Recognition Program

Have questions/comments about the Region 15 Awards Program? Contact R15 Recognition Director Vice Admiral Doug Mayo at awards@r15.sfi.org.

Merit Awards

Merit Awards are awards that may be given out at any time, when through actions or deeds, an individual (or chapter as in the case of the Charitable Work Award) earns them.

Submit a Merit Award Nomination

The Merit Awards and their descriptions, are as follows:

  • Award For Excellence
    Given to an individual who has exhibited extraordinary achievement and distinguished service on behalf of Region 15, STARFLEET, and the ideals of Gene Roddenberry.
  • Distinguished Service Award
    Given to an individual who through their efforts went above and beyond the call of duty and exhibited the qualities that exemplify the ideals of STARFLEET and IDIC.
  • Charitable Work Award (Individual)
    Given to a Region 15 member who during the course of the year exhibited tireless support, enthusiasm and, time to charitable causes.
  • Charitable Work Award (Chapter)
    Given to a Chapter who during the course of the Year exhibited tireless support, enthusiasm and, time to charitable causes.

 

Annual Awards

Region 15 Annual Awards are awarded to individuals and groups that best exemplify the ideals of STARFLEET and Gene Roddenberry. It is an occasion to recognize those members who quietly and efficiently go about doing things for STARFLEET and the community and who make a difference in our world. Nominations may be submitted by any member of Region 15 between Feb. 1 through April 1 of each calendar year. Winners will be announced at the Regional Conference, May 18-20.

Submit an Annual Award Nomination

The Annual Awards and their descriptions, are as follows:

  • Chapter of the Year Award
    This is awarded to the most distinguished STARFLEET chapter. This chapter best represents the ideals of STARFLEET, the International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc., and, as a whole, represents the spirit and determination of SFI. Qualifications for the chapter of the year include promotion of the basic philosophy of STAR TREK, involvement in community and/or charitable service, promotion of activities and projects that are fun for the chapter members, solid administration, and a vision for the future.
  • Shakedown Chapter of the Year Award:
    Is awarded to the most exceptional STARFLEET shakedown chapter. The shakedown chapter of the year best demonstrates the qualities of and the potential to become an ideal ship or station. These qualities should include a chapter newsletter, prompt and proper reporting to the RC and STARFLEET Operations/ShOC, effective chapter structure and organization, and involvement in Regional or Fleet activities when possible. This chapter should be the one which best exemplifies the principles of the ShOC Program for developing chapters, and which best serves as a role model for other chapters-in-training.
  • Support Chapter of the Year Award:
    Awarded to the most exceptional STARFLEET chapter that supported and launched a shuttle that commissioned. The Support Chapter of the year best demonstrates to a chapter-in-training the best qualities of a STARFLEET chapter, and serves as a role model and mentor to its shuttles and daughter chapters. It shows chapters how to actively and effectively run their own chapter-level events, and participate in Regional or Fleet-level events when possible. This chapter should be the one which best demonstrates the principles of the ShOC Program for developing chapters, and that serves as a role model for other STARFLEET chapters.
  • Flag Officer of the Year Award:
    This award is reserved for officers who hold the rank of Fleet Captain or higher. This award is given to the individual who best embodies the ideals, visions, and philosophy of Star Trek, as illustrated in the various series, as well as demonstrating consistent support for and contribution to STARFLEET. The Flag Officer of the year takes an active role in chapter, region and STARFLEET functions and demonstrates commitment to the organization through both word and action. The Flag Officer of the year also demonstrates consistent conduct in accordance with the philosophy of Star Trek, and supports the series’ vision of a positive future through community service and scholastic accomplishment (where appropriate), in addition to participation in STARFLEET and chapter functions. This individual serves as a role model for all personnel.
  • Officer of the Year Award:
    This award is reserved for officers who hold the rank of Ensign to Captain (inclusive). This award is given to the individual who best demonstrates outstanding direction, a consistent level of guidance for fellow members, and leadership in STARFLEET through both word and action. The officer of the year also demonstrates consistent conduct in accordance with the philosophy of Star Trek, and supports the series’ vision of a positive future through community service and scholastic accomplishment (where appropriate), in addition to participation in STARFLEET, region, and chapter functions.
  • Enlisted Member of the Year Award:
    This award is reserved for members who hold the rank of PO3 through CPO. This award is given to the individual who best displays, through his/her individual contributions, consistent support for and contribution to STARFLEET, as well as a consistent level of direction, as appropriate. The enlisted member of the year also demonstrates consistent conduct in accordance with the philosophy of Star Trek, and supports the series’ vision of a positive future through community service and scholastic accomplishment (where appropriate), in addition to participation in STARFLEET and chapter functions. This individual is willing to do what it takes to get a quality job done quickly and efficiently.
  • Junior Member of the Year Award:
    This award is reserved for members 18 years old or younger. The junior member of the year, to the best of his or her abilities, takes an active role in chapter and STARFLEET functions and demonstrates commitment to the organization through both word and action. The junior member of the year also demonstrates the potential for leadership, consistent conduct in accordance with the philosophy of Star Trek, and support for the series’ vision of a positive future through community service and scholastic accomplishment (where appropriate), in addition to participation in STARFLEET and chapter functions.
  • Commanding Officer of the Year Award:
    This award is reserved for the Commanding Officer of a STARFLEET Chapter. This award is given to an individual who has shown exemplary leadership and motivational skills, and helps set the direction and vision for his/her chapter. The commanding officer of the year encourages crewmembers to work hard for their chapter, and to take interest in Regional and STARFLEET activities. The commanding officer of the year demonstrates conduct consistent with the philosophies of Star Trek and promotes the vision of the various series. To be eligible for this award, the member must have been a commanding officer for at least six months of the calendar year for which he or she is nominated
  • Region 15 Student of the Year:
    This award is given to a member of Region 15 that has completed and passed the most courses offered by STARFLEET Academy during the course of the year. This award does not need a nomination.
  • Region 15 Newsletter of the Year:
    This Award is for a single issue of a Chapters Newsletter that offers the best example of content, graphics, variety and professionalism. This award requires a copy of the newsletter being submitted for the award. You can submit electronic versions of newsletter to the committee via email at: awards@r15.sfi.org. For paper newsletters please mail a copy to the awards committee chairman at the following address:
    Doug Mayo
    143 Wells St.
    Greenfield, MA 01301
Vice Admiral Doug Mayo

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