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RULES AND PRIZES
PRIZE CATEGORIES
President’s Honor Roll:
Recruit 1-2 new Individual Members and receive an AWS sportpack bag.

President’s Club:
Recruit 3-8 new Individual Members and receive an AWS hat and an AWS Sportpack bag.

President’s Roundtable:
Recruit 9-19 new Individual Members and receive an AWS polo or denim shirt, hat and an AWS Sportpack bag.

President’s Guild:
Recruit 20 or more new Individual Members and receive an AWS Messenger Bag, an AWS polo or denim shirt, a one-year free AWS Membership, the "Shelton Ritter Member Proposer Award" Certificate and membership in the Winner's Circle.

Winner’s Circle:
All members who recruit 20 or more new Individual Members will receive annual recognition in the Welding Journal and will be honored at the AWS Welding Show.
SPECIAL PRIZES
Participants will also be eligible to win prizes in specialized categories.  Prizes will be awarded at the close of the campaign (June 2011).

Sponsor of the Year:
The individual who sponsors the greatest number of new Individual Members during the campaign will receive a plaque, a trip to the 2011 FABTECH Show, and recognition at the AWS Awards Luncheon at the Show.

Student Sponsor Prize:
AWS Members who sponsor two or more Student Members will receive an AWS Sportpack bag.

The AWS Member who sponsors the most Student Members will receive a free, one-year AWS Membership, an
AWS polo shirt, hat and an AWS
Sportpack bag..

International Sponsor Prize:
Any member residing outside the United States, Canada and Mexico who sponsors the most new Individual Members will receive a complimentary AWS Membership renewal.
LUCK OF THE DRAW
For every new member you sponsor, your name is entered into a quarterly drawing. The more new members you sponsor, the greater your chances of winning.  Prizes will be awarded in November 2010, as well as in February and June 2011.

Prizes Include:
- Complimentary AWS Membership renewal
- AWS t-shirt
- American Welder™ camouflage  hat
SUPER SECTION CHALLENGE
The AWS Section in each District that achieves the highest net percentage increase in new Individual Members before the June 2011 deadline will receive special recognition in the Welding Journal.

The AWS Sections with the highest numerical increase and greatest net percentage increase in new Individual Members will each receive the Neitzel Membership Award.

Campaign runs from 6/1/10-5/31/11.
  1. All AWS members in good standing may participate and are eligible to win. In order to be eligible to win the drawing, the referring member must be an active AWS member at the time the campaign ends (May 31, 2011). AWS staff members are not eligible to participate. Participants’ eligibility are also determined at the sole description of the campaign’s administrators.
  2. The campaign period runs from June 1, 2010 through May 31, 2011.
  3. To receive credit for sponsoring a new member, the recruiter’s/sponsor’s name must appear on the “Sponsor’s Name” line of the membership application and dues must be paid in full at the time the application is submitted.
  4. Members participating in the campaign agree that the decisions and rules outlined by AWS are final and not open to challenge.
  5. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for AWS to use winner’s name and likeness for advertising, promotional, and other purposes without additional compensation unless prohibited by law.
  6. By entering, participants release and hold harmless AWS directors, officers, employees and agents, from any injuries, loss, damage or liability of any kind arising from or in connection with this campaign or acceptance or use of any prize won.
  7. The prize is not transferable.
  8.  If the winner cannot or will not accept the prize, then the prize will be forfeited and/or awarded to an alternate winner.
  9.  Any disputes hereunder will be decided by AWS management in their sole discretion, and any such decision is final.

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