Register early for 70th annual EUMA in Huron, Ohio

A welcome letter from 2008 EUMA Arrangements Chairman Rodney Cutlip

EUMA 2008 is fast approaching and getting closer every day. The convention, July 6 through July 11, 2008, is going to be one of the premier events of the year for BLET officers, members and their families.

This year's EUMA is being held along the shores of Lake Erie in Huron, Ohio, at the Sawmill Creek Resort. The resort has 240 rooms and so far we have booked 135 of those rooms - so they are going fast! This resort features an 18 hole Tom Fazio championship golf course; charter fishing originating from its marina; restaurants; shops; indoor/outdoor pools; exercise room; and tennis courts. Nearby is Cedar Point Amusement Park, water parks, wineries, the Lake Erie Islands, Maritime Museums and quaint lakefront towns. Cedar Point is known world wide as the Roller Coaster Capital of the World. Come and discover a world of personal service and hospitality at the No. 1 convention center within a few hours drive or flight to the heart of the Midwest.

Thus far we have trips planned for Cedar Point, a Toledo Mud Hens minor league baseball game, a golf outing and a charter fishing trip for the outdoorsmen. We are currently in the process of planning other activities including a hayride for kids and other kid activities based on participation.

We think the agenda of meetings and workshops will be one of the best and most diverse in recent years. It will feature for the first time, in the Local Chairman's workshop, arbitration from the inception at the local chairman's level up to and including arbitration at the General Committee level. For the first time ever, we are having a Post Traumatic Stress workshop and a Signal Tapes workshop. Other workshops include nuclear transport by rail, Federal Railroad Administration, Division Presidents, Secretary-Treasurer and Legislative.

We hope to see you and your families at this year's EUMA 2008 and thank you for letting me serve you as this year's Chairman. Please visit to make your reservations and register for the convention. Also this year those that want to pay online can with our pay pal account.

See you at the Roller Coaster Capital of the World!


Rodney Cutlip

EUMA 2008

Arrangements Chairman


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