Start earning points now for the Club of the Year competition!
Club Achievement books for the district will once again be submitted electronically as a PDF. Each book must be saved individually and labeled with the club name and book category. Example: AAF Tuscaloosa-Club Operations.pdf
District deadline is Friday, March 6, 2020 at 5:00pm CST.
Late deadline is Monday, March 9, 2020 by 9:00am CST
Make checks payable to AAF District 7 and mail to:
1835 Moriah Woods Blvd, Suite 1
Memphis, TN 38117
Checks must be postmarked by March 6, 2020. $45 for the first book, $10 for each additional book.
National deadline is: April 1, 2020 by 5:00pm.
Beginning this year, all entries can be submitted electronically!
Please see the call for entries below for detailed information about National entry book requirements.
Entry forms must be used for both District and National Entries.
For any questions about Club Achievement or the COTY competition, contact Amy Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Club Achievement Awards
The Club Achievement Awards are presented annually at the Spring Convention to ad clubs and federations who display exceptional accomplishments in club operations. Awards are presented on both the District and the National level. Every year, District 7 and AAF honor top clubs in five categories:
- Club Operations
- Membership Development & Communications
- Cornerstone Events & Initiatives (American Advertising Awards, Diversity & Multiculturalism, Government Relations, Advertising Education)
- Public Service
Additionally, a club of the year is chosen in each membership division based on overall excellence in club operations and in specific areas. While club achievement is a major component of the Club of the Year competition, clubs also earn points for fulfilling certain criteria throughout the year.
AAF local associations are organized into five club membership divisions by size to ensure impartial competition, as well as facilitate communication and networking among club leaders:
Division I 500+ members
Division II 250-499 members
Division III 100-249 members
Division IV fewer than 100 members
Division V Ad 2 Clubs
First-, second-, and third-place awards are designated in each division within each category at the discretion of the judges. A District Club and President of the Year Award is given to the club in each division, based on the first-, second-, and third-place awards it receives, in addition to points accumulated during the year. A National Club and President of the Year Award is given by AAF to a club based solely on first-, second-, and third-place awards received on the national level.
* FIRST PLACE NATIONAL * * SECOND PLACE NATIONAL
District 7 Clubs / Presidents of the Year - DIVISION III
1993-1994 AAF Baton Rouge / Charles East, Jr. Birmingham Ad Fed *
1994-1995 AAF Baton Rouge / Karen Gaupp-Wozniak *
1995-1996 AAF Baton Rouge / Pierre Guidroz Birmingham Ad Fed *
1996-1997 AAF Baton Rouge / Nancy Steiner Birmingham Ad Fed *
1997-1998 AAF Baton Rouge / Jeff English Birmingham Ad Fed *
1998-1999 AAF Baton Rouge / Elizabeth Perry
1999-2000 AAF Baton Rouge / Nicole Latiolais *
2000-2001 AAF Baton Rouge / Danielle Chapman *
2001-2002 AAF Baton Rouge / Lee Scioneaux
2002-2003 Mississippi Gulf Coast Ad Fed / Amber Goodwin
2003-2004 Mississippi Gulf Coast Ad Fed / Denise Ladner *
2004-2005 AAF Baton Rouge / Glen Duncan
2005-2006 Birmingham Ad Fed / Michelle Latham
2006-2007 Birmingham Ad Fed / Dawn Reeves
2007-2008 AAF Baton Rouge / Carol Shirley
2008-2009 AAF Baton Rouge / Ace Bourgeois
2009-2010 AAF Baton Rouge / Marielle Land-Howard
2010-2011 AAF Baton Rouge / Jason Feirman *
2011-2012 AAF Baton Rouge / Connie McLeod
2012-2013 AAF Baton Rouge / Hunter Territo
2013-2014 AAF Baton Rouge / Brian Rodriguez
2014-2015 AAF Baton Rouge / Jason Broha
2015-2016 AAF Baton Rouge / Rebecca Sadler
2016-2017 AAF Baton Rouge / Trenton Bland *
2017-2018 AAF Baton Rouge / Theresa Nguyen
District 7 Clubs / Presidents of the Year - DIVISION IV
1994-1995 Montgomery Ad Fed *
1997-1998 Acadiana Ad Fed / Nancy Marcotte *
1998-1999 Tuscaloosa Ad Fed / Laura Lineberry and Michele Massey
1999-2000 Greater Mobile Ad Fed / Charlene Patterson
2000-2001 Tuscaloosa Ad Fed / Susan Tucker
2001-2002 Acadiana Ad Fed / Dana Holladay
2003-2004 Mississippi Delta Ad Fed / Robbie Scucchi
2004-2005 Jackson Ad Fed / Rachel Crews *
2005-2006 Jackson Ad Fed / Tammy Smith *
2006-2007 Tuscaloosa Ad Fed / Lucy Arnold Sykes - Jackson Ad Fed / Karen Johnson **
2007-2008 AAF Jackson, MS / Amanda Fontaine
2008-2009 AAF Northeast Tennessee / Jessica Bland and Dawn Roller
2009-2010 AAF Jackson, MS / Mary Lee
2010-2011 AAF Jackson, MS / Jama Killingsworth
2011-2012 AAF Jackson, MS / Becky White
2012-2013 AAF Jackson, MS / Megan Harris
2013-2014 AAF Jackson, MS / Janet Walker
2014-2015 AAF Jackson, MS / Yolanda Foster
2015-2016 AAF Montgomery / Michelle Leland
2016-2017 AAF Montgomery / Michelle Leland *
2017-2018 AAF Montgomery / Kristina Turner