In 2018 the APEN Board decided to introduce a Life Membership award which will run parallel to the APEN Awards for Excellence in Extension, with nominations called six months ahead of and awarded at our biennial conference.
As APEN celebrated 25 years since its inception in 1993 in 2018, the Board awarded the first Life Memberships at the 2018 AGM/25 years celebration in Brisbane, 24 October 2018 to Terry Makin, Dr Jeff Coutts and Dr John James.
Dr Ruth Nettle was awarded Life Membership at the 2019 APEN Conference in Darwin, 12 September 2019.
Drs Pat Hamilton, Roy Murray-Prior and Terry Parminter were awarded Life Memberships at the 2022 APEN Virtual Conference and Dr Roe Currie was recognised for her service to APEN since 1995 and awarded an Honorary Life Membership.
Click on their photos to learn about our Life Members.
APEN Life Membership is called for and awarded at the same time as the Awards for Excellence in Extension. They may also be called prior to the AGM in a non-conference year. Life Membership will be awarded on the basis of contribution to the Extension profession and to APEN.
The APEN Board will judge entries and their decision will be final.
The successful nominee is announced and a plaque and badge are presented at the APEN Conference Dinner or AGM .
• An Honour Board on the APEN website which lists life members and has their photos and a comment about their contributions.
• At conference dinners, a table is designated for current board members, life members and possibly past-presidents, to honour them and recognise their efforts.
• APEN membership is free for the life member going forward.