The order of the fat quarter is given to someone who has done something for AAQG “above and beyond” their job description or their role as a member. A fellow member may nominate you and you would receive an AAQG pin, a fat quarter, and public recognition at a meeting. The Coordinator of the Order of the Fat Quarter would present your accomplishments as a mystery, saying “this person” did such and such and this and that and as (s)he goes on, more and more people know whose work (s)he is describing. You will not know you are receiving the award ahead of time or even that you’ve been nominated.
Above and beyond is more than required by the job description you had or have. For instance you did something not required that benefited AAQG, you may have solved a problem that no one else noticed or had the expertise to handle, you may have outdone everyone else who had your job before you or you may have adapted to unexpected events creatively to the benefit of all of us.
The process has been relaunched after a hiatus. Nominations should be submitted annually by March 15 each year and will be presented during the April in-person or Zoom meeting.
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