This award recognizes an AHF Local Chapter that demonstrates exceptional commitment to the Association’s mission of providing a professional network, resources, and tools to promote self-operated foodservice and hospitality in healthcare, senior dining, and related industries.


      • – All entries must be submitted in a single Word document that does not exceed 4 pages
        – Nominees must be an AHF member in good standing

        • Evaluation Criteria
        • – Membership recruitment and retention
          •        – Chapter membership growth in the last 3 years and membership retention
        • – Education, programming, special projects, and member development
          •        – Number of chapter meetings and events held
          •        – Ways to promote member development
        • – Community outreach, contributions, and impact
          •       – Number of community outreach/engagements, contributions to the local community
        • – Partnership with National association/self-op advocacy
          •       – Chapter attendance at AHF conference
          •       – Chapter members on national ballot or committees

Entry must include the following on the front page:

      • – Nominator’s Name
        – Nominator’s Facility/Company
        – Nominator’s Email Address
        – Chapter Name
        – Chapter Contact Name
        – Chapter Contact Email Address
        – Chapter Contact Phone Number

All entries must answer The following questions:

Question answers should be 750 words or less and submitted in a Word Document – download the Word Submission Form below. You may use photos to illustrate points.

      •  – Membership Count
      • – Describe the chapter’s membership growth in the last 3 years:
        •        – Include: # of new local chapter members, # of new national members.
      • – What are some of the most successful membership recruitment and retention strategies your chapter has implemented?
      • – How have you used education, programming, and special projects to promote member development?
        •        – Number of chapter meetings and events held from January 1, 2023, through December 31, 2023.
      • – Please describe a specific community outreach effort that your chapter completed that you are particularly proud of.
      • – How has your chapter worked to partner with the national association and advocate for self-operated foodservice?
        •        – Chapter attendance at 2023 AHF conference.
        •        – Chapter members on national ballot or committees.
      • Optional: This submission can be accompanied by ten (10) PowerPoint slides.

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DEADLINE for submission is March 31, 2024.

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