To all NACHI members:
Early this year the inspection industry and fellow InterNACHI members received sad news of the sudden and unexpected passing of our good friend and educator Gerry Beaumont. Gerry’s passing undoubtedly has left a hole in the inspection community which will not soon be filled. While our daily lives and busy schedules will go on, the loss of our friend and mentor will forever remain a void.
Gerry had a passion for education. He taught inspectors across the globe, both experienced and inexperienced the value of continued education regarding the inspection industry. His courses, questions of the day, and helpful insights were found invaluable by many. Through Gerry’s dedication and passion for education, many inspectors effectively raised their skill and knowledge levels, and truly became better inspectors.
The InterNACHI Awards Committee members were commissioned with a task as a request to rename the InterNACHI Member of the Year award to honor Gerry’s memory and legacy. While this task outwardly appeared to be an easy decision and process, we quickly realized it would not be so. We wanted this award to truly reflect Gerry’s passion and legacy as a pillar to the continued education of inspectors everywhere, regardless of status. As a result and after many careful discussions with members of the Awards committee and invited guests who were considered close personal friends of Gerry, the committee took a different approach to create an entirely new award.
We would like to formally announce the release of the Gerry Beaumont Educational Achievement Award. This award is designed to acknowledge those inspectors among our InterNACHI membership who have taken the initiative and excelled by bettering themselves and their business through significant continued education.
The criteria for this award are as follows:
Article 1 – Introduction
The Gerry Beaumont Educational Achievement Award program was created to publicly recognize InterNACHI member for superior continued educational performance during the calendar year.
Article 2 – Description of the Program
The Recipient exemplifies the Continued Educational Efforts by establishing and accomplishing at least 50 hours of approved CEU’s in a calendar year.
The InterNACHI Awards Committee is the final authority of issuance of this award.
Article 3 – Eligibility
All members of the InterNACHI Association are eligible.
Article 4 – Submission Guidelines
Candidates are self-nominated by properly filling out the INACHI CEU Log Online.
As can be seen, the criteria are simple and achievable by all InterNACHI members. We, the Awards Committee members, again feel this award best portrays Gerry’s passion and dedication to InterNACHI members through encouraging and promoting dedication to education – Gerry’s ultimate commitment to his fellow members.
Having personally experienced several of Gerry’s courses both on-line and in person, I have been truly privileged to have known him and gained knowledge from someone I considered to be a true master inspector, and a friend. It would be an honor and accomplishment to receive an award such as this bearing Gerry’s name.
We hope all members of InterNACHI will join together in honoring Gerry Beaumont by striving to achieve this award.
InterNACHI Awards Committee Chairman