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GEAPS awardHelp Someone Get the Recognition They Deserve!

Each year GEAPS takes time during the Exchange to honor members and grain industry leaders whose commitment and contributions deserve special recognition. Do you know an active member-volunteer who helps GEAPS deliver on its mission or an industry leader who is making a difference for the industry?

If you know someone whose contributions warrant special recognition, let us know by nominating them for a GEAPS award today.

Nominations are due Oct. 20. Recipients will be honored on stage during the President’s Banquet at Exchange 2015, next February in St. Louis, Mo.

International Member of Distinction

The International Member of Distinction award honors GEAPS members who have made outstanding contributions to the organization. Since its inception over 40 years ago, 27 recipients have been recognized. Any GEAPS member — Regular, Associate or Affiliate — may be designated by the International Board as a Member of Distinction. 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 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 david@geaps.com) by Oct. 20. All information will be kept confidential. If the Board member agrees, the name will be submitted to the Board for consideration in November.

Industry Leader

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 through an International Board member. If you have someone in mind, contact a Board member by Oct. 20 and ask them to sponsor your candidate. The Board will review nominations at its November meeting.

Corbett Award

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. 20 to Julia Kloehn at the GEAPS office (952-928-4640 or julia@geaps.com).