To qualify for a long service award, a person shall be registered with RCA at the time of the award. Recognition will be awarded on the basis of confirmation of RCA registration and confirmation by a member organization that the individual has qualified for the award. If part of the service is claimed at another member club of RCA, clubs may, in making the confirmation, include such part of service in their confirmation.
Years of service is determined on the basis of participation as:
• a member of an RCA Club, Special Association or Provincial Rowing Association
• a volunteer worker or administrator at the club, provincial or national levels
• a volunteer coach at the club, provincial or national levels
• an official at the club, provincial or national levels.
Quality of service shall not form a consideration; however, mere payment of membership or other fees and/or attendance at events as a spectator only, shall not be considered as qualifying service.