Honourary Member

Honourary Membership is conferred on an individual who might otherwise have no membership eligibility and has given meritorious service to education, the profession, or the NSTU. The service must have been dedicated, long-standing service that benefited the members of the NSTU and therefore, the teaching profession and public education. Upon approval of the Provincial Executive, the President of the Union shall move a motion, seconded by the First Vice-President, that the Annual Council confer the award upon the nominee.

NSTU Honourary Members

An Honourary Member is a person upon whom the honour has been conferred by a resolution of Council.

Honourary Members

Mr. Ronald Morrison Mr. Jim MacKay
Mr. W. Ronald MacPherson Mr. Wayne Noseworthy
Mr. Greg O'Keefe Mr. Bill Redden
Mr. Les Walker Ms. Margaret Swan
Mr. Bill Berryman

Deceased

Mr. H. H. Blois Justice V. P. Pothier Dr. Florence Wall
Mr. Fred Phelan Dr. M. V. Marshall Mr. Rod Fredericks
Dr. M. M. Coady Sir Ronald Gould Dr. Tom Parker
Mr. C. L. Filmore Mrs. Gene Morison Hicks Mr. Cecil Durling
Dr. J. P. McCarthy Dr. H. D. Hicks Dr. T. L. Sullivan
Dr. Ian Forsythe Dr. H. P. Moffatt Hon. Robert L. Stanfield
Sister Rose Catherine Rev. Dr. Malcolm MacLellan Mr. Arthur Conrad
Mr. John Oliver Ms. Margaret Graham Dr. Norman Fergusson
Mr. Murray Fahie Mr. Gerald McCarthy Mr. L. Emmet Currie
Mr. Earle Tubrett

Guidebook excerpt

Note: Standing Order 14 of the NSTU Constitution confers authority to the Provincial Executive to grant Life Membership Awards, Special Awards and Local Service Awards. Article I (6) of the NSTU By-Laws creates a category of membership called Honourary Member and confers authority to the Annual Council to grant this membership.

A.  Honourary Member

     I. Purpose

To confer membership status on an individual (with the rights as set out in By-Law Article I 6 (b)) who might otherwise have no membership eligibility and who is a person that the Union wants to bestow an honour upon in recognition of a significant contribution to education, the profession, or the NSTU.

     II. Criteria

a.  Any person who has given meritorious service to education, the profession, or the NSTU.

b.  The service must have been dedicated, long-standing service that benefited the members of the NSTU and, therefore, the teaching profession and public education.

     III.  Nominations & Selection

Nominations are made by the Table Officers to the Provincial Executive of the Union. Upon approval of the Provincial Executive, the President of the Union shall move a motion, seconded by the First Vice-President, that the Annual Council confer the award upon the nominee.

     IV.  Presentation of Award

The Honourary Member will be awarded an appropriate certificate, at the opening session of the Annual Council and details will be published in an edition of The Teacher.

Reference:  February 2022