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WCA Awards Gala

Mingle and have fun at a complimentary evening event to celebrate our profession. Dress your best as you enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, networking and awards announcements recognizing chiropractic professionals for their leadership and service (dress is business wear, not formal/black-tie).

Friday, April 27 ~ 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Osthoff Resort ~ 101 Osthoff Avenue ~ Elkhart Lake, WI
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No cost to attend. Event includes beer, wine, soda and appetizers. Cash bar for cocktails.

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Achievement Awards

What better way to acknowledge a mentor, colleague or staff member than by recognizing their leadership. The WCA has four distinguished awards for outstanding service and dedication for which nominations are accepted.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The WCA Lifetime Achievement Award was created to recognize chiropractors that have made continuous contributions to the chiropractic profession throughout their careers. Because the award reflects a lifetime of involvement, it is meant to honor a chiropractor with at least 25 years of professional experience.

Chiropractor of the Year

The Chiropractor of the Year recognizes recent contributions to the chiropractic profession on the local, state or national levels, as well as leadership in the community, church and civic functions. The nomination will highlight achievements generally accomplished over the last several years.

Nels Bakke Award

The Nels Bakke Award honors chiropractors that have been in practice for less than five years. It recognizes the contributions of younger practitioners who have equally dedicated themselves to serving the profession and their community.

Chiropractic Technician of the Year

The Chiropractic Technician of the Year award is given to an individual whose dedication to chiropractic patients is reflected in the quality of their professional work as well as volunteer work in their community.

When Are Awards Announced?

The WCA Board of Directors selects the winner in each category. Awards will be announced at the WCA Awards Gala at the WCA Spring Convention.

To Nominate a Candidate

Send an email to John Murray at with a paragraph outlining why the candidate is deserving on an award, as well as the preferred award category. Deadline for nomination is March 1, 2018.