Distinguished Woman - Honorary Member Guidelines

This committee is composed of three persons appointed by the Executive Committee – the Auxiliary Advisor (immediate past president), a currently active member and another past president. The Auxiliary Advisor serves as committee chairman

The work of this committee may be very limited. It should function only when the name of an outstanding Auxiliary member has been presented to it.


The Distinguished Woman Award and the Honorary Member Awards are prestigious awards and do not need to be given every year.

The committee should evaluate the name(s) given before making a recommendation to the Executive Committee. A list of the person’s accomplishments and service should be read to the Executive Committee before a decision is made.

The Distinguished Woman award should be approved by the Executive Committee. The award is presented at the Auxiliary Breakfast.

The recipient’s name and summary of her accomplishments should be sent to API to be added to the list of previous recipients and included in the Auxiliary Annual Report.

Prior to the annual breakfast purchase a gift and notify the family of honoree. Also, notify the breakfast chairman of awards and additional family members who may be attending.

Write a script for the presentation.


This committee may also present names to be considered for honorary membership within the Auxiliary.

An honorary membership may be given as defined in the Bylaws Article III, Section 3.3 Honorary members may be any person who has rendered distinguished service to the organization or to the Angus breed and has been recommended by the Executive Board and elected by the membership at the Annual Meeting. Honorary members may attend all meetings of the organization, shall be exempt from paying dues and cannot hold office or vote unless first having attained active membership status

If the name is approved, the information should be kept on file permanently.