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phittie1100
April 3rd, 2009, 07:01 AM
Just a reminder, the 2009 United Four Wheel Drive Association Annual Meeting is coming up soon. http://www.ufwda.org/smf/index.php?board=63.0 Each year, UFWDA presents several awards to clubs and individuals who have made exemplary efforts to ensure that the rest of us continue to have access to our public lands, opportunities to educate oursleves, and a common voice to represent our varying interests.

Article VI. AWARDS
(a) JACK EDWARDS MEMORIAL AWARD
THE JACK EDWARDS MEMORIAL AWARD is named in honor of Jack Edwards, a long time, dedicated four wheeler from California. Jack Edwards worked hard to strengthen associations and unify all four wheelers, by encouraging their involvement in the sport. In short, Jack Edwards represented what we all strive too be.
1) This award is given annually, at the Annual Meeting, to the Organization judged by the Board of Directors to have participated in the greatest variety of Unitedís activities and events, and to have supported and worked for the goals of United.
2) The original Jack Edwards Memorial Award Plaque will hang in the United office. A traveling plaque shall be awarded to the winning Organization to retain for one year and then return by the next Annual Meeting. The awarded Organization will receive a permanent commemorative plaque after returning the traveling plaque by the Annual Meeting.
3) All Organization bids for the Jack Edwards Memorial Award are due by the start of the Board of Directors meeting preceding the Annual Meeting. Any additional supporting material is also due at that time. The Board of Directors shall meet in executive session for any discussion on the selection. A written vote shall be taken, and the winner announced at such time as decided by the President. All bids shall be for the preceding year. Criteria considered in evaluating applications could include:

a) Host a UFWDA Meeting.
b) Provide input for Unitedís Voice
c) Attendance at, and participation in, UFWDA meetings
d) Obtaining new members for UFWDA
e) Promotion of recreational four wheeling by participation in major education programs, conservation projects, and the meetings and activities of fellow Organizations.


(b) FOUR WHEELER OF THE YEAR AWARD
The FOUR WHEELER OF THE YEAR AWARD is designed to recognize, on a national level, the overall significant achievements and contributions of individuals to the sport of recreational four wheeling.
(i) COMMITTEE
The President shall appoint a Four Wheeler of the Year Award Committee (FWYA) each year at the Annual Meeting. The Committee is to be comprised of one previous Four Wheeler of the Year, one elected Board of Director member and one United delegate from an area other than that of the other committee members. The committee chairman is to be selected from the committee.
(ii) COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES:
1) Notify all Organizations in good standing to nominate a maximum of two members for consideration. Organizations are to be notified at least ninety (90) days prior to the Annual Meeting and included in the notification is the deadline for nominations to be completed. Nomination letter from the Organization is to contain reasons for nomination and activities the nominee has participated in for the past twelve (12) months including club, association, Organization and United. Notify Unitedís Voice that nominations are being accepted.
2) Select the top five (5) nominees.
3) Present the nomineeís information to the delegates and those eligible to vote thirty (30) days prior to the Annual Meeting.
4) Committee will see that ballots are distributed and counted during the Annual Meeting. The award will be presented at the banquet.
5) Committee will be responsible for securing awards.


(iii) VOTING:
Voting shall take place at the Annual Meeting. Ballots will be distributed by the FWYA Committee. No discussion on the nominees shall take place.
The following persons shall be entitled to vote:
1) Each delegate
2) Each elected member of the Board of Directors
3) Each person nominated, if not eligible under #1 or #2
4) Each former recipient of either award present.

Should a tie occur the committee members present at the annual meeting shall decide the winner.

(iv) AWARDS:
Each of the four nominees will receive an appropriate plaque; and the Four Wheeler of the Year will receive a plaque and a custom designed jacket. All other nominees will receive a Certificate of Nomination. Other awards/prizes may also be awarded.
(v) EXPENSES:
1) All expenses for the administration of this section are to be paid by United, including postage, phone, printing, etc.
2) The plaques and jackets will be paid from the United Treasury.

(c) ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS FOUR WHEELER OF THE YEAR AWARD
The ENVIRONMENTAL FOUR WHEELER OF THE YEAR AWARD is designed to recognize, on a national level, the overall significant achievements and contributions of individuals to the sport of recreational four wheeling.
(i) COMMITTEE
The President shall appoint an Environmental Four Wheeler of the Year Award Committee (EFWYA) each year at the Annual Meeting. The Committee is to be comprised of one previous Four Wheeler of the Year, one elected Board of Director member and one United delegate from an area other than that of the other committee members. The committee chairman is to be selected from the committee.
(ii) COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES:
1) Notify all Organizations in good standing to nominate a maximum of two members for consideration. Organizations are to be notified at least ninety (90) days prior to the Annual Meeting and included in the notification is the deadline for nominations to be completed. Nomination letter from the Organization is to contain reasons for nomination and activities the nominee has participated in for the past twelve (12) months including club, association, Organization, and United. Notify Unitedís Voice that nominations are being accepted.
2) Select the top five (5) nominees.
3) Present the nomineeís information to the delegates and those eligible to vote thirty (30) days prior to the Annual Meeting.
4) Committee will see that ballots are distributed and counted during the Annual Meeting. The award will be presented at the banquet.
5) Committee will be responsible for securing awards.


(iii) VOTING:
Voting shall take place at the Annual Meeting. Ballots will be distributed by the EFWYA Committee. No discussion on the nominees shall take place.
The following persons shall be entitled to vote:
1) Each delegate
2) Each elected member of the Board of Directors
3) Each person nominated, if not eligible under #1 or #2
4) Each former recipient of either award present.

Should a tie occur the committee members present at the annual meeting shall decide the winner.

(iv) AWARDS:
Each of the four nominees will receive an appropriate plaque; and the Environmental Four Wheeler of the Year will receive a plaque and a custom designed jacket. All other nominees will receive a Certificate of Nomination. Other awards/prizes may also be awarded.
(v) EXPENSES:
1) All expenses for the administration of this section are to be paid by United, including postage, phone, printing, etc.
2) The plaques and jackets will be paid from the United Treasury.