MVAC Awards

M.V.A.C. Awards

Greeting Brother Polmarchs,

Once again, it’s time for you to prepare your submissions for the 85th Grand Chapter Meeting Military and Veterans Affairs Commission (MVAC) Awards.   As you know, MVAC recognizes four deserving military/veteran Good Kappa Men who have distinguished themselves among their peers during our biennial Grand Chapter meeting.  Please take time to read the attached award packets which highlights the criteria for nominating and selecting the best of the best candidates from your Province.

The following are the four nominative MVAC awards to be presented at the 85th Grand Chapter Meeting:

​–   The General Daniel “Chappie” James, Jr. Memorial Award for Military Cadet Achievement

​–   The Dr. F. George Palmer Memorial Award for Outstanding Military Veteran

​–   The John Milton Lee “First to Fire” Memorial Award for Military Service and Achievement

​–   The Grand Polemarch’s Distinguished Military and Veteran Service Award

Please ensure your nomination packets meet our MVAC awards criteria to include submitting a color, waist-high photo of your nominee in Kappa Blazer and tie.  Failure to meet awards criteria will result in the immediate disqualification of nominations packets.

MVAC will conduct review panels for each category and select a winner for 3 of the 4 categories.   The Grand Polemarch will make the final selection for recipient of the Distinguished Military and Veteran Service Award.  Individual awardees will be notified on or before Sunday, June 13, 2021.  Winners will be presented their awards at the MVAC Military Banquet during the Grand Chapter Meeting in Phoenix, Az.

We respectfully ask for you to submit all completed nomination packets via email to Brother Noah Lucas at [email protected] and Brother James Hurt at [email protected] by midnight, Friday, April 30, 2021.  If you have questions about the submission process and timeline, he can be reached at [email protected] or 270-978-1223.  Contact Brother Whitney Allen at [email protected] for specific questions about award categories or nomination criteria packets.

Please feel to contact me should you have any questions or concerns!  Let me thank you in advance for your terrific support of this dynamic MVAC Awards program!

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