Chapter Key Award

Eta Eta received its fourth Chapter Key Award in November, 2013, at the 42nd Biennial Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana. The Chapter Key Award honors STTI chapters who excel these chapter-related activities:

  • Membership recruitment and retention
  • Professional and leadership development
  • Local, national and international collaboration
  • Publicity and programming

Karen Dykstra, Past President, led the effort to meet the Chapter Key criteria and to document the evidence necessary for the Chapter Key application.

Our notification letter said, "Outstanding! Your strength lies in your chapter leadership, community outreach and ability to communicate with your members........The chapter is to be commended on the work that is being done. This is a strong application...the level of detail supports the criterion listed and makes it easy to determine validity."

Eta Eta Chapter earned the Chapter Key Award in 2007, 2009, and 2011. Chapters can apply every two years for another Chapter Key Award. First year winners are given a key and a banner from which to hang the key. When the chapter wins this award again, a key is presented to add to the banner.

Showcase of Regional Excellence

Eta Eta Chapter was recognized in the 2008 Showcase of Regional Excellence at the International Leadership Academy, Indianapolis, Indiana, for three programs:

  • Member Get-A-Member Spring Induction Ceremony
  • New Inductee Holiday Social
  • Research and EBP: Possibilities for the RN

Other Awards

Circle Website of the Month - January 2011
Award for Excellence in Communication 2007