As Award Chairman you shall:
- Help members keep track of their points in a record book as well as on their affidavit cards.
- Submit their affidavit cards to ESA Headquarters, for recording and processing only when the level is achieved. (a.) Be sure to allow at least two weeks time for processing. (b.) Order any additional charms or awards
- Encourage participation in your chapter's philanthropic projects, ways and means, education program, rushing and all chapter activities to earn the points for individual awards.
- Keep abreast of any changes in the various awards and keep your chapter "up-to-date" concerning their records.
- Answer questions from members on awards program. Seek help if you need it - both from State officers and Headquarters.
- Plan the awards presentation.
Pallas Athene Award (Individual): There is no time limitation on this program. As each member earns the number of points necessary to achieve a certain level, she begins working on the next degree. There are six degrees under the Pallas Athene program. Certificates for each degree are provided free by Headquarters. Charms for all six degrees may be purchased from Headquarters at a modest cost.
Certified Volunteer of America (Individual): The certified Volunteer of America Program is designed to recognize those special members who have reached the prestigious 5th degree of the Pallas Athene Program. Once a member reaches the fifth degree of the Pallas Athene and is accepted as a Certified Volunteer of America, they may expect the following recognition: letters will be sent from ESA Headquarters to their employer, their mayor, and their newspaper editor informing them of their achievement; they will receive a handsome certificate proclaiming them as an ESA Certi¬fied Volunteer of America.
Sixth Degree Pallas Athene: The purpose of the Sixth Degree Pallas Athene is to develop the talents of ESA's most accomplished members in a way that will assist them in making a permanent contribution to ESA.
Each member who has successfully completed, the Fifth Degree of Pallas Athene is eligible to apply to design, implement, and present projects in the areas of Education, Service, and Association. (Members should complete their projects on a "one¬-at-a-time" basis and should not attempt to do these projects simultaneously.) A member should choose one of the three specialty areas and then make application to have her project approved by the Pallas Athene/First Pearl Chairman. Once she has received approval of a proposed project, all project materials should be designed, then completed and presented to a segment of the local community or to a district, state, or international level meeting of ESA, Following the formal presentation of the project, all written and audio-visual materials, along with presentation outline and a completed "evaluation" form submitted by someone in attendance at the presentation should be forwarded to the Pallas Athene/First Pearl Advisor. (Other letters of recommendation, responses, etc., may be sent with the evaluation materials.)
Upon the successful completion of the project, "honors" will be awarded. A member who has completed the Fifth Degree of PA and a project in Education will be known to have the Fifth Degree Pallas Athene with "Honors" in Education. When the same member completes her next project in another area such as Service, she will be known to have the Fifth Degree Pallas Athene with "Honors" in Education and Service. When she completes her project in the third specialty area, she will receive her Sixth Degree Pallas Athene. Contact Headquarters for an application form and additional information.
Ambassador Award: This program runs from April 1 through March 31, and encourages us to pledge new members. If you pledge 4 new members you receive one year's dues free and an Ambassador certificate. Pledge 4 additional new members (8 total), you receive two years' dues free and an Ambassador lapel pin. Pledge 2 additional new members (10 total) and you receive a Life Active membership and Life Active dangle.