HOW ARE AWARD RECIPIENTS CHOSEN?
Awards are made to Chartered Members on the basis of how many Award Points they have earned. The ways in which points are earned is explained in How Are Award Points Allocated.
One volume per 50 accumulative total points. Each volume contains three recordings:
50 points earn Volume 1
100 points earn Volume 2
150 points earn Volume 3, etc.
One Silver Libertatem is awarded for each 200 total points, limited to one award per calendar year. The first one is awarded at the time total points exceed 200. After that, they are awarded in December of each year. The algorithm for this calculation is shown at the bottom of this page.*
FREEDOM FORCE ACHIEVEMENTS (COAT OF ARMS)
are awarded when 500 accumulative total points have been earned. One per member.
1. We determine the amount of funding available for awards in the current cycle. This is applied to the purchase of gold awards, and that determines the quantity.
2. We establish the maximum number of gold awards that can be given to any one person in the current cycle. (This has the effect of spreading awards over a larger number of recipients, but it is used with great restraint so as not to weaken the incentive for leadership and achievement upon which we depend.)
3. Gold awards are based exclusively on Service Points. Funding Points are not applied. The member with the most Service Points receives the first gold award. Then his or her Service Account is reduced by a number of points equal to 1.2 times the current value of the award, which is dependent mostly on the current value of gold. For example, if the highest achiever has an account balance of 5000 points, and if points are valued at $1.10 ($11 minimum dues divided by 10), and if the current cost of the one-ounce gold award is $1,000, then the recipient’s account will be reduced by 1,091 points (1000/1.1x1.2) for the next selection. The factor of 1.2 has an effect similar to that described in step 2.
4. The first recipient with a reduced account balance, now is a contender, along with everyone else, for the second selection. If his account is still higher than the second contender, he will receive the second gold award on the same basis as the first. If the first recipient does not have sufficient points for the second award, he still is a contender for the third and subsequent awards, if any remain. The same applies to second recipients, third recipients, and so on (subject to the limit in step 2).
5. Members are not eligible for a gold award unless the number of Service Points in their accounts is equal to or greater than the number of points to be deducted after awards are given, as described in step 3. Otherwise, account balances would become negative.
CREED-OF-FREEDOM ENGRAVED PLAQUES
are awarded to Life Members when 12,000 Funding Points have been earned.
* The algorithm used to determine eligibility for Silver Libertatems is shown below. It is applied monthly.
P = Points accumulated.
L = Last calendar year in which a Libertatem was awarded.
N = Number of previous awards received.
(1) Is join year greater than current year? If yes, go to Error. If no, go to 2.
(2) Is P = 200 or more? If yes, go to 3. If no, go to No Award.
(3) Is L = current year? If yes, go to No Award. If no, go to 4.
(4) Is L greater than current year? If yes, go to Error. If no, go to 5.
(5) Is 200N greater than P? If yes, go to No Award. If no, go to Award.
P = 200. no previous awards = Award.
P = 220, no previous awards = Award.
P = 240, 1 previous award = No Award.
P = 260, no previouss awards = Award.
P = 300, 1 previous award = No Award.
P = 320, no previous awards = Award.
P = 360, 1 previous award = No Award.
P = 400, no previous awards = Award.
P = 440, 1 previous award = Award.
P = 480, 2 previous awards = No Award.
P = 620, 2 previous awards = Award
This page revised 2009 February 18