Virginia Skeet Shooting Association
VSSA Hall of Fame - Rules and Guidelines
The Board of Directors and the Executive Committee
of the Virginia Skeet Shooting Association hereby establish the Virginia Skeet
Shooting Association Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is formed to honor those
residents of the State of Virginia who have distinguished themselves through
either major contributions to the promotion and welfare of the sport of Skeet
Shooting within the State of Virginia or by excellence in terms of shooting
ability. Only persons who have consistently exhibited a high degree of sportsmanship
in these activities shall be considered for selection.
In order to be administered on a fair and consistent
basis, free from temporary influences, the following rules and guidelines for
its administration and selection of recipients for such honors are hereby established.
A. Selection of the initial persons to be inducted into the Hall of
Fame shall be made by a committee of three (3) persons. The VSSA President shall
be on the initial committee. The Executive Committee shall appoint the remaining
two (2) members, each to serve an initial term of three (3) years. The Committee
shall be anonymous, known only to the President and the Executive Committee
of the VSSA. No committee member shall serve consecutive terms.
1. The Committee shall select the members of the Hall of Fame. The initial inductees
and subsequent inductees shall be announced each year during the Virginia State
Skeet Championships. An appropriate personal award shall be presented to each
inductee at that time.
2. Following the initial year, the President of the VSSA shall select a member
of the Hall of Fame on a yearly basis to serve on the Committee for each subsequent
year, said Hall of Fame member replacing the VSSA President as a Committee member.
If no member is willing or able to serve in any subsequent year, the VSSA President
shall serve in their place for that year. The Hall of Fame member will report
to the President on Hall of Fame Committee activity.
3. All selections of persons to be inducted into the Hall of Fame shall be kept
secret prior to induction and no Committee member shall make public any nomination
considered or divulge any information concerning the Committee deliberations.
All three (3) committee members must affirmatively vote for any Hall of Fame
4. The number of persons selected for membership in the VSSA Hall of Fame shall
not exceed four (4) persons in the first year of existence and two (2) inductees
for each year thereafter. A lesser number may be selected in any year if the
Committee so decides.
5. Nominations for the Hall of Fame shall be made by any VSSA member completing
a VSSA Hall of Fame Nomination form and forwarding such Nomination form to the
VSSA President. Nomination forms will be posted on the VSSA website. In order
to be considered for selection the nomination must be received by the President
by February 1 of each calendar year for selection that year. Nominations received
after February 1 will be considered the following year. Nominations will be
considered for a total of five (5) years. If a nominee is not selected within
that period, a new application must be submitted for subsequent consideration.
The Committee members may not consider persons for whom no nomination form has
been presented, as the committee exists solely to consider/judge the worthiness
of the applicants.
6. No Committee member, nor any relative of any member, shall be selected by
the Committee for Hall of Fame membership.
B. In making the selection(s) of person(s) to be inducted into the VSSA
Hall of Fame, the Committee shall be guided by the following:
1. Major contributions - Administrative Excellence (maximum of 1 selection per
year in this catagory)
a. This category is created to honor those persons whose primary contributions
have come from outside the competitive shooting arena. Contributions must have
been made over a minimum term of ten (10) years. At least three (3) of the qualifications
listed below in subpart (b) must be met by a candidate.
b. Contributions to the sport of skeet shooting shall include the following:
i) Service as a VSSA state officer.
ii) Service of a VSSA Club Representative.
iii) Actively involved in the running of skeet shoots within the State of Virginia
to include: club skeet chairman, referee, registration and scoreboard personnel,
and financial contributors.
iv) Virginia skeet shooter active for a period of at least 25 years regardless
of shooting proficiency.
v) Service as an instructor to other skeet shooters, especially when performed
without any form of compensation.
vi) Any other contributions of either time or money to the promotion of skeet
shooting in the State of Virginia.
2. Shooting Proficiency
a. For individual shooting achievements a nominee must have been shooting for
fifteen (15) years or more.
b. Nominees shall have won a minimum of ten (10) championship titles, either
High Overall, High All Around, or individual gun championships, achieved Virginia
State Team status, achieved All American team status, or set or tied a World
Record (individual, concurrent, and team events included), accomplished any
other major shooting event, or combination of the above totaling ten (10) or
more. For purposes of Hall of Fame consideration, Championships are defined
as (a) World Championships, (b) Zone 2 Championships, (3) Virginia State Championships,
or (d) Open High Overall, High All Around, or Gun Championship at any top 100
c. A shooter must have established a shooting history that, when compared with
the standard of his/her era, is considered outstanding.
If the shooting career of a deserving individual
should be interrupted by an untimely death or disablement, it is the Hall of
Fame Committee's responsibility and privilege to reduce the resident and shooting
requirements, as they may feel warranted, to maintain the quality of the Hall
of Fame membership. If a nominee does not wholly qualify for induction under
either B (1) or B (2) above, they may, in the discretion of the Hall of Fame
Committee qualify under a combination of factors under B (1) and B (2).
The Board of Directors is charged with the task
of locating a suitable permanent site for the recognition of the Hall of Fame,
or a virtual Hall of Fame to be displayed on the VSSA site on the Internet.
Members will personally receive suitable plaque(s) and will be properly recognized
in that area.
Nomination for the Virginia Skeet Shooting Association Hall of Fame
Nominee's Name: ______________________________________________ NSSA # __________
Nominee's Address: _____________________________________________ Phone # ___________
Year began shooting: __________ # yrs shooting: _________ # yrs shooting in
Category of Nomination (circle one): Administrative Excellence Shooting Proficiency
VSSA Office(s) held: ________________________________ Date(s): __________________
VSSA Club Representative for: ______________________(club) Date(s): __________________
Club Skeet Chairman for: ___________________________(club) Date(s): __________________
Indicate those that have applied:
Official Referee Dates:______________________
Registration/Scoreboard Worker Club(s):__________________Date(s):___________________
Monetary or Prize Donor/Sponsor Club(s):__________________Date(s):___________________
Skeet Shooting Instructor Club(s):__________________Date(s):___________________
Additional Information or Other (explain on reverse)
List 10 Championship titles from Open HOA, HAA, or Gun Championships from any
World, Zone, State Championship, or any top 100 shoot (use reverse or a separate
State Team: __________________________________ (team made) Date(s): ____________________
(use reverse or separate sheet if necessary)
All American Team: ____________________________(team made) Date(s): ____________________
Set or Tied a World Record (individual, concurrent, or team):
Shoot where Record/Tie Occurred: _____________________ Date(s): ____________________
Record Set or Tied: ___________________________
Nomination submitted by: _________________________________ NSSA #_____________________
Phone #: ___________________________