Thanks to all of you who attended, sponsored and/or worked on some of the necessary duties at our 76th annual Trailblazers banquet at The Phoenix Club on Saturday, August 28th . We always find things we can improve on (and will), but everyone who attended looked to be having a great time. That’s the main thing.
Now on to #77!
With this year’s banquet in our rearview mirrors, the first thing the Trailblazers Board of Directors is doing is getting to work on the election for our new class of Hall of Fame inductees.
While we often hear people mentioning names of some deserving candidates, they don’t always understand that those who are considered for election need to be nominated by a Trailblazers member. If you have someone that you feel is worthy of consideration for election to the Trailblazers Hall of Fame, please read the following:
Our annual process begins with a review of past nominees. We look at the nomination packages of everyone who had made it to the final ballot previously but were not elected. We then discuss how many years that person has been on the ballot, and if there is a reasonable expectation that they might someday get elected?
From that decision, some candidates carry forward to be considered again, and others are dropped off. Unlike some Halls of Fame who have some minimum or maximum number of years before someone is dropped off, we review and decide every year.
Once we have the “Carry Over” candidates selected, our next step is to review new nomination packages that we have received.
• A key thing to know is that there is no continuous path to getting elected. Not everyone who gets nominated eventually gets elected. That’s not how it works.
• Another important detail is that anyone being nominated must have previously attended the banquet at least once.
What is needed is a nomination package that would consist of a relatively brief biography of the candidate (2-3 pages), plus 12-15 pages with copies of action photos, magazine articles or related material. The total package should not be more than 20 pages.
The full nomination package should be emailed on or before October 1st to Steve Storz, chairman of the Trailblazers Election Committee. If you would prefer to send a master printed copy to Steve instead of email, please contact him to work out a delivery also by October 1st .
Steve’s email address is: email@example.com. His phone number is 805-641-9540.
We welcome any Trailblazers member to nominate a candidate you would like to submit. There is no guarantee that your nomination will result in your candidate getting elected, but what we can guarantee is that if no one nominates them, they will never get elected.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Trailblazers Motorcycle Club, Inc.