The Michigan Service Award was designed to recognize outstanding service to the Professional Photographers of Michigan. The motivation for service should not be the award but the new friends and benefits we provide to our fellow members. As we work side by side we are providing the foundation for our association to better serve each of us. The involvement of all members in the operation and advancement of the association will bring about strength and unity far beyond that which could be achieved by any of us individually.
This award may be presented to an active, premier, retired, student, studio affiliate or vendor member in good standing.
- Calvin Coolidge
"No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave."
Please read and follow these rules exactly! To not do so will most likely cause loss of credits. We cannot become involved in correspondence over lack of information. If instructions and rules are not followed, we will have no choice but to disallow credits. If a member feels they are deserving of merit for some unspecified service, that member should submit a formal written request to the Service Award Committee. All decisions of eligibility for credits will be made by the five members of that committee with the approval of the PPM Board of Directors. These decisions will be final.
1. Credits are awarded on a calendar year basis and must be reported to the Service Award Chairperson by winter convention each year (for the previous year). You may send information as you receive it or hold it and send it all at once. All services must be initialed by the chairperson in charge. Please send the Service Awards Form every year. Credits earned prior to the immediately preceding calendar year will not receive credit. Medallions will be presented at our annual awards banquet at the convention, but if time does not allow registration of the credits and Service Award approval, the award will be made at the next convention.
2. Proof of service for credits must be included with requests for credits. Service forms must have appropriate service chairperson signature on form.
3. The Michigan Service Award requires a minimum of 25 service credits. These can be speaker, judging, or service credits.
4. The PPM Service Award committee, by a 3/5 vote, may retract a member's credit for sufficient cause.