The Awards Committee shall be charged with the responsibility of seeking nominations for the awards presented by the Society and by majority vote, determining the winner of these awards. As with all standing committees, the Awards Committee shall be chaired by a member of the Board of Directors. During the initial years of any annual award process for which members of the Society are eligible, the Awards Committee shall consist of only those members of the Society who have removed their names from consideration for the award. If a sufficient number of Directors are willing to make this stipulation, the membership of the Awards Committee shall be drawn entirely from the Board of Directors; otherwise, appointment to the Awards Committee may be extended to any member willing to make this stipulation. Past award winners who are members of the Society shall automatically be offered an appointment to the Awards Committee by the Board of Directors, and in time, the Society shall strive to have an Awards Committee comprising entirely former winners of the award.