AMERICAN BRIDGE ASSOCIATION, INC.
LIFE MEMBERSHIP/MERIT AWARDS
A. LIFE MEMBERSHIP
ABA member for at least 20 consecutive years.
outstanding services at the
local, sectional, and national levels.
National officers, including Sectional Vice
ineligible for nomination until they leave
Individual members, clubs, or units should complete a
form for the candidates of their choice.
All completed nominations should be submitted to the SECTION’S REPRESENTATIVE
of the Life Membership/MeritCommittee.
At the Section’s
meeting prior to the Summer National, the
candidates and their application should be
presented to the membership. The membership votes for the candidate to be recommended by the respective
Each Section may submit the name
of only one candidate
annually to the National chairperson. (However, it is not mandatory that a Section
Section Vice President must sign
the nomination form as verification
that the candidate is the
forms and accompanying letters of
be mailed to the National chairperson,
S. Harris, postmarked
no later than
The National Life Membership/Merit Awards Committee will
review all applications at
the site of the Summer Nationals. Candidates will be
ranked utilizing a point scale
that is based on records of service. The
highest scoring candidates will be
for Life Membership. In
addition, each National President will receive Life
upon leaving office.
The committee will deduct
points for late applications; and
(2) points for missing pages to be replaced.
Life Members will receive
a gold card
and will be exempt
from National, Sectional and local dues for life.
B. MERIT AWARD - (one
per Section annually)
identify a candidate that has rendered
service WITHOUT COMPENSATION the PREVIOUS YEAR. Each
section is guaranteed
one merit award per year. A total of
(8) merit awards are available
annually. If a Section
does not submit a recommendation in
a given year, the
count will be reduced
the number of nominations received. Sections may submit the
name of only one
Merit Award nominee annually. Merit Award
will receive a certificate of appreciation
from the Association and a
in the amount
of $ 100.00.
including non-ABA members,
nomination. Candidates must have made, within
previous year, an outstanding contribution
to the association. The
be of an efficient, impacting and time-consuming nature WITHOUT COMPENSATION. Such service
been performed at any level of the organization.
The sponsoring Section
a NOMINATION FORM.
After Sectional endorsement, the nomination
form, accompanied by a one
letter of support and candidate’s
photograph, should be
Far Rockaway, New York 11691-1920
NOMINATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JULY 15
Merit Nomination Form