Region 17

Awards

Purpose

The Region 17 Awards Program recognizes our hardworking and exceptional STARFLEET members in good standing. These people are recognized for their participation and support of STARFLEET and Regional Activities, going beyond the level of the average  STARFLEET Region 17 member.

The presentation of Awards at the Regional Awards Banquet will encompass the Region 17 Awards, as well as the 17th Brigade Awards. Certain Region 17 Awards are submitted to the STARFLEET Awards program as Region 17’s nominations for the corresponding International Award. The STARFLEET level awards are presented at the STARFLEET International Conference.

The Region 17 Awards Director will chair the Region 17 Awards Committee, and carries no voting privileges except in the event of a tie. The Awards Committee will be made up of one (1) volunteer from each chapter. All nominations are sent to the Region 17 Awards Director for distribution to the award judges. Nomination forms will be available in the Awards section of the Region 17 website or by request from the Awards Director.

An Awards Committee under the Regional Awards Director will be formed. The members of this committee will be volunteers from the various different chapters/shakedown chapters in the Region. Each member must be from a different chapter/shakedown chapter. No Commanding Officers, Executive Officers, Regional Staff, or Brigade Staff members will serve on this committee. If a member of this committee is nominated for an award, an alternate will be chosen to vote on that award category. Certain awards, as in the Individual Awards are not judged by the Regional Awards Committee but are judged by the Regional Coordinator.

Nominating Someone for an Award

Any Starfleet member in good standing can nominate someone for an award.  All regional awards require a written nomination consisting of no more then 750 words. Nominations are to be sent to the Regional Awards Director, who in turn will see that they are distributed to the Regional Awards Committee.

Use this Nomination Form (one entry per award):

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Award Types

Communication Awards

All Region 17 chapters and their members will be eligible for Region 17 Communications Awards. Communication awards cover websites, newsletters, and promotional materials. Promotional Materials are defined as booth displays, Fliers/Brochures, Business Cards, and PowerPoint Presentations.

Awards in this area are:

Chapter Website of the Year
Shakedown Chapter Website of the Year
Chapter Newsletter of the Year
Shakedown Chapter Newsletter of the Year

Best Overall Presentation
Best Business Card
Best Flier/brochure (B/W)
Best Flier/brochure (color)

Charity / Community Service Awards

Charity Awards are defined as those awards that require community service or charitable donations. Donations can be time, labor, or donated items.

Awards in this area are:

The Order of George and Gracie (Animals)
The Order of Bajor (Arts, Culture, and Humanities)
The Order of Boothby (Education) 
The Order of Hikaru Sulu (Environment) 
The Order of Dr Leonard McCoy (Health)

The Order of Ambassador Sarek (International)
The Order of Captain Janeway (Public Benefit)
Order of Surak (Religion)
The Order of Edith Keller (Human Services)
Overseas Coupon Award
The Great Bird Humanitarian Award

Individual Awards

Individual Awards are defined as all the awards that are presented at any time throughout the year, to multiple winners, and highlight exceptional service to the organization.

Awards in this area are:

Region 17 Medal of Honor 
Region 17 Medal of Valor 
Helping Hands Award 
Distinguished Service Award 
Achievement Award

Commendation Award
Ambassadorial Citation
STARFLEET Academy Achievement Award
Recruiter’s Award
Jonathon Archer Fellowship Award

Annual Awards

Annual Awards are defined as those awards that are presented annually at the Region 17 Awards Banquet, held during the Region 17 Summit.

Awards in this area are:

Starship of the Year 
Shakedown Chapter of the Year 
Flag Officer of the Year 
Officer of the Year 
Pat Stewart Medal of Excellence

Enlisted Member of the Year
Jr. Member of the Year
Support Chapter  of the Year
Commanding Officer of the Year

Award Descriptions & Criteria

Communication Awards

 

Chapter Web Site of the Year

One Annual Winner-
Certificate presented at Annual Awards Banquet.
The Chapter Website of the Year is the best overall site that promotes a STARFLEET Region 17 Chapter. Overall look, content, and ease of use will be taken into account.

Shakedown Chapter site of the Year

One Annual Winner-
Certificate presented at Annual Awards Banquet.
The Shakedown Chapter Website of the Year is the best overall site that promotes a STARFLEET Region 17 Chapter-in-Training. Overall look, content, and ease of use will be taken into account.

Chapter Newsletter of the Year

One Annual Winner-
Certificate presented at Annual Awards Banquet.
The Chapter Newsletter of the Year is the best newsletter for any Chapter of Region 17, that provides the best collaboration between design and content. Newsletters can be either printed or electronic. To be considered for this award, copies of the newsletter need to be sent to the Regional Awards Director.

Shakedown Chapter Newsletter of the Year

One Annual Winner-
Certificate presented at Annual Awards Banquet.
The Shakedown Chapter Newsletter of the Year is the best newsletter for any Chapter-in-training of Region 17, which provides the best collaboration between design and content. Newsletters can be either printed or electronic. To be considered for this award, copies of the newsletter need to be sent to the Regional Awards Director.

Best Overall Presentation any Media

One Annual Winner-
Certificate presented at Annual Awards Banquet.
Best Overall Presentation is for the promotional presentation of any component of STARFLEET Region 17 in terms of graphic design and layout. This Presentation can be either printed, electronic, or a display. To be considered for this award, copies of the presentation need to be sent to the Regional Awards Director.

Best Overall Flier/Brochure (Black and White)

One Annual Winner-
Certificate presented at Annual Awards Banquet.
Best Overall Flier/Brochure (Black and White) is for the flyer/brochure of any component of  STARFLEET Region 17 in terms of graphic design and layout and presented in Black and White. Fliers/Brochures can be either printed or electronic. To be considered for this award, copies of the flyer/brochure need to be sent to the Regional Awards Director.

Best Overall Flier/Brochure (Color)

One Annual Winner-
Certificate presented at Annual Awards Banquet.
Best Overall Flier/Brochure (Color) is for the flyer/brochure of any component of  STARFLEET Region 17 in terms of graphic design and layout, and presented in Color.  Flyers/Brochures can be either printed or electronic. To be considered for this award, copies of the flyer/brochure need to be sent to the Regional Awards Director.

Best Business Card

One Annual Winner-
Certificate presented at Annual Awards Banquet.
Best Business Card is for the business card of any component of STARFLEET Region 17 in terms of graphic design and layout. Business cards need to be printed. To be considered for this award, copies of the business card need to be sent to the Regional Awards Director.

 

Charity Awards

 

The Order of George & Gracie

Annual Recognition-
Certificate presented at Annual Awards Banquet.
This award is presented to individuals or components of STARFLEET Region 17, which have demonstrated the ideals of Star Trek by supporting the cause(s) of animals.

The Order of Bajor

Annual Recognition-
Certificate presented at Annual Awards Banquet.
This award is presented to individuals or components of STARFLEET Region 17, which have demonstrated the ideals of Star Trek by supporting the cause(s) of the arts, culture, and humanities.

The Order of Boothby

Annual Recognition-
Certificate presented at Annual Awards Banquet.
This award is presented to individuals or components of STARFLEET Region 17, which have demonstrated the ideals of Star Trek by supporting the cause(s) of education.

The Order of Hikura Sulu

Annual Recognition-
Certificate presented at Annual Awards Banquet.
This award is presented to individuals or components of STARFLEET Region 17, which have demonstrated the ideals of Star Trek by supporting the cause(s) of the environment.

The Order of Dr. Leonard McCoy

Annual Recognition-
Certificate presented at Annual Awards Banquet.
This award is presented to individuals or components of STARFLEET Region 17, which have demonstrated the ideals of Star Trek by supporting the cause(s) of health.

The Order of Edith Keller

Annual Recognition-
Certificate presented at Annual Awards Banquet.
This award is presented to individuals or components of STARFLEET Region 17, which have demonstrated the ideals of Star Trek by supporting the cause(s) of human services.

The Order of Ambassador Sarek

Annual Recognition-
Certificate presented at Annual Awards Banquet.
This award is presented to individuals or components of STARFLEET Region 17, which have demonstrated the ideals of Star Trek by supporting the cause(s) of international relief & support

The Order of Captain Janeway

Annual Recognition-
Certificate presented at Annual Awards Banquet.
This award is presented to individuals or components of STARFLEET Region 17, which have demonstrated the ideals of Star Trek by supporting the cause(s) of public benefit.

The Order of Surak

Annual Recognition-
Certificate presented at Annual Awards Banquet.
This award is presented to individuals or components of STARFLEET Region 17, which have demonstrated the ideals of Star Trek by supporting the cause(s) of religion.

Overseas Coupon Award

Annual Recognition-
Certificate presented at Annual Awards Banquet.
The chapter that gathers the highest dollar value in coupons and sends it in to the OCP program will win this annual award.

The Great Bird Humanitarian Award

One Annual Winner-
Certificate & Plaque presented at Annual Awards Banquet.
This award is presented to an individual or component of STARFLEET Region 17, that best represents Gene Roddenberry’s ideals for a positive view of the future by actively planning, directing, and participating in charity and/or community service events.

 

Individual Awards

Region 17 Medal of Honor

Certificate-
Presented on an “as needed” basis.
This is awarded to the member who at great risk of life in the act of Heroism and Bravery saved a life or lives. Must have three nominations sent to the Regional Awards Director.

Region 17 Medal of Valor

Certificate-
Presented on an “as needed” basis.
This Award is presented to the member who saved a life or lives while their life was not at risk.

Helping Hands Award

Certificate-
Presented on an “as needed” basis.
This is awarded to a member and components that provide emergency care (medical or otherwise) to another individual during a traumatic (i.e. life threatening) situation. In that case, nominations must include a detailed description of the incident, preferably including accounts from witnesses or involved individuals, if available.

Distinguished Service Award

Certificate-
Presented on an “as needed” basis.
The Distinguished Service Award is presented to those members of STARFLEET that have consistently provided exceptional service to Region 17 or STARFLEET, by promoting regional goals, presenting a positive face of STARFLEET and the Region to the public, and by taking a proactive attitude towards the region’s stated goals. To qualify, two separate nominations from members of Region 17 are required.

Achievement Award

Certificate-
Presented on an “as needed” basis.
The Achievement Award is bestowed on members of STARFLEET that provided exceptional service to the region and STARFLEET by supporting regional goals and providing a positive face for the region and STARFLEET.

Starfleet Academy Achievement Award

Certificate-
Presented on an “as needed” basis.
This award is presented to members of Region 17 that have passed with honors 6 or more STARFLEET Academy courses in a concurrent 6 month period.

Recruiter’s Award

Certificate-
Presented on an “as needed” basis.
This award is given to an individual or a component of Region 17 that has made a serious effort and had a significant impact on the growth of STARFLEET membership within the Region.

Ambassadorial Citation

Certificate-
Presented on an “as needed” basis.
This award is presented to recognize extraordinary contributions and assistance of outside associates, businesses, and organizations. Criteria: STARFLEET Region 17 appreciates the help of those who help support our various causes and efforts. This award shows our appreciation.

Jonathon Archer Fellowship Award (formally the Interactive Achievement Award)

Certificate-
Presented on an “as needed” basis.
This award is given to an individual or a component of Region 17 that promotes fun, fellowship and camaraderie among the components of Region 17 without being exclusionary. The intent of this award is to promote and foster inter-chapter cooperation and activities. This is important as because chapters participating with other chapters helps make our region stronger and helps chapters with recruiting as prospective members see the opportunity to get to know even more people who
share their common interests.

Annual Awards

 

STARFLEET Region 17 Starship of the Year

One Annual Winner-
Plaque and Certificate presented at Annual Awards Banquet.
This chapter illustrates through accomplishments, achievements, and actions the best of what STARFLEET is. STARFLEET is an organization that promotes the ideas of “Star Trek” This chapter shows this by involving itself in community service, promotes FUN and fellowship with activities and projects, promotes the IDIC philosophy, and has a solid administration. The ship’s newsletter and membership handbook reflects their chapter’s culture, values, morals, and ideals.

STARFLEET Region 17 Shakedown Chapter of the Year

One Annual Winner-
Plaque and Certificate presented at Annual Awards Banquet.
This chapter-in-training illustrates through accomplishments, achievements, and actions the best of what STARFLEET is. STARFLEET is an organization that promotes the ideas of “Star Trek” This chapter-in-training shows this by involving itself in community service, promotes FUN and fellowship with activities and projects, promotes the IDIC philosophy, and has a solid administration. The shuttle’s newsletter and membership handbook reflects their chapter’s culture, values, morals, and ideals.
Any chapter-in-training that was a shakedown chapter for most of the year (6-months) is eligible for this award.

STARFLEET Region 17 Commanding Officer (CO) of the Year

One Annual Winner-
Plaque and Certificate presented at Annual Awards Banquet.
This Commanding Officer exemplifies the best dedication and involvement to STARFLEET, Region 17, and his or her starship. The Commanding Officer made significant accomplishments and is the role model for all STARFLEET and Region 17.

STARFLEET Region 17 Flag Officer of the Year

One Annual Winner-
Plaque and Certificate presented at Annual Awards Banquet.
This Flag Officer is the best of the best of Region 17’s Flag Officers. He or she exemplifies through actions and accomplishments their positive attitude and demeanor reflecting the ideals and spirit of STARFLEET. Flag Officer is defined as anyone with the rank of Fleet Captain and above.

STARFLEET Region 17 Officer of the Year

One Annual Winner-
Plaque and Certificate presented at Annual Awards Banquet.
This Officer is the best Officer in Region 17. he or she exemplifies through actions and accomplishments their positive attitude, enthusiasm, and devotion to the ideals and spirit of STARFLEET and Region 17.

STARFLEET Region 17 Enlisted member of the Year

One Annual Winner-
Plaque and Certificate presented at Annual Awards Banquet.
This enlisted member of region 17 is the best out of all other enlisted members. The enlisted member exemplifies through actions and accomplishments the ideals and spirit of STARFLEET and Region 17.

STARFLEET Region 17 Junior Member of the Year

One Annual Winner-
Plaque and Certificate presented at Annual Awards Banquet.
This junior member is the best of all other junior members in region 17. This young person is an excellent student and participates in a lot of chapter and region activities and is an excellent role model for others like him or her to follow. Junior Member is defined as a member of the Region under the age of 18.

STARFLEET Region 17 Support Chapter of the Year

One Annual Winner-
Plaque and Certificate presented at Annual Awards Banquet.
This starship distinguished itself by supporting the growth of a shakedown chapter to become an active commissioned starship of STARFLEET. This starship exemplified the meaning and spirit of STARFLEET as an ideal model of what a starship in Fleet is all about.

Pat Stewart Medal of Excellence

One Annual Winner-
Plaque and Certificate presented at Annual Awards Banquet.
The Pat Stewart Medal of Excellence will be the best of the Flag Officer, Commanding Officer, Officer of the Year, Junior Member of the Year, and Enlisted Member annual awards.