As ratified last year, the Golden Derringer Award for Lifetime Achievement is given after deliberations by a five-member panel including the SMFS president and vice president, Derringer Awards Coordinator, lifetime member, and one randomly-selected member-volunteer.
If any SMFS member would like to volunteer, please e-mail me at g_so AT yahoo DOT com with the subject line "Golden Derringer Volunteer". I will put the volunteers' names into a randomizer program, and announce the chosen member on April 1.
While the group voting on the regular Derringers is going on (April 1-30), the Golden Derringer panel will be considering recipient candidates.
SMFS members may submit 200-word max essays nominating Golden Derringer candidates. E-mail them to g_so AT yahoo DOT com in the body of a message with the subject line "Golden Derringer Essay".