Policy for Application Procedure for the Award of Merit and the Certificate of Recognition
- Each Branch/Chapter can select and present one Award of Merit and one Certificate of Recognition each year. Selections should be based on the following guidelines established by the National Board.
- The Award of Merit is for Branch/Chapter recognition of a hard of hearing CHHA member.
- The Certificate of Recognition is for a hearing individual or community organization/business that has shown outstanding support to the Branch/Chapter.
- The Branch/Chapter members should submit nominations to their Branch/Chapter Executive. The Executive determines the recipient for the Award of Merit and/or Certificate of Recognition. The Branch/Chapter submits the recipient information to the CHHA National Office, including the date of presentation of the award. The Branch/Chapter should allow 2 months for the CHHA National Office staff to prepare and mail the unframed certificates in time for the presentation.
- The Branch/Chapter will present the Award of Merit or Certificate of Recognition at the Branch/Chapter meeting, AGM or venue of their choice.
- The National Conference host Branch/Chapter will have the privilege of presenting their Award of Merit and/or Certificate of Recognition at the Annual National Conference. The National President will announce the names of the recipients at the AGM.
- The names of the recipients may be printed in Listen/Écoute magazine.
- The CHHA National Office may have a press release naming the recipients and why they were awarded.
- The CHHA National Office is not responsible for framing the Award or Certificate.
- Nominators should be aware that a declined nomination is not automatically considered the following year. A new application must be submitted to their Branch/Chapter Executive each year.
- The National President/Executive/Board of CHHA may also present one Award or Certificate at the National AGM/Conference. Such a nominee must have provided well-known outstanding long-term service.