WHO CAN NOMINATE: Anyone associated with the MRAI organization may nominate an individual for consideration for the Miss Rodeo America Hall of Fame. This includes National Directors, National Advisory Council and MRAI Gold members, past MRAI Presidents, General members, Sponsors or members of the general public who have reason to consider a nomination.
NOMINATION FORMS: All MRA Hall of Fame nomination forms must be sent to the MRAI office by the deadline (listed below) established by the MRAI Executive Board and must include the following:
- Three (3) letters of recommendation or support
- If the nominee is an individual – they must have been a paid MRAI member for at least 10 consecutive years, have worked on committees at MRA pageant, and have shown initiative either working/leading in some area of MRAI.
- Individuals or Organizations submitting nominations shall include First & Last Name, Organization (if applicable), address, occupation, phone, how you know the nominee, signature.
If the Nomination Form is not complete, it will not be considered by the committee.
HALL OF FAME COMMITTEE: The nomination forms will be forwarded to the Hall of Fame Committee. The committee is comprised of: One Executive Board member - 3 year term, one National Director – 2 year term, one National Advisory Council member – 2 year term, one MRAI Gold member – 3 year term, one Past President – 1 year term. The Executive Board will select the EB member. The others will be selected by a vote during their respective breakout meetings. All members will be selected at the MRAI Annual Meeting. Anyone serving on this committee who chooses to submit a nomination or a letter of support for a nominee will be required to recuse themselves from this committee for the year (or until the nominee is no longer eligible for consideration). The HOF Committee will then review the nomination forms and put forth a maximum of two (2) names to go on for voting by eligible members. They will produce appropriate biographical information for each of the nominees, which will be listed on the voting ballot. Voting will be completed on a secure on-line voting site during a two week period (listed below).
ELIGIBLE VOTING MEMBERS: Those members in good standing who have been active within the organization as National Directors, National Advisory Council, or MRAI Gold members (any combination of those roles) for a minimum of 7 years. Past Presidents and the Executive Board members of MRAI are also eligible members.
VOTING PROCESS: Eligible members will indicate on their ballot which, if any, of the nominees they feel should be elected to the Hall of Fame. Members may vote for any, or all, nominees that they feel are worthy of the honor. Ballots should be marked “Yes” or “No” for each nominee. Members must return their ballots marked “No” to indicate that there are no nominees they feel appropriate at the time of balloting. Nominees must receive affirmative votes from 75% of the returned ballots in order to be selected for the Hall of Fame. The MRAI Executive Board reserves the right to name an MRAI Hall of Fame honoree.
Any of the two (2) nominees who are not selected for HOF induction may be re-nominated in subsequent years. The original nomination forms will be retained in the MRAI office for two (2) years, and can be updated prior to subsequent nominations.
Following the above process, there may be multiple honorees selected in any given year. Conversely, it is possible that no nominee receives the required 75% affirmative votes and therefore, no inductions to the Hall of Fame would take place.
Nomination Deadline: March 1st of each year
Voting Period: April 15th to April 30th of each year