Hall of Fame Guidelines
Prepared by the Space Unit Hall of Fame Committee
The Space Unit Hall of Fame is being established to educate members about the founders of our hobby and to provide publicity for the Space Unit.
Any Space Unit member can forward a submission citing accomplishments about the nominee. The Hall of Fame Committee will receive all nominating submissions and will decide who is submitted for nomination to the Executive Board. Six nominations will be allowed in the first year and two nominations each year after. The Executive Committee will vote on the nomination. The Call for Nominations should be printed in the first available issue of the Astrophile each year. The Space Unit Hall of Fame Committee will be composed of many active Space Unit members chosen or selected by the Space Unit President. As with all Space Unit committees, there will be no term limits and they will serve at the discretion of the Space Unit President and they may resign at any time. The number of members of the committee should never be less than three.
There will be no waiting period before one can be nominated to the Space Unit Hall of Fame. In certain circumstances at the discretion of the Hall of Fame committee and with agreement of the Executive Board, exceptions can be made in the Space Unit member rule and the nomination limit after the first year.
The Space Unit Hall of Fame will have a page on the Space Unit website which will be designed by the current Webmaster. Inductees will be listed on the Hall of Fame page along with a short bio and photo when possible and published in the Astrophile.
Any number of Space Unit members may be nominated by any active Space Unit member. However only a maximum of six will be submitted the first year and only two in each succeeding year. There will be no limit on the number of years that someone will be considered for nomination unless a nomination is declined by the Executive Committee.
The Space Unit Hall of Fame Committee will maintain communications with all Space Unit members who place a name in nomination for the Space Unit Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame Committee will inform the nominating Space Unit member if their nomination is acceptable or not and will give reason for declining a nomination. The Hall of Fame Committee may often need more information or a photo of the nominee.
The Space Unit Hall of Fame Committee determines who is submitted for nomination. The decisions of the Hall of Fame Committee in this matter are not subject to debate. The Space Unit Executive Committee votes on all nominations. Voting is by normal majority vote to be inducted. If someone is declined by the Executive Committee, the President of the Space Unit shall inform the Hall of Fame Committee of the reason for declining a nomination. All voting both on the Proposal and each individual nomination to the Space Unit Hall of Fame should be communicated to the Hall of Fame Committee. A time limit or deadline on all voting for nominations should be established by the Space Unit President. Voting by the Executive Committee on all matters involving the nominations should be communicated to the Hall of Fame Committee with a list of all votes.
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