NOHVCC Scholarship Deadline Extended

Posted on April 25th, 2017 in Offroad News, Sledder Featured Article, Sledder News

PRESS RELEASE FROM NOHVCC:

We are extending the deadline for the scholarship applications and the award nominations to May 5. Don’t wait for this deadline to pass, get your information in today!

Scholarship information – due May 5
Call for presentations – due May 28
Request for award nominations – due May 5

The theme for this year’s conference is Forward Momentum

Basic information for the annual conference is available on our website at: nohvcc.org/education/conference.

The conference will take place in the New England portion of the US with the base in Manchester, New Hampshire. We will have a similar schedule as last year, including a mobile workshop. The conference will take place August 22 – 27, 2017.

Scholarships available to attend the conference

NOHVCC will be awarding up to 5 scholarships for people who would otherwise not be able to attend the conference. While the scholarships are open for anyone, they will be awarded to people who have the most need of the funds such as: State Associate Partners where there is an active State Partner, presenters who can not afford to attend to present, program managers whose agency can’t pay for out of State travel, etc. For a copy of the scholarship application, send an e-mail to trailhead@nohvcc.org. Scholarship applications are due May 5th at the end of the day.

Call for presentations

If you are interested in giving a presentation or have a topic and a potential speaker in mind for this year’s conference, please send us a note to trailhead@nohvcc.org. We will need a short paragraph regarding the proposed topic.

We are looking for topics that are related to the Forward Momentum conference theme. So be sure to let us know how your presentation relates to the theme. Due date for conference presentation requests is May 28 at the end of the day.

We are now accepting nominations for the 2017 NOHVCC and INOHVAA awards.

First of all, let us celebrate the successes. We would like to show all of the successes that have happened in the past year. Send us your photos to be used during the Saturday Night Banquet slide show. Any ideas for Forward Momentum fun will have top priority.

The INOHVAA award categories are:

INOHVAA Special Recognition Award:
Reason: To recognize significant achievement in contributing to and furthering the sport of OHV.

Eligible Individuals: Any State, Provincial, or Federal Program administrator or any leader of a non-profit club is eligible to be nominated for this award.

Eligible Nominators: Any active INOHVAA member or affiliate member; or government administrator may submit nominations for this award.

Award Nomination Procedure: Nominations should describe the individual’s accomplishments and contributions, including dates or time periods. Include:
-Reason for recognition
-Specific action,
-Why does this nominee’s action stand out from others?
-List organizations involved or affected by nominee’s action
-How did his or her involvement assist or improve an OHV Program

INOHVAA Hall of Fame Award:
Reason: To recognize significant administrative and professional achievement over and above in contributing to and furthering the sport of OHV recreation.

Eligible Individuals: Any State, Provincial, or Federal Program administrator or non-profit club is eligible to be nominated for this award.

Eligible Nominators: Any active INOHVAA member or affiliate member may submit nominations for this award.

Award Nomination Procedure: Nominations should describe the individual’s accomplishments and contributions, including dates or time periods. The following should be addressed in the nomination:
-Reason for recognition
-Specific actions
-Why does this nominee’s action stand out from others?
-How did his or her involvement assist or improve an OHV Program

The NOHVCC award categories are:

NOHVCC Partner of the Year – A NOHVCC State Partner or Associate State Partner who has achieved a success or who has spent another year working towards a success (they take time).

Program Manager of the Year – A member of a government agency who has helped the riders achieve a goal or who has spent another year working towards a success. All levels of government are eligible (local, state, federal).

Club of the Year – A club which has worked on a local or state level to achieve a success

Success Story of the Year – A great success in the area of OHV recreation was achieved. Things that can contribute to a great success are:
* opening a closed area
* a lot of partnerships, especially partners that are not normally part of the process
* took a lot of perseverance to achieve or conversely were added in a very quick time period
* made major connections
* provided a service where there was none
* created a new program for education or safety
* or other reasons that are left to your imagination.

Association of the Year – A state association which has worked on a local or state level to achieve a success

Perseverance Award – An OHV Enthusiast who uses professional persistence through the years to help create a positive future for OHV recreation.

Integrity Award – This is a person who ‘walks the talk’; who gives OHV recreation a positive image and goes the extra mile without being asked..

Outstanding Volunteer – This is an OHV Enthusiast who puts in a lot of volunteer hours for OHV recreation and can always be counted on to lend a hand.

NOHVCC Hall of Fame – These are people who throughout the years have made a positive impact towards NOHVCC’s mission and values. Check out the past Hall of Fame winners at www.nohvcc.org/About/halloffame

Special Recognition – Any person, club, or organization which has made an impact in the positive future of OHV recreation

We don’t have a formal request form. For both the INOHVAA and NOHVCC awards, just send your nomination and information regarding the reasons why the person should win the award to us attrailhead@nohvcc.org. Don’t go over 2 pages, but convince us of the reason the nominee should win the award.

Don’t be shy – nominate yourself or your organization. We can’t always know what everyone is doing out there so tell us what you are doing!

Nominations are due in house by May 5 at the end of the day, in order to have time to determine the award winners and order the awards.

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