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Recognize Outstanding CAS Volunteers

Have you recently worked with a CAS volunteer who performed far beyond what was expected of him or her? Do you know someone who has made significant volunteer contributions to the actuarial profession over the course of a career? Of course you do, because one of the core CAS values is volunteerism, and noteworthy CAS volunteers abound. The CAS wants to recognize meaningful volunteer contributions, and we need your help. Nominate a worthy CAS volunteer for the 2009 Above & Beyond Achievement Award (ABAA) or the 2009 Matthew Rodermund Service Award.   

The ABAA is made annually to CAS members who have made a recent contribution that is clearly outside of expected volunteer responsibilities and duties. In addition to participation on CAS Committees and Task Forces, consideration is given to contributions to the committees of other actuarial organizations (such as the American Academy of Actuaries) that benefit CAS members.   

CAS members serving on committees, especially committee chairs, are encouraged to consider the especially hardworking members of their committees for nomination. Any CAS member who is not a current board member or officer is eligible to receive this award. Keep in mind that an extraordinary effort can be shown in an assignment of limited scope, as well as on a larger task.   

While the ABAA recognizes short-term contributions, the Matthew Rodermund Service Award is intended to recognize CAS members who have made significant volunteer contributions to the actuarial profession over the course of a career. The award was established in 1990 in honor of Matt Rodermund’s years of volunteer service to the CAS. The funding for this award is provided by The Munich American Reinsurance Company and the amount is currently $1,000.   

Volunteer contributions could include committee involvement, participation in CAS meetings and seminars, volunteer efforts for Regional Affiliates or special interest sections, and involvement with other actuarial organizations. Service as an elected CAS officer or director and authorship of papers published by the CAS are not considered. Past presidents are not eligible.   

Nominations are due by June 30 for both awards and the winners will be announced at the 2009 CAS Annual Meeting in Boston.

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