The DBSA national office has awarded our chapter the DBSA Small Chapter Service Award for 2009. Chapter service awards, according to DBSA, are given annually “to recognize the exceptional accomplishments of our affiliated chapters.” Two of the four award recipients for 2009 are in New Jersey, as our sister chapter, DBSA Succasunna, was awarded the Chapter Professional Advisor Service Award. The awards will be presented at DBSA’s 2010 Annual Conference on April 29.
In her award letter, Ingrid Deetz, Director of Chapter Relations for DBSA, stated that there were “many submissions this year, all outstanding, making the final decision very difficult.” Ms. Deetz went on to write; “We particularly enjoyed learning more about the best practices the chapter is building, including facilitator training and new member packets, as well as your growth in numbers and services.”
The winning chapters will receive an award check of $500 later this year. They are also eligible to recieve reimbursement of travel costs up to $750 so that a member can attend the conference and receive the award.