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Hall Of Fame Nominations

Nomination Requirements for GSPCA Hall Of Fame for Dogs: Field or Show

Name and correct titles of dog nominated
Sex
AKC #
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Owner's name and current mailing address
Owner's phone number
Breeder's name
Name of person nominating dog and current mailing address

Dog’s Performance Record
List ALL titles. Identify the organization awarding each title.
List outstanding wins: Bench, Field, Obedience
Dog must have contributed substantially to the breed, not only in performance but also in get.
Dog must have left an everlasting impression on the GSP breed.

Production record of offspring (Get)
Males: 15 Show titled get or 10 Field titled get
Females: 5 Show titled get or 5 Field titled get

HOF Nominations received by May 15th of each year will be considered at the June Board of Directors’ Meeting for presentation (OF AWARD) at the National Field Trial
HOF Nominations received by December 15th of each year will be considered at the January Board of Directors’ Meeting for presentation (OF AWARD) at the National Specialty Show

Dogs born January 1, 1975 and after will be considered only if their owner has been a member of the GSP Club of America for at least three years. They can be eligible if multiple owned, provided one of the owners of record is a Parent Club member. Certification of GSPCA membership lies with the owner.  Dogs (candidates) will be elected at the Board of Directors meeting in January and June.

Candidate must receive a majority vote of the Board of Directors. If a dog is passed over, the application can be resubmitted. If a dog is passed over three times, he can no longer be submitted for membership in the Hall of Fame.

Nominated dog must be deceased.

DOWNLOAD DOG NOMINATION FORM (PDF)

Nomination Requirements for Obedience Dogs

Name and correct titles of dog nominated
Sex
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Owner's name(s), current mailing address, phone, email
Breeder's name(s), current mailing address, phone, email
Name of person nominating dog and current mailing address, phone, email

REQUIREMENTS:

1.  Dog Must Have Utility Title: List date dog received Utility Title

AND

2.  a.  Must have five (5) High in Trials: List Dates and shows dog was awarded High in Trial
    OR
    b.   Be an Obedience Trial Champion (OTCH) List date dog earned OTCH
   OR
    c.    Contributed substantially to the breed in promoting obedience. Explain:

DOWNLOAD OBEDIENCE NOMINATION FORM (PDF)

Nomination Requirements for GSPCA Hall Of Fame for Individuals

The GSPCA Hall of Fame for individuals was created to honor those persons who have made outstanding contributions to the welfare and advancement of the German Shorthair above the ordinary or self-interest.

Any man or woman meeting the stated qualifications may be nominated for induction using the proper form which shall be made available from the GSCPA Board of Directors through it’s secretary. Nominations shall be sent to members of the board of directors in advance of its annual winter meeting for voting on new members once a year. A simple majority of the board in attendance shall be sufficient for induction. The inductee need not be deceased for election to The Hall of Fame for Individuals.

Persons nominated may be either amateur or professional; in the case of professionals, their contributions must be above the normal training of dogs performed as a part of their profession.

Inductees shall have their names pictures and contributions published in the next available official GSPCA news medium, and a news release shall be prepared and sent to the inductees hometown newspaper, television and or radio station. The inductees shall be given a certificate and a plaque with the name and date of the award. In addition they will also be given lifetime honorary membership with all its attendant privileges.

Inductees from 1980 or after must have been a member of the GSPCA. Before 1980 any individual otherwise meeting the criteria may be nominated

The most important aspect of this program is the criteria for nomination and selection. The contributions must be more than just having a big winning dog or attending trials and/or shows where someone else handles their dogs. Their contributions must have had an everlasting effect on the advancement and welfare of the GSP.

The qualifications must be very clear and the selection of award winners fair and unbiased.

QUALIFICATIONS

Nominees must have made an outstanding contribution or contributions to the welfare and advancement of the German Shorthair Pointer above the ordinary and beyond personal benefit. Many people have selflessly worked toward the betterment of the breed through specific jobs or individual acts but only those persons who have made clearly documented achievements that have had an everlasting effect on the betterment of the breed shall be considered.

The qualifications for this award must transcend the mere ownership of an outstanding dog, numerous victories in competition or engaging personalities that have made individuals highly recognizable. In short, the candidates chosen will be those individuals that have made it happen through their sustained efforts and personal sacrifice of time and labor. Their contributions must be of the magnitude that they would be recognized as the architects of the foundation on which the foundation of the shorthair of today and tomorrow stands.

This qualification is purposely broad to include individuals who have made significant contributions but do not necessarily fall into some specific category. At the same time, it is extremely narrow in definition so as to limit access to only those persons who stand out clearly as having made some contribution above and beyond all others. The individuals honored shall have earned their awards through personal merit rather than popularity and their efforts must have caused actions of everlasting value.

  1. Priority will be given for the following types of accomplishments;
    Individuals who have helped form, guide, structure, and administer The German Shorthair Club of America through their individual actions that have resulted in a strong organization that protects the breed and serves it’s constituency. The mere holding of office or committee position is not a qualifying act in itself. What did the individual do beyond the expected performance, and what effects did that activity have on the well being of the breed?
  2. Persons whose pioneering efforts helped establish the breed in the USA. through importation, distribution and promotion of shorthairs. An accumulation of efforts of an individual which resulted in improvement of the breed beyond personal gain should be considered.
  3. Persons who have improved the breed through creation of events for proper evaluation of performance and conformation, or have helped solve problems affecting the club’s performance should be considered.

These are major examples of contributions that elevate an individual above all others as being worthy of consideration for nomination into The Hall of Fame for Individuals. Most nominations will fit into these categories, but there may be individuals with qualification of equal value in other areas who should be considered.

DOWNLOAD INDIVIDUAL NOMINATION FORM (PDF)

MAIL TO HALL OF FAME FOR INDIVIDUALS CHAIRMAN:
Fred Lowry
636 Morgan Ford Road
Statesville, NC 28625

 

 

FIELD DOGS:
Mike Aldrich mike@ngspa.org
715 Hwy 37
Nogal, NM 88341

SHOW DOGS:
Deb Longtin deblongtin@gmail.com
1397 Cedar Grove Rd.
Feura Bush, NY 12067

GSP HOF Nomination Requirements (PDF)

GSP HOF Nomination Form (PDF)


HALL OF FAME/ LIFE MEMBER
for PEOPLE

Fred Lowry fredlowryjr@gmail.com
636 Morgan Ford Road
Statesville, NC 28625


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