A plaque is awarded for long-standing member or staff service to the society. This program was initiated in 1996 with a charter membership of 450. Each year the Awards Committee will select additional recipients from a continuing pool of qualified candidates and permanently include their names in the Golden Core Member master list.
A Golden Core candidate must have received one of the following: • Meritorious Service Certificate • Outstanding Contribution Certificate • Distinguished Service Certificate • Richard E. Merwin Award • Harry Hayman Award
or must have served in one of the following capacities: • Staff member with five years tenure • Board of Governors members • Executive Committee member • President