Fraternalist of the Year Award

Fraternalist of the Year

This award was established in 1984 and honors an outstanding volunteer for service within the past year. It is open to all member societies. Past winners have come from all sizes of societies, many in the past years from smaller ones.  Nominees can be any age; the independent panel of judges looks only at the service to the lodge and community.  The winner will be announced at the 2014 Alliance Annual Meeting, held September 4-6, at the Hilton Austin, in Texas. The winner will be rewarded with an all-expense paid trip for two to the meeting and be recognized during the program with a video celebrating the fraternalist’s good works. The winner also has the honor of presenting a gift of $1,000 to the charity of his or her choice.

New This Year!  The 2014 Fraternalist of the Year has new criteria, recognizing those individuals who have seen a need in their community and taken steps to address it or have taken a long-established community service and discovered ways to breathe new life into it. All societies are encouraged to submit a nominee for this prestigious award.

2014 FOTY Guidelines

2014-Nomination-Evaluation-Form (a judging aid to determine a final candidate)

2014 FOTY Nomination Form

The deadline for submission is Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Submission of the nomination form and photo must be received by that date.  No faxes, please.

Use this opportunity to recognize one of your most valuable assets, your fraternal volunteers!