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Awards

Woodworker of the Year: 

Presented to the club member, in good standing, who demonstrates the finest woodworking craftsmanship through participation in the Show and Tell programs throughout the previous year.  The Board of Directors will select a panel of judges to review all Show and Tell items presented from December through November.  The judges will nominate candidates and their respective pieces for the award.  At the December general membership meeting additional nominations will be solicited from club members.  The Secretary will prepare and distribute ballots for members in good standing to cast their votes for the winner.  Members voting for nominees from the floor will need to write in their choce on their ballots.  Ballots are collected and counted after the December meeting.  The Past President announces and presents the award to the recipient  at the following January general membership meeting.

Golden Hammer Award:

Presented to one Club member for recognition of his or her service to the Club in the previous 12 months.  Nominations are made by the Board of Directors at the November Board of directors meeting.  Candidates are announced in the December newsletter and at the December meeting.  The outgoing Board votes by secret ballot in a closed meeting separate from the regular Board meeting.  Candidates who are members of the outgoing Board are not present during the discussion and balloting.  The Past President announces and presents the award to the recipient at the January general membership meeting.  

Lifetime Achievement in Woodworking:  

Presented to a maximum of one Club Member per year. This person should represent our Clubs most admired qualities. He/She should be a regular contributor to the Show and Tell program, should have held Club Office, may have worked exceptionally hard on a program or programs, or field trips, Chaired a committee, etc. Proposed by any member by letter to the board of directors, who will consider all proposals in executive session. This is not an annual award and does not have to be awarded every calendar year. It should be the Clubs highest award.