POLICY: A Lifetime Membership is an award given at the Chair's discretion.
PROCEDURE: As a general guideline, the award is presented to someone who has been a positive influence on Norwescon for a notable period of time. The Chair may ask for suggestions from the Exec Team or the entire ConCom. If the award is given, the recipient should be chosen no later than one month out from the convention. A plaque is awarded with the following text: "A Lifetime Membership Presented to <name> in appreciation for many years of faithful service. The Norwescon Committee. Norwescon <##>, <date>."
POLICY: Norwescon shall maintain a list of Lifetime Members and make it available upon request with the approval of the Chair.
PROCEDURE: Registration shall maintain a master list of Lifetime Members and shall include the same information for Lifetime Members as it does for the rest of the membership (for example: name, address, phone, email, etc.). It will be turned over to the following year’s Exec Team upon completion of the election cycle.
POLICY: Lifetime Memberships are not transferable.
Previous to the current registration software, Lifetime Members were allowed to choose a permanent membership number. With our current registration system, this is no longer possible.
POLICY: If a Lifetime Member is a "no-show," they may request a badge, program book, and pocket program.
POLICY: When a Lifetime Member passes away their membership number may or may not be retired on a case-by-case basis. This decision is at the discretion of the Chair at the time of death. The decision to retire a number is permanent provided the registration system supports this functionality.
INVITATIONS TO ATTEND THE CONVENTION OR EVENT
POLICY: Invitation letters from the Chair to Lifetime Members shall be sent at least three months prior to the convention.