Distinguished Service Award:
The purpose of the PGCA Distinguished
Service Award Pin program is to adopt a way to recognize a
member's personal contributions of spirit, time, dedication and
reliability unselfishly donated for the good of the
organization. These members will be recognized before their
peers at an official PGCA function, primarily the PGCA Annual
Meeting and Banquet.
members recognized will have gone 'above and beyond ' the
ordinary and will have distanced themselves by the merit of their
deeds. They will have furthered the mission of the PGCA and
will have promoted good will and fellowship among members and
visitors at activities including the Forum, PGCA sanctioned
events, PGCA displays, and PGCA 'headquarters' at shows and
events. They will have given freely of their time in doing these
deeds and will have presented a friendly face of the PGCA.
The award for each recipient will
be a lapel pin replicating the distinct outline and engraving of
the fore end tip of a high grade Parker gun. The recipient
will also receive an award letter
that is suitable for framing.
Members of the PGCA who have received
the Distinguished Service Award Pin have their names placed on an
Honor Roll to provide a permanent record of their extraordinary
service to the Parker Gun Collectors Association.
If you would like to nominate a
fellow PGCA member to be considered for the Distinguished Service
Award fill out a nomination
form and submit it to the PGCA.
Parker Pages Contributors Award:
A pin will be given to
all contributors to Parker
Pages, as a recognition for that person's efforts in
providing articles, photographs or information used in Parker
Pages. When you see someone wearing this pin please
extend your thanks for supporting the quality of material we try
to present in every issue.
“The Doubles Club” Award:
Your Parker Gun Collectors Association
Board of Directors has approved a brand new program entitled
“The Doubles Club”.
A special pin has been created utilizing the old
style Parker Bros. letterhead featuring two Parkers, one
hammer gun and one hammerless, with the familiar woodcock.
The pin is silver and a handsome addition to your hunting
cap, vest, or gun club attire. A facsimile is affixed for
The program is simple and relies on the honor system,
of which we know all PGCA members subscribe. The specific
requirements to become a member of “The Doubles Club”
are as follows:
*You must be a member of the
PGCA in good standing.
* You must have shot “A
Double” with a Parker Gun.
* Only listed game
birds apply: i.e. doves, ducks, geese, grouse, woodcock
* The definition of “A
Double” is: both
birds must be in the air at the same time.
That eliminates the often probability of a bird rising after
the first bird is dispatched and you then score on the
second riser with the second barrel.
Should your expertise, keen shooting eye, or even the
remote possibility of luck being a factor result in a sort
of “holy grail” of wingshooting and you wish to be a
part of this elite Club, send a note or e-mail that includes
the month, day and year and specie of birds shot to Mary at:
Mary will, in turn, send you this special pin and a
acknowledging accomplishment of this feat and your name will
appear on the Doubles Club
Pins are not limited to only one double shot but our
Chairman will be suspicious of any hats ringed with doubles
pins. I assured him that our fine and honorable members are
of the highest order and would only have to live with
themselves should any imagination be linked to such “dead
Good luck and good shooting!