The first Founders Awards were presented on August 28, 2008 at the 2009 Conference in Sacramento. With approval of the EBoard, Jim Howell and a supporting committee initiated this program which has become an annual event designed to recognize MSA members who have performed outstanding service to the MSA, their communities and/or a heroic act. There is also a category for chapter excellence. Any member in good standing may nominate anyone or any Chapter for the Founders Award. Nomination forms and criteria for the nominations are available on this webpage. Limited to one nomination per chapter. Deadline for nominations is May 1st.