Over the past few years the active pool of those nominated for induction into the RV/MH Hall of Fame (Hall) has diminished, primarily because if a nominee is not selected within five years that nominee is dropped from the list of eligible candidates. That does not mean a candidate is less deserving. Darryl Searer, president of the Hall, is urging those who nominated a person more than five years ago, to update and resubmit their nominee.
And as a reminder to those resubmitting a nomination or those nominating a person for the first time, the deadline for submissions is October 31, 2021, for those who will be considered for the Class of 2022.
Searer said, “If you are considering submitting a new nominee, the best place to start is to download the guide lines and forms. The nomination guidelines and forms are available online at https://www.rvmhhalloffame.org/how-to-nominate/
“Most members of the two industries know someone who deserves to be in the Hall of Fame, and this would be an excellent time to begin the nomination process,”
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, campground, or manufactured housing industries for a minimum of 25 years. Canadians and other international members of the industry(s) can certainly be nominated.
If a completed nomination form and three properly-prepared seconding letters are received by October 31 of any year, the nominee will be in the pool of candidates considered for the following year's class and for five years beyond that if not selected that year.
The Hall's Selection Committee will announce its selections in January 2022 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.
Searer said, “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 2022 and beyond.
“The nominating committees are especially interested in receiving nominations for deserving early pioneers who may have been forgotten, passed over or overlooked in the past.”
Once the nomination form and supporting letters have been completed, the nominations may be submitted by via email, mail, in person at the Hall, or by fax at 574-293-3466.