Local Service Award
The Local Service Award is awarded for displaying at the Local level a consistent and continuing involvement in Local leadership, professional development or long-term service to education or the teaching profession. It is awarded to active members by the Provincial Executive on the recommendation of a Local Executive.
Local Service Recipients
|Colchester-East Hants||Eileen Dwyer-Crane|
|Halifax County||William Penney
|Lunenburg County||Heather Foote
|Shelburne County||Leah Weare|
|Cape Breton||Sally Capstick
|Colchester-East Hants||Cherie Abriel|
|Halifax City||Derek Carter
|Halifax County||Meg Ferguson
|Hants West||Kim Frank|
|Lunenburg County||Sandra Himmelman|
|Shelburne County||Gary Deviller
|Colchester-East Hants||Gerry Alley|
|Halifax City||Paulette O'Connor
|Halifax County||Jodie MacIlreith
|Cape Breton District||Patsy MacQueen
|Colchester-East Hants||Robert George|
|Community College||Sandy Dyke|
|Halifax County||Peter Boudreau
|Lunenburg County||Carole Hipwell
|Shelburne County||Lee Goreham-Smith|
|Colchester-East Hants||Eric Boutilier|
|Community College||Peggy Joiner
Carol Ann King
|Guysborough County||Susan Cameron|
|Halifax City||James Rooney|
|Halifax County||Dominique Duchesne
|Hants West||Gary Schmidt|
|Shelburne County||Rena Balcom|
|Cape Breton District||Arnold Burke
|Colchester-East Hants||Cathy Doucet|
|Community College||Peter Doucette
|Halifax County||Kevin Currie
|Shelburne County||Dawn Smith|
|Cape Breton District||Jed Corbett|
|Community College||Janice Henderson, Richard Gilbert|
|Guysborough County||Christopher West, Wayne Weir|
|Halifax City||Cynthia Davies|
|Halifax County||Peter Balcom, Donna Elliott|
|Hants West||Belinda Snow|
|Inverness Local||Donna MacDonald|
|Lunenburg County||Bill Bruhm, Danny Eddy, Michael Stewart|
|Northside-Victoria||Flora Cantwell, Jacinta Gracie|
|Shelburne||John MacKay, Wanda Nickerson|
|Cape Breton District||Blair Lafford|
|Community College||Joseph Salah, Pat Twast|
|Guysborough County||Dianne Raoul|
|Halifax City||Mary-Lou Donnelly, Marcia Webb|
|Halifax County||Alexis Allen, Gwen MacLeod Farquhar|
|Lunenburg County||Rhoda Crouse Eisnor, Renata Graham, Elsie Rhodenhiser|
|Yarmouth||Gayle Noah, James Rideout|
|Cape Breton||Redmond MacDougall, William (Bill) Sidney|
|Colchester-East Hants||Ray Boudreau|
|Community college||Scott McKellar, Deborah McVeigh|
|CSANE||M. Clifford Maillet, Linda Samson|
|Digby||Bobbie Archer, Tony Kelly|
|Guysborough County||Edward Avery|
|Halifax County||Brenda Butler, Sue Hannem|
|Kings||Cathy Reimer, Pam Shelton|
|Lunenburg County||Deborah Mitchell, Glynda Wimmer, Brenda Zwicker|
|Northside-Victoria||Mike Dunphy, Chris MacInnis|
|Shelburne||John Markotich, Jeffrey Norman|
|Yarmouth||Becky Anthony, Janet Smith|
|Cape Breton District||Ron MacIntosh, Rick MacKinnon, Donna Rankin-Neville|
|Cumberland||Barb Black, Norman Jean Collison, John Gillis|
|Guysborough County||Berkley Guthro|
|Halifax City||Barry Imber, Myles McCormick|
|Halifax County||Charlotte Myers, Kathy Siddall|
|Hants West||David Ritchie|
|Lunenburg County||Carol Hyson, Donald Rice, Ed Kelly, Glen DeMone|
|Yarmouth||Eileen Coady, Ken Langille, Sharon Sullivan|
To recognize the outstanding contribution of members who provided leadership and service at the Local level of the NSTU.
(a) Member(s) has served for multiple terms on the Local Executive and/or Local Council, or
(b) Member is viewed by his/her peers as having given meritorious service which has helped to advance the objectives of the NSTU, or
(c) Can be awarded for a particular outstanding service to the Local, to education or to the teaching profession, and
(d) Recipient must be an active member or newly retired (i.e. within two years following retirement).
(a) Candidates must be recommended by the Executive of the Local.
(b) The Local President must write a letter to the NSTU President seeking the approval of the Provincial Executive. The letter must outline why the member is deserving of this Local Service Award. The letter must be accompanied by a biographical description indicating the number of years of service in the teaching profession and with the Local, and any specific Local, Regional or Provincial involvement with the NSTU. The biographical description should be approximately 125 words in length (must not exceed 150 words) and will be used for publication purposes.
(c) Application letters with biographies (one per member) must be received by no later than one week prior to either the March or April meeting of the Provincial Executive. Applications may be forwarded earlier than the dates noted above.
4. Selection Process:
(a) Local Service Awards are granted solely at the discretion of the NSTU Provincial Executive.
(b) The Provincial Executive member representing the Local(s) from which the names have been submitted will be responsible for notifying the President of the Local of the outcome of the decision of the Provincial Executive. [Note: Some Locals like to keep the Award a surprise, if possible, until the time the Award is to be received at Annual Council.] All notification to the individual is the sole responsibility of the Local Executive.
5. Presentation of the Award:
(a) The Local Service Award consists of a certificate and special pin which are given to recipients at NSTU Annual Council by the NSTU President on behalf of the Provincial Executive.
(b) The biographies of the recipients will be provided to Council delegates.
(c) All costs associated with the attendance at Annual Council of the recipients (accommodations, travel, etc.) are the responsibility of the Local unless the candidate is also a Council delegate.
Reference: September 2008, January 2013