National Association of Sanitarians (NAS) Lapel Pin

National Association of Sanitarians (NAS) lapel pin

On June 25, 1937, the organization known as the California Association of Sanitarians was changed by resolution to the National Association of Sanitarians (NAS) and was incorporated on November 5, 1937, in California. 

The NAS slogan and symbol is embodied in the thumbscrew nut lapel pin pictured above. The slogan, “Sanitation—the Beacon Light of Public Health,” was adopted in 1932 and the emblem (a shield with a beacon in the center) was adopted on December  11, 1937, at the first annual meeting of NAS in San Luis Obispo, California.


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