SARRAH Honorary Life Member Award

The election of a member as an Honorary Life Member is recognition by SARRAH of an outstanding contribution to Australia's rural and remote Allied Health Practitioners by that member.

SARRAH members who have been awarded Honorary Life Membership:

Award Recipient Year of Award Where
Michael Bishop 2008 Yeppoon, QLD

Michael Bishop, presenting at the SARRAH National Conference 2012.

Guidelines for election of the Honorary Life Member

General

These guidelines have been approved by the Board of SARRAH to assist in the election of a person as an Honorary Life Member of SARRAH.  Each complete nomination for election is to be forwarded in the first instance to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who then forwards the nominations to the Board for consideration.

Criteria for Honorary Life Membership

The election of a member as an Honorary Life Member is recognition by SARRAH of an outstanding contribution to Australia's rural and remote allied health practitioners by that member. 

This honour will be bestowed upon a member by the Board at SARRAH's Biennial National Conference or at the Biennial SARRAH Summit, subject to these guidelines.  The honour is not necessarily linked with that person's retirement from a position held within SARRAH.

An outstanding contribution to SARRAH is one that:

  • results in SARRAH being substantially, demonstrably and positively changed by that contribution
  • occurs over a significant period of time (at least 5 to 10 years)
  • required substantial and commendable personal input
  • can be clearly documented and corroborated.

The Board can decide the number of Honorary Life Members elected in any one calendar year.

Procedure for Nomination

Any current member of SARRAH who wishes to have a person considered for nomination as an Honorary Life Member may forward a submission to that effect in writing to the CEO.

A nomination for election of a person as Honorary Life Member shall be made addressing the 'Criteria for Honorary Life Membership'. Supporting information including corroborated evidence of the outstanding contribution should accomany the nomination.

Procedure for Election of Honorary Life Member

The CEO will refer the nominations to the Board for consideration and recommendation.  Election to Honorary Life Members shall be by two-thirds majority of voting Board members present.

The Board has resolved that all matters relating to a nomination are confidential with only the final decision of the Board in favour of the nominations being announced publicly.

 

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