About Honorary Membership
The designation of Honorary Membership in IDRS was created for persons of unusual distinction. Such persons can be nominated at any time by the Society’s membership and may be elected to honorary status upon receiving two-thirds vote of the Executive Committee voting members. In 1974, W. Hans Moennig (1903-1988) became the first Honorary Member elected to this distinguished position.
A candidate for Honorary Membership should have completed meritorious service to the area of double reed societies, performance, teaching, instrument making, reed making or repair. They must be retired from their primary position or have reached 70 years of age. Nominations may not be made posthumously.