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My experience with my wife's OAM is that it can actually take a couple of 
years, and the recipient is supposed to be kept in the dark, but that will 
not rule them out of receiving one.

At 14:02 12/06/2001, you wrote:
>On Monday, 11 Jun 2001 at 16:00, Howard Lowndes <lannet@nospam.lannet.com.au> wrote:
> > That is exactly the point.  The potential recipient MUST NOT be
> > pre-advised.  The first they must know about the possibility of an award
> > is an approach by the GG's Secretary asking if they would be prepared to
> > accept an award.  It is a requirement of the scheme.
>The two people I know who received awards were well aware
>before the GG contacted them. The only requirement is that
>the <honours committee> can independantly find a prominant
>person to support the nomination. As such, it's a bad idea
>to have all the prominent people sign the nomination. EG have
>CLUG OR SLUG nominate, and leave them to locate a second
>opinion (likely someone else from SLUG/CLUG.)
>I does take several months, so start now for next year.
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Simon Bryan
IT Manager
OLMC Parramatta

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