The RV/MH Hall of Fame is still accepting nominees for the Class of 2021. The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2020.
During the past few years, the active pool of RV/MH Hall of Fame induction nominees has diminished. When a candidate is not selected within five years of his/her nomination, he/she is dropped from the list of eligible candidates. The Hall’s bylaws allow for up to 10 inductees per year.
Darryl Searer, president of the Hall of Fame, urges anyone who nominated a person more than five years ago to update and resubmit their nominee.
“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 available online at https://www.rvmhhalloffame.org/how-to-nominate/,” Searer said. “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 nominating 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. RV and manufactured housing professionals from the U.S. and Canada are eligible for nomination.
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 up to five years beyond, when applicable.
The Hall’s Selection Committee will announce its selections in January 2021, and selected nominees will be inducted at the Hall’s annual Induction dinner in August.
“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 2021 and beyond,” Searer said. “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 email, mail, in person at the Hall or by fax at (574) 293-3466.