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History of the European Achievement Award From the Minutes of the European forum, Turku August 6th 2005 Kate York, Great Britain state president, said

European Achievement Award

History of the European Achievement Award

From the Minutes of the European forum, Turku August 6th 2005
Kate York, Great Britain state president, said that it had been suggested that there should be a European Achievements award. She asked for comments. Birgit Svensson asked for approval. Cor Wolff-Heins seconded. There was one vote against. Dorothy Haley said it would be very difficult to administer and before the idea could be accepted there needed to be guidelines. Sigrún Klara Hannesdóttir thought that it was a very good idea and suggested that the forum could formalise its purpose and organisation. Forum committee to plan.

At The European Forum meeting 6th August in Turku, Finland this proposal was submitted:

  • To establish a European Achievement Award to be given to a member in recognition of distinguished service to the Society at the European level

At the request of the meeting the European Forum committee will work out a proposal dealing with these issues to be presented at the Forum meeting in San Diego 2006.

From the forum meeting in San Diego, 19th July 2006
The proposal of the European Achievement Award was amended as followed:

An EAA to be given biennially in recognition of distinguished service given to The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International in Europe

  • Procedure
    Members from any European state may be submitted by European State Executive Boards to the chair of the European Forum by October 15, 2006, for decision of recipient at November 2006 Forum Committee meeting. After the first year, the deadline for submissions will be October 15 in even-numbered years.
  • Award
    The award is a specially designed pin, paid for by Euro 50 maximum from each state organization in Europe.
  • Criteria
           The recipient will be someone who from among the following has:
  1. worked on expansion in her own State Organization
  2. improved public relations and visibility of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
  3. increased membership
  4. given lectures and/or workshops at Delta Kappa Gamma meetings
  5. supported and mentored other members of Delta Kappa Gamma
  6. been active in the development of the European Region.
  • Submission
    A recommendation form to be completed by the State Executive Board. This form will be created by the 2006-2008 European Forum.
    It is decided that it should be awarded in the next European Convention in Great Britain for the first time and then biennially. The Recommendation form will be sent out in September 2006 to the member states.

From The Minutes of the Forum meeting in Amsterdam, Saturday, November 4th 2006
Guidelines for European Achievement Award accepted with following amendments:

An EAA to be given biennally in recognition of distinguished service given to Delta Kappa Gamma Society International in Europe

  • Procedure
    The name of a member from any European state may be submitted by European State Executive Boards to the chair of the European Forum by October 15, for decision of recipient of the award at November Forum Committee meeting. After the first year, the deadline for submissions will be October 15 in even-numbered years.
  • Award
    The award is a specially designed pin / pendant, paid for by Euro 50 maximum from each state organization in Europe.
  • Criteria
     The recipient will be someone who from among the following has:
  1. been active in the development of the European Region
  2. held leadership positions at European or state organization levels
  3. supported and mentored other members of Delta Kappa Gamma
  4. been active in raising the public awareness and the membership of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
  5. given lectures and /or workshops at Delta Kappa Gamma meetings
  6. increased membership in her own state organization
  • Submission
    A recommendation form is sent out by the Chair of the European Forum to be completed by each State Executive Board. This form was created in the 2006-2008 European Forum.
    It was decided that EAA should be awarded in the next European Convention in  Great Britain for the first time and then biennally. The recommendation form  will be sent out in September in even-numbered years to the member states.
         The European Forum Committee was unanimous about the first recipient of the Award.

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