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House of Delegates

The NAHU House of Delegates provides chapters and their members with the formal opportunity to shape the direction of their association. Exercising this right, by sending delegates to the convention, is one of a chapter's greatest responsibilities.

Who is represented in the House of Delegates?

NAHU's bylaws (Article XI) specifically identify the groups below as being represented in the House of Delegates (HOD). NAHU Board of Trustee members and former NAHU Presidents are not eligible to serve as chapter delegates. Lists of the NAHU Board and past NAHU Presidents of NAHU have been provided. 

Credentialing Information

Credentialing happens onsite during the hours listed below at NAHU's Annual Convention. Alternate delegates only need to get credentialed if they are replacing a delegate. 

Credentialing Process for Appointed and Alternative Delegates

Delegate credentialing hours

Saturday, June 29, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 30, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, July 1, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

House of Delegates Information

The House of Delegates is scheduled to take place in San Diego, CA, on Monday, July 1, 1:00 p.m. - 4 p.m.

House of Delegates Handbook

Voting and Election Process for the House of Delegates

2018 House of Delegates Minutes

2019 - 2020 NAHU Board of Trustees Candidates

Only contested races are subjected to a vote. Regional Vice Presidents serve a two year term. This year the odd regions are up for election.  

President – Patricia A. Griffey, CSA, RHU, ChHC, REBC
(Delegates do not vote for the President, the President-elect automatically assumes this position.)
President-elect – Dane Rianhard
Vice President – Eugene Starks 
Treasurer – Kelly D. Fristoe, LUTCF, SGS
Secretary CONTESTED – Karen Kirkpatrick, Eric Kohlsdorf
Region I Vice President – Micheal A. Grinnell
Region III Vice President – Michael P. Deagle, REBC
Region V Vice President – Paige W. Phillips
Region VII Vice PresidentRaymond E. Magnuson JD, CLU, ChFC, RHU, REBC

Voting for all contested races will occur in the House of Delegates.

How to Appoint a Delegate and Alternate Delegate

To appoint chapter delegates and alternate delegates, complete the "Delegate Appointment Form" and email it to no later than May 24, 2019. There are specific requirements about who can serve as a delegate. This information as well as the special privileges of state chapter presidents can be found in the "Who Can Be a Delegate" document. 

Who Can Be a Delegate?

Delegate Appointment Form (deadline for appointments is May 24, 2019)

How Chapter Delegate Numbers are Determined

Each NAHU chapter is entitled to a minimum of three voting delegates. One additional voting delegate is allowed for each additional fifty (50) active members over 100 members listed on NAHU's roster on March 31, 2019. State chapters are eligible to send up to a maximum of eight (8) delegates to the House of Delegates. Local chapters have no such maximum.

Chapters may designate an alternate delegate for each one of its appointed delegates. An alternate delegate is used to replace a delegate who is unable to fulfill his or her voting duty. This transition occurs onsite at the Annual Convention during credentialing hours. The details of this process can be found below in the Credentialing Information section. All alternate delegates must be appointed by the May 24 deadline. 

Delegate Numbers by Chapter

A sample of how delegate numbers are assigned.

  • Membership of 1-149 = 3 Delegates
  • Membership of 150-199 = 4 Delegates
  • Membership of 200-249 = 5 Delegates
  • Membership of 250-299 = 6 Delegates
  • Membership of 300-349 = 7 Delegates
  • Membership of 350-399 = 8 Delegates
  • Membership of 400-449 = 9 Delegates
  • Membership of 450-499 = 10 Delegates
  • Membership of 500-549 = 11 Delegates
  • Membership of 550-599 = 12 Delegates

 The deadline for delegate appointments is Friday, May 24, 2019.

 Note: Delegate appointment is a separate process from convention registration. You must complete a convention registration form, and pay all applicable fees, to register for convention.

Please contact Brooke Willson with any questions.