Are you aware that the Casting Board of Governors has six different awards to present to individuals each year? It wasn’t until recently that we had the opportunity to recognize individuals who have contributed to the success of our Certified Casting Instructors Program. That’s not to say that our members haven’t been recognized with other awards, but now we have some specific awards to be presented by the CBOG.
Nominations do not have to come from the CBOG. Although our Board is very diverse and come from all parts of the US and Canada (and now the world), we don’t know everybody, so if you think someone should be recognized, the criteria are outlined below for nomination and eligibility for these awards.
Our organization is on a volunteer basis and the success of the Casting Program is mainly due to the support and dedication of our members who believe in what we do. Sometimes all we can do is thank them for a job well done. Now we can give them an award in appreciation for outstanding service.
(see award listings, procedures, nomination form, and other deadlines below)
Below is a brief description of the six awards and the past recipients.
The Lifetime Achievement in Fly Casting Instruction Award is given by the IFFF Casting Board of Governors in recognition of those who have made significant long term contributions to the art of fly casting instruction.
2015 - Steve Rajeff
2014 - Bob Jacklin
2013 - Dennis Grant
2012 - Floyd Franke
2011 - Gary Borger
2010 - Al Buhr
2009 - Al Kyte
2008 - Bruce Richards
2007 - Al & Barbara Rohrer
2006 - Leon Chandle
2005 - Jim Green
Recipients will be chosen based on their sustained contributions to fly casting instruction in many areas such as teaching, innovation in fly casting techniques, writing, motivation, sharing their knowledge of teaching, and development of the Casting Instructor Certification Program.
An award given by the Board of Governors (BOG) of the IFFF Casting Instructor Program in recognition of those who have made significant contributions to the IFFF Casting Instructor Certification Program, have dedicated themselves to flycasting instruction and have shared their knowledge with others.
2015 - Steve Hollensed & Leslie Holmes
2014 - Chuck Easterling
2014 - Jim Valle
2013 - Don Simonson
2012 - Denise Maxwell
Additional Criteria - that may be considered in selecting recipients of this award:
This award is to be given by the CBOG of the IFFF CICP to honor an individual(s) who demonstrates these same traits and qualities while making significant contributions to advance the CICP.
2015 - Al Buhr
In order to be considered for this award a candidate(s) must have met at least one of the following criteria:
2015 - not awarded
Awarded to an IFFF member or members for long and continued support of the Certified Casting Instructor Program through mentoring. Mentoring involves sharing casting knowledge voluntarily with individuals groups, or clubs to perfect member’s casting skills. Mentoring also includes assisting and preparing members toward IFFF instructor certifications (CI, MCI, THCI) through casting sessions (individual or group) to further improve the candidate’s casting knowledge and skills. Mentoring helps advance the CICP by educating and recruiting members into the instructor ranks, as well as advancing CIs into the MCI and THCI instructor corps.
The CBOG Chair will determine who will receive this award. Nominations will be submitted to the awards committee. The awards committee will forward nominations to the CBOG Chair for approval. The award will not be a ballot item.
2015 - Chuck Easterling
2014 - Rick Williams
2013 - Dave Barron
2012 - Hutch Hutchinson
2011 - Jerk Sonnichsen
Lars Christian Bentsen
2010 - Barbara Wuebber
1. The BOG Awards Committee will be appointed by the BOG chair.
2. Nominations for the award must be received by the BOG Program Coordinator at the IFFF Headquarters by mail or e-mail no later than 135 days prior to the annual meeting. Nominations should include the full name of the person being nominated, their current address and phone number if available, and a short description of the reasons why the person they are nominating should be considered for the award.
3. A person need not be a member of the IFFF in order submit a nomination.
4. Nomination documents sent to the CBOG Chair and the Excom for review to insure candidates meet award criteria.
5. The BOG Awards Committee will recommend a ballot to the BOG Chair no later than 120 days prior to the annual meeting.
6. The BOG Awards Committee may recommend presentation of the award to more than one recipient.
7. Ballots will be distributed to the BOG no later than 90 days prior to the annual meeting.
8. Ballots will be returned to the Program Coordinator no later than 59 days prior to the annual meeting.
9. The returned ballots will be tallied by the Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator will report the results to the BOG Chair.
10. Presentation of the award will be authorized by a majority vote of the BOG.
11. The BOG Chair will report the results to the BOG Executive Committee, the BOG and the recipient(s) no later than 44 days prior to the annual meeting.
12. The recipient(s) will receive a plaque, with a plaque awarded to each person or couple. A permanent plaque will be displayed at the IFFF Headquarters. Governor's Pin recipients will only receive a pin.