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2014 Topeka Chapter and Individual Awards


September, 2014: Russell Shipley attains CGFM Certification!

The Topeka Chapter would like to take a moment to recognize the Topeka AGA Chapter Past President, Russell Shipley, in recognition for his recent CGFM certification. Congratulations, Russell! Way to go! We are delighted for you.


Topeka Chapter President Award


Image of award Incoming Chapter President, Walt Darling (right) presented outgoing Chapter President, Russell Shipley (left) with his Presidential Award for his fantastic leadership in 2013-2014. Russell was tireless in his efforts as our Chapter President, and was incredibly motivational to the entire board. We will sincerely miss his enthusiasm and go-getter attitude.

The Gavel Plaque was awarded to Russell in thanks and recognition of his stellar efforts as President of the Topeka AGA Chapter on June 17, at Classic Bean Fairlawn Plaza. Thank you Russell, from all members of the Topeka AGA Chapter. We wish you well!

June 9, 2014: Topeka Chapter website wins award from National!

Excerpt from email, received from AGA National Office:

Congratulations on being selected as the First Place winner for AGA’s Chapter Website contest in your chapter group! In honor of your accomplishment, we would like to present you with a plaque at the Wednesday morning (July 16, 2014) awards breakfast at the PDT in Orlando.

Russell Shipley, outgoing Chapter President will accept the plaque on behalf of our chapter. Thank you, Russell!


Topeka Chapter Executive Committee Awards



Outgoing Chapter President, Russell Shipley awarded Chapter Executive Committee members (board members) with recognition cards and thank you gifts.

Thank you to all our Executive Board members for their service this past year. We sincerely appreciate your efforts on behalf of the Topeka AGA Chapter!

2013 Topeka Chapter and Individual Awards


Topeka Chapter Presented Platinum Chapter Award


Image of award The Topeka Chapter was presented the Platinum Award for its service to its members. The Platinum Award was a tremendous accomplishment and much credit is owed to our Leadership Team of Paula Hinman, Russell Shipley and our Past-President Boyd Janzen. This year, Paula's enthusiasm was contagious as the Chapter Board came together to accomplish a stellar year in recapturing the Platinum level award. To receive this level award, the Chapter must amass more than 19,500 points. The Chapter is awarded points by AGA on the basis of participation by members in it's educational activities, the number and content of it's newsletters, the level of participation by members in community service activities, efforts on behalf of its Early Career Members, and support of the CGFM certification. This year, the Topeka Chapter accummulated more than 26,000 points. These points are used by the National AGA Organization to make awards to Chapters.

The Gavel Plaque was awarded to Paula to honor her for her critical leadership and enthusiasm this past year as President on behalf of the Topeka Chapter of AGA.

General Information

Image of award An important part of the AGA experience is the opportunity to recognize those that make a difference in our profession. These awards were designed to do that. Please take a moment to review the explanations behind the awards. If you are interested, please nominate someone for one of these awards.

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