In addition to the 4 elected inductees, the Board of Directors may select up to 2 “Directors’ Choice” inductees each year:
1. The Board of Directors recognizes that the nominee/team who competed a long time ago or competed in a relatively low-profile sport are at a disadvantage when it comes to the election process. Directors’ Choice inductees would be selected under the following conditions:
2. The Board of Directors also recognizes that some individuals/teams have had outstanding careers and should receive automatic induction into the Hall. When reviewing new nominations using the Evaluation Guidelines, if all Nomination Committee members:
3. In both cases, these individuals or teams will be inducted along with the elected inductees and will enjoy all the rights and privileges of the other Honoured Members/Teams.
In late September, the banquet and induction ceremonies shall take place at the John D. Bradley Convention Centre. When Honoured Members are inducted into the Chatham Sports Hall of Fame, they will be presented with an appropriate insignia of membership. Their portrait, a second, smaller picture, and a summary of their achievements shall be framed and hung in the Hall of Fame at Memorial Arena. At the induction ceremony, a thank-you card and memory stick of the inductee’s video presentation will be presented to each inductee.
Only the Chairman of the Board of Directors or designate shall release nomination or election results for general publication. In all these proceedings, the actions of the Nomination and Selection Committees and the Board of Directors are confidential and no member of these groups shall divulge the results or other particulars of the balloting and/or selection in advance of the official release, nor shall they disclose the vote of any member at any time.