May 2004 Calendar & Events


JUNE 13-17... 77th Annual Southeastern Meeting Association, Greenville, S.C.

To be held at the Hyatt Recency Hotel in Greenville Commons, the 77th annual BLE-GIA Southeastern Meeting Assocation will be hosted by W.R. "Roger" Peace and members of BLE Division 598 in Greenville, S.C. Early bird reservations can be made by calling the hotel at: (800) 233-1234 or (864) 235-1234. Be sure to ask for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen discounted rate. Be sure to ask for the BLET room rate of $99 per night.


AUGUST 8-12... 66th Eastern Union Meeting Association, Grand Island, N.Y.

Jim and Janet Louis and the members of Division 421 will host the 2004 EUMA at Grand Island's Holiday Inn. August 8 is check-in date; August 11 is the annual banquet; and August 12 is check out. Rooms are $99 per night. For reservations, call (800) HOLIDAY, or (800) 465-4329 (use group code "BLE"). For more details, contact Arrangements Chairman Jimmy Louis at: or (716) 695-0789.


AUGUST 17-22... 64th Annual International Western Convention, Albuquerque, N.M.

Pat and Barbie Lynch and the members of BLET Division 446 (Gallup, N.M.) will host the 64th annual IWC in Albuquerque, N.M. Reservations at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque (300 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102) can be made by calling: (505) 842-1234. The BLET room rate is $99 per night. The deadline for this rate is July 4. After July 4, any rooms still available will be $199 per night. The IWC is encouraging members to register early for the 2004 convention. A $20 registration discount is being offered to those whose registration forms are postmarked by June 6, 2004. Members who register before that date will pay $55; members who register after that date will have to pay $75.


The Week of SEPTEMBER 13... 69th Annual SWCM, The Woodlands, Texas

Local Chairman G.Y. Bailey and the members of BLE Division 62 will host the 69th annual Southwestern Convention Meeting (SWCM) in The Woodlands, Texas, a suburb of Houston. Kathie Bailey will serve as the GIA Chairperson for the convention. Early bird reservations can be made by calling The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center at: (281) 367-9797. The hotel address is: 1601 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77380. More hotel information is available at:




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