Criteria for the SERA Francis McKinney Award is as
1. The Francis
McKinney Award will be given to a caver with more
than 10 years caving experience.
2. The nominee
will be a sport caver, that is, caving is not a
part of his or her professional life.
3. The nominee
will be one who has contributed to organized
caving by holding grotto or regional offices,
given talks and led trips for scouts, etc.
4. The recipient
will have been active in several types of caving
including but not limited to: mapping, horizontal,
vertical, history, conservation, photography etc.
5. The nominee
will be one who has openly made their work
available to the general caving population via
published material. Examples of that material
include grotto, regional, section or national
publications, as well as other publications.
6. The nominee
will be an NSS member in good standing.
7. The nominee
will be a SERA caver.
McKinney Award may be awarded on a merit basis at
the annual SERA Winter Business meeting. It will
1. A $50.00 Cash
award to the recipient. Funds for this award will
come from SERA general funds or an account
specifically set up for this award.
2. A Framed
Certificate, which constitutes the Award itself.
3. A Plaque
bearing the recipient's name shall be displayed in
the NSS Office.
4. The recipient's
name will be announced in the NSS News,
and made available to regional, grotto and any
other appropriate publications.