The nomination is required to conform to criteria in Regulation 14 (Administrative Requirements for Service Awards of The Association), in particular Section 1 Clauses 1.4.
A minimum of twelve years Highly Meritorious Service of an exemplary nature that has positively contributed to the betterment of the Association. A minimum of eight years of such service must be outside the member Centre in an operational, administrative or key role at Region/State Association level. This includes voluntary service above and beyond general expectations and includes key roles or positions at State Association competitions. The service outside the member Centre may be concurrent with continued service at the Centre.
Highly meritorious service as referred to in the Constitution is taken to mean service of excellence and of superior quality that has contributed to improving the operations of the Association and has benefited the members.
Exemplary nature is taken to mean being commendable and/or being a role model to others and contains elements of having positively changed the nature of the way the Association operates.