Awards Policy

Club Member Award

Called [Year] Birkie Award (e.g. 2020 Birkie Award)

This is awarded to a club member for services provided that benefit:

  1. Club committee e.g. as a committee member or supporting it; 
  2. Programs e.g. junior coaching, junior camps, adult instruction, search & rescue; 
  3. Events e.g. social functions, ski de femme
  4. All members e.g. clubhouse steward, skidoo maintenance
  5. Kangaroo Hoppet 

Selection Panel — Made up of the President and the two previous winners

For 2021 this would be the 2018 & 2019 winners of the Ian Ryan Award i.e. Ann Bellingham & Blair Hume.

Nominations — members should have the option to be able to nominate a person(s) for the Award which the Selection Panel can consider. Note – nominations have to be in by the May committee meeting.

When awarded — Following the year in which it is won and at a social function during the season as happened for the Ian Ryan Award.

The Award itself — A framed certificate indicating, in summary, the member’s achievements and contributions to the club. For example: For outstanding service and commitment to club programs & events.

Ongoing display in the Clubhouse — An honour board will be displayed in the Clubhouse. Each year the recipient’s name is placed on it.

Note — previous Ian Ryan Award recipients will be eligible. 

Life Membership
Preamble
 
Life Memberships are awarded to recognize and honour significant service and contribution to BNSC over an extended period of time. Not more than two in any one year will be awarded.
 
Process
 
1.    A notice should be placed in the first BNSC Bulletin of the year calling for nominations for Life Membership.
2.    The nomination must have a seconder. It must be submitted in writing at least six weeks before the AGM, together with an appropriate support statement specifically detailing the nominee’s involvement and contribution to BNSC.
3.    A subcommittee made up of the President (or from the executive committee members) and two existing Life Members will receive nominations and then make recommendations to the General Committee. This can be done via email or at a later meeting. After consideration, a vote may be taken.
4.    The Life Membership Award will be a framed certificate summarizing the member’s achievements and contributions to the club.
5.    The Life Membership may be presented at the annual pre-season casserole dinner in June, the mid-season dinner in July, or the end-of-season BBQ.
 
Criteria Guidelines
The criteria are general principles to assess the extent to which the nominee has made an outstanding, significant and long-term commitment to the running of BNSC. The subcommittee will consider the following criteria


1.    The nominee will have served in an exemplary manner above and beyond normal contributions for a minimum of 10 years in roles that contribute to the benefit of the club
2.     The length of active membership, the length of service and the type of positions held including BNSC Search and Rescue
3.      Involvement further afield that may have included serving on State and National bodies.
4.     Demonstrated leadership and if the nominee has fostered ideas, initiated change, chaired subcommittees and to what extent promoted the sport of XC Skiing.
5.      If the nominee has been (or is) an athlete or coach, they must be an excellent role model representing BNSC
 
Benefits of Life Membership
 
·      Life-long membership to BNSC with no attached fees.
 
·      Recognition
 
28/06/2018

Certificates of Appreciation

  1. A notice should be placed in the first BNSC Bulletin of the year calling for nominations for Certificates of Appreciation. At the discretion of the committee a nomination can be made at a later date
  2. Nominations (must have a seconder) should be sent to the secretary and forwarded to the General Committee. This can be done via email or at a later meeting and a vote taken.
  3. The Certificate of Appreciation Award will take the form of a framed certificate indicating in summary the recipient’s achievements and contributions to the club.
  4. The Certificate of Appreciation may be presented at the annual pre-season casserole dinner in June, the mid-season dinner in July, the end of season BBQ or at another function.
  5. There is no limit on the number of Certificates of Appreciation in any one year.
  6. Certificates of Appreciation can be awarded to members or other supporters including volunteers and businesses e.g. sponsors, grant providers & community organisations. 

Policy reviewed and ratified …………..