Thanks to those of you that nominated a candidate this year. Nominations closed on June 22nd. We will announce the winner at our Annual Summer Party on August 16th and we will present the award at our September 17th Meeting at Alliant Energy Center.

About Lois Weiland...
If you've ever spent any time with the American Advertising Federation, you connected with the enthusiastic smile of Lois Weiland. As Executive Director for over 25 years, Lois was the life blood that flowed through AAF Madison. Tireless in fulfilling her duties from fundraising to membership to ADDYs to 8th District to National and everything in between, Lois was the first one there and the last to leave. We were lucky to have a dedicated soul like Lois, who planned her vacations and trips around critical AAF functions, and who never missed a meeting in over 25 years!

Because of her ability to instantly connect with people and promote AAF, Lois helped maintain and grow our membership during her tenure. She was a fearless fundraiser in attaining everything necessary to run a successful association including volunteers, sponsorships and donations. While the Board of Directors and committee members change after every election, Lois was the trusted constant source of information and organization. It is fitting to honor Lois and her contributions to AAF Madison by naming this Excellence in Service Award The Weily after her.

Nomination Criteria
The Lois Weiland Excellence in Service to AAF Madison Award is given to a current or past member of AAF Madison who has made outstanding contributions to the Club. The nominee’s distinguished service to AAF Madison should be over a considerable period of time and reflect contributions above and beyond the call of duty. 

The nominee must:
• Work or have worked in advertising, marketing, creative or PR fields.
• Currently be or have been actively involved in AAF at the local, district or national level.
• Exhibit similar qualities of devotion to duty and member service, as well as furthering the club’s educational programming and award program as were reflected in Lois Weiland’s career with AAF Madison.
• Demonstrate exceptional leadership by providing guidance and strategic planning for AAF Madison to achieve their mission and goals, and lead the Club to growth.

Please have the following information available to nominate a worthy candidate:
• Nominee name, current title, and business affiliation.
• A summary of significant contributions the nominee made to the advancement of the goals of AAF Madison and the advertising industry.
• A brief summary of the nominee’s business career.
• Other relative information you would like to share.
• Name, current title, business affiliation, phone number and email of person submitting the nomination.

All nominations are presented to the Excellence in Service Committee for selection by secret ballot. 

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