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.