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Hall of Fame - The Process


The New Zealand Aeromodelling Hall of Fame comprises of a very select group of people who have made an exceptional contribution or meritorious service to Aeromodelling over a prolonged period of time. The underlying philosophy is to recognise long term significant contribution to Aeromodelling in New Zealand.

The 'Hall' consists of a permanent site on the MFNZ Internet Web Page and a display cabinet that could be seen at the MFNZ Annual General Meetings and at the National Competitions containing a certificate with details of the inductee and a brief outline of their merit. The inductee (or immediate family if deceased) would be presented with a copy of the certificate.

The Selection Committee is comprised of five MFNZ Life Members and chaired by the MFNZ President as a non-voting member. One of the Selection Committee is designated "Trustee" and maintains the display cabinet with the purpose of having it delivered to appropriate places for display.

Nominations close on 30 October each year, then two secret postal ballots are held. The first requires the Committee to number the nominees in order of preference. The five top candidates (or less in there is insufficient nominations) then have their nominations returned to the selection committee for the second ballot where four out of five votes need to be in favour to be selected for installation to the Hall Of Fame. Should any member of the Selection Committee be nominated, the MFNZ President will appoint a temporary replacement member or members.


NOMINATIONS

Any MFNZ member may nominate any present or past (living or deceased) member for Induction. Nomination forms are available from the MFNZ Secretary. A resume of the nominee's attributes and reasons for their nomination is to be provided. Nominations may cover any Aeromodelling discipline and should be based on the individual's accumulated contribution over a number of years to model aviation as a competitor, designer, experimenter, leader, organiser, contest director, writer, publisher, manufacturer or other related categories.


VOTING PROCEDURE

All nomination forms are to be received by the MFNZ secretary by 30th October each year. Two secret postal ballots are held. The first ballot requires the Selection Committee to number all nominees in order of preference. The five top candidates' names (or less in there are insufficient nominations) will then be returned to the Selection Committee for final choice which requires four out of five votes in favour to be selected for installation to the Hall of Fame.

All voting forms will be sent to an independent scruitineer for counting at each ballot. The final endorsement will be made by the MFNZ Council with due regard for the trust it has in the selection committee. No correspondence or discussion will be entered into regarding selection or non selection of inductees.


COMPLETING AND FORWARDING THE NOMINATION FORM

Download the nomination form in PDF format

The official form should be completed as accurately and as fully as possible. If full details are not known, or if some facts are hazy, this should be noted on the form. Seal the form in an inner envelope marked "Hall of Fame Nomination" and post to the MFNZ Secretary.