The Society of Financial Service Professionals (FSP), Newtown, Pa., announced the winners of its 2006 – 2007 Excellence in Chapter Achievement Awards. Listed below are the recipients of the Chapter of the Year award and the first runner up in each size category:

Flight A, 30 largest Chapters:
Chapter Of The Year: San Antonio, TX;
First Runner Up: National Capital (D.C.) Flight L, Chapters over 90 members (excluding the 30 largest):
Chapter Of The Year: Eastern New York (Albany);
First Runner Up: Los Angeles County Flight M, Chapters with 89-41 members:
Chapter Of The Year: New Mexico;
First Runner Up: Southwestern Michigan (Kalamazoo) Flight S, Chapters with 40 members or fewer:
Chapter of the Year: Southeastern North Carolina (Fayetteville);
no runner-up

“The Excellence in Chapter Achievement awards represent a great deal of hard work on the part of a large number of dedicated volunteers – people who are as dedicated to their profession and their Society as they are to their own successful careers,” said Joseph E. Frack, CPA, chief executive officer of FSP. “Overall response to the program this year was terrific – 59 local Chapters earned Gold Medals of Honor. That’s a great testament to our Chapters’ dedication to building vital professional communities based on our core values of relationships, ethics, and education. We thank our winners and all of our entrants for their hard work and enthusiasm, and congratulate them for their achievements.”

Each of the Society’s local Chapters was eligible for an award. Winners were chosen from those Chapters that submitted entries. The cumulative total of scores earned in various categories – membership growth, strategic planning, public relations and advertising outreach, participation in professional development, and attendance at Society events – determines the rankings in the Excellence in Chapter Achievement program.

Chapter of the Year winners achieved the highest point total in their respective flights. Each receives an all-expense paid trip for one Chapter leader to the Society’s 2007 Financial Service Forum in Montreal, September 27-29. They also receive a complimentary registration for the Arizona Institute, an advanced continuing education event created and hosted by the Society in Phoenix, January 13-18, 2008.