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Hall of Fame

NMLRA BLACKPOWDER HALL OF FAME
Requirements:
1. Any adult member in good standing, or one who has been and is now deceased.
2. Not an employee of the NMLRA at the time of nomination.
3. Registered shooter, now or in the past, at the Spring, Fall, Winter, or nationally sanctioned rendezvous shoots.
4. Must be nominated by an adult member with endorsement by two (2) members signatures, accompanied with a brief statement why the member is worthy of nomination.
5. Marksmanship, craftsmanship, and service, but not necessarily in that order.

Qualifications:
1. Contributes time and effort unselfishly above and beyond regular member participation. (Regular member participation being; attending all events, shooting, shoot participation at other events or postal shoot, enrolling in an education class, gunsmith seminar, etc.).
2. Exhibits a good character and sincere concern in maintaining and preserving the competitiveness and ownership of the antique firearms of our forefathers.
3. Willingness to work with fellow members and officers to enhance the success of the NMLRA.
4. Promotes and supports the NMLRA to fellow members and throughout their community.

Stipulations:
1. Not more than four (4) living inductees in any one year, and not more than four (4) posthumous inductees in any one year.
2. Hall of Fame Screening Committee made up of five (5) members, with the chairman appointed by the president of the NMLRA, will screen nominees and present names to the Executive Committee for endorsement by the Board of Directors.
3. Hall of Fame Committee ineligible for endorsements or nominations.
4. Nominations to be returned to the NMLRA Office at P.O. Box 67, Friendship, Indiana 47021 and received by May 1 prior to the Spring National Championship Shoot for approval by the Hall of Fame Committee and for presentation at the Fall National Championship Shoot.
5. Nomination applications are provided by NMLRA office. Name and address of nominee, submitter’s name, at least one paragraph not to exceed fourteen (14) lines explaining why member should be considered, and accompanied by two (2) members signatures of endorsement.
6. Authenticity of application to be checked by Hall of Fame Committee and, following the guidelines for requirements and qualifications, make decision as to what nominees names will be placed before the Board for endorsement.
7. Nominees not inducted can be resubmitted. (A letter of inquiry may be requested from the Hall of Fame Committee by the nominator of a nominee not selected).

Awards:
A large wooden board with the heading National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association Blackpowder Hall of Fame, with brass bars and star with name and date of posthumous inductees, and stainless steel bars without a star for living inductees.  Each living inductee will receive a small plaque with like language to be presented at the Fall National Championship Shoot Annual Membership Meeting.  Posthumous awards to be a letter of notification to family, if possible.  Large board to be displayed in the NMLRA Clubhouse. Location to be determined by the Board of Directors.

Representing 175 years in membership, the Public Relations Committee feels that a Blackpowder Hall of Fame for the membership would be a sincere asset to our sport, our organization, and would be an acknowledgement of and an honor to those inductees to be held in high esteem.

Hall of Fame Application

Black Powder Hall of Fame Inductees

Name                                           Year Inducted

Roy “PA” Keeler ……………….…… 1995

W.A. “Bill” Carver ………….………  1995

Charles B. Haffner ……………….….. 1996

Merrill P. Deer ……………………….. 1996

Turner Kirkland ……………………… 1996

Maxine Moss …………………….….. 1996

Lt. Col. Vaughn K. Goodwin ……….. 1997

Max Vickery ………………………… 1998

Claude Willoughby …………….…… 1998

Robert Bottoms ………………..……. 1998

John Barsotti ………………………… 1998

Vic Beeson ………………………….. 1999

Jack Rouse ………………………….. 1999

Willis Boitnott ………………………. 1999

Helen Evans …………………………. 1999

Edward “Bud” Garrott ……………….. 2000

Web Terry ……………………………. 2000

Clark Frazier ………………………… 2000

David Boggs …………………………. 2001

Jim Doyle ……………………………. 2001

William R. Brockway …………..…… 2002

Joe Yocum ……………………….….. 2002

Roy O. Kornmeyer ………………….. 2002

Liz Wilcoxon ………………………..  2002

William Carmichael …………………. 2003

Marshall H. Gardner …………………. 2003

Dan Kindig …………………………… 2003

Robert Reiber …………………….….. 2003

George Call ………………………….. 2004

William A. (Bill) Roberts …………… 2004

Edwin D. (Tiny) Van Sant ……………2004

Thomas Schiffer………………………. 2005

Ken Bresien……………………….…. 2005

George Wortner……………………… 2007

Harley Donaldson……………….…… 2007

Charles “Chuck”  Dixon…………..…. 2008

William C. Trigger ………………….. 2010

Richard Truex …………………… …. 2010

Homer Dangler …………….… 2011

Charles (Charlie) Maggard …. 2012

Marty Murphy ……………….… 2012

Betty Boitnott …………………… 2013

Gene Fahey …………………….… 2014

Mike Luma  …………………….… 2014

George D. M. Arnold…………… 2015

Andy Larson………………..….… 2015

Guy R. Smith……………..…….… 2015

Susie Goll Szynalski………….… 2015

Marion Hammer…………………2016

James Lemon, Sr. ………………2016

James McIntosh…………………2016

Nelson Simonds…………………2016

 

Inducted Posthumously

E.M. “Red” Farris ……………….. 1995

Roland E. Harper ……………….. 1995

Virgil Hartley ……………………. 1996

Walter M. Cline ………………….. 1998

Boss Johnston …………………… 1998

Powell Crosley, Jr. ……………… 1998

Lewis Sanchez ……………………. 1998

Robert “Bob” Watts …………….. 1999

Morris Van Way …………………. 1999

Lee T. Good ……………………….. 1999

Wilford Shaw …………………….. 2000

Sgt. Alvin York ………………….. 2000

Walter Grote ……………………… 2001

LaDow Johnston ………………… 2001

Don Schuerman …………………. 2001

H. Phil Orem ……………………… 2002

John Bivins, Jr. …………………. 2002

Wes Kindig ……………………….. 2003

Jesse Booher……………………… 2006

John D. Baird…………………….. 2007

Dr. John “Jack” Riddell………… 2008

Don Thornton ……………………. 2011

Kathy Elliott …………………….… 2013

Jerome Wilson  ……………….… 2014

Paul C. Griffith ………………..… 2015

Jack Weichold ……………………2016

 

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