Because the NILE is a membership organization (that
means YOU), there are certain benefits of paying your
dues. However, there’s also a few business items that you’re responsible for too. We’ll save the perks for later, just like dessert. YOU
have the power to elect and re-elect the board of directors for the NILE. Elections and updates happen at the Annual Meeting. Be informed about YOUR membership,
learn about the NILE’s economic impact, the budget, and our plans for this year and beyond. This is also when the board of
directors is elected and re-elected. We’ll also give awards for members who have stuck with us for 5, 10, 30 or more years. We’ll
announce our Friend of the NILE, and Volunteer of the NILE awards. Now let’s talk about the fun stuff! What do you get for being
a member? One perk is the food! Trust us, we know how to have fun. At every single one of our event there’s drinks (water too, get
your head out of the gutter). Each night before the rodeo performances and PBR performances we have a hospitality room. NILE
members have exclusive entrance into the hospitality room. You get a great meal, drinks, visit with your NILE pals, catch a glimpse
of rodeo stars, and potentially win money in a calcutta. Depending on your level of membership you also have the opportunity to
advertise. Think about the number of eye balls at our events--that’s pretty powerful in marketing. Get your business message in the
rodeo program, day sheets, premium book horse sale catalog, signs in the arena, and more! Most importantly, your membership is
a commitment to help us preserve and embrace the western way of life.
This event typically takes place in January/February each year.