STARFLEET International – Orders of Merit

Did you know that STARFLEET has a range of awards that can be bestowed on any member of SFI at any time?

About the 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.

Order of Merit – Third Class will recognize significant achievement at the chapter level

Order of Merit -Second Class will recognize significant achievement at the regional level

Nominations for Orders of Merit, Second Class need to be agreed with the Regional Awards Director (awards@20thfleet.org.uk)

Order of Merit – First Class will recognize the highest level of achievement to STARFLEET.

Nominations for Orders of Merit, First Class, require the endorsement of any Regional Coordinator and need to be agreed with the Regional Awards Director (awards@20thfleet.org.uk) BEFORE submission.

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.

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

 

 

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Order of Axanar –Mediation or Problem Resolution

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

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Order of Babel –Recruiting

Awarded to a member for activities in the area of chapter or STARFLEET recruitment

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Order of Cochrane – Technology

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.

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Order of Darmok and Jalad – Outreach

Awarded to a member for a significant 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.

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Order of Dionysus – Recreational Event Planning

Awarded for excellence in planning, coordinating and executing a chapter, region or STARFLEET-related recreational event. The Runabout -31- Issue 19: September 2016

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Order of Gaea – Ecology or Preservation 

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

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Grankite Order of Tactics – Event Planning

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).

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Order of Hawking – Accessibility

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

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Order of Herodotus – History or Recordkeeping

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

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Order of Prentares – Space Research or Exploration

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

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Order of Roddenberry – Star Trek

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.

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Order of Samaritan – Volunteerism

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

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Order of S’harien – Inventiveness or Craftmanship

Awarded to a member for excellence in inventiveness or craftmanship in an aspect related to their chapter, region or STARFLEET.

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Order of Surak – Scholarship

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

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Order of Tarbolde of Canopius – Writing

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

 

 

Nomination Procedures

The nomination form can be found here: http://sfi.org/merit/#form

• Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis, and award winners are announced on a quarterly basis.

• If you are submitting a nomination for a special event (IC, Summit, etc), please submit the nomination four (4) weeks in advance, and please note that on the “Special Requests” section of the nomination.

• Nominations may be submitted for activities that occurred within the past six (6) months. If a series of activities is the basis for the nomination, the most recent activity should have occurred within that time frame.

• Nominations may be submitted for any STARFLEET member in good standing by any other STARFLEET member:

• Nominations for Orders of Merit, First Class, require the endorsement of any Regional Coordinator and need to be agreed with the Regional Awards Director (awards@20thfleet.org.uk) BEFORE submission.

• Nominations for Orders of Merit, Second Class, need to be agreed with the Regional Awards Director (awards@20thfleet.org.uk)

• The Regional Awards Team are very happy to help you put together the nomination.

• A STARFLEET member may not nominate him or herself.

• A STARFLEET member may only win the same award once per calendar year.

• Nominations should be a description of how the nominated member has gone above and beyond the call of duty in providing service to his or her chapter, region, or STARFLEET. Nominations should not just be a listing of activities and events, but should explain why the member deserves the award.

Any questions about awards can be directed to the Regional Awards Team who will help as much as they are able to.

 

COMM Richard Sams Chief of Operations, Region 20

 

CMDR Kevin McNellie-Welsh Chief of Operations, Deputy Regional Awards Director