The Leader Recognition Program is to recognize and appreciate the contributions of trip leaders to section members of ACCVI.
The trip leaders with the highest number of trip-points accumulated between January 1 and December 31st each year are eligible to win prizes. The prizes and badges are given out at our AGM early in the subsequent year.
Each year our top leader wins an Arc’teryx jacket. ACCVI wishes to acknowledge with gratitude the support from Arc’teryx with this coveted prize.
The runner-up will get an outdoor-store gift certificate of $100, and gift certificates of $50 will go to the third and fourth top trip-point leaders. All other leaders who earn nine or more points will get a cap, a neck warmer, or an ear warmer of their choice, all with the ACC logo embroidered.
Leadership badges will also be awarded to those reaching the next level. These badges may include the numbers 10, 25, 50, or 75, showing the cumulative points earned since 1st Jan 2015, the first year of our annual contest.
Trip-points are accumulated in the following way:
- Each trip you lead earns one point per day. For example, if you lead a three-day alpine trip, you earn three points; a day-hiking trip earns one point. There is a maximum of five points per trip. Points are awarded to both trip leaders and camp managers.
- To qualify for leader-points, a trip or event must be posted on the ACCVI website at least 5 days in advance, and must be attended by at least two people excluding the leader(s) and members of their immediate family. For overnight trips, all participants should be members.
- Trips that are coordinated by two trip leaders, or a leader and a mentor-leader, earn full points for each leader providing there are more than 2 trip participants. Both leaders have to be present for the trip and let the Leadership Recognition Coordinator () know there is more than one leader
- If a trip is cancelled or if no participants sign up, 1/2 point is given.
- Socials or evening events earn 1/2 point.
- Education coordinators receive 1/2 point for booking training courses from outside sources.
To accumulate points:
- Post trip on the schedule (). (The Scheduler can also provide more info on posting a trip.)
- Lead the trip, and make sure the participants sign the waiver.
- Send your waivers in to
Trip-points are posted on the website, under “trips led” only after the waivers are received by the librarian. No waiver — no points. Points are reported periodically in the Island Bushwhacker Newsletter.