Mortenson Award Nomination DEADLINE: August 1
It is time once again to call for nominations for Affirmation’s highest honor, the Mortensen Award. The award is presented each year at our annual conference to a member of Affirmation who has served the organization in outstanding leadership and service during the past year.
The criteria for selecting a nominee should be:
- Someone who is dedicated to the goals of Affirmation and has worked toward achieving them.
- Someone who has shown outstanding leadership and service.
- Someone who is a self-starter and a motivator of others
- Someone who is making a difference in the lives of others.
We ask that you look all around in Affirmation to find that one outstanding individual and then submit a nomination to the selection committee. The nomination should be in the form of a letter describing the individual and listing all the reasons this individual is qualified and should be selected. All members of Affirmation are eligible for the Mortensen Award, including past recipients of the award.
Do not submit just a name. We need to know something about the individual since the committee may not know her/him well.
An individual may only be a recipient of the award once. Former recipients are:
Ina Mae Murray*
Terri LaGuisa & Jackie Riedeman
Bruce Leguas Contreras
James Morris & Aaron Vinck
The nominations must be received by August 1, 2014 Email them to Ricky Gilbert, chair of Mortensen Awards Committee. Please do not send copies to anyone else.
The award recipient will be announced at the Affirmation Conference in Salt Lake City. The selection committee is made up of past recipients of the award. Be sure to show this letter to everyone in your area. You may be the one who should be nominated and you may not nominate yourself.
If you have any questions, contact Ricky Gilbert. We look forward to seeing you at the Salt Lake City conference, which is certainly going to be a great event. Please start thinking about this award today and get your nomination in tomorrow.
(*Names marked with an asterisk are deceased.)
Ally Award Nomination DEADLINE: August 1
Each year an Ally or multiple Allies are honored with an award which is presented at our annual conference. Ally awards are given to an individual, couple, group or organization that has shown exceptional support to the community of LGBT Mormons, Families & Friends.
Former Ally Award recipients include:
Gary & Millie Watts, Carol Lynn Pearson, Kathryn and Robert Steffensen, Lanette and Robert Graves, Bill and Lois Russell, John Dehlin, Robert Rees, Barb & Steve Young, Caitlin Ryan and the Family Acceptance Project, and Erika Munson and the Mormons Building Bridges Steering Committee.
Please include a description of the support the ally has given that you feel justifies their recognition.
Send to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Ally Award Nomination” in the subject line.
Nominees will be announced prior to the conference and recognized at the conference. Awards will be presented at the conference.