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2021 South Dakota Cooperative Hall of Fame

Nomination Form

 We invite organizations or individuals to submit nominations for the SD Cooperative Hall of   Fame.  This recognition is for those who have worked to enhance the cooperative idea, its   broader acceptance, or the substantial advancement of cooperatives in our state.  Induction   into the SD Cooperative Hall of Fame is the highest honor that the cooperative community   bestows on those who have made especially significant contributions to the cause of the   cooperative form of enterprise. 

 The information provided should contain as much background and detail as possible but   please do not exceed three pages typed, excluding this form and the letter(s) of endorsement,   with single spacing within paragraphs, double spacing between paragraphs, and bold-face   headings for various criteria. All nominations must be signed.

  1. IDENTIFICATION (please print carefully)

   Name of Nominee ________________________________________________________

   Living ____ Deceased _____

    Address (if living)     


     Telephone _______________________________


The Selection Committee will consider the following criteria.  Please provide detailed information on the major contributions and activities of the nominee relating to these criteria as well as the individualís commitment and contributions to his/her community. 

  1. (25 points)  Demonstrated exceptional statesmanship, innovation, personal commitment, leadership and vision within the cooperative sector.  

  1. (15 points)  Achieved identifiable and lasting changes to improve and promote cooperatives. Inspired and persuaded others to act to advance the cooperative system.  

  1. (15 points)  Exhibited commitment to the cooperative community through years of service, membership and offices held.

  1. (15 points)  Demonstrated commitment and contributions to his/her community.


Please attach not more than three letters of endorsement that relate to one or more of the selection criteria.


       Name of sponsor (s) (please print clearly) 

       Address _______________________________________________________________


       E-mail ________________________________________________________________

      Telephone _____________________________________________________________

       Name of cooperative ____________________________________________________

       Signature of Sponsor ____________________________________________________


Nomination and letters of endorsement must be received at the office of the SD Cooperative Hall of Fame Committee no later than July 23, 2021.  Nominations and letters received after the deadline will not be considered this year but will be considered the following year.

Nominations and letters should be sent to:

Cooperative Hall of Fame Selection Committee

c/o South Dakota Association of Cooperatives

116 N Euclid, Pierre SD 57501

Phone: 605.945-2548

Email: bforman@sdac.coop


Nominations are held in the selection pool for two consecutive years.  This means the 2021 pool will also include those nominated in 2019 and 2020.


          Inductees selected for inclusion in the SD Cooperative Hall of Fame will be recognized                at the 2021 Co-op Month Banquet to be held September 22, 2021, in Watertown, SD


Information on the Cooperative Hall of Fame may be obtained by contacting by Brenda Forman via email bforman@sdac.coop or by calling 605.945.2548 or any member of the Hall of Fame Committee listed below.


The SD Cooperative Hall of Fame Program Sponsoring Organizations:

SD Assoc. of Cooperatives SD Assoc. of Telephone Cooperatives CHS, Inc.

SD Cooperative Managers Assoc. SD Farmers Union SD Rural Electric Assoc.

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