Post by Sharon Faulkner on Oct 4, 2005 16:20:36 GMT -5
Each year the NSS recognizes a caver who has demonstrated a long-term, solid commitment to the exploration and documentation of a cave or group of caves - this would be the Lew Bicking Award which is presented each year at the NSS Awards Banquet at the annual convention.
If you know of someone who deserves this recognition, please consider nominating them for this award. Letter length doesn't have to be much more than two pages and should outline the accomplishments of the nominee and why you believe that they are deserving of this award. . Letters of support from other cavers is also helpful. Support letters can be a page long - and they should also summarize the reason why the author believes the nominee is deserving and also could include a short summary of accomplishments. A one-line email stating "so-and-so deserves the award" is not an acceptable letter of support. Most of the time the awards committee does not know award nominees personally, so good letters of nomination and support are critical.
Another important qualification for this award is that nominee should be an NSS member for the past two years.
Nomination deadline for the award is November 15th, 2005. Nominations can be sent to the Bicking award subchair either via email or in hardcopy. If anyone has any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.
Pat Kambesis Bicking Award Committee Subchair Dept. of Geography & Geology Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY 42101 firstname.lastname@example.org 270-745-5201
Post by Sharon Faulkner on Oct 4, 2005 23:09:53 GMT -5
I had a private e-mail asking how you would know if someone had won the Bicking Award. So, in case anyone else has the same question, here is a link to the list of past Bicking Award winners: www.caves.org/nss-business/bog/bicking.html