2012 NILE annual meeting set for Feb. 7

The annual meeting for the Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE) will be on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center in Billings, MT.

The night will include recognition of several members that have reached anniversary milestones, as well as NILE Volunteer of the Year and Trailblazer Hall of Fame. Status reports will be given by NILE General Manager Justin Mills; treasurer Randy Vogele, and retiring president Rob Erickson. Additionally, members will vote on a new slate of officers for the NILE board of directors.

Entertainment will be provided by Montana’s Kostas, who has written hit singles for several country music artists, including Dwight Yoakam, Patty Loveless and Travis Tritt. Kostas provides a very one-of-a-kind sense of humor that everyone will enjoy along with his renditions of his many hits written for various artists.

The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. The event is free for all NILE members and $25 per person for guests. Anyone is welcome to attend the event. RSVP to the NILE office at 406-256-2495 or by e-mail to by Thursday, Feb. 2.