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Helping Hand Award

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Candidates are evaluated on 1) dedication and personal commitment to rural electric cooperatives; co-op leadership, through both personal and public example; and
3) long-term contributions to the cooperative movement.

Eligible nominees include publicly elected or appointed officials, residing in or out of state, or a North Dakota cooperative member-owner or North Dakota citizen.

Section 1—Identification (on application form)

  • Name of nominee
  • Nominee’s position, job or office title
  • Address
  • Years the nominee has been involved in the rural electric cooperative movement
  • Organizations with which associated
  • Nominator

Section 2—Achievements. Please provide information regarding the following in a separate,    typewritten attachment. Each category is assigned a point value in the judging/evaluation process so it’s important that each category below is addressed individually.

  • Describe nominee’s specific accomplishments and contributions to the rural electric program.
  • List qualifications that make this nominee a strategic ally to electric cooperatives and the rural electric cooperative program.
  • Provide examples of nominee’s unusual devotion to duty and the effects of that unusual devotion.
  • Provide examples of nominee’s effectiveness in building coalitions between business, government and rural electric cooperatives.
  • Not to exceed three single-spaced, typewritten pages for all of Section 2.

Section 3--Supporting Documents

  • Accompanied by no more than three letters of recommendation.
  • May include relevant photos and newspaper articles about the nominee’s contributions identified in Section 2.
  • Please include candid photo of nominee preferably involved with an activity, event or program identified in Section 2.
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