Nominations requested for annual awards
Do you know anyone who might be eligible for one of the Smoky Hill Trail Association awards? There are many people / organizations / businesses / landowners, etc., who are very deserving of being recognized, but that the Association Board members may not be aware of. The individual(s) may fall into one of the following five categories.
ELTON BEOUGHER MEMORIAL SHTA GRANT
Memorial Mission Statement: This grant fund was established in 2019 to honor Elton Beougher, a founding member and past president of the association. Elton served as president of the association from 2013 until 2017. Elton was more than just an offier and director of the association. He lent his time and efforts to the work of the association both in the field and in the office. This memorial grant is established as a lasting tribute to Elton, and for use by the grant recipient as a financial assistance toward a project or research to preserve the historical legacy of the Smoky Hill Trail.
Purpose: The purpose of the grant is to provide financial assistance to any person or entity proposing a project to enhance the trail or provide scholarly research on the Smoky Hill Trail.
Grant Frequency: to be awarded annually by the Board of Directors or its designate.
Grant Forms: Posted on the association website
Deadline for submission of grant request: The last day of August of each year.
Grant Award: To be announced at the SHTA annual conference.
Amount of Grants: $300 per year or as otherwise determined by the Board of Directors.
Funding of grant program: Memorial contributions by members and friends and as supplanted by the general funds of the association.
AWARD OF MERIT: (MAXIMUM OF 4 AWARDS ANNUALLY)
This award is given to recognize individuals, businesses, organizations or groups who have made a significant contribution to the purposes of the Smoky Hill Trail Association (SmHTA), “to preserve, protect, promote, and interpret the Smoky Hill Trail for the benefit of present and future generations, and to promote awareness of the historical legacy associated with remnants and locations that represent the historic trail and Butterfield’s Overland Despatch (BOD) and its successors as well as the railroad that replace the overland trail. The recipient may or may not be a member of the SmHTA.
DONNA MALSOM MEMORIAL AMBASSADOR (ONE AWARD ANNUALLY)
This award is given in memory of Donna Malsom, who was a founder and the first vice-president of the SmHTA and is presented to an SmHTA member for extraordinary lifetime achievement in research about the promotion of the Smoky Hill Trail.
HOWARD C. RAYNESFORD LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (ONE AWARD ANNUALLY)
This award is presented to a SmHTA member for extraordinary lifetime achievement in research about the promotion of the Smoky Hill Trail.
HERITAGE PRESERVATION AWARD (MAXIMUM OF 2 AWARDS ANNUALLY)
This award is presented to an organization, landowners, leaseholders, or tenants of trail ruts, remnants, structures, or sites, who have preserved and protected significant portions of the trail or site associated with the trail, and provided public access. The recipient need not be a member of the SmHTA.
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