January 2017 Newsletter
Call for Nominations for Honorary Life Membership Award
The NSDA board of directors has established an Honorary Life Membership Award in recognition of dietitians who have made an outstanding contribution in the profession of dietetics or who have rendered distinguished or valuable service to the profession. The Board may grant an Honorary Life Membership by resolution and the majority vote of the Board . The award will be limited to three per year.
An Honorary Life Member must be a current or past member. The award consists of a lifetime membership in the organization and an award. Membership fees for the remainder of their career will be waived. The Honorary Life Membership is an associated class of membership. As an Honorary Life Member, attendance and participation at meetings and on committees is welcomed. Honorary Life Members will not have voting privileges or be eligible to hold a position on the Board.
When the new Dietitians Act comes into effect, there will be an active practice and a non-active practice roster. According to the new regulations, an Honorary Life Member is entitled to remain in the active practice roster by participating in the Continuing Competency Program and maintaining the required number of active practice hours.