It is the gift of the Guild that awards can be made to members based on service or longevity of membership:
Ringing Members who, over many years, have given conspicuous service to the Guild may be proposed as Vice Presidents by the Guild Executive. Subject to a proposal from the Executive and ratification of such proposal at the AGM, the office of Vice President is granted for the life of the Vice President.
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Ringing Members who have given valuable service to Branch or Guild usually over a period of at least 20 years, may be proposed for HLM in writing to the Branch Committee who will then if approved be proposed for HLM at a Branch business meeting. Proposals for HLM must be made, in writing, to the Executive meeting prior to the AGM.
Ringing Members with 50 years’ membership of the Guild (whether continuous or not) are offered HLM automatically on completion of the 50th year of membership.
Proposals for HLM accepted by the Executive shall be ratified at the AGM.
Nominations are sought early in each New Year and the Guild Education Committee decide both recipients. Both awards are presented at the Guild Festival in May.