Special Gold and Silver Torch Awards may be given to individual members at the annual conference for truly outstanding service by nomination from their local clubs.
The Gold Torch Award honors members who have served Torch at the local, regional, and most importantly, the international level. To qualify for this award, the nominee must have been a Torch member for at least ten years. In any one year, the number of Gold Torch Awards may not exceed 1% (rounded to the nearest whole number) of the total membership of the International Association of Torch Clubs (e.g., three awards for membership of 2,500 to 3,499).
The Silver Torch Award recognizes members who have served in an exemplary manner at the local club level. To qualify for the Silver Torch Award, the nominee must have been a member for at least five years. In a given year, the number of Silver Torch Award nominees by a local club may not exceed one for each twenty-five members or portion thereof.
Nominations for both Gold and Silver Torch Awards should be sent by March 31, 2016 to James Coppinger, executive secretary, at the IATC office: 2917 Duchess Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49008.