Retired Member Recognition

This award was established to recognize the contribution made to education and society by a retired member who has made a significant voluntary commitment to advance the cause of education either at home or abroad.

Guidebook excerpt

Retired Member Recognition Award

1. Purpose:

To recognize the contribution made to education and society by a retired member who has made a significant voluntary commitment to advance the cause of education either at home or abroad.

2. Criteria:

(a) Must be a retired member of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union.

(b )Following retirement, shall have given long service in a voluntary capacity with an organization related to promoting and advancing the cause of education either in Canada or developing nations.

(c)  Recipient must have demonstrated leadership or inspirational conduct that has had a positive impact on others.

3. Applications:

(a) Candidates(s) can be nominated by any member of the NSTU Provincial Executive by completing the appropriate application form and submitting the form to the President of the NSTU by no later than the last business day of the week before the March Executive Meeting.

(b) Application forms must be completed in detail including the names of three (3) references who can be contacted by the selection committee if needed.

4. Selection Process:

(a) The selection committee shall be the Awards Selection Committee as described under Section 4(a) of the Life Membership Award procedures.

(b) The Retired Member Recognition Award can be given annually but only when a candidate(s) meet(s) all the criteria described in Section 2 above.

(c)  The Awards Selection Committee may contact the nominated candidate(s) and/or references to obtain additional information.

(d) If there are multiple nominations received by the Awards Selection Committee, the Committee shall rank the candidates and make its recommendation to the Provincial Executive no later than the April meeting of the Provincial Executive.

5. Presentation of the Award:

(a) The Retired Member Recognition Award which consists of a certificate and a gift shall be presented to the nominee(s) by the NSTU President at the Annual Council.

(b) The Teacher shall publish the names of the nominee(s), a picture and a description of why the award was given along with a short biography of the person(s) in an edition of The Teacher following Annual Council.  The same or similar information shall be given to the media for release as a news story.

Reference:  March 5, 2010