-OFFICE OF THE HONORARY TAPPING CHAIRMAN-
Dear Florida Blue Key member:
As the New Year has arrived, it is time again to start the honorary tapping process. Honorary tapping provides Florida Blue Key
with an opportunity to recognize the individuals who have contributed their time and directed their efforts to better the
University of Florida. The addition of new honorary members will increase the integrity of our chapter and these individuals will
enjoy the recognition of Florida’s most prestigious leadership honorary.
As we strive to encourage diversity amongst our student members, it is imperative that we benefit from other perspectives that
our honorary members have acquired through their years of leadership. Honorary members have the unique opportunity to
partake in Florida Blue Key events while contributing as members of the organization.
As a member of Florida Blue Key, the chapter and the Honorary Tapping Committee would truly appreciate your input on who
should be considered for membership. Enclosed you will find the requirements necessary to qualify as a nominee. Please
remember that the primary criterion for becoming an honorary member is service to the University of Florida. If you know of an
exemplary individual whom you feel is worthy of such membership, please submit the attached application to Sam Lifton in the
Florida Blue Key office by February 17th. The application can also be found on our website, www.fbk.org.
The Honorary Tapping Committee will meet to discuss the applicants, and the active chapter will vote on the individuals
recommended by the committee at the following chapter. Additionally, the spring tapping banquet will be held on the evening of
Saturday, April 26th at the Paramount Plaza. The chapter welcomes your presence at this event to recognize the honorary
tapping and student tapping classes of Spring 2014.
On behalf of the Honorary Tapping Committee and the active chapter, I would like to thank you for your time and
consideration into this important matter. If you have any questions concerning honorary tapping, please feel free to contact me
at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Sharon Connell, Florida Blue Key’s Office Administrator, at (352) 273-0829.
Samuel A. Lifton
Honorary Tapping Chairman