Rules for Election to The Cadets Hall of Fame

  1. Authorization-By authorization of the Board of Directors of Youth Education in the Arts, elections will be held every year for the purpose of selecting members of The Cadets Hall of Fame.
  2. Administration- These elections shall be administered by a Hall of Fame Committee appointed by the Executive director of YEA!   Each such appointee shall be an alumnus of The Cadets.  The Chairperson shall have at least 15 years’ experience in drum corps activities including 10 years within The Cadets.
    1. Members of the Hall of Fame Committee may vote for Hall of Fame elections, but may not make nominations.  However, they may write letters of support for nominees.
  3. Nominations- To be eligible, each candidate must have been a marching member, educational staff, and/or volunteer member of “The Cadets” (to be inclusive of “The Holy Name Cadets”, “Garfield Cadets”, “Cadets of Garfield (1972)”, “The Cadets of Bergen County”, and “The Cadets”) organization for a minimum of one full marching season. 
    1. Voting shall be based upon the nominee’s positive contribution to the Corps and impact upon the activity, leadership, stature, and/or record and character. 
    2. Moral character, good citizenship, and outstanding performance during years contributed shall be a consideration.  If or should an individual not live up to the standards of moral character, and good citizenship of a Cadets Hall of Fame member they can be considered for removal by the committee.
    3. Nominations may be made by letter to the Cadets Hall of Fame Committee by any Cadet alumnus.  Such letters should describe the candidate’s qualifications.  No person may nominate more than one candidate per year for election. 
    4. Each nomination may be supported by any number of additional letters describing the nominee’s qualifications.  Only two letters per year will be accepted from any one person in support of a nominee for election
    5. A person who writes a letter of nomination or a letter of support for one candidate cannot write a letter of support for any other candidate in a given year. 
    6. If the candidacy is proposed posthumously, please kindly include that information as well.
    7. The author of the letter of nomination is responsible to submit that letter and the letters of support at the same time to the offices of YEA! Via the email address
    8. No automatic elections based on any specific achievement shall be permitted.
  4. Elections- Each committee member shall be provided with a package consisting of the letter of nomination and subsequent letters of support for each candidate to be individually reviewed. 
    1. The committee will then meet to discuss each and every candidate and the letters received for their nomination and prepare a list to be presented to all Alumni, asking for their input and comments. 
    2. The list of candidates will then be published on The Cadets Hall of Fame website, along with their respective letters of nomination and support, asking for the body of Alumni to provide their input and feedback on each candidate for a period of no longer than 15 days.  Feedback from the Alumni should be shared via email to the address. 
    3. Committee members will further review the letters and accompanying comments as provided by the body of Cadets Alumni to be discussed at the next meeting.  At that meeting, discussion will be held among the committee members in consideration of each candidate.
    4. Voters will choose a maximum of half of the candidates for selection into the Hall of Fame, any candidates receiving a majority of the vote will become a member of that year’s Hall of Fame class. 

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