Region Seven Merit Awards
Region Seven Yearly Awards
Region Seven Awards Submission Guidelines
Region Seven Award Winners



Region Seven Merit Awards (Certificate Awards) (open continuously)

In an effort to recognize our many outstanding members, Region 7 has established a merit award system.  Currently, there are four awards that recognize outstanding participation on the chapter and region level:
 
Award Qualifications Issuing Authority
Outstanding Service Award Awarded to members that distinguish themselves by meritorious service or achievement on a chapter level by demonstrating consistently outstanding performance over time or performing a task to a high standard of excellence. Regional Coordinator upon recommendation of Commanding Officers
Meritorious Service Award This award is meant to help motivate involvement of young STARFLEET members up to age 18. Those who distinguish themselves by their participation and/or perform their assigned duty with zeal may annually earn this award. Please include a list of accomplishments. This is awarded once, annually. Regional Coordinator upon recommendation of Commanding Officers
Seventh Fleet
Achievement Award
Awarded to members that distinguishes themselves by meritorious service or achievement, which is of a beneficial nature to the Seventh Fleet, by demonstrating consistently outstanding performance over time or performing a task to a high standard of excellence. This is awarded once, annually. Regional Coordinator
Seventh Fleet Commendation Awarded to members that distinguish themselves by heroism, meritorious service or achievement, which is of a beneficial nature to the Seventh Fleet. This is awarded once, annually. Regional Coordinator
Helping Hands Award This award is presented to the member whom by their actions (and not by financial donations) has made a significant personal impact in a community service effort within the Region. This is awarded once, annually. Regional Coordinator
Legion of Merit Awarded to those SFI Region 7 members that have served with distinction 20 + years. Members must be considered in good standing and served for the entire time period involved. Significant lapses in membership will reset the time considered for the award. These awards will not be given for anniversaries celebrated before the commencement of the award. Regional Coordinator
Chapter Anniversary Awards These awards are given to the chapter on the anniversary of their commissioning date. These awards will not be given for anniversaries celebrated before the commencement of the award.
05 Year - Sapphire Award
10 Year - Pearl Award
15 Year - Ruby Award
20 Year - Emerald Award
25 Year - Silver Award
30 Year - Alexandrite Award
35 Year - Topaz Award
40 Year - Bronze Award
45 Year - Platinum Award
50 Year - Gold Award
55 Year - Amethyst Award
60 Year - Titanium Award
65 Year - Opal Award
70 Year - Dilithium Award
75 Year - Latinum Award
Regional Coordinator

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 Region Seven Yearly Awards

Judging Criteria can be found here.

Chapter of the Year Award: This is awarded to the most distinguished STARFLEET chapter in Region 7. This chapter best represents the ideals of STARFLEET, the International Star Trek Fan Club Association, Inc., and, as a whole, represents the spirit and determination of SFI and the region. Qualifications for the chapter of the year include promotion of the basic philosophy of STAR TREK, involvement in community and/or charitable service, promotion of activities and projects that are fun for the chapter members, solid administration, and a vision for the future.

Shakedown Chapter of the Year Award: Awarded to the most exceptional STARFLEET new chapter in Region 7. The Shakedown Chapter of the year best demonstrates the qualities of and the potential to become an ideal ship or station. These qualities should include a chapter newsletter, prompt and proper reporting to Region 7 Command and STARFLEET Operations/ShOC, effective chapter structure and organization, and involvement in Regional activities when possible. This Shakedown Chapter should be the one which best serves as a role model for other chapters-in-training. The recipient of this award shall be decided by the senior Regional Command Staff.

Support Ship of the Year: This award is reserved for the chapter that has given and lead their Shakedown Chapter better than any other Support Ship in the Region for this year. To be eligible, a Chapter must serve as Support Ship and actively support and guide their Shakedown Chapter(s). The recipient of this award shall be decided by the senior Regional Command Staff.

Flag Officer of the Year: Awarded to individuals who hold the rank of Fleet Captain or above. This award can be nominated by ship CO or their designees for any Region member they feel exemplifies the ideals of Roddenberry in that he/she has given their time and efforts to not only better their own ship but the Region they serve in.

Commanding Officer of the Year Award: Chosen by your Awards committee for the Chapter CO who has shown the best leadership for their chapter and by their hand, guided their chapter better than anyone else for that year. This can be seen by chapters making great strides under the guidance of the CO. This award is a nomination by the Ship's Crew to show how their CO has taken their ship forward for the betterment of crew and Community.

Officer of the Year Award: This award is reserved for officers who hold the rank of Ensign or higher. This award is given to the individual who best demonstrates outstanding direction, a consistent level of guidance for fellow members, and leadership in STARFLEET through both word and action. The officer of the year also demonstrates consistent conduct in accordance with the philosophy of Star Trek, and supports the series' vision of a positive future through community service and scholastic accomplishment (where appropriate), in addition to participation in STARFLEET and chapter functions.

Enlisted Member of the Year Award: This award is reserved for members who hold the rank of PO3 through CPO. This award is given to the individual who best displays, through his/her individual contributions, consistent support for and contribution to STARFLEET, as well as a consistent level of direction, as appropriate. The enlisted member of the year also demonstrates consistent conduct in accordance with the philosophy of Star Trek, and supports the series' vision of a positive future through community service and scholastic accomplishment (where appropriate), in addition to participation in STARFLEET and chapter functions. This individual is willing to do what it takes to get a quality job done quickly and efficiently.

Staff Member of the Year: Chosen for the Regional Staff member whose work and efforts over the course of the last year have been instrumental and vital to the wellbeing, growth and stability of the Region above all others. The recipient of this award shall be decided by the Regional Coordinator.

Newsletter of the Year Award: This award is presented to the chapter newsletter that best demonstrates key aspects of journalistic quality. Regularity of publication, effectiveness and attractiveness of design and layout, and quality and relevance of content are among the aspects considered. Either print or electronic newsletters are eligible for this award. There are no longer separate awards for print and electronic newsletters. To be considered for this award, please send a minimum of two (2) different issues (if you would like to send more, please feel free to) to our Awards Director at dorishutley@yahoo.com. If you are wishing to send a printed copy, please contact her at her e-mail address and she will send her mailing address to you. The recipient of this award shall be decided by the senior Regional Command Staff.

Website of the Year Award: In order for web pages to be considered for the award, the link has to be on the STARFLEET Website to be considered for the previous year award. Each chapter Webmaster is responsible for making sure his/her URL link is correct wherever listed prior to December 31. Only Chapter sites will be considered. Any other topic, even if done by a Region 7 member, will be ineligible. The web site must be authored or designed by a Region 7 member, though they may use any commercial or pre-existing software or resources available.

Chapter Charity Award: This award is to recognize charity work done at the Chapter level.

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Region Seven Award Submission Guidelines

Now through March 31st, 2014 is time for the chapters of Region 7 to nominate those who they feel have earned recognition for their achievements.  The Awards Director is accepting submissions via the Submission Form on this site.  Click on the Award name to go to the Awards Submission form. Please remember when submitting your nominations you give detailed information concerning your ship's activities, (how, when, why, where, the outcome). The same for individual awards, details of the nominee's achievements gives better insight as to why you feel that person deserves the award.

  • Each chapter may submit one nominee per category for each year.

  • Nominations must be submitted by the chapter Commanding Officer, or an authorized representative. 

  • Chapters wishing to be considered for Chapter of the Year or Website of the Year may nominate themselves. Chapters wishing to nominate themselves for Newsletter of the Year need to send their newsletter to the Awards Director. 

  • Nominees must be a member or chapter in good standing with STARFLEET. 

  • Any nomination not received by the Awards Director by the deadline will not be considered. 

  • DEADLINE for nominations is March 31st, 2014 at midnight

2012 Award Winners

  • Chapter of the Year: USS Pride of Baltimore
  • Newsletter of the Year: USS Avenger*
  • Website of the Year: USS Challenger
  • Flag Officer of the Year: Laura Victor, USS Challenger*
  • Enlisted Member of the Year: Mike Sladky, USS Storm
  • Officer of the Year: Julia Victor, USS Challenger*
  • Memorial CO of the Year: Wayne Augustson, USS Britannic*
  • Staff Member of the Year: Jeff Victor, USS Challenger
  • Staff Member of the Year: Joseph Dorffner, USS Edinburgh
  • Helping Hands: Maureen Mehrtens, USS Richthofen

2011 Award Winners

  • Chapter of the Year: USS Sovereign
  • Support Chapter of the Year: USS Avenger
  • Shakedown Chapter of the Year: USS Serling
  • Printed Newsletter of the Year: USS Justice
  • Electronic Newsletter of the Year: USS Niagara
  • Flag Officer of the Year: Jeff Victor, USS Challenger
  • Enlisted Member of the Year: Meghan McAnnally, USS Storm
  • Officer of the Year: George Edwards, USS Inferno
  • Memorial CO of the Year: Karen Carothers, USS Richthofen
  • Staff Member of the Year: Wayne Augustson, USS Britannic
  • Helping Hands: Larry French, USS Inferno

2010 Award Winners

  • Chapter of the Year: USS Avenger
  • Support Chapter of the Year: USS Challenger
  • Shakedown Chapter of the Year: USS Storm
  • Printed Newsletter of the Year: USS Avenger
  • Electronic Newsletter of the Year: USS Niagara
  • Flag Officer of the Year: Glendon Diebold, USS Niagara
  • Enlisted Member of the Year: Maggie Restivo, USS Richthofen
  • Officer of the Year: Eric Schulman, USS Matrix
  • Edgar Torres Memorial CO of the Year: Debbie French, USS Inferno
  • Staff Member of the Year: Bob Vosseller, USS Challenger
  • Helping Hands: John Wilson, USS DeBraak

2009 Award Winners

  • Chapter of the Year: USS Challenger
  • Support Chapter of the Year: USS Britannic
  • Shakedown Chapter of the Year: USS Abraham Lincoln
  • Printed Newsletter of the Year: USS Niagara
  • Electronic Newsletter of the Year: USS Susquehannock
  • Flag Officer of the Year: Beryl Washington, USS Sovereign
  • Scholastic Achievement Award: Jennifer Yee, USS Abraham Lincoln
  • Enlisted Member of the Year: Andrew Sterman, USS Abraham Lincoln
  • Officer of the Year: Stacey Cress, USS Susquehannock
  • CO of the Year: Debbie French, USS Inferno
  • Staff Member of the Year: Jeff Victor, USS Challenger

2008 Award Winners

  • Chapter of the Year: USS Sovereign
  • Support Chapter of the Year: USS Avenger
  • Shakedown Chapter of the Year: USS Odin
  • Printed Newsletter of the Year: USS Avenger
  • Electronic Newsletter of the Year: USS Niagara
  • Flag Officer of the Year: Laura Victor, USS Challenger
  • Officer of the Year: Raymond Sexton, USS Britannic
  • Enlisted Member of the Year: Michael Plunkett, USS Britannic
  • CO of the Year: Wayne Augustson, USS Britannic
  • Staff Member of the Year: Jeff Victor, USS Challenger

2007 Award Winners

  • Chapter of the Year: USS Avenger
  • Support Chapter of the Year: USS Avenger
  • Shakedown Chapter of the Year: USS Hecate
  • Newsletter of the Year: USS Niagara
  • Flag Officer of the Year: Todd Brugmans, USS Avenger
  • Officer of the Year: Mark Van Houton, USS Britannic
  • Enlisted Member of the Year: Claire Halber, USS Sovereign
  • Junior Member of the Year: Jada Avery, USS Flying Fox
  • CO of the Year: Angel Avery, USS Flying Fox
  • Staff Member of the Year: Joe Dorffner, USS Edinburgh
  • Helping Hands: Jay Ansky, USS Sovereign

2006 Award Winners

  • Chapter of the Year: USS Avenger
  • Support Chapter of the Year: USS Challenger
  • Shakedown Chapter of the Year: USS Britannic
  • Newsletter of the Year: USS Niagara
  • Flag Officer of the Year: Beryl Washington, USS Sovereign
  • Officer of the Year: Dan Adinolfi, USS Accord
  • Enlisted Member of the Year: None - no submissions
  • Junior Member of the Year: Raven Avery, USS Flying Fox
  • CO of the Year: Bob Vosseller, USS Challenger
  • Staff Member of the Year: Bob Vosseller, USS Challenger

2005 Award Winners

  • Flag Officer of the Year: Angel Avery, USS Flying Fox
  • Officer of the Year: Alan Rose, USS Accord
  • Edgar Torres Memorial Commanding Officer of the Year: Ed Tunis , USS Justice
  • Junior Member of the Year: Sarah Bolick, USS Top Gun
  • Enlisted Member of the Year: Will Devine, USS Accord
  • Staff Member of the Year: Joe Hoolihan,USS Matrix
  • Newsletter of the Year: THE MIRIMAR, USS Top Gun
  • Chapter of the Year: USS Justice
  • Helping Hands: Ed Tunis , Daniel Swift, Gene Hendricks, Matt Grieco, Louis Srygley, USS Justice
  • SCHOLASTIC : Raven Avery, USS Flying Fox
2004 Award Winners
  • Printed Newsletter of the Year: Empire Today, ISS Lexington / ISS Kerberos
  • Online Newsletter of the Year: THE MIRIMAR, Shuttle Top Gun
  • SCHOLASTIC : Peggy Sitbon, USS Sovereign
  • Commanding Officer of the Year: Edgar Torres , USS Osiris
  • Flag Officer of the Year: Mark Anbinder, USS Accord
  • Helping Hands: Mike Balewitz, USS Avenger
  • Staff Member of the Year: Neal Fischer,USS Flying Fox
  • Shuttle of the Year: Shuttle Top Gun (mothership USS Edinburgh)
  • Chapter of the Year: USS Sovereign
  • Junior Member of the Year: Juliana Hoolihan, USS Matrix
  • Enlisted Member of the Year: Angel-Acton Nehl, USS Highlander
  • Member of the Year: Mike Allen, USS Debraak
  • Officer of the Year: Sean Mayer, USS Matrix
2003 Award Winners
  • Newsletter of the Year: Avenger News, USS Avenger
  • Commanding Officer of the Year: Mark Hanford, ISS Lexington
  • Helping Hands: Neal and Michelle Fischer, USS Flying Fox
  • Staff Member of the Year: Joe Hoolihan, USS Matrix
  • Shuttle of the Year: Shuttle Kerberos (mothership ISS Lexington)
  • Chapter of the Year: USS Sovereign
  • Junior Member of the Year: Juliana Hoolihan, USS Matrix
  • Member of the Year: Richard "Doc" Kinne, USS Accord
  • Officer of the Year: Steven Bowers, ISS Lexington
2002 Award Winners
  • Chapter of the Year: USS Highlander
  • Shuttle of the Year: Shuttle Europe
  • Mothership of the Year: USS Highlander
  • Staff Member of the Year: (tie) Angel Avery, USS Flying Fox - Traci Giorgianni, USS Sovereign
  • Commanding Officer of the Year: Beryl Washington, USS Sovereign
  • Officer of the Year: Sonny Wright, USS Sovereign
  • Enlisted Member of the Year: Josephine Acton, USS Highlander
  • Junior Member of the Year: Raven Avery, USS Flying Fox
  • Staff Member of the Year: (tie) Bob Vosseller, USS Challenger - Ed Tunis, USS Justice
  • Helping Hands Award: Teri Sylvester, USS Highlander
  • Newsletter of the Year: USS Richthofen
  • Newsletter of the Year Runner Up: USS Malverne

2001 Award Winners

  • Ship of the Year:  USS Triton
  • Shuttle of the Year:  Shuttle Edinburgh
  • Member of the Year:  Tony Rowley, USS Malverne
  • Officer of the Year:  JC Cohen, USS Accord
  • Enlisted Member of the Year:  Edward DeRuggiero, USS Highlander
  • Junior Member of the Year:  Steven Weaver, USS Alpha Centauri
  • Helping Hands Award:  Shirley Weaver, USS Alpha Centauri
  • Scholastic Achievement Award:  Jessica Coyle, USS Highlander
  • Newsletter of the Year: New Frontiers, USS Challenger

2000 Award Winners

  • Ship of the Year:  tied - USS Matrix and USS Sovereign (Forwarded to FLEET: USS Matrix)
  • Shuttle of the Year:  No award
  • Member of the Year:  Dean Rogers, USS Highlander
  • Officer of the Year:  Sonny Wright, Rick Driver, USS Highlander
  • Enlisted Member of the Year:  No Award
  • Junior Member of the Year:  Mandi Hallerman, USS Highlander
  • Scholastic Achievement Award:  Jessica Coyle, USS Highlander
  • Helping hands Award:  Geri Sylvester, USS Highlander
  • Newsletter of the Year:  No Award

1999 Award Winners

  • Ship of the Year: USS Highlander
  • Shuttle of the Year: No submissions
  • Member of the Year: Blair Learn, USS Highlander *
  • Officer of the Year: Sonny Wright, USS Sovereign
  • Enlisted Member of the Year: Val Rosenburg, USS Highlander
  • Junior Member of the Year: Matt Volk, USS Thagard
  • Scholastic Achievement Award: Jessica Coyle, USS Highlander
  • Helping Hands Award: Michelle Barratt, USS Highlander *
  • Newsletter of the Year: USS Justice

1998 Award Winners

  • Ship of the Year: USS Tanagra
  • Shuttle of the Year: Shuttle Raven
  • Member of the Year: Mark H Anbinder, USS Accord *
  • Officer of the Year: Teri Smith, USS Tanagra
  • Enlisted Member of the Year: Gracie Schmidt, USS Alpha Centuari *
  • Junior Member of the Year:Dean Rodgers, USS Alpha Centuari *
  • Scholastic Achievement Award: Beth Steidle, USS Sun Tzu *
  • Helping Hands Award: Jason Phipps, USS Malverne
  • Newsletter of the Year: Not Awarded

1997 Award Winners

  • Ship of the Year: USS Alpha Centauri
  • Shuttle of the Year: Shuttle Bounty*
  • Member of the Year: John E. Townsend, USS Malverne
  • Officer of the Year: "Jim" George L. Clevenstine, USS Adamant
  • Enlisted Member of the Year: Matt Linton, USS Highlander*
  • Junior Member of the Year: No submissions
  • Scholastic Achievement Award: Greg McDermott, USS Malverne*
  • Helping Hands Award: Matt Black, USS Thagard
  • Newsletter of the Year: Not Awarded

* Won STARFLEET award
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