The Ronald R. Young Website Award

The Ronald R. Young Website of the Year Award is the Grand Chapter award available to  provinces and chapters for outstanding websites. Each province shall select one alumni and one undergraduate chapter to receive its award for “Province Website of the Year.”  The winners of the “Province Chapter Website of Year” award shall serve as the official website representatives for that particular province. Only official nominees originated by the Province of jurisdiction will receive consideration if they offer this award during Province Council meeting.The Province may select and recommend not more than one chapter in each category as specified below:

  1. A chapter with at least ten but not more than 30 members in good standing with the Fraternity at the Grand Chapter, Province and chapter levels is in the small chapter category; 
  2. A chapter with at least 31 but not more than 60 members in good standing with the Fraternity at the Grand Chapter, Province and chapter levels is in the medium chapter category; 
  3. A chapter with more than 60 members in good standing with the Fraternity at the Grand Chapter, Province, and chapter levels is in the large chapter category.

Similarly, the National Webmaster will select and recommend to the Grand Board for approval only one chapter in each category. Petitions are accepted only in the year of a Grand Chapter Meeting. Or, rather than mailing a hard copy of the petition to the National Webmaster, the petitioner may elect to upload an electronic copy of the petition to the electronic storage location (the Box) that is below. The deadline for processing the petition remains the same.

The petition must be distributed as follows:

  1. Send one (1) Original to the National Webmaster OR upload a pdf copy of the petition to the File Storage repository as discussed in item (3) below.
  2. You do not need to get the Executive Director’s signature prior to submitting your petition.
  3. A PDF copy of the petition may be “uploaded” into the File Storage Repository approved by the Grand Board for subsequent evaluation. The PDF file must also be filed no later than 14 days following the candidate’s Province CouncilPlease note that uploading the petition to the File Storage Repository (the BOX) can be used in lieu of mailing copies to the National Webmaster, although each petitioner is still required to mail one (1) copy of the petition to the International Headquarters.

(The instructions for uploading your PDF file are found below.)

Candidates are encouraged to prepare their petitions in advance of their Province Council so that after receiving the Province Certification as described in PART III below at their Province meeting, they may distribute their petitions as described above well in advance of the 14-day deadline. These procedures are designed to enhance the overall efficiency of the submission and review protocols that govern the award process.