Honorary Membership & Award of Honorary Membership
The National Women’s Register (NWR) may grant the status of Honorary Membership in specific circumstances largely intended to reward those who have a substantial role in promoting NWR at regional and national level and whose contribution of work or service has been of great value to the organisation.
Potential recipients should have one or more of the following criteria in order to be nominated:
- Significant years (e.g. 10 or more) as a volunteer such as
- member of the National Group/Committee up to 1999
- Area Organiser supporting local groups, setting up new groups, arranging area events and generally encouraging new and existing members.
- Significant years (e.g. 10 or more) in any other voluntary role eg special interest group organiser, social media ambassador etc that has contributed to the development and enhancement of NWR for members
- Any other input e.g. journalistic, that has raised the profile of NWR, encouraged new members and brought value and benefits to NWR membership
In making nominations members may consider:
• Will a significant proportion of the membership of NWR within the recipient’s region or nationally recognise the name of the Honorary Member and understand, without explanation, why they have received the honour?
• Will awarding of the name of Honorary Member with NWR bring benefit (status by association) to NWR either in the UK or overseas?
• Will the recipient of Honorary Membership understand and appreciate the honour being bestowed?
The benefits to Honorary Members include:
- Honorary members will receive free membership for life
- Formal recognition of their contribution in any NWR publicity and at any events they attend
- A Certificate of Honorary Membership
The benefits to NWR include:
- The right of continuing dialogue and engagement with the Honorary Member
- Benefits from access to their expertise and advocacy
- Potential for their support (e.g. as a mentor, policy advice)