Hall of Fame NMLRA
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.
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.
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).
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.