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Deadlines approaching for BLET regional meeting in St. Louis

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, April 12 ó As a reminder, registration is ongoing for the BLET regional meeting at the Hilton at the Ballpark in St. Louis, Mo., June 24-28, 2019. The deadline to make hotel reservations is May 2, and the last day to register for the regional meeting is May 22.

Guests will stay at the Hilton at the Ballpark (1 South Broadway, St. Louis, Mo., phone (314) 421-1776). BLET meeting registration as well as hotel registration can be made through the BLETís regional meeting website, bletregionals.org. If making reservations by telephone, you must mention the group code ďBLE.Ē

The St. Louis regional meeting kicks off with registration and a welcome reception on Monday, June 24 (ticket required). Opening ceremonies will take place the morning of Tuesday, June 25, with a closed meeting for BLET members that afternoon. A golf tournament will be held on Wednesday, June 26, at the Far Oaks Golf Club. There is an additional cost to register for the golf tournament. Non-golfers will be on their own to explore the many entertainment options that St. Louis has to offer.

Those attending the St. Louis regional meeting will have the opportunity to attend a Major League Baseball game as the St. Louis Cardinals host the Oakland Aís on the evening of Tuesday, June 25. Tickets for this event are $21 each and are available for purchase from the BLET website. Tickets sales are by credit card only and the deadline for purchase is Wednesday, May 22.

Other St. Louis attractions include: the famous Gateway Arch; Six Flags St. Louis; the Saint Louis Zoo; the historic Anheuser-Busch Brewery and the Budweiser Clydesdales; the City Museum; casinos; various art and history museums; and the sprawling restaurant and entertainment district surrounding the Hilton at the Ballpark.

Workshops will be held for Local Chairmen, Secretary-Treasurers and Legislative Representatives throughout the day on Thursday, June 27. The BLETís St. Louis regional meeting will conclude with a dinner dance the evening of June 27. Attendees will travel home on June 28.

There is no cost for BLET members who wish to attend the June 25 meetings and June 27 workshops only; however, there will be fees for those members who choose to attend the meals. The cost of full registration (including all meetings, workshops, the dinner dance and all BLET sponsored meals) is $225.00 per person. The cost is $170.00 to register for all of the above EXCEPT the dinner dance. Reduced childrenís registration and a la carte meal registration options are also available. Please visit bletregionals.org for more information about the registration process.

Registration is also open for the BLETís second regional meeting in 2019 ó at the Hilton hotel in Clearwater Beach, Fla., which will be held July 22-26, 2019. Please visit the BLET website, Facebook page, and bletregionals.org for the latest information.

Friday, April 12, 2019
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