The Marion D. March Regulus Awards and Banquet
UAC 1989 initiated a great tradition of honoring excellence in five areas of astrological endeavor at the conference banquet. At UAC 1998, in recognition of Marion D. March's history of outstanding contributions to the international astrological community, the UAC awards were renamed the Marion D. March Regulus Awards and the Marion and Nico March Family Foundation added a $1000 cash prize for each award recipient.
UAC 2012 in New Orleans will again honor outstanding astrologers. This year's banquet and ceremony will be held on Monday, May 28th, at 7:30 p.m.
In January 2012, the Regulus Committee will submit a ballot to be voted on by the membership of the sponsoring organizations. Those who are members in good standing will be allotted one vote per category for each organization in which their membership is current as of January 1, 2012, per the organization's membership list.
The five categories and past recipients are:
The Marion D. March Regulus Award for Discovery, Innovation and Research recognizes those who have developed new tools or concepts to advance the study and practice of astrology. The recipient has discovered a further relationship between astrological factors and phenomena in nature or human activity. Past recipients: Rob Hand, Jim Lewis, Project Hindsight, Zipporah Dobyns, Robert Zoller, Michael Munkasey (UAC '08).
The Marion D. March Regulus Award for Education recognizes the work of teaching through the published and spoken word, or the founding of schools and study programs. The recipient's work inspires and guides others to master astrology, and thereby encourages future generations of astrologers. Past recipients: Marion March & Joan McEvers, Zipporah Dobyns, Joan Negus, Karen Hamaker-Zondag, Joanne Wickenburg, J. Lee Lehman (UAC '08).
The Marion D. March Regulus Award for Theory and Understanding recognizes one whose work demonstrates the use of astrology with other disciplines, and thereby encourages the acceptance of astrology as a separate philosophical model or recognized discipline. Past receipients: Liz Greene, Stephen Arroyo, Michael Lutin, Donna Cunningham, Demetra George, Bernadette Brady (UAC '08).
The Marion D. March Regulus Award for Community Service recognizes service above and beyond the call of duty, promoting good will and positive communication among astrologers. The recipient's work encourages constructive interaction and a sense of community within the astrological field. Past recipients: Edith Custer, Marion D. March, Madalyn Hillis-Dineen, Jayj Jacobs, Ronnie Gale Dreyer, Margie Herskovitz (UAC '08).
The Marion D. March Regulus Award for Professional Image recognizes astrology at work in business, in community, and in the public media, nationally and internationally. The recipient's work enhances professionalism in our field and elevates the public's perception of astrology and astrologers. Past recipients: Michael Erlewine, Lois Rodden, Ray Merriman, Noel Tyl, Nick Campion, Richard Tarnas (UAC '08).