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North Saskatchwan Unit 575 Hall Of Fame

 

ACBL Unit 575

HALL OF FAME

OPERATING PROCEDURES

Inductees

Ken McGuirl  2018

Mona Scott  2018

Bobbe McDonald  2018

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Powers and Purpose...........................................................................................2

2. Committee Composition and Appointment.......................................................2

3. Committee Records............................................................................................3

4. Nomination Criteria, Rules and Procedures.......................................................3

5. Election Procedures............................................................................................4

6. Timeline..............................................................................................................4

7. Committee Operating Procedures.......................................................................4

8. Awards and Recognition.....................................................................................6

 

This document reflects the Operating Procedures of the North Saskatchewan Unit 575 Hall of Fame, as adopted by the Board of Unit 575 (hereinafter “the Board”). These operating procedures may be amended from time to time by majority vote of the Board to incorporate changes which the Board considers necessary.

1. Powers and Purpose

The Hall of Fame Committee (HoFC) is charged with the oversight of the Unit 575 Hall of Fame program, and nomination of members in the Open and Builder categories for the Board’s final ratification. The HoFC shall have responsibility for setting criteria for selecting nominees, establishing nomination and election procedures, and overseeing the announcement of newly inducted members, in addition to providing input to the Board regarding the Unit 575 Hall of Fame Online display.

The HoFC shall report to the Board prior to the institution of a material change in any of the above areas, and shall generally keep the Board informed on all matters concerning the Hall of Fame. The Board shall have ultimate approval on all matters except the selection of the nominees to be placed on the Hall of Fame ballot.

2. Committee Composition and Appointment

The Unit 575  President and HoFC chair shall endeavour to employ a balanced approach to composing the Hall of Fame Committee, taking into account variations in age, gender and area of residency. There shall be five voting members of the HoFC, including the Unit 575  President and one other member of the Board. At least one member of the Hall of Fame Committee shall be from Saskatoon and at least one member shall be from Prince Albert. However, suitable Committee candidates should not be eliminated from consideration as a result of the desire for a balanced Committee.

The three non-Board members of the HoFC will serve staggered three-year terms. In order to accomplish this intention, initial appointments of non-Board members shall be for one year for one member, two years for another and three years for the last. An HoFC member or chair may be reappointed following the end of his/her term but shall not serve more than two consecutive full three-year terms.

The HoFC Committee members who are Board members shall be named each year by the Board following the annual Board meeting, subject to a limit of six consecutive years on the HoFC for any individual, and subject to the requirement that the Unit 575  President shall be a member of the HoFC. Board members of the HoFC shall cease to be HoFC members when they cease to serve on the Board, and a replacement member shall be selected by the Board.

A member of the HoFC must be a Unit 575 member who has been actively involved in bridge tournament activities (either as a player, in an administrative capacity) for at least 10 years and is familiar with the activities of possible nominees.

A retired HoFC member or chair may be re-appointed as a committee member after a two-year (2) hiatus. Except for the initial HoFC chair, the HoFC chair must have at least one year of previous service on the HoFC committee before appointment as the chair.

The three-year term of appointed members shall begin at the conclusion of the Unit 575 annual meeting  in the year in which they were appointed and end three years later. If a non-Board member of the HoFC becomes a member of the Board, he shall continue as a HoFC member until the conclusion of their term.

The HoFC shall recommend possible HoFC members and a chair for the following year to the Unit 575 President prior to the  Annual Board meeting.

3. Committee Records

Unit 575  will maintain a HoFC Document Archive that includes:

a.   Form letter to Hall of Fame nominees

b.   Biographical criteria

c.   List of previous inductees into the Hall of Fame

4. Nomination Criteria, Rules and Procedures

Nomination Criteria

The Unit 575  Hall of Fame Award, in any category, shall be given to distinguished Unit members who are held in high regard for their ethics, deportment and sportsmanship.

The Unit 575  Hall of Fame Award shall be given annually to individuals who have achieved prominence in the game of bridge and either have an outstanding tournament record over an extended period (“Player” category) or have contributed significantly to the advancement of the game of bridge in Saskatchewan, either as a tournament director or through involvement in the enhancement and expansion of duplicate bridge in Saskatchewan and development of Unit 575 (“Builder” category). They shall be elected by the HoFC, as described in Section 5 of these Operating Procedures.

The number of annual inductions shall be 3 in each of the years 2018, 2019 and 2020. Thereafter, there shall be up to two inductions each year. There shall be at least one inductee in the Builder category in each of the years 2018, 2019 and 2020, and at least one inductee in the Builder category in every three year period thereafter. Nominees in either the Player or Builder category must have attained the age of 60 by January 1st of the year of their induction, or be deceased.

The primary basis for consideration in the Player categories is the player’s Canadian, North American and Regional  record and achievements as a member and representative of Unit 575 . An individual’s personal history should be considered in nominating candidates or selecting Hall of Fame members. A proposed nominee’s Canadian and ACBL disciplinary record may be reviewed as part of the process of determining whether that person meets the criteria to be nominated for admission into the Hall of Fame.

Nomination Rules and Procedures

Unit 575  members may suggest names to be nominated in either the Player or Builder category. HoFC members may also propose names to be nominated, without consideration of whether they were suggested by Unit members.

HoFC members shall not be nominated or considered for nomination for the Hall of Fame while serving on the Hall of Fame Committee.

5. Election Procedures

The HoFC shall determine the number of nominees. There shall not be more than 10 nominees, but there must be at least the number of nominees sufficient to fill the designated number of inductions in that calendar year. The voting will be conducted on a straightforward voting method, as adopted by the HoFC. In any event, a minimum of 50% of the ballots cast will be required for a candidate to be elected.

6. Timeline

The HoFC shall submit to the Board their list of recommended recipients of the Hall of Fame Award for that year at least one month prior to the Unit 575 annual meeting.

7. Committee Operating Procedures

Subcommittees

The chair of the HoFC may appoint subcommittees consisting of HoFC members and non-committee members. Subcommittees are advisory only, and shall report directly to the HoFC as a whole, which may approve, amend or reject the report of the subcommittee.

Meetings

The HoFC shall normally meet at the spring sectional in Saskatoon, if the Committee deems it to be appropriate, may meet in person at any other event at which a substantial proportion of the HoFC members will be present, with the remaining members able to participate by telephone conference call.

Agenda

The chair shall prepare and distribute an agenda prior to each HoFC meeting.

Minutes

Minutes of HoFC meetings shall be taken. After each meeting, draft minutes shall be presented to the HoFC members for additions and corrections. Minutes are presented for approval at the next regular meeting of the Committee.

Quorum

A quorum shall consist of 50% or more of the members of the Hall of Fame Committee, including its chair. If less than a quorum is present, motions may be discussed but not voted upon. A committee member connected by telephone shall be considered present for a quorum.

Voting

A majority of the votes cast is necessary for passage of any motion, subject to quorum rules. Thus, if five members serve on the Hall of Fame Committee, five are present, two abstain, and the other three vote, two to one in favor, the motion carries. Absentee voting and voting by conference call is permitted. Proxy voting is not permitted.

Attendance

Regular attendance is important to contributing to HoFC decisions and making a quorum. The chair shall attempt to take into account all HoFC members’ schedules when setting the day and time for the HoFC meetings.

The chair may ask that a committee member resign if such member has not participated in committee functions, or has a poor attendance record. The CBF Board may remove and/or replace committee members for any reason.

Committee members shall make every effort to attend the meeting at which the final list of nominees is determined, either in person or by conference call.

Vacancy

If for any reason a vacancy among non-Board members occurs on the Hall of Fame Committee, the chair may replace the former member for the balance of the former member’s term, subject to the Unit 575 President’s approval, with due consideration of the guidelines in Section 2.

8. Awards and Recognitions

A plaque/award will be presented to each inductee or his representative.

In addition, all Hall of Fame inductees will be honoured on a special section of the WASUMI website, with a photograph, identification of his/her place of residence and year of induction and a summary of his/her achievements in the bridge environment which led to his/her induction. 

 

 

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