PSIA & AASI National Awards
On a national level we have two awards, the Lifetime Achievement Award which brings with it lifetime membership and the Award for Educational Excellence. The Lifetime Achievement Award is a highly prestigious award that recognizes those exceptional few members who have designed and implemented programs, project and procedures that have affected the association on a national level. Those people must have exhibited dedication, devotion and self-sacrifice as they have served in national level leadership positions.
We have a number of people within the Northwest organization who have served on National committees, been national team members and who have been dedicated to making huge contributions to the national organization. For instance, think about our members who were original snowboard examiners, were on the snowboard team and who helped mold snowboard instruction within PSIA.
The second national award is the Award for Educational Excellence which recognizes those exceptional few members who over the years have authored educational materials and who have contributed significantly to and possibly even changed the educational direction of our national organization. Again there we have had many members who have served on national educational committees who have not received this award as of this date.
The criteria for these awards are: to be a member in good standing, with ten years or more of sustained history of outstanding service to the national organization. The nominating procedure is simple. The nomination for any one of these awards can go directly to your national divisional representative or directly to the national executive committee which serves as the awards committee.
We do have a time limit on nominations and they are due in the national office by January 15th of every year. The National nomination form can be requested from the National office.