MEMBERSHIP CHAMPION AWARD – INDIVIDUAL
The Membership Champion award is awarded to a SAME member in recognition of superior efforts in recruiting new members into the society at the Post level.
Must be a SAME Member for two years and a member of the nominating Post.
This member must demonstrate excellence in at least ONE of the following areas:
- Positive impact on overall Post recruitment: the member has demonstrated creativity and initiative in championing Post level recruitment activities during the current calendar year.
- Positive impact on Active Duty military/local govt recruitment: the member has personally demonstrated initiative in directly championing the recruitment of government members into the Society and into their Post during the current calendar year. Government members may be federal (active duty, reserves or civil service) or city/county/state govt (including guard/reserve).
- Positive impact on Young Member recruitment: the member has personally demonstrated initiative in directly championing the recruitment of young members into the Post during the current calendar year.
The SAME member’s successful recruitment activities may or may not result in an overall net increase to the Post’s membership by the end of the calendar year. Nonetheless, their activities are demonstrated to be worthy of recognition and serve as an example to inspire the recruitment efforts at other Posts.
Nominations for this award must be made by a Society member and endorsed by the Post President using the Society nomination form. The Post President endorsing the nomination will verify that the individual meets the eligibility criteria for the award, and that the nomination package provides detailed information to support one or more of the three nomination criteria for the nominee.