The following awards are presented to Federation members by the President or his/her designate at the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) or other suitable dance function.
Clubs, Dancers, Callers, & Cuers should notify the AWARDS COMMITTEE (see current executive list) through the Regional Representative, of anyone or any club eligible for any of the following awards.
Go here to look at the awards which have been presented over the years.
* Continuous means:
- Continuous shall be interpreted for a club as offering regular dances during a normal dance season.
- Continuous shall be interpreted for a dancer as reasonably steady attendance at square [round] dances during a normal dance season.
- Such attendance should be in Nova Scotia at the time of the award but years of square [round] dancing elsewhere may be counted in the total.
- For both clubs and dancers, the total number of dancing seasons must be at least 20, but they do not have to be consecutive.
Club Representatives may also request a Special Award for other significant milestones that will be receiving recognition during a special dance.
The Awards Committee should consist of at least two couples with at least one from the Federation Executive. Its mandate is to oversee the presentation of the three types of Federation Awards. This includes gathering names of eligible recipients, evaluating nominations, arranging for the production and presentation of the awards, and reporting awards presented to the SRDFNS AGM each year.
The Awards Committee is responsible for advertising the availability of the SRDFNS Awards. This should be done through the Regional Representatives, by direct e-mail to SRDFNS member clubs, and by making the award presentations at major events.
The Awards Committee shall solicit nominations for the Mayflower Award and evaluate those received. It shall choose a maximum of two couples per year to recommend to the Federation Executive for its approval. When possible the Mayflower Awards shall be presented during a Federation Festival or other major event. The nomination information should be transmitted to the webmaster for inclusion in the Awards section of the website.
Club Representatives should request Caller/Cuer Service Awards and Club Longevity Awards through their Regional Representative and arrange for an appropriate presentation ceremony.
Information regarding individual dancers eligible for Longevity Awards should come to the Federation from the Club Representatives and will occur automatically if the Club Membership lists include the dates when the dancers began dancing. The Awards Committee is responsible for compiling the list of those eligible to receive an award during the next year. The lists shall be sent to each club asking for corrections and additions and a presentation date. BACK