Participation and Recognition

FOSSIL Kickoff Meeting

February 19, 2014

Participation and Recognition Breakout Session

  • Direct Awards
    • Lifetime, honorary, local plaques
  • Show amateurs working with professionals and vice versa
    • Hall of Fame of amateurs on myFOSSIL site
    • But first, show the value of amateurs to professionals
    • List of database contributions by amateurs
    • Use myFOSSIL to link to press releases
    • Sending representatives to NAPC, GSA, BSA, SVP: amateur talks, poster sessions, awards
  • Volunteers need to have the perception of value
  • Amateurs, don’t be discouraged—go find a professional with facts. If they say “no” ask who to go to


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