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StarFleet Awards
 
CHAPTER OF THE YEAR

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

This 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 their 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

This is awarded to the most exceptional STARFLEET chapter that supported and launched a shuttle that commissioned. The mothership 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

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

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

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

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

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.

Orders of Merit

Each Order of Merit is named based on a cultural aspect that reflects the qualities recognized in the award. Cultures used include Terran, Vulcan and other species.

Each Order has three classes—First, Second, and Third. Generally, an Order of Merit, Third Class will recognize significant achievement at the chapter level, Second Class will recognize significant achievement at the regional level, and First Class will recognize the highest level of achievement to STARFLEET. An Order of Merit, First Class, must have its nomination endorsed by a Regional Coordinator and may only be awarded by majority vote of the STARFLEET Executive Committee.

ORDER OF AXANAR (Mediation or Problem Resolution)

This is awarded to a member who has played a key role in problem resolution or mediation between STARFLEET members, chapters or regions.

ORDER OF BABEL (Recruiting)

This is awarded to a member for activities in the area of chapter or STARFLEET recruitment.

ORDER OF COCHRANE (Technology)

This is awarded to a member for activities in the area of technology support (such as web page creation and maintenance, mailing list moderation, etc) on behalf of their chapter, region, or STARFLEET.

ORDER OF DARMOK AND JALAD (Outreach)

This is awarded to a member for a signficant act of friendship or outreach shown to a fellow STARFLEET member, or for outreach to their community on behalf of their chapter, region, or STARFLEET.

ORDER OF DIONYSUS (Recreational Event Planning)

This is awarded for excellence in planning, coordinating and executing a chapter, region, or STARFLEET-related recreational event.

ORDER OF GAEA (Ecology or Preservation)

This is awarded to a member for significant activities in the area of ecology or preservation. Activites need not be STARFLEET-related.

GRANKITE ORDER OF TACTICS (Event Planning)

This is awarded to a member for planning, coordinating, and executing a chapter, region, or STARFLEET-related business event (such as a Regional Conference or International Conference).

ORDER OF HAWKING (Accessibility)

This is awarded to a member for significant activities in making chapter, region, or STARFLEET events or resources accessible to disabled members.

ORDER OF HERODOTUS (History or Recordkeeping)

This is awarded to a member for significant activities in preserving a chapter’s, region’s or STARFLEET’s history.

ORDER OF PRENTARES (Space Research or Exploration)

This is awarded to a member for significant activity in promoting the cause of space research or exploration. Activities need not be STARFLEET-related.

ORDER OF RODDENBERRY (Star Trek)

This is awarded to a member for significant activity in promoting Star Trek, development and implementation of fun Star Trek-themed ideas, and Star Trek fandom as a whole.

ORDER OF SAMARITAN (Volunteerism)

This is awarded to a member for significant activities in the area of charity work or volunteerism. Activities need not be STARFLEET-related.

ORDER OF S’HARIEN (Inventiveness or Craftsmanship)

This is awarded to a member for excellence in inventiveness or craftsmanship in an aspect related to their chapter, region, or STARFLEET.

ORDER OF SURAK (Scholarship)

This is awarded to a member for scholastic achievement outside of STARFLEET. Can be traditional schooling, vocational schooling, continuing education, etc.

ORDER OF TARBOLDE OF CANOPIUS (Writing)

This is awarded to a member for activities in the area of chapter fiction, or writing for chapter, region, or STARFLEET publications.



Eleventh Fleet Awards
 
CHAPTER OF THE YEAR

This is awarded to the most distinguished STARFLEET chapter in Region 11. This chapter best represents the ideals of STARFLEET, the International Star Trek Fan Club Association, Inc., and as a whole, represents the spirit and determination of SFI and Region 11. 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

This is awarded to the most exceptional STARFLEET new chapter in Region 11. 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 Region 11 Command and STARFLEET Operations/ShOC, effective chapter structure and organization, and involvement in Regional activities when possible. This Shakedown Chapter should be the one that 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 SHIP OF THE YEAR

Chosen by the Awards Committee and Regional ShOC Director for the chapter that has led their Shakedown Chapter better than any other Support Ship in the Region for this year. To be eligible, a Chapter must serve as Support Ship and actively support and guide their Shakedown Chapter(s).

FLAG OFFICER OF THE YEAR

This is awarded to individuals who hold the rank of Fleet Captain or above. This award can be nominated by the award committee for any Region member they feel exemplifies the ideals of Roddenberry in that he/she has given their time and efforts to not only better their own ship but also the Region they serve in.

OFFICER OF THE YEAR

This award is reserved for officers who hold the rank of Ensign or higher. 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 and chapter functions.

COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE YEAR

This award is reserved for the Commanding Officer of a Region 11 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.

ENLISTED MEMBER OF THE YEAR

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

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.

STAFF MEMBER OF THE YEAR

Chosen by the RC, for the Regional Staff member whose work and efforts over the course of the last year have been instrumental and vital to the well-being, growth, and stability of the Region above all others. This nomination comes from Regional chapters to award a Staff member’s efforts they feel were instrumental in providing the Region with a job well done.

NEWSLETTER OF THE YEAR

This award is presented to the chapter or chapter-in-training newsletter that best demonstrates key aspects of journalistic quality. Regularity of publication, effectiveness and attractiveness of design and layout, and quality and relevance of content are among the aspects considered. From these we get an overall winner, Newsletter of the Year. Only one issue per year will be considered.

WEB SITE OF THE YEAR

The Regional Web Site of the Year is for the best overall site that will be judged on overall look, content, and ease of use. All regional web sites will automatically be considered for this award; these include the chapters’ and regional and 11th Brigade web sites.

YEARS OF SERVICE AWARD

Awarded to members of Region 11 who have had an active membership in STARFLEET for 5, 10, 15, 20, (5-year increments) years. These years must have been consecutive calendar years and must be recorded as such in the STARFLEET database.



USS Southern Cross Awards
 
CAPTAIN’S AWARD (Crewmember of the Year)
Frequency: Annual

This premium chapter award is presented in recognition of service to the ship/chapter, StarFleet, etc.

Nominated by crewmembers—selected by CO

PRESS GANG AWARD
Frequency: Annual

This award is presented in recognition for actively recruiting members or special efforts at recruitment tables (where applicable).

Nominated by COO—confirmed by Command Officers

BANJO PATTERSON AWARD
Frequency: Annual

This award is presented in recognition of the best newsletter article published, or other contributions to ScuttleButt, and will include submissions made to CQ on behalf of the chapter.

Nominated by ScuttleButt Editor—confirmed by Command Officers

EXCELLENCE IN ACADEMIA
Frequency: Annual

This award is presented in recognition of a crewmember who has performed exceptionally well in SFA/SFMCA courses. It is presented to the person who has successfully completed the most courses in a calendar year. In the event of a tie in exam numbers, the winner is chosen by highest qualification (Distinctions achieved).

Nominated by XO in conjunction with COO—confirmed by CO

CADET OF THE YEAR
Frequency: Annual

This award is presented to the best achiever from the Cadet Corps.

Nominated by Cadet Corps Commander—confirmed by Command Officers

SOUTHERN CROSS STAR (formerly SUNSHINE AWARD)
Frequency: Annual

This award, by the Chief of Ship’s Services, is presented to the crew member who portrays the best attitude in the chapter.

Nominated by CSS—confirmed by CO

CHIEF OFFICER’S AWARD (CO’s Commendation)
Frequency: As required

This award is presented when a Department Chief chooses to recognize someone in the department for his/her services or for bringing recognition to the department. (Recipients of this award are not precluded from selection for the Captain’s Award.)

Nominated by HOD—confirmed by CO

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
Frequency: As required

This award is presented for special efforts in promoting or performing a service to the community in the name of the chapter or SFI.

Nominated by any chapter member—confirmed by Command Officers

DOWNUNDER AMBASSADOR AWARD
Frequency: Annual

This award is presented to the chapter member who has best created and maintained relations with StarFleet, other regions, other ships/chapters, and/or related organizations.

Nominated by CO in conjunction with XO—confirmed by Command Officers

SERVICE TO THE SHIP
Frequency: As required

This award is presented to any member who performs duties considered beyond the call of usual chapter activity.

Nominated by any chapter member—confirmed by CO

ZEFRAM COCHRANE AWARD
Frequency: Annual

This award is presented to any crew member who, just like the intrepid and enthusiastic explorer it is named for, has provided ideas, recommendations, incentives, or good suggestions that are of value to the chapter—regardless of any of these being implemented.

Nominated by any chapter member—confirmed by CO

DEPARTMENT OF THE YEAR
Frequency: Annual

This award is presented in recognition of that Department’s activities and achievements on behalf of the chapter overall.

Nominated by any chapter member—confirmed by Command Staff