With the deadline for nominations still months away, it’s really not too early to start the process of nominating a deserving individual. Hall of Fame President Darryl Searer is urging those who are considering a nominee to download the guidelines and forms, so their nominee can be considered for the Class of 2021!
“Most members of the two industries know someone who merits to be in the Hall of Fame, and this would be an excellent time to begin the nominating process,” said Searer.
According to the guidelines, anyone can nominate a person to the Hall of Fame that meets the eligibility requirements. Individuals not being 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 RV, campground, or manufactured housing industries for a minimum of 25 years. Canadians may also be appointed.
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 2021 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 Hall welcomes nominations from all RV and manufactured housing sectors,” said Searer. “This includes manufacturers, dealers, campgrounds, housing communities, suppliers, user groups, trade media, associations, etc. - for the class of 2021 and beyond.”
The Committee is especially interested in receiving early pioneer candidates 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 email, mail, in person at the Hall, or by fax at 574-293-3466.