Emeritus membership is the highest level of recognition that DC can bestow upon a retired DC member who has made meritorious contributions throughout their career. The Board of Directors bestows this permanent designation to retired members of DC in appreciation of the contribution they have made to the advancement of dietetics during their career. This honour may be granted to more than one person in any given year and need not be awarded in any given year. The recipient is provided with a pin of recognition during the Awards Ceremony held during the National Conference. Emeritus members are exempt from the payment of annual membership fees.