NILE Elects New Slate Of Officers

The Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE) recently held their annual membership meeting.  Reports on the status of the organization were given by President Rob Erickson, Treasure Randy Vogele, and General Manager Justin Mills.  Membership also voted on a new slate of officers for the NILE (pictured below from L-R):

  • President: Jay Nansel, Select Sire
  • President Elect:  John Carrel, H-C Cattle & Pine Coulee Bulls
  • Vice-President: Jason Euell, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Treasure: Randy Vogele, First Interstate Bank
  • Past President:  Rob Erickson, Western Ranch SupplyAdditionally, awards were given out for the following:
  • Trailblazer Hall of Fame:  Hilliard McDonald (posthumously)
  • Volunteer of the Year:  Rick Hamilton
  • Justin Boots Rodeo Volunteer of the Year:  Deb Brettin
  • Friends of the NILE:  Julie Ryan, AMR; Summerlee Luckow, AMR, Karen Rogge, & the Justin Sportsmedicine Team. This award was given due to their outstanding efforts in reviving a contestant after he collapsed from cardiac arrest during the NILE ProRodeo on Friday, October 21, 2011.