NLAA
Hall of Fame

THE CONSTITUTION

ARTICLE (1) NAME:

Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association Hall of Fame

ARTICLE (2) LOCATION:

St. John´s, Province of Newfoundland and Labrador

ARTICLE (3) OBJECTIVES:
  1. to recognize, honor and pay tribute to all individuals, groups, clubs, families or teams on the basis of playing ability, sportsmanship and character and who have achieved extraordinary distinction in cross country running, road running or track and field.
  2. to recognize, honor and pay tribute to all individuals, groups, associations or families who have given distinguished services and who have a major contribution to the development and advancement of the sport of Athletics in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  3. to encourage the development of all aspects of Athletics by permanently recording the achievements and history of such individuals, groups, associations, families or teams.
  4. to encourage the development of all aspects of the sport of Athletics by permanently recording achievements and history of the various events.
  5. to carry out these objectives by establishing and maintaining a repository or center for the official archives of the sport of Athletics in Newfoundland and Labrador and thereby to give public prominence to the achievements of such individuals, groups, clubs, families, and teams involved with the sport of Athletics.
ARTICLE (4) ADMINISTRATION:

The affairs of the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association Hall of Fame shall be administered by the Technical Director and the Chairperson of the Hall of Fame. The Chairperson will be approved by the NLAA executive and will be responsible for appointing a selection committee. This committee must be approved by the NLAA executive. The Hall of Fame will take place every year.

ARTICLE (5) FINANCES:

The cost of establishing and maintaining the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association Hall of Fame shall be the responsibility of the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association. The Annual General Meeting of Hall of Fame will be held every year.

ARTICLE (6) CLASSIFICATION OF MEMBERS:

There shall be three (3) categories of membership and enrollment in the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association Hall of Fame, namely:

  1. Athletes
  2. Builders
  3. Officials/Coaches

Athlete is defined as a competitor or participant in cross country running, road running or track and field recognized by the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association, whether amateur or professional and may include groups, clubs, families or teams.

Builder is defined as any individual, group, club or family which has made a major contribution toward the promotion, development and advancement of cross country running, road running or track and field in Newfoundland and Labrador. Without restriction the generality of foregoing, may include officials, managers, trainers, coaches, physical fitness instructors, administrators, and executive or athletic clubs, groups and associations, etc.

Official/Coach is defined as any individual, group, family or club who has combined dedication and preparation in amateur sport with continued interest and contribution toward the promotion, development and advancement of athletics officiating in the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association.

ARTICLE (7) SELECTION COMMITTEE:
  1. The selection committee shall consist of a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of five (5) members, including chairperson, who are knowledgeable in the history, traditions, accomplishments, ability, skill, achievements, and contribution of Athletes, Builders and Officials in Newfoundland and Labrador and whose prestige, judgment and integrity are most likely to ensure the fair and impartial assessment of the qualities of the candidates submitted for their consideration, and to ensure the maintenance of a very high standard of excellence in the selections made by them.
  2. The NLAA will approve a chairperson at Annual General Meetings of the NLAA. This individual may hold office for two (2) year terms.
  3. Each member of the Selection Committee shall be appointed for a term of two (2) years and shall hold office until his successor is appointed.
  4. No individual of the Selection Committee shall be appointed for more than two (2) two-year terms.
  5. The quorum for any meeting of the Selection committee shall be two (2) years.
  6. There shall be no proxy.
  7. The Chairman shall preside at all meetings of the Selection Committee but in the absence of the Chairman, a chairman shall be elected for the purposes of that meeting.
  8. Each meeting shall determine its own procedure, however, wherever possible proper parliamentary procedure shall be followed.
  9. In the event of the death or resignation of a member of the Selection Committee, the President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association shall, forthwith, fill the vacancy and the individual so appointed shall complete the term of his predecessor.
ARTICLE (8) ELIGIBILITY FOR ELECTION:
  1. Athlete Candidates shall be chosen on the basis of their athletics ability, sportsmanship, character, and who have achieved extraordinary distinction in cross country running, road running or track and field.
  2. Builder Candidates shall be chosen on the basis of having made a major contribution to the development and advancement of athletics in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  3. Officials/Coaches Candidates shall be chosen on the basis of their contribution to development and advancement of athletics officiating/coaching in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  4. No individual, group, association, family or team shall be eligible for election to the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association Hall of Fame until a period of three (3) years has elapsed from the date of his or their retirement from active competition.
  5. Builder Candidates may be either active or inactive in athletics.
  6. Members of the Selection Committee shall not be eligible for election to the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association Hall of Fame while serving in office.
  7. Any Newfoundlander now or in the future enrolled in either Athletics Canada Hall of Fame or Sport Newfoundland and Labrador´s Hall of Fame shall be deemed a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association Hall of Fame and shall be so enrolled.
ARTICLE (9) ELECTION POSTHUMOUS:
  1. Any person who shall die between the date of his election to the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association Hall of Fame and date of the enrollment ceremony shall be duly enrolled posthumously.
  2. A deceased person may be a candidate for election to the Hall of Fame; and if so elected shall be enrolled posthumously.
  3. At any induction ceremony held for the purpose of enrollment into the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association Hall of Fame, a deceased person so elected, shall be represented by an individual selected by the family in conjunction with the Selection Committee.
ARTICLE (10) PROCEDURE FOR NOMINATION AND ELECTION:
  1. Members of the Selection Committee may each nominate any number of Athletes, Builders and Officials/Coaches to a maximum of three (3).
  2. Any member of the NLAA may complete and submit nomination forms.
  3. All nominations shall be in the hands of the Technical Director on or before the 31st day of March the year of the induction. Nomination forms not in the hands of the Technical Director by the 31st of March, the year of the induction shall be deemed to be null and void and shall not be considered by the Selection Committee unless again submitted in accordance with these rules the following term.
  4. The Technical Director will immediately forward all Nomination Forms and supporting materials to the Chairperson immediately following the March 31st closing deadline.
  5. That if a member of the Selection Committee is not satisfied with the information contained in the nomination form and with the supporting material he shall request the nominator to supply such additional information and facts as he/she deems necessary.
  6. The quota of candidates to be selected in each year shall be as follows, that is to say, not more than five (5) Athletes, or five (5) Builders or five (5) Officials/Coaches or any combination equivalent to the number of five (5).
  7. Balloting
    1. Secret Ballot or voice vote be used and each member shall be entitled to vote for the number or candidates established by the quota, aforesaid, being the number five (5).
    2. Any candidate receiving unanimous approval of all present voting shall be declared elected.
    3. If all of the quotes are not elected, then a series of run-off ballots shall be conducted with each member present entitled to vote for the number of candidates remaining to be selected under the quota aforesaid, and each unanimous choice of those present shall be elected in order to fill the compliment permitted herein before defined.
    4. If on any ballot there is a candidate (s) gaining unanimous approval, then the next ballot immediately following that ballot will include the names of the remaining candidates, including the candidate with the lowest number of votes on the ballot containing the unanimous approval.
    5. If on any successive ballot there is no unanimous selection then the candidate receiving the highest number of votes (provided that it is not less than seventy-five percent (75%) of the total membership of the joint meeting present and voting) shall be declared elected.
    6. The Chairperson shall then make a declaration of the ballot results and the election of the candidates to the Technical Director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association.
ARTICLE (11) PUBLICATION OF ELECTION:
  1. It shall be a condition precedent for official enrollment that each newly elected member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association Hall of Fame (or proxy if said member is unavoidably absent) shall be formally inducted into membership into the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association Hall of Fame at an official induction ceremony.
  2. The time and place of such a ceremony shall take place at the discretion of the Chair and the Selection Committee upon approval of the NLAA executive.
  3. At the time of induction, the new member shall receive an appropriate form of recognition as the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association.
  4. The Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association shall be responsible for establishing and maintaining a permanent roll of members elected to the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association Hall of Fame and said roll to contain such information and be in such form as designated by its provincial Executive Committee.
ARTICLE (12) PROCEEDINGS CONFIDENTIAL:

No member of the Selection Committee shall at anytime divulge or disclose the results or other particulars of the balloting (otherwise than herein before expressly provided) nor shall he disclose the vote of any member at any time.

ARTICLE (13) AMENDMENTS:
  1. No repeal or amendment of this Constitution shall be made except at the annual meeting or the semi-annual meeting of the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association and unless notice of such proposed repeal or amendment has been fully given to the Technical Director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association 30 days before the date fixed for the annual meeting or the semi-annual meeting, the only duly qualified registered voters of the Association may propose any such repeal or amendment.
  2. A copy of every proposed repeal or amendment shall be forwarded by the Technical Director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association to all voting delegates of the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association annual or semi-annual meeting at the time of giving notice of such annual meeting or semi-annual meeting.
  3. A repeal or amendment referred to in Subsections one (1) and two (2) shall only be effected by a majority of those duly qualified voters who are present and vote at such annual or semi-annual meeting.