April 25, 2024

Nominations please: 2024 MSEA-SEIU Lifetime Achievement Award

In recognition of her lifetime of leadership within our union, MSEA-SEIU Area 2 Retirees Chapter Vice President Jane L. Gilbert received our 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award presented by MSEA-SEIU Retiree Director Steve Butterfield on Nov. 4, 2023, during our 80th Annual Meeting.

We’re accepting nominations through Sept. 27, 2024, for our 2024 MSEA-SEIU Lifetime Achievement Award. The members of the MSEA-SEIU Retirees Steering Committee plan to present the award at our 2024 Annual Meeting.

The MSEA-SEIU Lifetime Achievement Award is for retiree members. Anyone can nominate a retiree member for it. Use our online nomination form to nominate a retiree whom you think might be deserving of this award. These factors, in no particular order, will be considered in selecting the award recipients:

  1. Living Person;
  2. Active in being a leader;
  3. During their work years, showed leadership in support of working families and retirees;
  4. Advocates for MSEA-SEIU retirees through the political process;
  5. Promotes spirit of retirees;
  6. Supports the MSEA-SEIU retiree agenda;

Completed nominations should address some of the criteria above as we don’t know what all retirees have done to contribute. Once the deadline has passed, a subcommittee will look over the nominations, score them and select a recipient. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. Anyone who would like to resubmit a prior nomination can do so by the stated deadline.

If you prefer to print out the nomination form and U.S.-mail in your nomination, you can download the form here; then follow the mailing instructions.

In Solidarity,

The MSEA-SEIU Retirees Steering Committee

PS: MSEA-SEIU Lifetime Achievement Award Past Recipients:
2023: Jane L. Gilbert
2022: Ben Conant
2021: Steven Keaten
2020: Billy Noyes
2019: Lois Baxter
2018: Bob Ruhlin
2017: Bob Galloupe
2016: Bill Deering
2015: John Hinkley
2014: Jackie Roach
2013: Frank Kadi

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