Annual Chapter Activity Report
Each chapter must complete an Annual Chapter Activity Report. The information provided is used to submit charitable applications and will be used by the national organization to ensure we are providing chapters with the best support possible. This report is combined with the chapter awards nomination form, allowing chapters to easily apply for two annual awards when filling out the report.
Information regarding Chapter Activity Reports will be sent to chapter leaders in December. All reports are to be submitted through the online form. The due date for 2022 Chapter Activity Report submissions has passed.
Chapter Award Nominations
The chapter activity report is combined with the chapter awards nomination form, allowing chapters to easily apply for two annual awards when filling out the report. Learn more about additional awards and scholarships here.
Summary of Chapter Awards
Outstanding Chapter Award
The Outstanding Chapter Award recognizes chapters for their success in carrying out their overall program during the past year.
To be considered, chapters must do the following:
- Have a website and/or at least one active social media account
- Have hosted at least one technical or professional meeting in the past year (virtual or in-person)
- Create a 2023 Chapter Action Calendar* and attach it to your report
*There was a virtual workshop on January 11, 2023 for leaders to work on these calendars with SWCS staff, Board members, and other chapter leaders. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like further support with your calendar.
If these minimum criteria are met, nominees will be ranked based on the changes in membership; assistance to other chapters or regional leadership; and accomplishment of special projects that highlight or address emerging issues in conservation policy, technology, and science.
Exceptional Chapter Event Award
The Exceptional Chapter Event Award (previously the Chapter Achievement Award) is intended for a significant achievement through a single activity conducted during the year. No chapter can be recognized more than once during a three-year period for the same basic activity.
- Goals and significance of the event, activity, meeting, or other chapter action
- Participation from SWCS members and community
- Outcome and impact on those in the conservation field