The nominations period for awards recognition is now closed.
The nominations and awards details below are for information only. Join GEAPS in Omaha for Exchange 2014 to find out the next recipients of these special GEAPS awards.
Know Someone Who Deserves Special Recognition?
Although it seems like a long way off, Exchange 2014 will be here before we know it. Each year, GEAPS singles out members whose commitment and contributions to the organization deserve special recognition. Nominations are now being accepted for GEAPS awards. Recipients are recognized at the GEAPS Exchange President's Banquet, honored on stage in front of an audience of their peers.
In an organization like GEAPS, there is no shortage of deserving candidates out there, and GEAPS needs your help during the nominations phase. Hard-working, knowledgeable, skilled and honorable volunteers are the lifeblood of the organization. GEAPS feels strongly that they should be recognized. If you know someone who warrants special recognition, let us know by nominating them today.
The awards, which will be presented next February at Exchange 2014 in Omaha, Neb., are:
International Member of Distinction
The International Member of Distinction award is an honor for GEAPS members who have made outstanding contributions to the organization. In the more than 35 years since its inception, there have been 26 recipients. Any GEAPS member — Regular, Associate or Affiliate — may be designated by the International Board as a Member of Distinction, but nominees must meet the following requirements:
• Been a member for at least five of the preceding 10 years
• Exhibited extraordinary service to GEAPS. For example, they must have made outstanding contributions through an International committee, played a major role in achieving excellence or innovation in GEAPS programming, or positively enhanced the organization's visibility and status in the grain industry.
Recommendations for International Member of Distinction must also be sponsored by an International Board member. If you have a person in mind, contact GEAPS Executive Vice President David Krejci at the GEAPS office (952-928-4640 or firstname.lastname@example.org) by Oct. 21. All information will be kept confidential. If the Board member agrees, the name will be submitted to the Board for consideration in November.
The Industry Leader award is presented to anyone—GEAPS member or not—who has provided extraordinary service to the grain industry. Qualifications for the honor could include a wide variety of accomplishments, ranging from technological achievements to successful efforts toward the enhancement of industry knowledge, safety, efficiency or even public perception. Nominations must be made by or through an International Board member. If you have someone in mind, contact a Board member by Oct. 21 and ask him to sponsor your candidate. The name would then be considered at the Board's meeting in November.
The Corbett Award, named in honor of John Corbett, former Associates president who passed away in 2006, recognizes outstanding service to GEAPS and is presented by Associate members to Associate members. All GEAPS members and chapters are invited by the GEAPS Associates Board to submit names for nomination. Recipients must be current Associate members who have been members for 10 years or more and have provided exceptional service to benefit GEAPS or its Associate members. Nominations should be submitted by Oct. 21.