ANGELES CHAPTER AWARDS
Deadline for submission was November 7, 2003 for candidates for awardsfor 2003 to be given at Chapter Awards Banquet, March 28, 2004. Description of the awards below
Each year the Angeles Chapter requests the names of those individuals who deserve recognition for exemplary service to the Chapter in the fields of Conservation, Outings, Leadership, Interpretation of Nature, and Service. Each Group, Section, Committee and Task Force is asked to recommend recipients for the listed Chapter awards based on the following criteria. No elected at large member of the Angeles Chapter Executive Committee and no member of the Awards Committee is eligible for a Chapter award. Any group representative on the ExComm who will be proposed for an award will be asked to leave the room while the list of proposed awards is presented to the ExComm and voted on.
The EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is awarded upon accomplishing a major goal of the Angeles Chapter that is widely recognized within the Chapter and the Club as well as in the community at large. Generally, the focus of accomplishment is within or near the Angeles Chapter area. It can, however, be given for a major accomplishment outside that area if the predominant leadership comes from within the Chapter membership. The award will not be given annually, but it can be awarded in successive years if warranted. Usually the award will be made to a group of people (group, section, committee, task force, or ad hoc organization), but exceptional accomplishment by an individual can be recognized.
The WELDON HEALD CONSERVATION AWARD is the highest conservation award conferred by the Angeles Chapter. It is awarded to a Sierra Club member who has provided long-term and outstanding service to the Angeles Chapter in the field of conservation.
The CHESTER VERSTEEG OUTINGS AWARD is the highest outings leadership award conferred by the Angeles Chapter. It is awarded to a Sierra Club member who has provided long-term and outstanding leadership in furthering the enjoyment and safety of the outings program
The PHIL BERNAYS SERVICE AWARD is the highest service award conferred by the Angeles Chapter. It is awarded to a Sierra Club member who has provided long-term and outstanding service to the Angeles Chapter in fields other than conservation and outings, such as administration and political activism.
The IRENE CHARNOCK OFFICE SERVICE AWARD is awarded to a Sierra Club member who has provided long-term and outstanding service to the Angeles Chapter by serving as a Chapter office volunteer.
The ELNA BAKKER NATURE INTERPRETATION AWARD is awarded for outstanding achievement in the interpretation of nature, using the written word, photography, graphic art or field demonstration. Candidates for this award must display unusual creativity and depth in the communication of knowledge and appreciation of the natural world. This award is not intended as a reward for merely conducting many nature walks. Because of the high qualifications needed for an award candidate, it would be expected that this honor would not be awarded every year.
The ANGELES CHAPTER STAFF AWARD is awarded for extraordinary contributions, far beyond the normal call of duty, to the Sierra Club and the Angeles Chapter from an employee of the Angeles Chapter. It would be expected that this honor would not be awarded every year.
ADDITIONAL AWARDS FOR CONSERVATION SERVICE, OUTINGS SERVICE, AND SPECIAL SERVICE are given to Sierra Club members who deserve special recognition for noteworthy service they have rendered to the Angeles Chapter.
A CITATION OF MERIT is awarded to an Angeles Chapter entity for its help and support in Angeles Chapter activities and achievement of goals.
A SPECIAL AWARD may be conferred upon those individuals who have performed outstanding conservation work outside the Sierra Club regardless of Sierra Club membership. Included in this category are the Media Award, given to an individual professionally employed in a communications media field who has consistently displayed concern for environmental, conservation, and wilderness values and the Public Policy Award, given to an elected public official who has made outstanding contributions to advancing the environmental cause.
The LIFELONG SERVICE AWARD is given to a senior member who has provided consistent long-term service to the Angeles Chapter.