Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association
& AAAA Education Foundation


Jan 10, 2014

Awards


Do you know someone that has done an outstanding job as a Volunteer?  Do they bring something extra to the education of Balloonists?  Nominate a friend, crew member, pilot or someone you have had the pleasure of working with. 

All nominations must be turned into the AAAA board prior to the last day in Feb. 

Bob Ruppenthal Education Award

First awarded in 1981, this award is made to an AAAA member who has contributed significantly to the education of others in the area of balloon safety and operation. This person must have contributed significantly in time and effort and must have participated actively in the organization and/or instruction of ground schools and safety seminars for AAAA and the ballooning community at large.

Allan Jones Volunteer Award

This award, formerly known as the AAAA Volunteer of the Year Award, was first awarded in 1991. The award was renamed in honor of respected AAAA member and volunteer Allan Jones who died in a powerline accident during the 1993 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. This award is presented to an AAAA member who has contributed significantly in time and effort to the operation of the club and/or to ballooning in the community. In addition, the recipient must have participated actively on at least one standing committee or had significantly contributed to the bettering of relations between the ballooning community and the public at large.

The solicitation for this award is not published. Members of the Board of Directors are solicited at the January and February meetings for nominations. Candidates may also be chosen from the nominees for the Bob Ruppenthal Award

"Slim" Rawley Crew Award

The P.B. "Slim" Rawley Crew award, named in honor of AAAA member and volunteer P.B. "Slim" Rawley who died in 1999, was first awarded in 2000. This award is presented to an AAAA member who is a balloon crew member who has contributed significantly in time and effort to the operation of the club and/or to ballooning in the community. In addition, the recipient must have participated actively on at least one standing committee or had significantly contributed to the bettering of relations between the ballooning community and the public at large.

Written nominations must be submitted to the AAAA Board of Directors prior to the last day of February. Send nominations to:

 AAAA Board of Directors
P.O. Box 4091
Albuquerque, NM 87196