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CLAY HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME
Constitution and By-Laws
Revised and Established October 15, 2014

ARTICLE I
Name
SECTION 1. The constitution and by-laws have been established for the Clay High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

ARTICLE II
Purpose
SECTION 1. The purpose of the Clay High School Athletic Hall of Fame shall be to recognize outstanding athletes, as well as teams which have won overall state championships, who have performed with distinction at Clay High School and who have demonstrated good citizenship.

ARTICLE III
Process
SECTION 1. Annually in the winter, nominations of potential candidates for the Clay High School Athletic Hall of Fame will be solicited by the Athletic Director of Clay High School from inducted members of the Clay High School Athletic Hall of Fame. The deadline for applications and meetings of the selection committee shall be established by the selection committee.
SECTION 2. Nominations will be retained for a period of three years including the selection year of nomination. Those nominated and not selected may be re-nominated.
SECTION 3. Nominations must be in writing and on an official form. Nominations should be supported with as much historical data as possible (statistics, newspaper clippings, etc.).
SECTION 4. Nominations shall be ranked individually by selection committee members using the following scale:
10 points – #1 Choice for Induction
9 points – #2 Choice for Induction
8 points – #3 Choice for Induction
7 points – #4 Choice for Induction
6 points – #5 Choice for Induction
5 points – #6 Choice for Induction
4 points – #7 Choice for Induction
3 points – #8 Choice for Induction
2 points – #9 Choice for Induction
1 point – #10 Choice for Induction
The top five candidates, based upon points, shall advance to the final round of the selection process whereby the new members of the Clay High School Athletic Hall of Fame shall be chosen by a silent 2/3 vote of the selection committee.
SECTION 5. The selection committee shall consist of the following 17 members whose responsibility shall be to vet all nominees and vote on induction:
A. Athletic Director, Chair
B. Principal
C. Booster Club President
D. Two Hall of Fame members who graduated in the 1950’s, as selected by the Athletic Director and Principal (Two-year term).
E. Two Hall of Fame members who graduated in the 1960’s, as selected by the Athletic Director and Principal (Three-year term).
F. One male and one female Hall of Fame member who graduated in the 1970’s, as selected by the Athletic Director and Principal (Five-year term).
G. One male and one female Hall of Fame member who graduated in the 1980’s, as selected by the Athletic Director and Principal (Two-year term).
H. One male and one female Hall of Fame member who graduated in the 1990’s, as selected by the Athletic Director and Principal (Three-year term).
I. One male and one female Hall of Fame member who graduated in the 2000’s, as selected by the Athletic Director and Principal (Five-year term).
J. One male and one female Hall of Fame member who graduated in the 2010’s, as selected by the Athletic Director and Principal (Two-year term).
SECTION 6. After the initial selection committee has been established by the Athletic Director and Principal, replacement members shall be nominated by and selected by a simple majority of the remaining members of the selection committee.
SECTION 7. Acknowledging the passage of time, term limits of selection committee members shall be rotated. Upon initial expiration, selection committee decade representative slots which begin with a two-year term will follow with a three-year term, a three-year term will follow with a five-year term and a five-year term will follow with a two-year term, until such time as decade representation is not possible. **** See Appendix A for term rotation examples. With the exception of the Athletic Director, Principal and Booster Club President, selection committee members are restricted from serving consecutive terms.
SECTION 8. In the event that demographic representation is not possible, the selection committee may select additional representation from the preceding or succeeding decade as long as the number of selection committee members remains an odd number. No more than seven decades shall be represented on the selection committee.

SECTION 9. The criteria for eligibility to be considered as a candidate into the Clay High School Athletic Hall of Fame shall be:
A. The candidate shall be out of school for a period of ten years.
B. Athletes must be a Clay High School graduate.
C. All varsity sports will be considered.
D. Induction is based solely upon high school athletic accomplishments in sports officially recognized by the Ohio High School Athletic Association.
E. Must be of good character. Those convicted of a felony will not be considered for induction. Existing members convicted of a felony shall be removed from the Clay High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
F. Inductees shall have received at least one varsity letter.

ARTICLE IV
Recognition
SECTION 1. New inductees into the Clay High School Athletic Hall of Fame shall be recognized in the fall. An appropriate award shall be provided to the inductee by the school at an induction banquet to be held the evening prior to a selected home football game. The new inductee and one guest will be guests of the school at the banquet. The selection committee is responsible for coordinating all arrangements for the banquet. All living members of the Clay High School Athletic Hall of Fame shall be invited to the induction ceremony. The new inductee(s) will also be recognized at the football game the following day and their name will appear on a permanent display in the school.

APPENDIX A
TERM LIMIT ROTATIONS (YEAR NOTED IS CLASS INDUCTION YEAR-DECADES REFLECT GRADUATION YEAR) – TERM LISTED IS TIME REMAINING
2015
1950’s-2 year term
1960’s-3 year term
1970’s-5 year term
1980’s-2 year term
1990’s-3 year term
2000’s-5 year term
2010’s-2 year term (to be filled by representatives from 2000’s)
2016
1950’s-1 year term
1960’s-2 year term
1970’s-4 year term
1980’s-1 year term
1990’s-2 year term
2000’s-4 year term
2010’s-1 year term (to be filled by representatives from 2000’s)
2017
1950’s-3 year term
1960’s-1 year term
1970’s-3 year term
1980’s-3 year term
1990’s-1 year term
2000’s-3 year term
2010’s-3 year term (to be filled by representatives of 2000’s)
2018
1950’s-2 year term
1960’s-5 year term
1970’s-2 year term
1980’s-2 year term
1990’s-5 year term
2000’s-2 year term
2010’s-2 year term (to be filled by representatives of 2000’s)
2019
1950’s-1 year term
1960’s-4 year term
1970’s-1 year term
1980’s-1 year term
1990’s-4 year term
2000’s-1 year term
2010’s-1 year term (to be filled by representatives of 2000’s)
2020
1950’s (as applicable)-5 year term
1960’s-3 year term
1970’s-2 year term
1980’s-5 year term
1990’s-3 year term
2000’s-2 year term
2010’s-5 year term
2021
1950’s (as applicable)-4 year term
1960’s-2 year term
1970’s-1 year term
1980’s-4 year term
1990’s-2 year term
2000’s-1 year term
2010’s-4 year term
2022
1950’s (as applicable)-3 year term
1960’s-1 year term
1970’s-3 year term
1980’s-3 year term
1990’s-1 year term
2000’s-3 year term
2010’s-3 year term

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