Dear division presidents and zone presidents,

Recently a reminder was sent out regarding the upcoming national awards deadline.  Please be advised that with the adoption of the new recognition program, the deadline for nominations for recognitions (formerly awards) is January 15 of any given year, not December 31 as it has been in the past. As always, Lifesaving Award nominations can be made up to 30-days prior to the Recognition Ceremony, which this year will be held on March 24, 2018.

Please refer to the national recognition program guide available on the website (under the Member Information tab) or contact Craig Taggart, Recognition Program Chair at

Wishing you all the best for 2018,


Greg McCormick

VP Brand and Partners

Update on the National Recognition Program – Deadline for nomination is January 15