Honors and Awards Committee-HoD
The honors and awards committee shall consist of one member from each region and section. The committee chair shall be appointed from among the members. The members and the committee chair shall serve staggered two-year terms. Only candidates selected by this committee may receive awards, and each award is subject to approval by majority vote of the chair, chair-elect and the secretary/editor.
Each year the committee shall submit a confidential report to the chair-elect listing the individuals considered that year for an award but were unavailable or ineligible for such award. The report shall be provided by the chair-elect to the honors and awards committee serving during his or her term of office; provided, however, that the report shall at all times be kept confidential.
The honors and awards committee shall forward names of all candidates to the chair of the house of delegates for consideration by October 31 of each year as the recipient of the following:
- Honorary Member of the House – The highest award of the house, presented at the annual meeting in recognition of a record of consistent, dedicated and exemplary service to the house of delegates through committee work and officer service (not required). Annual presentation is not required and there shall be no limitation of the number of annual recipients. Past recipients shall be invited to and publicly recognized at the annual meeting.
- Distinguished Member of the House – Presented in recognition of the unique or exemplary service to the house through committee work. Chairing of committees and service as an officer will be considered, but not required. Annual presentation is not required and there shall be no limitation of the number of annual recipients.
- House Long Service Award – Presented in recognition of persons who have served as delegates for a minimum of four terms and have, in addition, taken an active role in the affairs of the House. Annual presentation is not required and there shall be no limitation of the number of annual recipients.
- House Recognition of Service – Presented yearly to the outgoing chair of the House of Delegates and secretary/editor at the end of their term of office.
The Distinguished Member of the House and Honorary Member of the House awards shall be presented at the award ceremony at the AAPG annual meeting. Presentation of the House Long Service awards and the House Recognition of Service awards will be made at the annual meeting of the house of delegates.
Certificates of service in recognition of 9 years and 15 years of service as a delegate are to be issued annually to delegates reaching those milestones. The years of service are cumulative and do not have to be consecutive terms or full three-year terms. All years of service as a delegate will count toward these milestones, including partial terms. Certificates of service are not subject to the "Rules and Procedures for Granting Awards."
Rules and Procedures for Granting Awards
- All awards shall be given only to recognize persons for their service to the house of delegates.
- Current membership in the house of delegates is not required.
- The honors and awards committee shall prepare the title, description of and qualifications for any new award proposed by the committee to be established and shall forward the same to the rules and procedures committee. All awards will be presented in the year following the year the award is established.
- All awards shall be established by amendment to these rules and procedures.
- No honors and awards committee member shall receive an award while serving on that committee.
- No AAPG Member shall receive more than one house award in any one year. A Member being voted two or more such awards in the same year shall retain the highest award and relinquish the lower one(s). The award ranking shall be 1) Honorary Member, 2) Distinguished Member, and 3) Long Service. This shall not preclude that member from receiving one or more of the other awards at a later time. No current holder of or candidate for any AAPG office, no current holder of or candidate for any HOD office, no immediate past chair of the HOD, no president or candidate for president of any AAPG Division, and no candidate for a position on the Advisory Council may be nominated for an HOD award except an HOD Recognition of Service Award.