April 2000 Calendar & Events

Jim Lance is chairman of the 2000 IWC, which will be held at the Snow King Resort. Billed as the "Millennium Convention -- IWC 2000," members can participate in the annual IWC golf tournament or visit the Snow King's scenic mountain views. For hotel registration, write the Snow King Resort at P.O. Box S-K-I, 400 East Snow King Ave., Jackson Hole, WY 83001; or call (800) 522-KING or (307) 733-5200. Be sure to ask for the special BLE group rate of $135 per night. Contact Brother Lance at P.O. Box 476, Inkom, ID 83245-0476 or call (208) 775-3377.

Convention Chairman J.G. "Jim" Goodman encourages members to register early as the 2000 SMA promises to be a convention to remember. The Galt House East hotel will host the convention, and a room rate of $85 per night has been secured (rates will increase May 19, 2000). For reservations call (502) 589-5200. To contact Brother Goodman, write: 229 Stout St., Mt. Washington, KY 40047; or call (502) 538-4358. His e-mail address is: <goodble@aol.com>.

Members are encouraged to plan early for this year's EUMA, hosted by Jack and Pat Murphy (and Division 421) in Niagara Falls, Canada. It will be held at the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel. Room rates start at $154 Canadian per night (approximately $103 U.S.). Make reservations by calling (800) 267-8439, and ask for the BLE group rate. For more info, contact Murphy at (716) 627-5354 or e-mail <blemurph@aol.com>.

At the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel and Conference Center, (800) 267-8439. A block of rooms will be held until June 20 at the contract rate of $192 per night (Canadian). NASLBC Secretary-Treasurer I. Perry Renfro reports that the conversion rate may change, but it currently translates to $132 per night (U.S.). If hotel reservations are not made by June 20, then room rates will increase to $300 per night (Canadian), which is the hotel's regular seasonal rate (rates are higher than normal because July is peak travel season for the hotel). Hotel check-in time is 3 p.m. and check-out is 11 a.m. There is a baggage holding area for early and late checking. For further details regarding the meeting, contact Brother Renfro at: P.O. Box 157, Poteau, OK 74953, phone: (918) 649-0603, fax: (918) 649-0703.

Convention Co-Chairmen James Jackson and Roger King will ring in the 21st Century in St. Louis. September 17 is for early registrants and September 18 is the golf tournament. In between are opening ceremonies, a formal banquet, and several training workshops. The convention will take place at the Marriott Pavilion Hotel, One Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102. Make reservations by calling (800) 228-9290 or (314) 421-1776. Be sure to ask for the special BLE discount rate.




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