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Wisconsin Philatelic Hall of Fame

Established in 1975, the Hall of Fame recognizes prominent Wisconsin philatelists (living and deceased) for the contributions to the hobby of philately in the State of Wisconsin and beyond.

Selection Criteria

1. Each nominee must be nominated by a member club and seconded by two other member clubs. A nomination must include a statement identifying the nominee with a short philatelic biography and the reasons why that person should be selected to the Wisconsin Philatelic Hall of Fame.
(Note: It is suggested that the nominating club make arrangements with the seconding clubs to provide those seconds, and that the nominating club send their nomination and the seconding nominations to the Hall of Fame Committee chairman at one time. The chairman will not make arrangements to provide seconding nominations. Also, it is suggested that clubs nominating or seconding more than one person use separate letters to nominate or second those persons.)
2. All nominations must be sent to the chairman of the Hall of Fame Committee to arrive by January 1 for selection at that year's convention.
3. All nominees shall be reviewed by a Hall of Fame Committee who will screen nominees down to the number specified by this procedure.
The Hall of Fame Committee will be made up of three distinguished and active philatelists who will serve three-year terms, so staggered so that one member's term expires each year. The president shall designate the senior member of the committee as chairman, and shall appoint the members at the Annual Business Meeting.
4. The following two qualifications will be required of all nominees:
a. Contributions of a purely local club nature shall not be the sole reason for selection to the Hall of Fame.
b. A deceased philatelist may not be nominated or considered for selection until three years after his/her death.
5. Not more than three persons shall be elected to the Hall of Fame each year.
6. Those inducted into the Hall of Fame (or a relative, friend, or other person designated by the inductee or his surviving family if the inductee cannot attend) shall be honored at the convention banquet/awards ceremony, where a certificate shall be presented.

HALL OF FAME MEMBERS

1976
Claude W. Degler*
Jerome D. Husak
Burleigh Jacobs, Sr.*
Vernon P. Kaub*
Barbara R. Mueller*
Charles J. Peirce*
Harvey Richert*
Ray Van Handel, Sr.*
1977
Helen Haensgen*
Howard C. Koeppen*
Mary Ann Owens*
1978
Roland Hustis*
Carl R. Skupski*
Arthur Van Vlissigen*
1979
none
1980
Elmer E. Koehler*
1981
Vern Witt*
1982
Philo Foote*
Douglas H. Henkle
1983
O.H. "Curley" Ochs*
1984
Dr. Steven F. Darling*
1985
Ralph O. Hoffman*
1986
Herbert E. Burgett*
Edward "Ned" C. Lawrence*
Philip G. Rose
1987
Elmer C. Foote*
Howard M. Sherpe*
1988
MaryAnn Bowman
William Grosnick, Sr.*
Verna Shackleton*
1989
Lyle A. Hobbs*
John G. Taddy
1990
William "Jim" Maher*
E.M. "Bert" Starlin*
Ray Van Handel, Jr.*
1991
Robert F. Meyer*
Frank Moertl*
Greg S. Schmidt
1992
Michael Lenard
Wilbur Symes*

*Deceased

1993
Ray Atchison*
Robert J. Mather
Roy Northwood*
1994
James Hale*
Karen Weigt
1995
none
1996
Fred Ericksen*
John Fagan
Fred Ziemann*
1997
Deanna Juhnke*
1998
none
1999
Daniel G. Hammell*
2000
Father David Christel*
2001
William "Bill" Otto*
Tom Sanford*
2002
Al Marcus*
Paul T. Schroeder
2003
Henry "Hank" J. Schmidt
Dan Undersander
2004
Mary Ann Sarsfield-Koerner*
Raymond J. Vedder
2005
Bernard A. Hennig*
2006
Arthur Schmitz
2007
none
2008
Wayne Youngblood
2009
Wallace Cleland*
Claude Giralte*
Maurice Wozniak
2010
Fr. Augustine Serafini
2011
Jay Bigalke
2012
none
2013
Cheryl Ganz
Steve Kluskens
2014
Dave Carney
Ken Grant
Robert R. Henak
2015
Carl Kannewurf*
Jim Stearns
Al Vick
2016
Clete Delvaux
Benjamin K. Miller*