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Medals Awarded for Chapter Success

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DEARBORN, Mich., May 16, 2012 — For the second year in a row, SME is recognizing chapters as being "successful." In February 2011, the Chapter Award Recognition was launched by the Chapter Enhancement Committee.  

For this award, there are there are four categories for success. Success in each category is determined by information gathered from the Member Unit Assessment Guide (MUAG), formerly called the Chapter Planning and Assessment Guide (CPAG):

  • Professional development, which includes not simply the number and quality of meetings held by the chapter, but how leaders are developed to continue the work of the chapter
  • Communication to members and the community through passive (up-to-date website or social media page) and active means (email blasts, bulletins, phone calls)
  • Advancement of manufacturing, including interaction with other chapters and community outreach
  • Merit, such as submitting a best practice and net membership numbers

 The 18 chapters receiving the 2011 Chapter Award Recognition are:



Award Category 

Chapter Bronze Award 
C004 – Milwaukee Communications Award
C005 – Chicago   Exceptional Merit Award
C018 – Dayton, Ohio Advancement of Manufacturing Award
C038 – Grand Rapids, Mich. Exceptional Merit Award
C057 – Kansas City Professional Development Award
C079 – Ann Arbor, Mich. Communications Award
C154 – Lexington, Ky. Professional Development Award
C159 – Florida Suncoast Professional Development Award
C238 – Southeast Iowa Professional Development Award
C287 – Mid-Missouri  Professional Development Award
C430 – Greater Charleston Professional Development Award

C024 – Elmira, N.Y. Advancement of Manufacturing Award, Exceptional Merit Award
C029 – Houston Professional Development Award, Communication Award
C098 – Silicon Valley, Calif. Professional Development Award, Exceptional Merit Award
C105 – Memphis, Tenn. Professional Development Award, Communication Award
C107 – Greater Smokey Mountain, Tenn.    Communications Award, Exceptional Merit Award
C327 – Southern New Hampshire Professional Development Award, Communication Award
Chapter Gold Award C039 – Seattle
C186 – Waterloo, Iowa
Communications Award, Exceptional Merit Award, Advancement of Manufacturing Award
Professional Development Award, Communications Award, Exceptional Merit Award


Congratulations to all of these chapters, and thank you for all of your hard work and support of the Society!

  • Previous Winners 
  • Award Information                                                                                      





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