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National Division launches 2014 convention website

CLEVELAND, July 11 — The BLET National Division has launched a new website — www.ble-t.org/convention — to provide key information to delegates, vendors and guests attending the union’s Third National Convention coming up in late September 2014.

The BLET’s Third National Convention will convene at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, from Monday, September 29, 2014, through Thursday, October 2, 2014. Delegate registration begins on Sunday, September 28. Approximately 500 delegates will represent nearly 38,000 active locomotive engineers and trainmen throughout the United States. They will be charged with nominating candidates for National Division office, analyzing and voting on changes to the Brotherhood’s bylaws, and various other important duties.

The new website contains numerous sections containing news and other information for delegates, visitors and vendors. The goal is to smooth the registration process by providing as much information as possible in advance of the convention, and to serve as a one-stop information source for convention-related news, photographs and videos.

The delegate section includes a video from BLET National Division President Dennis R. Pierce explaining the convention process. There is a special link directly to the Rio Hotel website that allows delegates to make their room reservations, and another to reserve transportation between the airport and the hotel.

The visitors section provides an online pre-registration form for non-delegates who plan to attend the Third National Convention and observe the proceedings. Advance registration for visitors is encouraged as visitors will be asked to obtain a name badge to wear when they are in the convention visitor seating area. The visitors section also contains links for hotel room and airport ground transportation reservations.

Vendors are required to register in advance. A vendor application is available online, and the website provides information regarding vendor booth set up, loading and unloading, security, and other specifics, as well as access to links for hotel room and airport ground transportation reservations.

Additional key elements of the website include a tentative agenda for the both the BLET Convention and the BLET Auxiliary Convention, as well as maps of the hotel and the convention area. In addition to the link allowing delegates, visitors and guest to make hotel and airport ground transportation reservations, the new website also contains weather information for the Las Vegas area.

Lastly, the BLET Auxiliary will hold its Second National Auxiliary Convention at the Rio from September 29-October 2, 2014. Auxiliary delegates will elect national officers and consider important resolutions. A separate section of the BLET convention website focuses on the Auxiliary’s Convention, and similarly includes links for hotel room and airport ground transportation reservations.

Friday, July 11, 2014
bentley@ble-t.org

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