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Re: Conservation breeder's award program
In a message dated 1/29/03 4:10:40 PM, MDelra at aol_com writes:
<< Maybe Lee can extend KHY to have additional merit in the conservation
area without taking away from the current award. >>
There probably may be sufficient attribution in the current system to
recognize significant contributions in this area. These are the points as now
V. Point System
Points shall be awarded for the following:
A. Breeder's Award Program (Killifish Award Program-KAP)
1. Each level achieved in the KAP during the fiscal year shall be worth
2. At the end of each year the points roll back to zero (0) for the
purposes of this award.
Example: A participant earning two levels in the KAP would receive 40
points. Next year they start at zero, with no points awarded until the next
level is achieved.
B. Species Maintenance Participation
1. Members registering with the SMC and successfully maintaining a
species shall receive 10 points.
2. If said participant supplies the committee with 5 pairs of the species
for distribution back into the hobby, they shall receive an additional 20
C. Species Conservation
1. Members registering with the Killifish Conservation Committee and
successfully maintaining a core species for the fiscal year shall receive 10
This shall be verified by a member in good standing or a member of the
2. If the participant supplies the committee with 5 pairs of the core
species for distribution back into the hobby, they shall receive 30 points.
D. Robert Felmey Exhibitor of the Year Award (former KHY)
1. Any member showing 6 or more pairs of fish at any affiliate club show
(except convention) shall receive 10 points. All 6 pairs must score and
cannot have been disqualified.
2. Any member showing 6 or more pairs of fish at convention shall receive
20 points. All 6 pairs must score and cannot have been disqualified.
3. Any member awarded Best of Show at the annual convention shall receive
an additional 30 points.
4. Any member winning a special award ( i.e. Jubb Award, Langton Award,
etc.) shall receive an additional 10 points.
E. JAKA Contribution
1. Any member having an article published in the JAKA during the fiscal
year shall receive 20 points for each article published.
Limit of 2 articles (40 points) per year.
2. Any member editing or organizing an individual issue of JAKA shall
receive 20 points.
Limit of 2 issues (40 points) per year.
F. Service to the AKA
1. Any member chairing an AKA committee in a manner acceptable to the BOT
shall receive 20 points.
2. Any member serving a successful year on the BOT shall receive 20
points. The member must correspond and have a voting record in such a manner
as prescribed in the BOT procedure manual.
3. Any member serving under an AKA chairman (i.e., studbook holder)
shall receive 10 points.
4. Any member successfully chairing/co-chairing the annual convention
shall receive 20 points.
5. This shall be left available for a deserving position if added by the
G. Affiliate Club Member of the Year
Each year the affiliate clubs may submit the name of an individual from
their club whom the membership of said club has chosen to represent them as
the most outstanding member. Each representative shall receive 20 points.
This must be sent in by the affiliate club liaison and signed by both the AKA
liaison and the Affiliate club's Chairman/President.
H. Seminars/Lectures for AKA Sanctioned events and Affiliate Club
1. Any member giving a seminar/lecture at an AKA sanctioned show shall
receive 10 points. The seminar must be on the subject of killifish or a
related topic, such as live food, collecting, etc.
I.Seminars/Lectures for All Species Groups
1. Any member giving a seminar/lecture to promote the Killifish hobby to
a general species club show, meeting, or workshop shall receive 20 points.
This must be verified in writing by the club's show chairman or club's
President/Chairman upon completion of said event.
As you can see, the program is heavily slanted towards species
maintenance and conservation, with an added weight toward overall
contribution to the hobby. Certainly you can read "maintenance and
conservation" into the Breeders Award program, the service to the hobby,
local lectures, killifish publications, etc. as well as the more obvious
Species Maintenance and Killifish Conservation Committee. The only part of
this program that is residual from the previous KHY is the awarding of points
for KEY awards. This is because it, to some extent, also reflects maintenance
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