Honorary Membership is to be bestowed upon persons who have distinguished themselves by their service and devotion to the science and profession of geology, to GCAGS, and to industry. This shall be designated as one of GCAGS's most distinguished awards. It shall be customary, but not mandatory, to grant one or more Honorary Memberships each year.
This honor is restricted to members of affiliated GCAGS societies. While not mandatory, it is desirable for the recipient to be present to receive this award.
Guidelines for Consideration of Candidates
Candidates for Honorary Membership should not only have distinguished themselves in service to geology, but also in service to GCAGS. Contributions to the science and profession of geology may be in particular areas or combinations of discovery, application, exploration, leadership, research, etc. Distinguished service to the industry may have brought favorable reflection on the profession of geology, GCAGS, and colleagues.
Procedures for Recommendation
Nominations for this award should be submitted on the prescribed nomination form, along with supporting documentation and a letter of recommendation from the nominating society, to the chair of the Awards & Nominations Committee. The chair will submit the committee's recommendations for the award to the GCAGS Board of Directors for approval at its Mid-year Meeting. All nominations not selected for an award in any one year will be retained for future consideration in the next year and need not be resubmitted, but additional information may be submitted in order to update files. Nominations will be held for consideration for up to three years.
Description of the Award
This award is a walnut plaque bearing the GCAGS medallion in brass, the recipient's name, the designation "Honorary Membership" and the date awarded. The plaque will be presented by the President of the Association or by the Awards & Nominations Committee Chair.
The deadline for nominations for all 2015 GCAGS Awards is March 9, 2015. Please submit nomination letter, form and support materials by mail or email to:
GCAGS Awards & Nominations Chair
400 East Kaliste Saloom Rd. Suite 1100
Lafayette, LA 70508