The nomination procedures and rules together with the nomination form can be downloaded here.
The 2010 Fellowship Award was awarded to Associate Professor Gordon Waitt.
Associate Professor Waitt has been an active member of the Society's Council since 1997. Gordon was an Honorary Secretary of the Society between 1998 and 2001, and Vice President between 2002 and 2005. After a period serving as President between 2005 and 2008, Gordon served as Treasurer from 2008 to 2009, and is again serving as Vice President (2008 to the present).
As President, Associate Professor Waitt played an important role in solidifying the links between the Society and the GTANSW, a link which has been critical to the promotion of geography as a discipline. His Presidency was a time of substantial administrative change, and saw the modernising of the Society's financial systems.
Associate Professor Waitt has demonstrated his commitment to the Society, and to geographical education in NSW over many years. He has been proactively engaged with a range of government, educational and professional organisations in an effort to promote the value of geography. Gordon's passion for geography is unrivalled and infectious. He has, over many years, promoted the engagement of young academics in the Society, instilling in them a sense of pride in, and commitment to, the discipline. Associate Professor Waitt was instrumental in establishing the inaugural post-graduate conference of the Geographical Society of NSW: Emergent Geographies in 2007. The conference is a key avenue for promoting a sense of community among graduate geography students in NSW.
In 2007, Associate Professor Waitt also presided over the Society's stylish 80 th birthday celebrations. In 2009, he was awarded the MacDonald Holmes Medal for his contribution to geographical teaching over more than two decades.