Dear division presidents and zone presidents,
Please find attached the new National Recognition Program guide. Over the summer, a team of members from across the organization completed a wholesale review of the awards program. They made a number of recommendations to the management committee, and after a period of review and edits, the management committee sought approval from the board of directors. Obviously one of the key changes that the board approved was the change in title, from national awards program to national recognition program. Some of the changes that were approved include a simpler submission process, the introduction of the Allison Smith Leadership Award and the Mark Labow Diamond Award (for 60 years of service), and refined roles for the selection committee. The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2018.
The program guide has been published to the NDS, and an announcement will be made in the December edition of 5/5. The NDS is in the process of being updated to suit these changes. The application process for the committee chair is underway, and a call for committee members will be advertised in early December.
Feel free to pose any questions you might have.
Vice-President of Brand and Partners