Life membership is the highest award available to recognise exceptional contribution to the Uki Garden Club. Members are encouraged to consider nominating a worthy fellow member who has made exceptional contribution as demonstrated by the criteria. Nominations should be in the form outlined and presented to the Committee.
Life membership is the highest award available to recognize the exceptional contribution of individuals to the Uki Garden Club. It is therefore only to be awarded in exceptional circumstances.
Nomination for Life Membership
Any financial member may nominate another member for consideration for the Life Membership award. Nominations must be submitted in writing and must be endorsed by two current financial members of the club who are unrelated.
The nomination should set out the achievements and activities of the nominee and at a minimum must meet the award criteria as set out below. Nominations should be received by the Executive Committee in adequate time for consideration so that any presentation can be made at either the Annual General Meeting or the end of year Christmas Meeting. Nominations should be submitted to the Secretary either in person, via mail to PO Box 580 Murwillumbah NSW 2484 or by email to [email protected]
In considering the award of Life Membership an individual should have demonstrated significant, sustained and high quality service enhancing the reputation and future of the Uki Garden Club.
The following points will be taken into account when considering any nomination:-
- The nominee’s length of service to the Club shall be at least 10 years continuous membership.
- The general attitude and overall demeanour of the nominee is one that reflects dedication to the Uki Garden Club.
- The nominee will have provided valued leadership and/or been an outstanding role model to the members in general.
- The nominee’s actions must reflect favourably on, and bring credit to the Club.
- The nominee must be a financial member.
These points apply in whatever role the nominee has participated in during their time with the Uki Garden Club. Achieving the minimum length of service will not in any way automatically guarantee the award of Life Membership.
Process for Assessment of Applications
The Executive Committee will assess nominations for Life Membership based on the above criteria. The Executive Committee will assess all nominations and only those that the Committee considers worthy of Life Membership will be endorsed.
The final list of endorsed nominations will be individually voted upon by the Executive Committee. A unanimous vote will be required for approval.
Life Memberships will be awarded at either the Annual General Meeting or the end of year Christmas Meeting. In exceptional circumstances Life Membership awards may be awarded at other times.
Retraction of Life Membership
Retraction of a Life Membership may occur when the recipient’s conduct reflects badly on the image of the Club. This provision will only be exercised in exceptional circumstances and will require the unanimous agreement of the Executive Committee. The member concerned is to be given the opportunity to present a case for retention of Life Membership status.