Outstanding Society Award: Communication and Public Relations Achievement
Purpose: To recognize Societies that do an outstanding job of communicating with the membership and of publicizing Society activities to the industry and the community.
The Society must have produced at least two newsletters during the year, and four of the criteria below must be met to earn this award. Societies must submit documentation to prove that the criteria have been met. Judges will make the final determination as to whether the criteria have been satisfied. Four of the following must be contained in the newsletters produced by the Society:
- Report on the previous meeting(s)
- Announcement of upcoming meeting and/or activity
- Committee and officers' reports
- Names and companies of new LOMA designees
- Names and phone numbers of Society officers
- Budget or financial report
The Society must have produced and made available to the membership a membership directory; must demonstrate that it engaged in activities that enhanced the visibility of the Society within the industry or community by having submitted articles for publication in all member represented company publications and/or the community media; and engaged in a formal campaign to promote the Society to company management, including letter writing campaigns and/or formal visits.
During the year under consideration, the Society must have submitted to LOMA at least two articles which were printed in Resource magazine. (Citing the date of publication in Resource is sufficient documentation for this requirement.)
The Society must have developed an attractive, interactive web site that displays a consistent format, with a responsive loading time, clearly displaying the Society Name, board member information including name, company, and e-mail. Graphics should be used purposefully and effectively; screen should be easy to read. The site should clearly identify LOMA and provide links to LOMA and possibly other Societies.