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    AIAA Section Award Winners 2012–2013

    Membership

    The Membership Award is presented to sections that have increased their membership by planning and implementing effective recruitment and retention campaigns. The winners are:

    First Place Winners

    PhotoNotAvailableVery Small: Sydney,Amelia Greig, membership officer. The AIAA Sydney Section is awarded the first place Membership honor based on their extensive member recruitment and retention efforts, including active engagement with local universities, recruiting many new Student Members, and highlighting the value of AIAA membership through social media.

     

     


     

    PhotoNotAvailableSmall: Utah, Jeffrey Boulware, section chair and Charlie Vono, membership officer. The AIAA Utah Section is awarded the first place Membership honor based on their outstanding membership recruitment and retention activities, including sponsoring many Educator Associate Members, reaching out to university students, and promoting membership through mass mailings and incentive programs.

     

     


     

    SusieAllen_Sierpinski Medium: Cape Canaveral, Susie Allen-Sierpinski, vice chair. The AIAA Cape Canaveral Section is awarded the first place Membership honor based on their efforts in strengthening ties to local student chapters (at FIT and ERAU) and the local aviation community, sponsoring many new Educator Associates, hosting numerous creative, membership-focused social activities throughout the year, and nominating deserving members for national awards.

     

     


     

    Frank Large: St. Louis,Frank Youkhana, section chair. The AIAA St. Louis Section is awarded the first place Membership honor based on their extensive activities, perseverance, and hard work, which materialized in an outstanding number of submitted member-upgrade applications, as well as in numerous recruitment/retention mass-mailings and membership incentive programs.

     

     


     

    PhotoNotAvailableVery Large: Hampton Roads, Marlyn Andino, membership officer. The AIAA Hampton Roads Section is awarded the first place Membership honor based on their extensive member recruitment and retention efforts, including an outstanding number of submitted member-upgrade applications and National Award nominations.

     

     


     

    Second Place Awards

    Very Small: Delaware, M. David Rosenberg, membership officer
    Small: Savannah, Kelly Rombold, membership officer
    Medium: Central Florida, Aaron Blevins, vice chair and membership officer
    Large: Phoenix, Ryan Carlblom, membership chair
    Very Large: Dayton/Cincinnati, Oliver Leembruggen, membership officer

     


    Third Place Awards

    Very Small: China Lake, Jeff Scott, membership officer
    Small: Twin Cities, Weston Kirch, membership officer
    Medium: Tucson, Kirk Hively, section chair
    Large: San Fernando Pacific, Carl Ehrlich, membership officer
    and Orange County, H.R. Welge, membership officer