Have you recently seen an APS member go above and beyond the standard performance of their role as an APS volunteer? Do you know of a committee chair that made things happen and the committee accomplished it goals? How about someone who started a group that didn’t previously exist but was needed by the APS membership? The APS Councilors-at-Large want you to nominate volunteers who go beyond the standard effort for the 2014 APS Outstanding Volunteer Award. This is your opportunity to honor an APS member for the hard work they do for our society. These volunteers are the life blood of our society; they keep members informed and manage the details so the rest of us don't even have to think about it. Basically, they make things happen for the society. It's time to tell us who these individuals are so APS can show them our appreciation! Don't let them go unnoticed!The Outstanding Volunteer Award recognizes individuals for excellent service in furthering the mission of APS through their volunteer efforts. To make your nomination, simply submit your nomination (nominees must be APS members) via e-mail to the attention of the APS Intermediate Councilor-at-Large Mary Palm (firstname.lastname@example.org) with APS volunteer award in the subject line by May 16, 2014. The nomination letter should be saved as a .pdf document and should be no more than one page. In the nomination letter, include a description of your nominee’s recent volunteer activities (within the last five years) and how the nominee excelled in the quality, timeliness, and/or scope of these activities. Please note that current council members of APS are not eligible for this award, and senior editors are not eligible in their area of responsibility. Nominations will be reviewed by the Councilors-at Large. More than one award may be given annually. The recipient(s) will receive an APS plaque and will be honored during the 2014 APS-CPS Joint Meeting by APS President George Abawi. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Palm.
2013 - Scott Adkins
2012 - Gary Peterson
2010 – Michelle Moyer and Dija Selimi
2007 – Dick Stuckey
2006 – Scott Gold and Gretchen Kuldau
2005 – Joyce Loper and Don White