Belle Chenault Award
The Board of Directors of the American Medical Association Political Action Committee (AMPAC) presents the Belle Chenault Award for Political Participation every two years to recognize physician spouses for their volunteer activities in state or federal political campaigns.
The Belle Chenault Award for Political Participation was established in 1990 and is awarded every two years by the AMPAC Board of Directors to the AMPAC/AMA Alliance member who has made significant personal contributions of time and talent in assisting friends of medicine in their quest for elective office at the federal and state level. Each state is encouraged to submit a nominee for state-wide recognition and consideration for the national award. The award was named for Belle Chenault, a former AMA Auxiliary member of the AMPAC Board of Directors, who encouraged political contributions on behalf of medicine. Belle Montgomery Chenault passed away on April 21, 2003. Her passion, courage and determination to serve the family of medicine lives on in those who strive to emulate her excellence.
Applications are due January 30, 2015. See the link below to print the nomination criteria for the Award. Questions should be directed to the Political Education Programs Manager at 202.789.7465 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BELLE CHENAULT WINNERS
1987 – June Bratcher, Texas
1989 – Becky Smith, Florida
1991 – Marilyn Grundy, Alabama
1993 – Susie Tonymon, Texas
1995 – Annabel Woodell, Tennessee
1997 – Cathy Toledo, Texas
1999 – Patricia DeHaan, New York
2001 – Cheryl Dolan, Florida; Carole Thompson, Texas
2003 – Pat Hyer, Texas
2005 – Darlene Medlock, South Carolina
2007 – Barbara Trautman, Tennessee
2009 – Gay Bowman, North Carolina
2011 – Dee Talmage, Ohio
2013 – Donna Rovito, Pennsylvania
2015 – Kim Moser, Kentucky