Award of Honour 2

 

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1.
Object
To recognise distinguished New Zealand philatelists or deltiologists who have given outstanding service for the promotion, organisation and administration of the hobby of stamp or postcard collecting in New Zealand on a national basis.
2.
Criteria
2.1. The nominee must be a philatelist or deltiologist, having formed one or more notable collections and/or done significant research on philatelic or postcard matters
2.2. The nominee should have given outstanding service to philately or deltiology in New Zealand in some public capacity
2.3. The services to be considered by the New Zealand Philatelic Federation (Federation) executive committee shall be from two or more of the following categories:
2.3.1. Research work made available for the benefit of philately or deltiology
2.3.2. Formation of any notable collections which have been exhibited or displayed for the benefit of philately or deltiology
2.3.3. Philatelic or postcard journalistic or educational work
2.3.4. Organisation or propaganda work in connection with philately or deltiology at philatelic exhibitions, congresses or member societies.
2.4. The nominee must be a member of a Federation member society and may not be a serving member of the Federation executive committee.
3.
Procedure
3.1 Nominations may only be made by a financial member society of Federation.
3.2 Nominations by a member society must be on the prescribed form and accompanied by a full and adequate statement of the status and qualifications of the person so nominated.
3.3 The nominating member society shall on request produce to the secretary of the Federation such further evidence as may be required to confirm any qualifications or other statement contained in the nomination form.
3.4 Nominations will be considered in July of each year and must be in the hands of the secretary of Federation by 30 June.
3.5 The Federation executive committee will appoint an awards committee normally consisting of the Federation president, the Federation secretary plus one other person who shall not be a serving member of the executive committee. The awards committee will consider all award nominations and make recommendations to the executive committee whether to make the award or not.
3.6 The decision of the Federation executive committee shall be final. However, member societies may re-nominate anyone whose nomination has been unsuccessful.
3.7 The ‘Award of Honour’ shall be in the form of a certificate and a lapel badge incorporating the design of the badge of but with “NZ” and the Star in black on silver background. The reverse of the badge shall have inscribed the name of the person to whom it has been awarded.
3.8 Awards are preferably presented by a serving member of the Federation executive committee at the first suitable opportunity after the executive committee has approved the award (normally at their July meeting each year).
3.9 A record of the awards shall be kept by Federation.
4.
Alteration
These rules may be added to, amended or rescinded at any time by Federation.