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With the 2017 National Holstein Convention successfully concluded, the election of delegates for the 2018 Annual Meeting is underway. The 2018 Annual Meeting will be held July 2-3 in Acme, Michigan. Delegates attend Holstein Association USA's Annual Meeting to elect officers and directors, and vote on bylaw amendments and resolutions.

Important deadlines
August 1 - Nominating petitions mailed to members
September 29 - Nominating petitions must be received by Holstein Association USA
October 13 - Deadline for nominees to withdraw names from the ballot
November 1 - Ballots mailed to members
January 2, 2018 - Ballots must be received by Holstein Association USA
February 1, 2018 - 2018 delegate election finalized

Members Ineligible to Serve in 2018
In accordance with Holstein Association USA bylaws, the following members are ineligible to serve in 2018, having served three consecutive years as elected delegates:

Dennis A. Areias, California
Nathan Alan Kuehnert, Indiana
Elizabeth F. Bullard, Maine
Robert J. Sheehan, Minnesota
Adam John Liddle, New York
Michael J. McCaffrey, New York
James R. Burdette, Pennsylvania
Bradley R. Hoover, Pennsylvania
Duane N. Stoltzfus, Pennsylvania
Gordon M. Wood, Pennsylvania
Michael P. Yoder, Pennsylvania
Darrel Rennich, South Dakota
Brian Beaty, Tennessee
Matthew Kyle Leak, Utah
Scott E. Pralle, Wisconsin
Pamela A. Selz-Pralle, Wisconsin

Holstein Association USA, Inc.,, provides products and services to dairy producers to enhance genetics and improve profitability–ranging from registry processing to identification programs to consulting services. The Association, headquartered in Brattleboro, Vt., maintains the records for Registered Holsteins® and represents approximately 30,000 members throughout the United States.