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. A registered shooter that has shot, now or in the past, at the Spring, Fall, Western
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. Makes significant contributions to the association for the benefit of the entire
membership and not for personal gain. This may be in the form of service,
volunteering, professional guidance, serving on committees, increasing
membership or otherwise improving the NMLRA for existing and future members.
3. Exhibits a good character and sincere concern in maintaining and preserving
the competitiveness and ownership of the antique firearms of our forefathers.
4. Willingness to work with fellow members and officers to enhance the success of the NMLRA.
5. 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 turned in 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 provided by NMLRA office. Name and address of the nominee, submitter’s name, at least one paragraph not to exceed
fourteen (14) lines explaining why the member should be considered and accompanied by two (2) members’ signatures of endorsement.
6. The authenticity of application to be checked by Hall of Fame Committee and, following the guidelines for requirements and qualifications, make a 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 acknowledgment of and an honor to those inductees to be held in high esteem.

 

 

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
Bob Copner……………………… 2017
Donna Gatlin…………………… 2017
Richard “Dick” Kop………….. 2017
H. Armstrong Roberts, III….2017

 

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
Elaine Arnold……………………..2017
Roy Gatlin………………………….2017
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