Herman L. Joachim Distinguished Service Award
Nomination of a candidate for the TAPPI Herman L. Joachim Distinguished Service Award requires only one sponsor. Current members of the Board Nominating/Honors Committee of the Board of Directors may not sponsor a nomination. Solicitation is made in Paper360 magazine and the TAPPI website. Such nominations should be on a TAPPI Herman L. Joachim Distinguished Service Award Nomination form, which appears in this manual and on the TAPPI web site. This form requests information on the nominee's contributions to the improvement of the Association and the areas in which these contributions have been made. The form also seeks background information on the nominee. If additional forms are needed, they may be obtained from TAPPI headquarters or downloaded from the web site.
The Board of Directors has stipulated that the multiple nomination of any candidate by several TAPPI groups or individuals should be strongly discouraged, since only one nomination per candidate is needed to assure its receiving full and careful consideration. It is not necessary to re-nominate each year, as the Board Nominating/Honors Committee carries forward for five award years the names of those not selected. After five award years following the receipt of the nomination, however, the nomination must be reactivated and brought up to date, or it will be dropped. For example, a nomination received August 1, 2003, would be eligible for award years 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008.
Deadline: August 1 for honors to be given the following year.
Instructions for Submission
Please complete the survey for submission. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. If any forms lack sufficient room, please attach these on the supplemental data upload section with the nominee's name and question number. Sponsors can invite collaborators to contribute to applications.
At a glance, the following are required for submission:
- Common nomination form: sponsor and nominee contact information
- Biographical data form: nominee's employment history, education, etc.
- Contributions and Service Data Form
- Supplemental data sheet
The TAPPI Board Nominating/Honors Committee considers the valid nominations, and its recommendation is then submitted to the Board of Directors to be acted upon at a regular or special meeting. Decision by the Board is made by secret ballot, and approval by two-thirds of the members present is required.
Multiple nominations by several individuals or groups for any one award for the awards is discouraged, since only one nomination per candidate is needed to assure full and careful consideration by the committee.