John Armstrong Guild Service Award
The purpose of this Award is to recognise a Guild Member who:
1. Has made a significant and long term contribution to the achievement of Guild objectives through their service to the Guild;
2. This service should be in at least two distinctly different areas (e.g. as a officeholder, working on a major Guild project, leadership in a SIG, coordinator of specific events and contributing to Working Bees; over more than three years. For other substantial and sustained Guild service at the discretion of the Committee;
3. Has demonstrated through his/her character to be diligent, skilful and selfless in their service to the Guild.
Background to the Award
This award is in memory of John Armstrong. John was a quiet achiever in the Guild over many years. He was a woodcarver who led the Carving SIG; a helper with working bees in the Shed; and an electrical engineer who both advised the Guild on its electrical issues, and tested and tagged our electrical equipment for use in the Shed and at public events. He wrote a series of articles on electrical matters, and on numerous other topics, published in Shed Notes, and won awards for his woodcraft skills. Following John’s death in September 2013, the Guild Committee decided to establish this Award in his honour.
The Award will be presented annually as perpetual trophy to a current Guild Member who is adjudged by the Guild Committee to be deserving of special recognition. This trophy will be inscribed with that Member’s name and the year, and held in trust by the recipient until the next recipient is announced. At the Committee’s discretion, it may not be presented every year.
The Award trophy will consist of a carving by John Armstrong as its major feature and be of a distinctive design and of sufficient size to be capable of holding the names of recipients over many years.
Recipients of the Award:
2017: Ian Fitzpatrick
2016: Gai Simpson
2015: Bill Hodgetts
2014: Owen Stewart
2013: Rod Tier