Honour Blazer Nomination Process
As per our Regulations:
8.4 Honour Blazer
a. The honour blazer colour shall be dark navy, embroidered with emblem as per regulation 8.3 (c) with the addition of the word HONOUR in block letters underneath.
b. The honour blazer is awarded for outstanding service and can only be awarded to a member on one occasion. However, it is not necessary that an Honour Blazer be awarded each year.
c. All nominations for the honour blazer must be first made to the Board in writing stating the reason for the nomination and the nominees service to the Club. The nomination must be in the hands of the Secretary prior to the final April meeting. The Board shall consider the nominations at the final April meeting and for that nomination to obtain their recommendation for approval by the members of the Annual General Meeting.
d. The honour blazer may be awarded for bravery regardless of membership category and the minimum of 10 years membership may be waivered. Otherwise, the honour blazer can only be awarded to Active (18 years & over), Reserve Active, Long Service, Life Member, Active (15-18 years), Cadet (13-15 years) and only to other membership classifications who have had at least ten (10) years membership of the Club.
e. Only one (1) nomination each year for honour blazer may be recommended by the Board of Management to the Annual General Meeting, except where the nomination is with regard to bravery in which case more than one nomination can be recommended.
Life Member Nomination Process
As per our Constitution:
8.6 Life Membership
8.6.1 Life Membership may be conferred at the Annual General Meeting by two thirds (2/3) majority of the members present and entitled to vote by secret ballot, provided that the member in question has either: a. performed an exceptional act of bravery in saving or attempting to save a life; or b. has made a long-term major contribution to the Cub involving a minimum of 15 years of outstanding continuous and sustained service.
8.6.2 All nominations for Life Membership must be submitted to the Club Secretary on the prescribed form “Nomination for Life Membership” by January 31.
8.6.3 During the month of February the Secretary shall verify the service record of each nominee and forward all the nominations to the members of the Life Membership Committee.
8.6.4 The Life Membership Committee, as elected at the Annual General Meeting, shall meet during the month of March to review all nominations and make recommendation back to the Board of Management April meeting.
8.6.5 The proposer and seconder of the nominations shall be advised in writing and have the right to be heard at the meeting of the Life Membership Committee at which the nomination is being considered.
8.6.6 Only one nomination each year for Life Membership may be recommended by the Board to the Annual General Meeting, except where the nomination is with regard to rule 8.6.1 (a) in which case more than one nomination can be recommended.
8.6.7 For a nomination to be recommended to the Annual General Meeting, it must be agreed to by two thirds (2/3) majority vote by the Board of Management at their April meeting.
8.6.8 Following approval by the Board the nomination shall be included on the agenda for the Annual General Meeting together with the nominees’ service record.
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