MNSWAP Award Nomination Information
Each year at the fall conference, MNSWAP honors individuals who have excelled and stood out in supporting the activity profession and aging services. Members of MNSWAP have the opportunity to nominate an individual(s) who they feel have gone above and beyond in their commitment and service in promoting quality of life to our residents and seniors. The following categories are available for nomination.
All nomination applications are due July 1st of each year to be considered for the fall conference award. Nomination applications forms and letters of support are mailed to the current MNSWAP Vice President. The nominees receiving any of the above awards may be considered for the awards given by the National Association of Activity Professionals.
Activity Professional Award of Excellence
The professional nominated for this award has made a significant impact in the activity/recreation profession, emphasizing their contributions to the quality of life for the aging population. They have shown dedication and service through accomplishments in their facility and leadership in local, state, and/or national organizations. The nominee can be an individual working as a director or assistant in the field of activities/recreation/leisure services, and must be a current member of the MNSWAP organization.Download an Award of Excellence Nomination Form (pdf) Fill Out an Online Activity Professional Award of Excellence Nomination
Volunteer of the Year
The Volunteer of the Year Award will be presented to a person or group of individuals engaging in regular, unpaid volunteer activity-oriented service within a facility or agency of which a MNSWAP member is employed.Download a Volunteer or the Year Nomination Form (pdf)Fill Out an Online Volunteer of the Year Nomination
Excellence in Administration Award
This award is presented to an Administrator, Executive Director, CEO, or someone in a similar position that has consistently given support to the advancement of activity and recreation services and the profession. To nominate an individual for this award, the nominating person must be a current MNSWAP member. The nominee will have significantly supported the MNSWAP Activity/Recreation Professional in their contribution to the health and resident’s quality of life of the facility/agency; supported the activity/recreation professional’s role in local, state, and/or national activity professional associations, continuing education endeavors, and professionalism.Download an Excellence in Administration Nomination Form (pdf)Fill Out an Online Excellence in Administration Award Nomination
If any of the nomination forms above are printed out and completed, they can be mailed to:
4555 Mohawk Drive
Medina, MN 55340
Congratulations to MNSWAP’s 2018 Award Winners!
Activity Professional of the Year
Jane Chagnon, nominated by Nancy Schwartz from Johanna Shores, Presbyterian Homes
Excellence in Administration
Arlyce Severson, nominated by Annette Gunnerson from Wealshire of Medina
Volunteer of the Year
Dianne Mack, nominated by Sue Wagner from Lake Minnetonka Shores, Presbyterian Homes
Interested in nominating someone you know is deserving of these awards?
Download one of the nomination forms above and mail to MN SWAP Vice President or Email Michele.
Submit nominations to the MN SWAP Board by July 1st for next year’s conference.