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20 Snowmobile VERMONT Awards characteristics of volunteerism and leadership above and beyond the call of duty. This is an open award and may be presented to anyone in the snowmobiling community regardless of age or level of service who displays the above qualities. DirectorOfcer of the Year award is presented to an individual who leads or actively participates in VAST committees charged with issue resolution policy development or development of long range plans. A candidate for this award exhibits leadership in county and VAST unity. Outstanding Local or National Business Participation is given for significant monetary or non- monetary contributions to VAST county or local clubs or a VAST supported charity. A candidate may organize or contribute to media coverage favorable to snowmobiling locally or nationally. A Distinguished Service Award is given to any outgoing Director or Officer. The President may also present awards to staff members volunteers landowners law enforcement personnel or other outside individuals for Significant contributions to local and county trail systems and club operations. Significant efforts benefitting a local club or county. Outstanding examples of cooperation between agencies and organizations that benefit Vermont snowmobiling. Significant assistance from landowners to acquire permission for or adjust land management activities to accommodate snowmobile trails. Donation of easements for snowmobile trails. Outstanding efforts to promote safe responsible and legal snowmobile operation. Active political or legislative lobbying in support of snowmobiling. There are two separate types of awards presented by the Executive Director. The rst three are entirely at the EDs discretion. The Legislator of the Year award may be given to the Vermont State Legislator who has worked the hardest to advance snowmobiling in Vermont. The award is based on the legislators support for legislation or for work that enhances and advances the Statewide Snowmobile Trail System. It may also be given for overall support for snowmobiling as well as commitment to the advancement of snowmobiling in Vermont. A Vermont Public Official who has worked the hardest to advance snowmobiling in Vermont may be presented with the Public Ofcial of the Year award. Similar in scope to the Legislator of the Year award it provides the opportunity to recognize a broader range of individuals. The Executive Directors Award of Excellence is given to an individual or club that has demonstrated that they have gone the extra mile for snowmobiling in Vermont. The recipient must have worked tirelessly for the advancement and betterment of snowmobiling and have overcome great adversity to ensure that all Vermont snowmobilers have an integrated and connected snowmobile trail system on which to ride. The following two awards are presented by the Executive Director but may be nominated by the membership. There is no nomination form.The nomination must be in writing and include sufficient documentation of the candidates suitability to merit consideration. First there is Honorary Membership. Nominations must be given to the Executive Director prior to June 1. The Executive Director must forward all recommendations to the Board of Directors and the Board must unanimously approve Honorary Memberships. This award may be given to a deserving non-VAST member. Legislators and Public Officials may qualify for this award. Honorary members shall not be 413 284-1673 2 Wilbraham Street Palmer Mass. ski-doo sales service Clothing accessories Karavan trailers VAST registrations Factory trained technicians NEW ITEMS CLOTHING GEAR