The McLean County Republicans are searching for individuals to honor for their contribution to the good of our county through the awarding of the Presidential Service Center Distinguished Service Gold Medal.
This gold medal award will be presented at the Lincoln Reagan Dinner held on May 17 at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center in Bloomington. The award will be presented by Presidential Service Center member and gold medal recipient, Martin Mongiello, White Chef Chief and Navy Veteran.
PRESIDENTIAL SERVICE CENTER DISTINQUISHED SERVICE GOLD MEDAL
Administered and awarded by Presidential Service Center members holding valid Presidential Service Badges and having served at the White House Military Office to civilians who have contributed to the welfare of their community, state or nation.
Citizens are urged to find a worthy nominee who meets the criteria for this award.
Specific criteria are listed below and in the nomination form.
Completed nomination forms are to postmarked no later than April 30, 2019 and mailed to:
McLean County Republicans
PO Box 1776
Bloomington, IL 61704.
Applications can also be emailed to Chairman Connie Beard at McLeanCountyChairman@gmail.com by April 30, 2019
1. Nominees must have been engaged in volunteer activities for a minimum of ten years and benefited a
community or communities in in a substantial, important or unique way.
2. Students receiving course credits for their volunteer activities are ineligible unless the
nomination is based on volunteer service that extends beyond the course requirements, in which case
it must be clearly indicated in the nomination statement.
3. National Service volunteers must be nominated for service above and beyond that which is
required of them in their national service program. Volunteer time recorded in a national service
program will not be eligible.
4. Previous award recipients from within the past 40 years are ineligible.
5. Nominees are eligible if they received any single, investigated portion, of compensation for
6. Nomination cannot be based upon court-mandated community service.
7. Nomination cannot be based upon serving as a “loaned executive.”
8. Self-nominations are not allowable.
9. Family members may not nominate another family member for an award.
10. Group/team and corporate volunteerism nominations can be made by those external to the
group/team or corporation/business.
11. All nomination submission requirements listed in the complete nomination packet must be met.
12. Director of Volunteers who are paid for their service must be nominated in the non-volunteer
1. Award selections are based on the nominee’s volunteer efforts and commitment of time, accomplishments,
community impact and enhancement of the lives of others, as described on the nomination form.
2. Nominations are received and evaluated at the potential nominee’s local level first. For instance, if it is a
church, then that group or leader may elect to review all nominations first, prior to submitting.
3. The Presidential Service Center Seated Tribunal will select award recipients based on merit and eligibility.
Recipients are selected without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, or physical/mental disability.
Recipients will be codified with a serial number and subject to having their name stripped from the Master Roll
and revocation due to droit moral standards applied in society. If the Seated Tribunal selects and agrees to
award a person they will add their name with criteria to a serial number.
4. Only members of the Center, with a valid Presidential Service Badge (PSB) and serial number may sit on any
tribunal. No other member of society ever will.
5. A senior, US Military Retired member will always officiate any tribunal and must also hold a valid PSB, in good
6. Members of the Presidential Service Association or Presidential Service Center holding a valid PSB, but not US
Military Retired, make up the bulk of a tribunal with the authority to judge, adjudicate on, or determine claims or
• Individual: An individual who volunteers.
• Family: A family that volunteers together on the same project(s).
• Group/Team: A group or team of two or more people that volunteer together on the same project(s)
under a group or team name.
• Youth: A person (age 18 or younger) who volunteers.
• Senior: A person (age 55 or older) who volunteers.
• Mentor: An individual volunteer who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to working with
youth (ages 18 and younger) in a mentoring capacity and/or been actively engaged in other
that support a mentoring program.
• Faith-Based: An individual, family, group/team, youth or senior that volunteers through a faith-based
• Disaster: An individual, family, group/team, youth or senior who volunteers in disaster preparedness,
response, recovery or mitigation activities. (This category does not include paid first responders.
National Service: An individual member of a National Service program (AmeriCorps, VISTA or Senior Corps) who has demonstrated outstanding volunteer service. The volunteer service must be above and beyond the
requirements of the designated program.
• Corporate/Business: A corporation or business that has made a substantial impact in the community by
promoting service to their employees through engaging in volunteer activities and/or by providing paid time for
employees to volunteer for local organizations and/or agencies.
• Perseverance in Volunteerism: An individual volunteer who has overcome significant personal obstacles
(mental and/or physical) in order to engage in service to others.
• Lifetime Achievement: An individual who has exhibited a lifelong commitment to volunteerism and community
service. Nominees must have made a substantial and long-term sustained impact in the community as a result of
their service efforts.
• Director of Volunteers: A paid staff member who exceeds expectations of good volunteer management skills
including recruitment, training, coordination, risk management, evaluation, retention and recognition of
volunteers. Other related job titles may include Volunteer Program Director or Manager of Volunteers.
LINCOLN REAGAN DINNER 2019
Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center, Bloomington
“Inside the President’s Cabinet”
White House Chef Martin Mongiello
Friday, May 17, 2019
- Entertaining presentation by White House Chef Martin Mongiello. He has served 5 U.S. Presidents since President George H. Bush and is Curator of the Presidential Culinary Museum, author of 6 books, host of various tv shows and a veteran of the Navy. Program includes a cooking demonstration as well as tales from the White House.
- Presentation of the "Presidential Service Center Distinguished Service Medal" administered and awarded by Presidential Service Center members holding service badges and having served at the White House Military Office. The recipient of this medal will be chosen from area residents who have been nominated and meet the stringent criteria for receiving this award.
- The evening will include a silent auction and door prizes.
- A ticketed pre-dinner reception will take place with Chef Marti for photos and autographs and a cash bar.
- Menu selections are: Pasta Primavera, Yankee Pot Roast or Chicken Marsala. A special "Presidential Salad" will be served as well as dessert favorites from the White House.
Program times are: 5:00-6:00 Private Pre-Dinner Reception with Chef Marti
6:00-9:00 Dinner Program
Dinner Tickets are $75 each until May 1 and $80 after that date.
Pre-dinner Reception Tickets are $20 and include a private reception with Chef Marti, photo op and autograph
Reagan Level Sponsorship- $500 includes 5 tickets (half/table), all guests welcome to private pre-dinner reception. Plus sponsor receives autographed book of their choice from Chef Marti. Recognition during the program included.
Lincoln Level Sponsorship- $1,000 includes 10 tickets (full/table) plus benefits of Reagan Level Sponsorship
All sponsors will be contacted after purchase for details on guests and menu selections.