ELKHART — With the Oct. 31 deadline fast approaching, the RV/MH Hall of Fame Selection Committee has issued a reminder for the call for nominations for the Class of 2015.
RV/MH Hall of Fame Chairman and President Darryl Searer said, “If you know of anyone who you believe deserves to be nominated for induction into the Hall of Fame now is the time to send in his or her nomination. I hear the question from colleagues on a regular basis, ‘Why isn’t this person or that person in the Hall of Fame?’ Chances are, the reason is that no one has ever nominated them. My advice to them is, ‘Nominate them – don’t wait for someone else to do it.'”
The hall welcomes nominations from all RV and manufactured housing sectors — manufacturers, dealers, campgrounds, housing communities, suppliers, user groups, trade media, associations, etc — for the class of 2015 and beyond.
Nomination guidelines and forms available online at www.rvmhhalloffame.org/pages/nominations.cfm.
According to the guidelines, anyone can nominate a person to the Hall of Fame that meets the eligibility requirements. The only people who may not be considered are those who currently serve on the Hall’s Selection Committee.
To be eligible, the nominee must be, or have been, an active participant in any segment of the recreation vehicle or manufactured housing industries for a minimum of 25 years.
Also, the nomination form must be filled out in its entirety and must be accompanied by three supporting letters (no more, no less) that meet the hall’s guidelines for these letters. Incomplete nominations cannot be considered. If the nominee is not selected within three years, he or she remains eligible only if the nomination is resubmitted and refreshed with additional information.
When evaluating a potential nominee, the selection committee will consider the nominee’s overall contributions to the good of the industry, to include both his or her positions, accomplishments and innovations on the job as well as volunteer work both inside and outside the industry, with special emphasis on volunteer work done on behalf of state and national associations and owner groups, the Hall of Fame itself and other industry-related organizations and causes.
Favorable responses to these two basic questions are good starting points for hall consideration, said Searer.
If a completed nomination form and three properly-prepared seconding letters are received by Oct. 31 of any year, the nominee will be in the pool of candidates considered for the following year’s class and for two years beyond that if not selected that year.
The Hall’s Selection Committee will announce its selections in January and those chosen will be inducted at the hall’s annual Induction dinner in August. The hall’s bylaws allow for up to 10 inductees per year.
“The selection committee is made up of an equal number of members of the RV and Manufactured Housing industries, and members will only vote on nominees from their respective industries,” Searer explained.
Once the nomination form and supporting letters have been completed, the nominations may be submitted by mail, in person at the Hall, or by fax at 574.293.3466.
“Time is running out for nominations to the Hall’s Class of 2015,” Searer said. “So I urge my colleagues to honor their friends and co-workers by submitting their nominations before the Oct. 31 deadline.”
SOURCE: RV/MH Hall of Fame press release