PETITION TO INCLUDE CHAMPIONSHIP WOODIE FLOWERS AWARD WINNERS IN THE FIRST HALL OF FAME
WE THE UNDERSIGNED hereby petition FIRST to include all past and present Championship Woodie Flowers Award winners in the FIRST Hall of Fame. The reasons for this petition are as stated:
1.) To publicly recognize all Championship Woodie Flowers Award recipients
2.) To display their efforts and achievements for all FIRST members to emulate
3.) To provide an update of the recipients’ achievements after receiving the Woodie Flowers Award
The primary suggestion is to showcase these winners similar to the Chairman’s Award recipients. It should “showcase the individuals’ achievements and support for FIRST and highlight how the individual continues to promote FIRST, while showing what it means to be a Woodie Flowers Award recipient.”
To quote the manual, “Unlike other Halls of Fame, the model teams in the FIRST Hall of Fame are not retired, but begin a new phase of participation, requiring additional activities to achieve Hall of Fame Star Status.” To this end, the sponsored team of each WFA mentor would provide a display showing the mentor’s past and current achievements, including the winning submission and any updates in a form similar to how past regional WFFA award winners are renominated.
(letter from me to HoF committee)
I am writing on behalf of a number of Chiefdelphi registered participants that have inquired about having a place set aside in the Hall of Fame for the previous National Woody Flowers Award winners.
There is strong belief that the winners should be spotlighted in a manner similar to the HOF teams, and that both the HOF winners and WFA winners possess many of the fine attributes that FIRST is proud of.
Please communicate this proposal to the HOF committee for consideration.
(fresh from the email I recieved as a response)
Thank you for your interest. This proposal will also have to be brought before the Woodie Flowers team as well as the HoF team for discussion. The Championship floor plan has already been set for 2006, but I will have your comments brought up for discussion for future years.
So - there you go. Just wanted everyone to have this information and let you decide what/how much effort you want to put into this petition idea.