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Volunteer Recognition Awards – DUE
March 21, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
AWARD DESCRIPTIONS – Award forms are available here.
TEXAS 4-H ALUMNI AWARD
The Texas 4-H Alumni Award will recognize adults who have made significant achievements IN THEIR COMMUNITIES. Consideration is given to individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding record of achievement AS A 4-H MEMBER and who have shown evidence of 4-H’s influence on their adult lives. Continued service to 4-H in adulthood is very important. This award is sponsored by the Texas 4-H Friends and Alumni Association. No current Extension employee may receive this award. The number of 4-H alumni awards presented will vary from year to year.
CITATION FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO 4-H
This award recognizes an individual or a business that has made an outstanding contribution to Texas 4-H programs ON A REGIONAL OR STATE BASIS. Awards are generally made based on a long-term commitment rather than a one-time program. Individuals or businesses that are local supporters, and limit their contributions to local programs, should be recognized at the local level. The number of citations awarded will vary from year to year.
LEADER’S LEGACY AWARD
This award recognizes a 4-H leader who has been an integral part of the 4-H Youth Development Program for 20 years or more. The person who is nominated for this award may or may not be the person who is always in the spotlight, but is one who makes an impact and a difference on the 4-H members with whom he/she works. Stretch beyond normal thinking and be inclusive in making a selection for this prestigious nomination.
Specific requirements for the Leader’s Legacy Award include:
• Twenty (20) or more years of service to 4-H as a volunteer leader.
• Continuing support of the 4-H program at any level.
• Must still be an active and current 4-H Volunteer for the 2015-16 4-H year.
• Must have been a club manager or project leader in a county in Texas for at least five (5) years.
MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD
Annually two outstanding Extension professionals will be recognized for their role in making 4-H volunteers more effective with the Meritorious Service Award. These nominations should not be limited to 4-H Faculty. Nominees must be a resident of Texas and have been paid staff or faculty with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service/Texas 4-H for the immediate past five (5) years. Two awards are given annually.
COMMENDABLE SERVICE AWARD
Annually two outstanding Support Staff professionals will be recognized for Commendable Service Award for their role in making the 4-H program more effective. Nominees must work in a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office at the county, district or state level for at least the immediate past five (5) years. Two awards are given annually.
TEXAS 4-H SALUTE TO EXCELLENCE
This award recognizes outstanding 4-H volunteers for their service to 4-H programs and the impact that they have had on the lives of young people. Each district may select two recipients who will be honored with this award. A couple may count as one nominee. The awards are sponsored by the Texas 4-H Youth Development Program. Districts are strongly encouraged to submit one award winner for excellence in club work (community, project, school) and one award winner for excellence through special interest and curriculum enrichment programs. Selections are made at the district level with the nomination forms forwarded to the Texas 4-H Office. Winners should be notified by District Extension Offices.
The state award selection committee will select one Salute to Excellence award winner (with less than 10 years of volunteer service) to represent Texas as the nominee for the National 4-H Volunteer of the Year Award. Additional information, including letters of recommendation, will be required from the nominator in order to complete the award nomination process.