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The NAWCC Board may establish awards for the purpose of recognizing achievements and contributions of individuals and organizations, both within and outside the NAWCC, who have worked to further the purposes stated in the Articles of Incorporation.


Unless otherwise noted below nominations for these awards should be made through the event chairperson.

Those awards may include:

Certificate of Appreciation
A Certificate of Appreciation signed by the Chair of the Board will be presented to individuals serving in leadership and speaker capacities for a National or Regional Convention, Symposium, or other event or activity organized under the auspices of the Convention Committee.

Chapter Citation Certificate
A Chapter Citation Certificate signed by the Chair of the Board will be presented to each Chapter hosting a National or Regional Convention, Symposium, or other event or activity organized under the auspices of the Convention Committee.

 


Gold Certificate
A Gold Certificate signed by the Chair of the Board will be presented to individuals who have provided exceptional services to a National or Regional Convention, Symposium, or other event or activity.

Field Suitcase Workshop Course Completion Certificate

A Field Suitcase Workshop Course Completion Certificate signed by the Chair of the Board and the Course Instructor will be presented to each participant of a Field Suitcase Workshop who completes a given course in that program.

Field Suitcase Workshop Coordinator Certificate of Appreciation
Each Field Suitcase Coordinator will receive one certificate of appreciation annually for organizing one or more classes. This certificate is signed by the Chair of the Education Committee and by the Chair of the Board.

Headquarters Volunteer of the Year Award
A certificate will be given once each fiscal year to a volunteer who has provided outstanding services to the NAWCC at the facilities in Columbia, on recommendation of the Volunteer Coordinator and the Executive Director.

Chapter of the Year Award
A certificate for Chapter of the Year will be given to a Chapter selected by vote of the Board that has provided outstanding service in support of the purposes of the NAWCC.

 


Museum Awards

The Board may authorize awards for service to and support of the Museum, with presentation of an appropriate certificate to the individual or organization.

Special Awards
Special awards to recognize outstanding individual service and achievement may be presented as follows. Unless otherwise specified, procedures for nomination, confirmation, issuance, and presentation of these awards will be the responsibility of the Awards Committee and incorporated in the Operations Manual.

Wilbur L. Pritchard Award
The Board recognizes and supports the Wilbur L. Pritchard Award and accepts the rights and powers for its administration as described below, such rights and powers having been conferred on the NAWCC by the legacy that established the award and fund for its financial support. The award is intended to provide an annual gift for individual excellence in watch repair or restoration, for which the Board shall separately establish appropriate guidelines and procedures.

1) The NAWCC has sole and absolute discretion to determine when such award shall be made and the conditions for participation in any contests for receipt of the award, including the right in any one or more years not to make any award.
 

2) The NAWCC has the power to use a portion of the principal to ensure the award is meaningful, if the Board in its sole discretion has determined that the amount of income is insufficient for that purpose.
 

3) The NAWCC has the right, solely for investment purposes, to combine the principal and undistributed income of the fund with other NAWCC funds.

 

James W. Gibbs Literary Award
An award for horological literary excellence, to be awarded annually if there is a candidate recommended by the Awards Committee. A plaque will be presented to the recipient at the National Convention and the recipient’s name inscribed on a master plaque located in the Columbia facility.

Henry B. Fried Watch Award
An award for excellence in the field of watchmaking, to be awarded annually if there is a candidate recommended by the Awards Committee. A plaque will be presented to the recipient at the National Convention and the recipient’s name inscribed on a master plaque located in the Columbia facility.

Dana J. Blackwell Clock Award
An award for excellence in the field of clockmaking, to be awarded annually if there is a candidate recommended by the Awards Committee. A plaque will be presented to the recipient at the National Convention and the recipient’s name inscribed on a master plaque located in the Columbia facility.

The J. Bryson and Mary Lou Moore Distinguished Service Award
An award to recognize distinguished and outstanding service to the Museum. Selection of candidates will be by the Museum Collections Committee, with unanimous approval by the Board. A plaque will be presented to the recipient at the National Convention.

Old Timer Recognition Award
An award to recognize one Old Timer each year for continuing leadership and personal dedication to the purposes of the NAWCC. Selection will be by a committee composed of the past Chairs (or past Presidents as applicable) of the NAWCC, with unanimous approval by the Board. A plaque will be presented to the recipient at the National Convention.

Fellow Award
An award to recognize outstanding and meritorious achievement and service in support of the NAWCC and its purposes. This award will be administered by the Awards Committee and presented to the recipient at an appropriate Regional or National Convention when possible.

 


Silver Star Fellow Award
An award to recognize exceptional and meritorious achievement and service in support of the NAWCC and its purposes. It may be awarded only to Members who have already achieved Fellow Award status. This award will be presented to the recipient at the National Convention.

New Member Recruitment Award
(Added May 30, 2005 by 2005-05-029)
An award that recognizes cumulative individual or Chapter achievement in the recruitment of new Members for NAWCC. It is given in progressive steps based upon the number of new Members referred, sponsored, or otherwise recruited, as taken from Headquarters membership records.
Membership Services staff shall maintain the list and provide to the Awards Committee at the end of each fiscal year the names of those Members and Chapters who have met the cumulative criteria. The awards, to include a Certificate and a Recognition Pin for individuals, and a Certificate-only for Chapters, follow:

Bronze Award: Given to all Members and Chapters who have recruited at least 25 new Members.
Silver Award: Given to all Members and Chapters who have recruited at least 50 new Members.
Gold Award: Given to all Members and Chapters who have recruited at least 100 new Members.
Diamond Award: Given to all Members and Chapters who have recruited at least 200 new Members.


Recipients will be recognized at the National Convention and in the Bulletin.

Golden Circle Award (Added May 30, 2005 by 2005-05-028)
An award to recognize the achievement of 50 years of continuous membership in the NAWCC. It is granted automatically and is recognized by a Certificate and a special membership badge. Membership Services staff will provide the data to the Awards Committee at the end of each fiscal year.


The award will be presented to qualifying members at each year’s National Convention awards banquet. (The badge may be sent by mail at a later date.) A notice of each year’s recipients shall be placed in the August Bulletin.


Officers and committee members of Chapters and Regionals will be encouraged to provide free or discounted entry to events to members achieving the Golden Circle Award.

Donor of the Year Award (Member) (Added July 30, 2007 by 2007-07-041) An award to recognize an individual Member for the most significant donation (gift) given to the NAWCC during the previous fiscal year. The award will be presented to the Member after the close of the FY and will consist of a bronze plaque on a walnut substrate. The Member's donation will be highlighted in the Donor Recognition List, published annually in the June Bulletin and, with the donor's permission, an article with photo highlighting the gift will also be included in the issue. In addition, a large walnut plaque will be displayed in the Museum's foyer next to the theater, and brass tags showing each recipient's name will be added to that plaque annually. The Executive Director will be responsible for selecting the Donor of the Year, with Board consensus.


In rare cases, two or more awards may be presented. Awards need not be given every year. Awards will be based upon funds or gifts in kind. Personal labor shall not be factored into the award.

Donor of the Year Award (Chapters) (Added July 30, 2007 by 2007-07-041) An award to recognize an individual Chapter for the most significant donation (gift) given to the NAWCC during the previous fiscal year. The award will be presented to the Chapter after the close of the FY and will consist of a bronze plaque on a walnut substrate. The Chapter's donation will be highlighted in the Donor Recognition List, published annually in the June Bulletin and, with the donor's permission, an article with the chapter president's photo highlighting the gift will also be included in the issue.


There shall be three categories of Donor of the Year Award for Chapters: "Large," "Medium," and "Small" Chapters, based upon rosters. Three large walnut plaques will be displayed in the Museum's foyer next to the theater and brass tags showing each recipient's chapter name will be added annually. The Executive Director will be responsible for selecting the Donors of the Year, with Board consensus.


Awards need not be given every year. Awards will be based upon funds or gifts in kind. Personal labor shall not be factored into the award, nor will cash from the surplus of National Conventions that was already earmarked for NAWCC, Inc. using the traditional 75%/25% agreement.

 

 

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