WG#4 Nancy Livingston Stratford established the Livingston Award in 1988 in memory of J. Arlo Livingston, Alaska pioneer helicopter pilot, member of the Whirly-Girl’s Auxiliary and past president of the Helicopter Association International.
This award honors a woman who has achieved distinction for the contributions she has made on behalf of women in helicopter aviation. It is to be awarded to a living Whirly-Girl who personifies the high standards and ideals of women in helicopter aviation and who has contributed in a significant way to the advancement, recognition and credit of women in helicopter aviation.
Anyone may nominate a Whirly-Girl for this award. Relevant material (in English) should accompany the nomination form, such as details of certificates and flight hours; copies of commending letters, press accounts and citations; organizational affiliations and offices; helicopter-related activities, and any other information that would support the nomination. An informal nominating letter relating as much of the above information as possible will be accepted.
Do you know a Whirly-Girl who is an ideal candidate for the Livingston Award? Please make a nomination. Download the nomination form (in PDF format) and send it with any supporting material to WG#202 Diane Dowd by December 31.
Previous Livingston Award Winners
Previous Whirly-Girls boards of directors established the Emeritus Circle as a way to create a group of Whirly-Girls comprised of members who have served in a board, other volunteer, or executive position within the organization, and capture their acquired wisdom about the organization, its members and its operations.
Their mission is to document lessons learned to avoid repeating mistakes; and help keep up momentum as the organization grows and moves forward. Any former Whirly-Girls board member or executive officer who has fulfilled her full term is eligible for membership in the Emeritus Circle.
The Emeritus Circle has become a beneficial resource to the board with contributions of Whirly-Girls history and knowledge. They provide ongoing visibility of our history to help the membership show appreciation for their leadership.
The Emeritus Circle annually chooses the recipients of the Volunteer of the Year Award (VYA) and the Diamond Volunteer Award (DVA). The first is to recognize a volunteer for her contributions to a project for the organization that has shown an outstanding positive effect within the past year. The DVA recipient is a volunteer who has given of herself toward a long-term project or projects that have benefitted the Whirly-Girls. The Emeritus Circle presents the Awards during the annual Whirly-Girls Scholarship Awards Banquet at HELI-EXPO on behalf of the Whirly-Girls, International.
The Emeritus Circle assists in photo archiving and also assist the current president in a variety of projects that help the organization.
Whirly-Girls Diamond Volunteer Award
Presented to a Whirly-Girl who has given of herself to a long-term project benefitting the Whirly-Girls.
The Volunteer of the Year award is presented to a Whirly-Girl who has done outstanding work and volunteered a significant amount of time for the organization in the past year.
Emeritus Circle Volunteer Awards, including the Associate Award, which is given to an Associate (formerly Auxiliary) member for his or her dedication to volunteering for the Whirly-Girls that year, are given out during the Whirly-Girls annual banquet at Heli-Expo, usually the first week in March.
Nominations for are usually solicited in the fall and due by the end of the year. Email Nelda Lee for more information: email@example.com