Area 10 Distinguished Service Award

The Area 10 Board of Directors has developed an award program to honor those who have given an extra effort to the advancement and promotion of handbell and handchime ringing in Area 10.

Past recipients include:

  • 2000: Marcy Winters
  • 2002:  Bobbie Benjamin
  • 2006:  Marlene Anderson
  • 2014:  Blanche Kangas
  • 2017:  Nancy Hascall

Nominees (living or deceased) should:

  • have made outstanding contributions to the art of ringing in Area 10. This should include an extended time commitment in activities that greatly exceed normal expectations or are generally perceived as significant.
  • be an active member of Handbell Musicians of America or if deceased, have been a member in good standing.
  • have performed leadership roles at local, state and/or Area 10 levels.
  • not be currently serving on the Area 10 Board of Directors.

An anonymous committee of three Handbell Musicians of America Area 10 members, not currently serving on the Board of Directors, reviews nominations and presents the selection for Area 10 Board approval. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Area 10 Chair-Elect.

Nominations are now open!

The deadline to submit a nomination is June 1, 2023. Click here to open the nomination form.