Consideration for Nomination
- The Hall of Fame is open to any former or current member of the American Spaniel Club who it is felt has made a significant contribution to the American Spaniel Club organization itself or to the Cocker Spaniel breed.
- Nominations are intended for people and not organizations or kennels. Nominations can be made for an individual or couple as appropriate.
- Significant contribution is defined as one that is important and had profound impact in shaping the breed or the club as it is known today. Significant contributions go beyond the bounds of normal volunteerism, standards of ethics or animal husbandry and successful breeding programs.
It is the purpose of the Hall of Fame to capture for succeeding generations the memory of the extraordinary and not the ordinary.
- Each year one new inductee can be granted to the Hall of Fame for Service to the Organization and one for Contribution to the Breed. Consideration for new inductees is granted on an annual basis, although new inductees are not necessarily granted annually.
- By November 1 of each year the Archival Committee Chairperson will form a Hall of Fame (HOF) Committee and will be the non-voting chairperson of that committee. All past ASC Presidents are eligible and invited to participate on the HOF committee.
- The Committee is disbanded again after the Annual Meeting in January and then reformed the following October.
- Nominations are made annually and unless otherwise noted, close on October 31 for that year. They come from two sources:
- Membership – ASC members may make nominations through a Petition for Consideration. The Petition is simply typed or written legibly on standard paper, and should state in sufficient detail the name of the individual and their significant contribution(s). The Petition should be sent to the ASC Secretary.
- The ASC Archival Committee – In the course of their archival and historical duties, the committee may discover and offer nominees for consideration in addition to those from the membership.
- The Archival Chairperson, in the role as Chair of the HOF, will gather all nominations and submit them to the HOF Committee. The Archival Committee can make recommendations to the HOF Committee on the submitted list of candidates, but the HOF Committee with a simple approving majority vote makes the final decision.
- Any ASC Hall of Fame candidates, so nominated and voted in agreement for induction, are announced at the American Spaniel Club Annual Meeting.