Each year, members of the region are invited to nominate their peers for our regional awards. The awards scheme is designed to recognise and reward those members of Region 20 who have gone above and beyond the call of duty on behalf of other SFI members, their chapter, or the region as a whole, and as such, are awarded for the preceding year. Awards are also given for different chapters within the region. These are voted for by chapter commanding officers. The regional awards programme is in addition to the Regional Coordinator's Commendations, which can be awarded at any time of the year.
The nomination process begins at the end of February, and finishes at the end of March, after which time, the winners are decided by an awards committee chaired by the Chief of Regional Awards, and manned by a representative from each chapter. Identifying information such as names, SCC numbers and chapter information is removed from the individual nominations, in order for the members of the committee to make fair, unbiased decisions. After this process is complete, award winners are notified, and awards presented, either in person, where appropriate, or online.
Winners of the individual awards are then discussed further, and the most outstanding individual of the year is awarded the Commonwealth Shield. To see award winners from previous years, simply click on the buttons below, or go to the "Previous Winners" subheading under the "Awards" tab in the menu.
I'm very grateful for the career that I've had. And I'm very grateful for the experiences that Star Trek has afforded me along with my past background. When I look back and think how fortunate I've been to work with some wonderful people and had some marvelous experiences, then I can look at Star Trek and think it's almost like the cream on the coffee. I don't approach it as anything but a magnificent plus.