All RMD Patrollers
The season is certainly getting off to a slow start…maybe this is a good time to think about awards since we aren’t thinking much about how much snow we aren’t getting.
I am asking (begging) that all patrollers keep the awards in mind as we go through the season. The RMD does not acknowledge or recognize the great work of our patrollers at the same rate as other divisions, and I would like to see that change. This year!
- The NSP awards are as follows:
- Appointments (National and LCA) Patroller Cross/Memorial
- Distinguished Service Outstanding Awards (12 of them)
- Meritorious Service Unit Citation
- Merit Stars National Certificate of Appreciation
- Gold Standard Certificate of Appreciation
- Silver Division or Regional Certificate of Appreciation
- Purple Avalanche Award (Montgomery Atwater Award)
- Blue Nat’l Chair Outstanding Admin Patroller
- Green Nat’l Service Excellence Award
- Yellow Nat’l Ski Patrol Memorial Award
- Charles Minot (Minnie) Dole Award NSP Hall of Fame
Please go to the Policies and Procedures on the NSP website and check Chapter 12. All the details, including who is eligible and how to nominate, is there. And, the various forms for nomination can be found in your online bookshelf under downloads. Nominations that are submitted on old forms will not be accepted.
We have repeatedly discussed during National Awards Committee meetings the need to have the nomination forms accepted electronically. At this point, the National Chair will not accept electronic forms due to inability to verify signatures. But, if you send them electronically through your regional awards person, they can then be forwarded to me electronically. If I have a question about a signature I will verify via telephone. I will then send hard copies to the national chair for those that need his signature. The regional awards people are Eastern region Bruce Bacon, Western region Paul Merluzzi, Southwestern Region Dick Porter.
Thanks…I hope to be flooded with nominations. Don’t wait till the end of the season!
- Barbara Florey
- RMD Awards Coordinator
Post expires at 10:14pm on Wednesday May 23rd, 2018