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 Posted 06/29/2020  10:13 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Just noticed the latest offering from the RCM - the 2020 Recognition Medal & Magnet. It is intended as a wearable piece of jewelry as the medal comes with a separate magnat that can be used to "pin" the medal to clothing.

It is being issued so that individuals can personally award a medal to those who have answered the call during the COVID-19 pandemic. I think it's a nice way of saying "Thanks!" to those who have gone beyond the norm for the benefit of others.

I also like how the RCM is donating its net proceeds on sales to charity - the Breakfast Club of Canada's COIVD-19 Emergency Fund. I'm glad it wasn't just a "for profit" venture that is taking advantage of the current situation.

You can check out the details on the RCM web site under "New Releases" if you're interested. The medal is priced at $9.95 with free shipping; it comes in a custom-printed folder.



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 Posted 06/29/2020  10:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add john100 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
When credit is due, during the RCM's shutdown they were producing PPE and donating to local hospitals, that's cool !
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 Posted 06/29/2020  12:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Silveroid to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My opinion is pessimistic here.

I tried to be quiet, when saw the RCM's mail, but since the topic has been started, will express it.

I think, this medal is not good enough and not recognizable to be worn.
As appreciation token - yes, probably. Presented on paper card also not makes it keep-able....simple plastic case with transparent cover / lid will be better.

As a citizen and not a collect, would be happier to see commemorative circulation 25cents with the same theme.
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 Posted 06/29/2020  1:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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...would be happier to see commemorative circulation 25 cents with the same theme.

A circulation coin would not raise money for charity - that's the idea behind this piece.

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...not good enough and not recognizable to be worn.
Very few new designs are instantly recognizable. They require folks to spread the word about their meaning to become well-known in the community. I think designs that focus on the "heart" being shown by many dealing with the virus (and helping others) is a strong theme for a recognition medal. For me, it works!

I think the medal's small size makes it conducive to being worn - the piece is under an inch in diameter and smaller than many pieces of jewelry.



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 Posted 06/29/2020  3:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Silveroid to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with the good purpose of raising money for charity.

But hardly believe in a scenario, when someone buying for him / herself to wear it (people usually proud silently) , or same, do not see owners or operators of Buy'N'Large (hypothetical North American department chain store ) buying these medals and awarding employees as recognition.

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 Posted 06/29/2020  4:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MoneyPenney to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think people who answer the call of duty would rather want money rather a worthless piece of metal. Say thanks to the health care providers by giving them a raise or a lump sum of money. What are they going to do with a medal that they will just throw into a drawer.

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 Posted 06/29/2020  4:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think folks are missing the point here. The medal is not being given by a government agency in an official capacity. It is for individuals to use to thank other individuals that they believe went above and beyond.

The medals are a one-on-one type of acknowledgment. I may not be able to give a friend a bonus or raise or large sum of cash, but it doesn't mean I don't want their efforts to go unrecognized. Yes, the medal is a small token of appreciation, but people go unrecognized all the time and this medal is one way to say "Thanks!" Even a non-monetary gift of recognition can be meaningful!



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 Posted 06/29/2020  7:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dcadon to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Commems said: "I think folks are missing the point here. The medal is not being given by a government agency in an official capacity. It is for individuals to use to thank other individuals that they believe went above and beyond."

Exactly - I was thinking to purchase a couple of these to give to the 'Video techs' at my mothers nursing home who literally risked everything to come to work just so we could "Zoom" with our families.
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 Posted 06/30/2020  09:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Yes, the medal is a small token of appreciation, but people go unrecognized all the time and this medal is one way to say "Thanks!" Even a non-monetary gift of recognition can be meaningful!
Agreed. For me, the cash would come and go; this is more lasting and I would probably appreciate it more.
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 Posted 06/30/2020  12:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Alex A to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Most companies have well established recognition programs and individuals show their appreciation many other ways.

Anyway this appears to be another "trinket" rather than "NCLT".

Just my two cents...
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 Posted 06/30/2020  12:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Anyway this appears to be another "trinket" rather than "NCLT".

True, it can't be NCLT if it's not a coin!

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 Posted 06/30/2020  3:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Silveroid to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The Post Office already has them.
Unfortunately, wasn't possible to see the token / medal, since the card sealed (similar as it was for 20for20 coins)
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