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Distinguished Service Award (DSA)
Acknowledging and recognizing significant contributions that have helped advance the overall mission of the Institute is one of the mandated responsibilities of the Fellows Committee. Each year, the committee is tasked with soliciting nominations from our membership to recognize individuals, committees, or “Ad Hoc” groups that have contributed to the Institute in a “service-above-self” manner.
Nominations for the DSA are open to meaningful and significant actions or activities which, at the local chapter level or the national level, have generated a positive influence on the health and mission of the Institute. An example might be the rejuvenation of a fledgling chapter through the multiple and ongoing outreach activities by a single individual to resurrect his or her chapter. It might also include the impact a local or national committee has on the Institute by championing a certain initiative, such as publications being bilingual or generating a certification program benefiting local and national membership.
The nomination submission will be prepared and signed either by a Chapter President or Committee Chair and submitted to the Chair of the Fellows Committee for review and vote. A copy of the submission will also be provided to Ewald Consulting (the Institute’s management company). The robust and significant contributions of the individual and/or committee will be recognized annually at the Institute’s spring convention, when they are presented the Distinguished Service Award at the annual Recognition Luncheon.
The criteria for nominations shall be based on the following:
- the relation of the contribution as it compares to ICRI goals and the mission statement;
- the result and significance of the contribution;
- the time and effort required to achieve the end result of the initiative; and
- the consensus among the committee members or chapter Board of Directors on the selection.
The DSA nomination form can be downloaded here and it is suggested that all chapters and national committee Chairs obtain the nomination form, review it, and consider a nomination for submission to the Fellows Committee.
Should you have any questions regarding the DSA, please contact Fellows Committee Vice Chair Tom Ouska at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To honor those in the concrete repair industry whose service during their career has gone above and beyond the norm, ICRI has created the status of Honorary Member. The Fellows Committee put together new criteria for this award, which can be defined somewhat like a lifetime achievement award. The committee states that:
“An Honorary Member shall be a person of eminence in the field of the Institute’s interest, or one who has performed meritorious service to the Institute.”
The qualification requirements for an ICRI Fellow are outstanding contribution to the production or use of concrete repair materials, products, or structures in the areas of education, research, development, design, construction, or management. As a prerequisite to election, an individual shall have been an ICRI member for 5 consecutive years.
Sponsors: Candidates for the Fellow grade of membership may be proposed by:
- Any group of five ICRI members;
- Any ICRI Chapter; or
- The Fellows Committee.