NZSG Members' Awards

Honouring NZSG members or a person who has made a major contribution to the Society is provided by the granting of Awards an Certificates.  These are divided into NZSG Awards, Branch and Interest Group Awards as well as recognizing a person who is not and NZSG member.

NZSG Awards

Certificate of Appreciation

Service Award

Long-Service Award

Merit Award

Life Membership

Past Presidents Award

 

Branch and Interest Group Awards

Certification of Appreciation

Service Award

 

Recognizing the Contribution of a Person who is not a n NZSG Member

Certificate of Recognition

 

The Process

While recommendations for honouring a members may be submitted to the NZSG Manager at any time of the year, the Council will decide which of the NZSG Branch or Interest Group awards will be awarded and when. NZSG Branches and Interest Groups or individual members may make a recommendation using the appropriate form (F76 updated November 2015).

 

NZSG CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION

Purpose: This award is to show that the Society appreciates the dedication and work given by a member at Branch, Interest Group and/or national level.

Presentation: The certificate will be forwarded by the NZSG Secretary to the Convenor or Secretary of the Branch or Interest Group for presentation at a local meeting. If the recipient does not belong to a Branch or Interest Group, the certificate will be forwarded directly by the NZSG Secretary.

 

NZSG BRANCH or NZSG INTEREST GROUP SERVICE AWARD

Purpose: This award is to show that the Society appreciates the sustained service and commitment of members as office bearers of NZSG Branches and NZSG Interest Groups

Criteria:  To qualify, a person must have been a member of the NZSG for no fewer than five consecutive years and have held Branch or Interest Group elected position(s) for no fewer than five full years.     The award may be presented to a member who already holds a Merit Award provided the previous award was not given service as an office bearer of the Branch or Interest Group.

Presentation:  Certificate and badge to be forwarded to the Branch/Interest Group for presentation at a local meeting.

 

NZSG SERVICE AWARD

Purpose:  This award is to show that the Society appreciates the excellent service of a member at national level.

Criteria: The completion of a minimum of 10 consecutive years’ membership of the Society, and has also contributed excellent service as either an Appointed Officer, or as a member of Council, for a minimum of three years.  The completion of a minimum of 10 consecutive years’ membership of the Society and has contributed excellent service to the Society at national level for a minimum of five years.

Presentation:  Presentation to be included as NZSG AGM business.  If recipient not present, certificate, badge and copy of citation to be presented at another genealogical function or forwarded to the recipient by the NZSG Secretary.

 

NZSG LONG SERVICE AWARD

Purpose: This award is to show that the Society appreciates the service and commitment of the member over an extended period of time.

Criteria:  The member has given significant service to the NZSG over a period of more than 20 consecutive years, but does not qualify for a Merit Award.
This award may be presented to a member who already holds an NZSG Merit or NZSG Service Award, provided this award is for service subsequent to that for which the Merit or Service Award was conferred.

Presentation: Presentation  to be included as  NZSG AGM business.  If recipient not present, certificate, badge and copy of the citation to be presented at another genealogical function or to be forwarded to the recipient by the NZSG Secretary.

 

NZSG MERIT AWARD

Purpose: This award is to show that the Society appreciates outstanding service to the Society.

Criteria:  The service will have been given at any two or more of the following levels:
              (a) Branch/Interest Group  (b) Regional  (c) National    
               over no fewer than 15 consecutive years and usually much longer.  The service of a nominee ought to stand out above that of his or her peers, all of whom may be working hard to advance the cause of genealogy.   The outstanding services may be in any, several or all of a number of areas, eg. genealogical administration, teaching, 
compiling from primary sources, researching for others in a voluntary capacity. This service should have some impact beyond the member's Branch or Interest Group.

Presentation:  Presentation to be included as AGM  business.  If recipient not present, certificate, badge and copy of citation to be presented at another genealogical function or to be forwarded to the recipient by the NZSG Secretary.

 

NZSG LIFE MEMBERSHIP 

Constitution [Rule 4.0 Membership Classes – 4.6 Life Membership]

This award is to show that the Society appreciates the outstanding, long term service of a member to the Society as a whole.

The member’s service to the Society shall have promoted the growth, maintenance and/or the cause of genealogy in  
New Zealand.
The service to the Society will have been “all round” both at local Branch/Interest Group, plus having served as an Officer or Councillor and been involved in other activities of the Society.  
A candidate for Life Membership will normally become apparent through the great distinction of his or her contribution which will stand out above the service of others.
Life Membership shall be open to members who have rendered outstanding service over a consecutive period of not less than 20 years.

Presentation:  Presentation to be included as AGM  business.  If recipient not present, certificate, badge and copy of citation to be presented at another genealogical function or to be forwarded to the recipient by the NZSG Secretary.

 

In addition to the NZSG members’ awards the society may grant to non-members a Certificate of Recognition

A CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION 

(Recognising the contribution of those who are not members of the NZSG)

 A Certificate of Recognition may be granted to a NON member who has made a major contribution to the NZSG at a national, regional, or local level.
It may also be presented on the completion of a certain task or series of tasks or projects.  Recommendations may be submitted to the Office Manager, at any time during the year.  Certificates will be awarded by NZSG Council.

Presentation:  Where Certificates are awarded for work at Branch / Interest Group level or on completion of  Branch / Interest Group tasks or projects, they will generally be forwarded for  presentation to the recipient by the Branch / Interest Group Convenor at the local meeting. Where Certificates are awarded for work at national level or on completion of a National task or project, they will generally be forwarded to the recipient by the NZSG Secretary.

 

08/08/2017