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Grafton, OH 44044

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE I --- PREAMBLE

The Midview Athletic Hall of Fame aka MAHOF, is a memorial to the outstanding individuals and teams who, through their achievements and efforts in athletics, have brought honor to themselves, Midview High School and its predecessors, Belden, Eaton and Grafton High Schools heretofore referred to as Midview High School, and their community.

ARTICLE II --- PURPOSE

The purpose of the Midview Athletic Hall of Fame is threefold. First, to recognize and honor those who have achieved outstanding athletic accomplishments at Midview High School and have represented their community admirably. Second, to establish in the hearts of our youth a motivating influence to excel in athletics. Third, to foster pride, preserve good sportsmanship, scholarship, and citizenship in our school and community.

In addition to the selection of enshrinees, MAHOF will present a "Donald Binnie" award to individuals who have contributed their time and efforts in supporting the Midview Schools Athletic program and its student athletes.

ARTICLE III --- COMMITTEE MEMBERS

The Midview Athletic Hall of Fame Committee shall consist of two standing open seats for Midview High School faculty, a Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and other representative as determined by the Athletic Hall of Fame Committee. The total membership of the Midview Athletic Hall of Fame Committee shall not be more than 25 members. To be in good standing, a member must attend a minimum of four scheduled meetings and/or functions during the fiscal year. The fiscal year for the purpose of this article will be July 1 until June 30. The Executive Committee shall consist of the officers of the whole committee plus 1 at-large member.

ARTICLE IV --- SELECTION OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS

All members of the Midview Athletic Hall of Fame Committee shall be either residents of the Midview Local School District or current or former employees of the Midview Local School District or graduates of Midview High School. Candidates for membership shall receive a majority vote of the active members of the committee.

ARTICLE IVa

Election of officers shall be held at the first scheduled meeting following the annual banquet. The officers shall be comprised of a Chairperson, Co-Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer. Candidates shall be elected by a two thirds majority of a quorum consisting of at least one-half of the eligible committee members. Officers shall serve for a period of two years.

ARTICLE V --- MEETING DATES

Meeting dates and times for the Midview Athletic Hall of Fame Committee shall be established by the Chairperson.

ARTICLE VI --- ORDER OF BUSINESS
At the members’ meetings, the Order of Business shall be as follows:

  1. Roll Call
  2. Reading of minutes of previous meeting
  3. Committee Reports
  4. Financial Report
  5. Officers’ Reports
  6. Unfinished business
  7. New or miscellaneous business
  8. This order may be changed by the affirmative vote of the majority of the members present.

ARTICLE VII --- COMMITTEES

The Chairperson may appoint committees as the Chairperson may from time to time determine necessary.

ARTICLE VIII --- VOTING RIGHTS

The Athletic Hall of Fame shall operate under the principal of one member, one vote. In order to vote, a member must be in good standing as described in Article III.

ARTICLE IX --- ENSHRINE SELECTION

Nominations for enshrinees shall be accepted from the general public on a form approved by the Nomination Committee. The Nomination Committee shall have the right to determine if there are any other qualified candidates who have not been nominated by the general public and shall nominate them.

Upon receipt of nominations, the Midview Athletic Hall of Fame Committee will create a final list with a minimum of 15 nominations for selection.

ARTICLE X --- VOTING PROCEDURES

  1. There shall be five successive ballots with one nominee selected from each ballot. Each voting committee member votes for three nominees. Any ballot not containing the names of three nominees is disqualified.
  2. On the first ballot, the nominee receiving the greatest number of votes shall be deemed elected. In case of a tie for the greatest number of votes, a re-vote will be conducted for the tied persons only. On the second and subsequent ballots, the nominee previously elected shall be removed from consideration.
  3. The number of enshrinees installed annually in the Midview Athletic Hall of Fame induction shall be not more than five, of which not more than one shall be from a team category. The Committee can make an exception to this maximum number of inductions by a vote of 50% or more of its members.
  4. The names of unelected nominees shall remain on file and shall be considered for each enshrinement. The Midview Athletic Hall of Fame Committee shall review the nominations on file at least once every five years.
  5. The voting session for selecting enshrinees shall take place at a meeting to be held prior to May 1st of each year.
  6. Athletic Hall of Fame members shall be inducted by the end of September following their election. The induction timing may be altered by a vote of 50% or more of its members.

ARTICLE XI --- NOMINATIONS

  1. Any individual using the Midview Athletic Hall of Fame Nomination Form may make nominations.
  2. Nominees must be persons who have accomplished feats in or made contributions to Midview Athletics which are of sufficient stature to merit permanent recognition in the Athletic Hall of Fame.
  3. To be eligible for nomination, an athlete must have graduated from the Midview Local School District, a minimum of ten years prior to being considered for enshrinement. The eligibility for team nominations will be a minimum of five years. School personnel (coaches, athletic directors, trainers, etc.) are eligible at the discretion of the committee. There shall be no time limit or restriction of those individuals nominated strictly for their service to Midview Athletics.
  4. All nominations shall be forwarded to a Nomination Committee appointed by the Chairperson. It shall be the responsibility of the Nomination Committee to verify that nominees for induction into the Midview Athletic Hall of Fame meet all of the eligibility requirements. The Nomination Committee will also ensure that all information included on the Nomination Form is factual. The Nomination Committee shall solely have the responsibility of forwarding the names of qualified nominees to the Midview Athletic Hall of Fame Committee for a vote.
  5. There will be no restrictions on nominees related to education, religion, nationality, race, or sex.

ARTICLE XII --- TREASURER

The Treasurer will obtain a bank account, as well as sustain and maintain records of all income and expenditures.

ARTICLE XIII --- PROMOTION OF AFFAIRS

All members of the Midview Athletic Hall of Fame Committee will be actively involved in promoting good will, enthusiasm, and financial procurement in the promotion and influence of the Midview Athletic Hall of Fame.

ARTICLE XIV --- AMENDMENT PROCEDURES

This code of By-Laws may be repealed, amended, or changed by a majority of the members of the Midview Athletic Hall of Fame Committee at a meeting held for this purpose. Notice of this meeting, to include a copy of the proposed amendment, must be mailed to each member of the committee at least 10 days prior to the meeting called for the purpose of considering the issue.

The By-Laws may be amended by a majority vote of members in attendance.

 

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