104th Annual State Delegate Meeting

March 12, 2020

The 104th Annual State Delegate Meeting of the Michigan Milk Producers Association with be held March 12 at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The meeting will be called to order at 10 a.m.

Invited guests are welcome to register online but must provide the verification code listed on their invitation.

Event Location

Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave
Lansing, MI 48933

If you park at the Lansing Center or North Grand ramp, please be sure to bring in your entry ticket. You will need to obtain a validation sticker from MMPA before leaving the Lansing Center. This sticker needs to be placed on the entry ticket to allow you to exit the parking lot.

On the agenda:

  • Consideration of policy statements and resolutions
  • Election of two director-at-large positions on the MMPA board of directors
  • Recognition of MMPA’s 35- and 50-year members
  • Presentation of Valued Partner award
  • Announcement of MMPA Quality Award recipient
  • Introduction of MMPA Outstanding Young Dairy Cooperators

Information for MMPA Delegates

All members are welcome to attend the annual meeting, however business will only be conducted by official delegates selected by their district. Members not serving as delegates are asked to register by February 28.

Delegates

You must be registered to be seated in the delegate area and to be eligible to vote. The election result form sent in by each local secretary will serve as the credentials for verifying local delegates. As a delegate you will be registering on a district basis prior to the meeting.  Please be prepared to provide your round trip mileage at the registration table.  Delegate mileage reimbursement will come directly from MMPA and will not need to go through your local secretary for reimbursement.

We look forward to your presence and participation in this meeting. If, however, you find you are unable to attend, please notify your local secretary to assign an alternate so the members of your local will be properly represented.  Only those alternates elected at your local meeting will be certified to vote in a delegate’s absence at the Annual Meeting.

Information for MMPA Member Award Winners

Outstanding Young Dairy Cooperators

MMPA’s Outstanding Young Dairy Cooperator finalists will be honored during the meeting. James Weber will be the OYDC host at the meeting and will help all OYDCs sign in. OYDCs will be reimbursed for round trip miles driven to the meeting. Please check in at non-delegate registration.

The young cooperator recognition is tentatively scheduled to be held in the morning session of the meeting. Following the OYDC recognition, anyone who is serving as a delegate can join their delegation for the balloting and voting that follows. If you also serve as a delegate for your local, please be sure to also register at your District table so that you may pick up your delegate folder. There is designated seating for OYDCs on the left side of the hall and reserved tables during the luncheon.

35- and 50-Year Members

Thirty-five and 50 year members will be honored in the afternoon session of the meeting. Please check in at non-delegate registration.  The members will be given the opportunity to make a few comments to share highlights and changes over the last 35 or 50 years of membership. If you also serve as a delegate for your local, please be sure to also register at your District table so that you may pick up your delegate folder. There is designated seating for OYDCs on the left side of the hall. During the luncheon all 35 and 50-year members are invited to sit at the reserved tables.