RWA Emma Merritt Service Award

The RWA Emma Merritt Service Award is presented for the accumulated body of work a member has contributed as a volunteer to RWA. The award is not only for service to individual chapters, but is intended to honor major commitments of service to RWA. A member may receive the RWA Emma Merritt Service Award only once in a lifetime. In the past, the RWA Emma Merritt Service Award has also been known as the Golden Rose and the National Service Award.

To nominate a member for the RWA Emma Merritt Service Award, click here or e-mail nominations@rwa.org.

 

2016 RWA Emma Merritt Service Award

Nikki Enlow

Nikki Enlow

A 2011 recipient of the prestigious RWA Service Award, Nikki Enlow has been an RWA member since 2004. She has served in numerous positions on both the chapter and national levels, including two terms as chapter president and two years as Chaplink Advisor. Enlow also served as Chapter Liaison on the RWA Board of Directors.

 

Past Emma Merritt Service Award Recipients

  • 2015: Lorraine Heath
  • 2014: Trish Milburn
  • 2013: Nancy Haddock
  • 2012: Laura Hayden
  • 2011: Michelle Monkou
  • 2010: Jennifer Crusie
  • 2009: Sherry Lewis
  • 2008: Linda Winstead Jones
  • 2007: Gayle Wilson
  • 2006: Shirley Hailstock
  • 2005: Carol Prescott
  • 2004: Alicia Rasley
  • 2003: Debra Dixon
  • 2001: Libby Hall
  • 2000: Claudia Yates
  • 1999: Janis Reams Hudson
  • 1998: Robin Lee Hatcher
  • 1997: JoAnn Ferguson
  • 1996: Christine Pacheco
  • 1995: Rita Gallagher, Cathie Linz, Debbie Macomber, & Karan Richardson
  • 1994: Margaret Brownley, Patt Marr, & Maggie Osborne
  • 1993: Darlene Layman, Harold Lowry, aka Leigh Greenwood, & Nora Simpson
  • 1992: Emma Merritt
  • 1991: Kathy Clark & Jeanne Triner
  • 1990: Marian Jones
  • 1989: Jan Milella
  • 1988: Jasmine Cresswell & Selwyn Young
  • 1987: Linda Nusser
  • 1986: JoAnn Ross
  • 1985: Marianne Willman

Historical Note: from 1985 through 1989 the award was known as the Golden Rose. From 1990 through 1995 it was known as the National Service Award.