awards Program

Our volunteers work hard for their chapters and the NKBA is excited to be able to recognize the chapters and individual volunteers that have made a difference in 2018! We have added three new categories giving you extra ways to honor the chapter and your volunteers. Please take the time to enter your chapter or an outstanding individual so these special events and extraordinary people can be recognized and rewarded!

The winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the 2019 Chapter Officer Training at KBIS 2019. We hope to see you there!

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

Best New Member 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
Chapter Officer of the Year – GRAND PRIZE
(no application necessary – to be chosen from winners)
$2,000 Prize


The deadline for all submissions is Tuesday, October 31, 2018. No late entries will be considered.

Chapter Star Awards App – Chapter Category

Chapter Star Awards App – Officer Category

2017 Award Winners

Chapter Star Awards

  • Most Creative Membership Drive – Maine Chapter
  • Best Chapter Program – Texas North Plains Chapter
  • Best Chapter Fundraiser Event –  Texas South Plains Chapter
  • Most Successful Chapter Design Competition – British Columbia Chapter

Best Chapter Officer Awards

  • Chapter Rep – Linda Johnston Panattoni, California Capital Chapter
  • Chapter President – Sandee Mann, British Columbia Chapter
  • Vice President of Programs – Denise Merbeth, AKBD, Wisconsin/Upper Michigan Chapter
  • Vice President of Communications – Toni Sabatino, Manhattan Chapter
  • Membership Chair –Nichole Cooper, Southern California Chapter
  • VP Professional Development – Penny Letson, Columbia River Chapter
  • VP Government Relations – Kelly Barnett, Texas South Plains Chapter
  • Secretary – Alice McCoy, CMKBD, North Florida Chapter
  • Treasurer – Mary Jo Schultz, Metro New York Chapter
  • Overall Winner – Linda Johnston Panattoni, California Capital Chapter