An “E. Bernhard Memorial Member of the Year” shall be chosen yearly. Nominations shall be made to the Secretary-Treasurer prior to July 31st for any member whose services and/or achievements merit such an award. The Executive Committee shall review each nominee’s services and/or achievements and shall select a “Member of the Year”. The award is to be presented at the National Convention during the club meeting or banquet. A plaque bearing the winner’s name shall be kept by HRBI with a token award presented to the winner. A resume of the winner’s service(s) and/or achievement(s) will be published in the newsletter and on the website. A member shall be eligible to win only once.
2020 Member of the Year- Michael Brackett from Carver, MA Mike has been a great asset to the club. He has stayed on top of handling everything related to sanctions. Mike often sends me helpful and appreciated reminders of upcoming events and tasks. He has volunteered an endless amount of his time and given numerous monetary donations to the HRBI, including offering his personally crafted carriers. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Mike, he has made my job easier. ~ President Stacey Louis
2019 Member of the Year- Aurora West from Mayerthorpe Canada Aurora spent countless hours developing an Hotot Guidebook, and on the HRBI website design and editing. She also played a significant role in transitioning the club in the 2018/2019 year to be more functional and member friendly. She served on the board and show committee as well. Aurora took it upon herself to promote the Hotot breed at various shows in Canada and welcomed new breeders and members alike. She is a joy to work with and is a great asset to the HRBI! ~ President Stacey Louis