2018 Les Tupper Award Nominations Criteria

 Les Tupper Nomination Information

Annually since 1969, the La Cañada Flintridge Coordination Council has presented the Les Tupper Community Service Award to individuals and organizations that have given outstanding service to the community.  A Student Service Award was later added.  These awards are named in honor of Les Tupper, a civic leader who cared deeply about education, youth and service enhancing the quality of life in the La Cañada Flintridge (LCF) community.

You are invited to nominate candidates for the 2018 Les Tupper Service Awards.  Former recipients have been individuals, couples, students (grades 11/12), and/or LCF organizations and businesses.

The award recipients will be recognized at a public ceremony in April 2018 at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the Von Karman Auditorium.  Names of recipients will be announced and published through local media prior to the event and the community is encouraged to attend.

CRITERIA FOR THE LES TUPPER COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS

Les Tupper Individual Service Award nominees will be judged on their long-term and broad-based volunteer service to La Cañada Flintridge. Volunteerism, beyond job related duties, may be in the areas of education, youth activities, cultural pursuits, religious, civic or social service.  Nominees should demonstrate leadership and service that strengthens the LCF community.  Nominees must be adult (individual or couple) residents of LCF. To complete and submit a Les Tupper Special Individual Award Form, click on the following:  Nominate Individual for Les Tupper Individual Service award

Les Tupper Organization Service Award nominees will be judged on their long-term and broad-based volunteer service to La Cañada Flintridge. Volunteerism may be in areas of education, youth activities, cultural pursuits, religious, civic or social service.  Nominees shall strengthen the LCF community. Nominees must be an organization located in LCF. To complete and submit a Les Tupper Organization Service Award Form, click on the following: Nominate Individual for Les Tupper Organization Service award

Les Tupper Student Service Award nominees shall possess outstanding personal attributes and be students in grades 11 or 12. The nominees should be actively participating in leadership and service-related activities that benefit both their school and the LCF community. Nominees must be residents of LCF. To complete and submit a Les Tupper Student Service Award Form, click on the following: Nominate Individual for Les Tupper Student Service award

Les Tupper Special Service Award. On occasion, the Coordinating Council Board of Directors may honor individuals, organizations, or businesses found to be worthy of recognition for their service to the civic and social betterment of the LCF community, but do not meet the broad-based volunteer requirements set forth in the Les Tupper Community Service Awards Criteria, as defined above. To complete and submit a Les Tupper Special Service Award Form, click on the following: Nominate Individual for Les Tupper Special Service award 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR NOMINATIONS

To assist the Coordinating Council Board of Directors in selecting the outstanding award recipients, your nomination should be specific, not general in nature.  Nominations should be supported by how, when, where, what, why, how long, number of hours, and should describe the people who benefited from the service.  Conclusions such as ‘She/He is conscientious and dependable’, ‘very active’ and ‘volunteers a lot’ are too general.  Provide specific details to support nominations rather than generalities.

You can also download a nomination form in support of a nomination, fill it out, and either email it or mail it.

Les Tupper Individual Service Award           Nomination Form

Les Tupper Organization Service Award     Nomination Form

Les Tupper Student Service Award                Nomination Form

Les Tupper Special Service Award                 Nomination Form

USPS Mail* Nomination Form and Narrative in Support of Nomination to:

La Cañada Flintridge Coordinating Council
 Nominations Committee
P. O. Box 264
 La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91012-0264

*Postmarked on or before: February 10, 2018 (no exceptions)

 Email* Nomination Form and Narrative in Support of Nomination to  Becky Gelhaar, President, at  President@lcfcc.net on or before: February 10, 2018 (no exceptions)

If you have any questions, please telephone Becky Gelhaar, President, La Cañada Flintridge Coordinating Council at (818)790-2686 or e-mail her at President@lcfcc.net.

Shortly after the deadline for nominations, usually within two weeks, new Les Tupper Award Recipients and their Nominators will receive a personal congratulatory telephone call from the President of the La Cañada Flintridge Coordinating Council or his or her designee. Local newspaper publicity will follow, along with details of the annual Les Tupper Awards Ceremony that is traditionally held in the spring.