Please vote for OAD Award

Name a person or organization for each award. Please submit your vote by April 1, 2017.
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    The following criteria must be met by each award recipient:

    (1) He/She must be a resident of the State of Oregon. (2) There shall be no restriction on a recipient’s ability to hear. (3) The achievement for which the recipient is being honored must have occurred within the two calendar years before the biennial conference. (4) No person or organization may be honored with more than one award at a given conference except for recipients of the NAD Golden Hand Awards. (5) Nominations for award candidates must be submitted to the OAD Award Committee chairperson by April 2nd of the year of the state biennial conference.
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    NAD Golden Hand Award Nominations Rules

    (a) Any individual or organization which has served the deaf community in Oregon extraordinary service shall be considered for the award. The individual or organization must be a volunteer. (b) Individuals or groups who are paid for activities for which they are nominated shall not be qualified. Programs under auspices of organizations with paid staff may be nominated, but the extent of salaried activities must be clearly indicated in the nomination statement. (c) No one who serves on the panel of judges may submit entries. (d) An individual or group may submit as many separate entries as desired.. (e) Volunteer activities must be performed within the state or local community. The NAD Golden Hand Award is to identify a person or organization making meaningful changes for the deaf community in Oregon. This award can be awarded to the individual or organization currently actively involved in a service for the betterment of the deaf and hard of hearing people in their community. The remaining nominees shall automatically be given the Recognition/Appreciation Award.
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