President’s Award of Service

Each year, SNA recognizes all state presidents through the President’s Award of Service, in honor of Thelma Flanagan. SNA understands the commitment and dedication individuals who act as State President make to SNA, school nutrition, and the children SNA members serve every day.

2015 All State Presidents

Do State Presidents Need to Apply to Win?

2020-21 State Presidents: please submit your State Association Plan of Action Form to SNA Headquarters by December 15, 2020.

How will State Presidents Be Recognized?

State Presidents will be recognized for their year of service to SNA and the state association by receiving a framed certificate at the SNA Awards Ceremony at SNA’s Annual National Conference.

What are potential State Initiatives to Undertake to ensure a successful year?

As a state leader, you will find ample opportunity to enhance your leadership skills throughout the Annual Plan. Each state can design an energized plan that empowers members to be involved and supports SNA’s Strategic Plan, resulting in stronger school nutrition programs across the country. Consider SNA’s strategic goals as you plan your year ahead:

  • Strategic Goal I: Professional Development
  • Strategic Goal II: Advocacy
  • Strategic Goal III: Membership & Community
  • Strategic Goal IV: Governance & Operations

Who was Thelma Flanagan?

Thelma FlanaganThe President’s Award of Service, in honor of Thelma Flanagan, is named after Thelma Flanagan, who was a SNA pioneer and Past President. Throughout her long child nutrition career, Thelma Flanagan championed high professional standards for all SNA members. She promoted ongoing member training as the key to the development of quality school meal programs. In addition, she encouraged long-range vision and challenged members to adapt to change and raise the bar, in order to move student nutrition programs forward.

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