Are you aware that the Casting Board of Governors (CBOG) has six different awards to present to individuals each year? It wasn’t until recently that we had the opportunity to recognize individuals who have contributed to the success of our Certified Casting Instructors Program (CICP). That’s not to say that our members haven’t been recognized with other awards, but now we have some specific awards to be presented by the CBOG.
Nominations do not have to come from the CBOG. Although our Board is very diverse and come from all parts of the globe, we don’t know everybody, so if you think someone should be recognized, the criteria are outlined below for nomination and eligibility for these awards.
Our organization is on a volunteer basis and the success of the Casting Program is mainly due to the support and dedication of our members who believe in what we do. Sometimes all we can do is thank them for a job well done. Now we can give them an award in appreciation for outstanding service.
(See award listings, procedures, nomination form, and other deadlines below)
Below is a brief description of the six awards and the past recipients.
The Lifetime Achievement in Fly Casting Instruction Award is given by the FFI Casting Board of Governors in recognition of those who have made significant long term contributions to the art of fly casting instruction.
2016 - not awarded
2015 - Steve Rajeff
2014 - Bob Jacklin
2013 - Dennis Grant
2012 - Floyd Franke
2010 - Al Buhr
2009 - Al Kyte
2008 - Bruce Richards
2007 - Al & Barbara Rohrer
2006 - Leon Chandler
2005 - Jim Green
Recipients will be chosen based on their sustained contributions to fly casting instruction in many areas such as teaching, innovation in fly casting techniques, writing, motivation, sharing their knowledge of teaching, and development of the Casting Instructor Certification Program.
An award given by the Casting Board of Governors (CBOG) of FFI in recognition of those who have made significant contributions to the Casting Instructor Certification Program, have dedicated themselves to flycasting instruction and have shared their knowledge with others.
2017 - Tomonori "Bill" Higashi
2016 - Larry Allen
2015 - Steve Hollensed
2014 - Chuck Easterling
2014 - Jim Valle
Additional Criteria - that may be considered in selecting recipients of this award:
This award is to be given by the CBOG of theFFI CICP to honor an individual(s) who demonstrates these same traits and qualities while making significant contributions to advance the CICP.
2016 - David Diaz
2015 - Al Buhr
In order to be considered for this award a candidate(s) must have met at least one of the following criteria:
2015 - not awarded
Awarded to a FFI member or members for long and continued support of the Certified Casting Instructor Program (CICP) through mentoring. Mentoring involves sharing casting knowledge voluntarily with individuals groups, or clubs to perfect members casting skills. Mentoring also includes assisting and preparing members toward FFI instructor certifications (CI, MCI, THCI) through casting sessions (individual or group) to further improve the candidate’s casting knowledge and skills. Mentoring helps advance the CICP by educating and recruiting members into the instructor ranks, as well as advancing CIs into the MCI and THCI instructor corps.
Governor's Pins are awarded by the CBOG Chair annually and are awarded at his/her discretion. This award is not a ballot item.
2016 - Thomas Berggren
2015 - Chuck Easterling
2014 - Rick Williams
2013 - Dave Barron
2012 - Hutch Hutchinson
2011 - Jerk Sonnichsen
Lars Christian Bentsen
2010 - Barbara Wuebber
1. The CBOG Awards Committee will be appointed by the CBOG chair.
2. Nominations for each award are submitted electronically to the Awards Committee and must be received no later March 15. Nominations should include the full name of the person being nominated, their current address and phone number if available, and a short description of the reasons why the person they are nominating should be considered for the award. Click here to submit a nomination.
3. A person need not be a member of FFI in order submit a nomination.
4. For those CBOG awards that require a nominee to be a FFI member, the Awards Committee will confirm the member is a member in good standing with FFI and within the CICP. This includes checking that membership dues are up-to-date and any previous or on-going Ethics Committee sanctions.
5. Nomination documents sent to the CBOG Chair and the Excom for review to insure candidates meet award criteria.
6. The CBOG Awards Committee will recommend a ballot to the CBOG Chair by April 1.
7. The CBOG Awards Committee may recommend presentation of the award to more than one recipient.
8. Ballots will be distributed to the CBOG by May 1.
9. Ballots will be returned to the Casting Coordinator by June 1.
10. Once voting closes the Casting Coordinator submits the final voting results to the Awards Committee. The Awards Committee Chair informs CBOG Chair of final results.
11. Presentation of the award will be authorized by a majority vote of the CBOG.
12. The CBOG Chair will report the results to the CBOG Executive Committee, the CBOG, and the recipient(s) by June 15.
13. The recipient(s) will receive a certificate, with a certificate awarded to each person or couple. A permanent plaque will be displayed at FFI Headquarters. Governor's Pin recipients will receive a pin and certificate, but no permanent plaque is displayed.