Section 47 Awards

FriendOfTheYear

Section 5.5: Nominations Process

A. Nominations Period: Nominations for formal section awards shall be open for a 4 week period beginning 6 weeks prior to the Section Conference.

B. Nomination Method: All nominations must be made in writing, either paper or electronic and received within the nomination period.

C. Nomination Content: In addition to the specific information listed in the criteria must include the name and chapter affiliation of both the nominee and the nominator when such exist (e.g. no name exists for the nominee of a chapter award only the affiliation)

D. Nomination Certification: The Awards Chair shall verify that the award contains all necessary information and determine if the nomination meets the criteria set forth in the appendix. The Awards Chair will report his/her decision with justification to the nominator no later than three days following the close of the nomination period. If desired, the nominator may resubmit a revised nomination within one week of notification. Upon certification the nomination shall be entered into the agenda of the Awards Committee Meeting.

E. Nomination Certification Repeal: Any award not certified as meeting the criteria by the awards chair, may be certified by a 2/3 vote of the Awards Committee, and thus shall be considered at the same Awards Committee Meeting.

B1.5: Friend of the Year

The Friend of the Year award is presented to the individual who made the most significant contribution toward the Cardinal Principle of Friendship.

Please describe the Brother's effort at making friends and welcoming new members and include details on the following criteria and other information:

• Openly welcomes new members;
• Socializes with all Brothers (is not exclusive) and has a genuine interest in maintaining friendships;
• Puts forth an effort to meet previously unknown Brothers from other Chapters;
• How long this brother has been in APO, including pledging.

Last Updated March 24, 2014