BNC Awards 2010

Dear BNC Members,

We are excited to announce BNC's National Awards for 2010! Congratulations to all of our winning chapters.
 
Sincerely,

Carol Kern
National President 2008-2010

Leslie Pearlstein
National President 2010-2011
Goals and Awards Committee Chairman 2010

And the winners are...

Membership Awards

These chapters met or exceeded their membership goals:
 
Conejo Valley, CA
Greater Boston, MA
Middlesex, NJ
San Fernando Valley, CA
Sarasota, FL
Somerset, NJ
South Miami Dade, FL
Tri-County, NJ
Wycliffe, FL

Financial Awards

These chapters met or exceeded their financial goals:
 
Annapolis, MD
Aventura/Hollywood, FL
Brevard, FL
Central Westchester, NY
Concordia, NJ
Conejo Valley, CA                                                                             
Delray Beach, FL
Desert, CA
Essex County, NJ                                           
Fairfield County, CT
Gotham, NY
Greater Boston, MA
Hartford, CT              
Las Vegas, NV          
Los Angeles, CA        
Middlesex, NJ
Nassau North, NY
Northern Virginia, VA
Palm Beach East, FL
Phoenix, AZ
Pompano/Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Rancho Bernardo, CA
Riverdale, NJ
San Fernando Valley, CA
Somerset, NJ
Staten Island, NY
Trails, FL
Tri-County, NJ
Tucson, AZ
Wellworth, FL
West End, FL

Louis D. Brandeis Honor Roll

These chapters met both their membership and financial goals:
 
Conejo Valley
Greater Boston
Middlesex
San Fernando Valley
Somerset
Tri-County

Financial Awards for Regions

New England Region
New York, New Jersey, Southern Connecticut Region
Western Region
 
And, announcing the...

Chapters of the Year

Conejo Valley
Greater Boston
Middlesex
San Fernando Valley

National Presidential Citations


Presented by Carol Kern
National President 2008-2010

Susan Karp created an outstanding Western Region Retreat and Reunion that wholly informed and inspired those in attendance. She was instrumental in creating the region bulletin online. As co-president of her region, using timely and informative communications, she has kept in close contact with her chapters.
 
Phyllis Perkal created an outstanding Western Region Retreat and Reunion that wholly informed and inspired those in attendance. She was instrumental in creating the region bulletin online. As co-president of her region, using timely and informative communications, she has kept in close contact with her chapters.
 
Stephen Reiner's contributions on behalf of our organization have been invaluable. His participation on the Strategic Planning Committee was thoughtful and insightful. He has brought us strength with his financial skills and has effectively led the Budget and Finance Committee. And as a university trustee, he is a staunch advocate and supporter of BNC.
 
As president of the Florida Region, Rosalind Schacknow worked collaboratively with the region board. Visiting and communicating with all of her chapters, she extended guidance and assistance whenever and wherever needed. On the national level, she served effectively on the National Executive Committee with sincere interest and full participation.
 
Audrey Whitman was instrumental in arranging for eight New Jersey chapters to work together on a stimulating program that featured a Brandeis professor and attracted 290 attendees. Her enthusiasm and organizational skills resulted in chapters effectively working in unison.
 
The Greater Boston Chapter raised the most funds for the Fulfilling the Promise: Libraries and Scholars campaign. Its exceptional performance in fundraising demonstrates the philanthropic spirit and creative talents of its members and acts as a model for other chapters to emulate.
 
The Somerset Chapter effectively invigorated its chapter with the recruitment of new members and reached 128 percent over its membership goal. Its dedicated efforts resulted in winning BNC's 10% for '10 Membership Contest.
 
The Phoenix Chapter created a cookbook, "Writers Can Cook Too," as a fundraising project and offered the book to other chapters for their use as fundraisers. The chapter's creativity in marketing resulted in online sales through Facebook and authors' blogs.
 
The Florida Region's efforts to promote the use of Brandeis Learning Opportunities materials were outstanding. In addition to a region 'Deis Flicks film festival, the chapter developed a speakers' bureau and continues to find new ways to introduce members to our materials.