GUIDELINES FOR CHAPTER OF THE YEAR
Chapter of the Year form must be handed in to your ASD by October 15th.
The ASD must give the Chapter of the Year form to the state director by
The Chapter of the Year form must be neat and legible.
Pictures may be used, but you won’t get them back.
Your chapter of the year form may include things your chapter has done from
the last quarter of the prior year and the first three quarters of the current
You may attach as many sheets to the form as is necessary to explain what
your chapter has done for the year.
International Good Sams likes to see what you have done in the community.
For example: Ronald McDonald House, the needy, Special Olympics, etc.
When you work on a project, International Good Sam wants to know how
many people worked on this project, how much time did it take/how many
man hours, what was the outcome?
If you raise money for a project, put that down also.
International Good Sams expects you to do the Good Sam Clean Up Day
and they expect you to do the Dogs for the Deaf.
Does your chapter attend, support, and volunteer at the State Samborees? If
so, how many do you attend?
How many members of your chapter attend the Samborees?
This is important on the state level.
THE BELOW "NOMINATION" AND "CHAPTER OF THE YEAR SUMMARY"
FORMS ARE REQUIRED BY NATIONAL GOOD SAMS CLUB FOR ENTRY INTO
CHAPTER OF THE YEAR CONTEST.
GOOD SAM INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER OF THE YEAR NOMINATION
Name of Chapter__________________________________________________________
Location of Chapter________________________________________________________
Number of rigs__________________________ Year chartered______________________
Name of person nominating chapter_____________________________________________
Name of Chapter President __________________________________________________
Below are some of the Good Sam International projects in which your chapter might have
participated this past year. Please check off all of the applicable projects for the chapter.
For each one checked, kindly include specific information on how many chapter members
participated, where the activity was held, how often throughout year and how much money
was raised (Dogs for the Deaf). If you have received any media publicity, please include that
info or attach a copy of the article. The back side of this page may be used if more space is
Dogs for the Deaf:
What has this chapter done this past year to increase its membership?.
What has this chapter done this year to help support your State/Provincial Samboree(s)?
The chapter being nominated has most likely participated in many other activities, such as in
local community services, at health or hospice facilities, senior centers, homeless/battered victim
shelters, orphanages, camps, schools, or with fraternal organizations, animal shelters, youth
groups, charities, just to name a few. Please use the following pages to tell us what else the
chapter has done this past year. Include information on what the project was about, how many
members participated, is it an on-going project or just a one time event, what was the project's
goal, how many man-hours were spent on the project this year, did the chapter receive public
recognition and if so, in what way. If the event was a fundraiser, please tell us how much the
chapter raised or what the financial impact of their efforts was. Although photos or newspaper
articles are not mandatory, if some are available, please include copies with this form.
Also, please include any other reasons why this chapter should be the Good Sam International
Chapter of the Year.
To qualify for the CHAPTER OF THE YEAR award your project (s) must have taken place
during calendar year. The project (s) may be a continuing one, but some major goals must
have been accomplished during the above period.
Your entry should include a description of your Chapter's project (s) and information on
how the goals of the project (s) were met. Tell us your story in pictures, correspondence,
thank-you letters, newspaper clippings or any other form. Remember — the entry does not
need to be complicated, but the committee can only base the final selection of CHAPTER
OF THE YEAR on the material you provide!!
The following is not a form to be completed and returned, but a set of guidelines to help you
prepare your entry. We suggest that you include:
1. Chapter Name
2. Location of the Chapter (City and State)
3. Number of Chapter Members
4 How many participated in the project (s)
5. Explanation of your project (s)
6. What initiated this project (s)
7. Goals of the project (s)
8. What your Chapter did, and dates of the project (s)
9. Is the project (s) a continuing one, and if so, what are future plans and goals
10. If funds were required for the project (s), how they were raised
11. Try to include pictures of your chapter members WORKING ON YOUR PROJECT, and
any correspondence pertaining to your project (s) thank-you notes, newspaper clippings, etc.
Remember your campouts and pot-lucks are not what is important…..
YOUR PROJECTS ARE
12. Make sure your entry is received at Headquarters no later than December 31, by your
Director. The State Director request your books to be turned in NO LATER THAN
CASH & DONATIONS
CHAPTER OF THE YEAR SCORING GUIDE – 2016
INTERNATIONAL GOOD SAM GUIDELINES
Below is the scoring guide that will be used for the Chapter of the Year (not the State
Chapter Of the year.
Judges will score/rank each submission on a points scale from 1 to 9 (or however many
submissions there are).
1 = the least
9 = the best
The submissions will be scored based on:
. The State Director will scan pages of the State Winner to present for judging.
. Pictures of the activities will work just as well as the scrapbook pages.
- # of Volunteer Hours
- # of Donations
o This includes monetary and handmade donations, etc
- # of Charities Supported
- Exhibited the most Good Samaritan Spirit