Honourary Membership Award

The Honourary Membership Award is conferred on an individual who might otherwise have no membership eligibility and has given meritorious service to education, the profession, or the NSTU. The service must have been dedicated, long-standing service that benefited the members of the NSTU and therefore, the teaching profession and public education. Upon approval of the Provincial Executive, the President of the Union shall move a motion, seconded by the First Vice-President, that the Annual Council confer the award upon the nominee.

NSTU Honourary Members

An Honourary Member is a person upon whom the honour has been conferred by a resolution of Council.

Honourary Members

Dr. Norman Fergusson Mr. Ronald Morrison Mr. Earle Tubrett
Mr. Murray Fahie Mr. W. Ronald MacPherson Mr. Wayne Noseworthy
Mr. Gerald McCarthy Mr. Greg O'Keefe Mr. Bill Redden
Ms. Margaret Swan Mr. Les Walker  
Mr. L. Emmet Currie Mr. Jim MacKay  

Deceased

Mr. H. H. Blois Justice V. P. Pothier Dr. Florence Wall
Mr. Fred Phelan Dr. M. V. Marshall Mr. Rod Fredericks
Dr. M. M. Coady Sir Ronald Gould Dr. Tom Parker
Mr. C. L. Filmore Mrs. Gene Morison Hicks Mr. Cecil Durling
Dr. J. P. McCarthy Dr. H. D. Hicks Dr. T. L. Sullivan
Dr. Ian Forsythe Dr. H. P. Moffatt Hon. Robert L. Stanfield
Sister Rose Catherine Rev. Dr. Malcolm MacLellan Mr. Arthur Conrad
Mr. John Oliver Ms. Margaret Graham  

Guidebook excerpt

Honourary Membership Award

1. Purpose:

To confer membership status on an individual [with the rights set out in By-law 10(f)] who might otherwise have no membership eligibility and who is a person that the Union wants to bestow an honour upon in recognition of a significant contribution to education, the profession or the NSTU.

2. Criteria:

(a) Any person who has given meritorious service to education, the profession, or the NSTU.

(b) The service must have been dedicated, long-standing service that benefited the members of the NSTU and, therefore, the teaching profession and public education.

3. Nominations & Selection:

(a) Nominations are made by the Table Officers to the Provincial Executive of the Union. Upon approval of the Provincial Executive, the President of the Union shall move a motion, seconded by the First Vice-President, that the Annual Council confer the award upon the nominee.

4. Presentation of Award:

The Honourary Membership Award, which consists of an appropriate certificate, is given at the opening session of the Annual Council and published in an edition of The Teacher.