Community and Civic Affairs

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SAM MCKENZIE
Chairman
This committee is responsible for the administration of Community and Civic Affairs Awards for both Graduate and Undergraduate chapters Brothers of the Fifth District.

Forms

  » Form77 - International Chapter of the Year. Download doc. File Type: doc.

Criteria for the following awards:

The criteria for these awards are listed below for both Graduate and Undergraduate chapters.

Citizen of the Year.   The Citizen of the Year is selected each year from outstanding citizens nominated for unusual contributions to humanity.   The nominee should be a person of local / regional / national recognition acclaimed by a significant segment of society for outstanding contributions to the welfare of mankind.    Omega men nominated for this award are not required to be financial, but must not be expelled, suspended or on probation.

Superior Service Award.   The Superior Service Award will be given to a Brother who has demonstrated outstanding contributions and sustained concern for the activities of his chapter, his District and to the Fraternity. The International Achievement Week Committee will evaluate nominations from the Districts based on the following criteria:

  1. Nominee must be financial on the Chapter, District and National levels
  2. Nominee must have made outstanding contributions to the fraternity at chapter, district, and international level (chapters/district are expected to support all nationally and district mandated programs).
  3. Nominees must have served in a manner above and beyond the ordinary participation levels necessary to implement programs and projects. Nominees should be involved with the organization, planning and implementation of programs and projects.
  4. Documentation associated with this award must demonstrate the nominee’s activities and be certified by the Basileus and Keeper of Records and Seal on the Chapter level and by the Achievement Week Chairman on the District Level.

Founders Award. The nominee for the Founders Award should be a Brother of chapter, district and international recognition who exhibits the highest ideals of Omega’s Four Cardinal Principles – Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift. The Brother should be recognized for his contributions to society that have enhanced the welfare of mankind, both locally and nationally.

Nominations should be accompanied by a concise and thorough documentation of the nominee’s sustained contribution and achievements over several years to reflect lifelong service to the Fraternity.

Nominees must be financial at Chapter, District and National levels.

Omega Man of the Year Award (Graduate and Undergraduate). The Graduate nominee should be a Brother who has made significant contributions to his Chapter, his District and on the International level of the Fraternity.   This nominee should also be one who has made significant contributions to his community. Additionally, the nominee must be financial at the Chapter, District, and International level during the year immediately prior to the award and during the award year.

The Undergraduate nominee must be actively pursuing an undergraduate degree and be in good academic and financial standing with his college or university. The Undergraduate nominee should be a Brother who has made significant contributions to his Chapter, College or University, his local community, his District and on the International level. Additionally, the nominee must be financial at the Chapter, District, and International levels during the immediate year prior to the award and the year of the award.   The exception would be if he were not a member of the Fraternity in the prior year.
Colonel Charles Young Military Leadership Award (Graduate and Undergraduate).   Colonel (Bro) Charles Denton Young was elected the second honorary member of the Fraternity on March 8, 1912. Colonel Young, the ranking African-American officer in the military at the time of his death, died in Africa on January 2, 1922. To commemorate the great works of this Omega Man, the Omega Memorial Day and the ritual were both revised by the 1922 Grand Conclave held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Colonel Young was highly respected by the brothers and today is still regarded as a great military leader and a role model for all Omega Men.
The International Achievement Week Committee will evaluate nominations from the Districts based on the following criteria:
  1. Nominee must be financial on the Chapter, District and National Levels
  2. The nominee must be considered “on active duty” with any branch of the US armed forces during the period in which he is nominated.
  3. The nominee’s rank is not a consideration for this award (can be enlisted or a commissioned officer).
  4. Nominee must have made outstanding contributions to the fraternity at chapter, district, international level (chapters/district are expected to support all nationally and district mandated programs) and the military.
  5. Nominees must have served in a manner above and beyond the ordinary participation levels necessary to implement programs and projects. Nominees should be involved with the organization, planning and implementation of programs and projects.
  6. Documentation associated with this award must demonstrate the nominee’s activities and be certified by the Basileus and Keeper of Records and Seal on the Chapter level and by the Achievement Week Chairman on the District Level.
Chapter of the Year (Graduate and Undergraduate). The Chapter of the Year should be a chapter that has made significant contributions on the District and the International level of the Fraternity as well as to its community. Additionally, the chapter must be in good standing at the District and International level during the year immediately prior to the award and during the award year.
The Undergraduate chapter must be in good standing with its college or university (as defined by the college or university). The Undergraduate chapter should be a chapter that has made significant contributions to its college or university, its local community as well as on the District and International level of the Fraternity. Additionally, the chapter must be in good standing at the District and International levels during the immediate year prior to the award and the year of the award.   The exception would be only for chapters that were not chartered in the prior year