May 6 deadline looms for IWC hotel discount

Skip Colyer, Chairman for the 61st annual International Western Convention in Denver, Colo., advises that members have until May 6 to take advantage of specially arranged discount room rates for this year's convention. After the deadline, room rates will increase.

Brother Colyer encourages everyone to come to Denver for the "Mile High" convention from May 30 to June 2. A room rate of $105 per night has been secured at the Hyatt-Regency Tech Center (7800 East Tufts Ave., Denver, CO 80237), good for three days before and after the convention.

Hotel reservations can be made by calling (800) 233-1234 or (303) 779-1234.

Reduced airline fares via United Airlines are available through Travel Organizers by calling (800) 283-2754.

Convention highlights include a golf tournament, tour of the Denver Mint, the Ocean Journey, Denver Botanical gardens, and a barbecue at the Colorado Railroad museum.

Those who register by April 30 will receive a 10% discount on all convention fees (except the golf tournament). Members can use the forms provided here for easy golf and convention registration; however, members must call the Hyatt-Regency Tech Center to make hotel reservations.

A tentative itinerary, which is subject to change, is provided below.

Tentative Agenda
61st annual IWC
Denver, Colo.
 
Tuesday, May 29, 2001
10:00-6:00: Early Bird Registration
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2001
8:00-6:00: Registration
6:30-2:30: Golf Tournament
10:00-2:00: Tour of Ocean Journey
5:00-7:00: Reception by the pool
 
Thursday, May 31, 2001
7:00-9:00: Continental breakfast
7:00-9:00: Registration
9:00-11:00: Opening ceremonies and addresses by dignitaries
11:00-11:30: Presidential addresses (Dubroski/Windham)
11:30-1:00: Lunch provided
1:00-4:00: BLE closed meeting
5:00-11:00: Bus to Central City-Blackhawk Casinos
 
Friday, June 1, 2001
7:00-9:00: Continental breakfast
9:00-10:30: Dr. Nelson Powell (sleep deprivation)
9:00-12:00: S/T, L/C workshops
10:30-11:00: Coffee break
11:00-12:00: FRA speaker
12:00-2:00: Lunch provided by FELA
12:00-1:30: GIA luncheon (speaker Jolie Root on nutrition)
2:00-4:00: Railroad Retirement speaker / United Healthcare
1:30-4:00: S/T, L/C, L/R workshops
1:30-4:00: Bus to Denver Mint and Botanical Gardens
5:00-10:00: Bus to Colorado Railroad Museum (Bar-B-Q)
 
Saturday, June 2, 2001
7:00-9:00: Continental breakfast
9:00-10:00: IWC delegates meeting
9:00-12:00: S/T workshop
12:00-1:30: Lunch (on your own)
1:30-4:00: Workshops
6:00-7:00: Cocktail hour
7:00-9:00: Banquet
 
Registration form for 61st Annual IWC:
http://www.ble.org/pr/newsletter/0401newsletter/IWCregistration.pdf
 
Registration form for IWC Golf Tournament:
http://www.ble.org/pr/newsletter/0401newsletter/IWCgolf.pdf

2001 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers