77th Annual SMA: Greenville, S.C.

There's something for the whole family at the 77th Annual BLET-GIA Southeastern Meeting Association in Greenville, S.C., from June 13-18.

BLET and GIA members will have the opportunity to participate in various educational workshops, such as Local Chairman, Legislative Representative and Secretary-Treasurer classes. In addition, representatives from the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board and United Healthcare will be on hand to answer questions.

Hosted by Brother Roger Peace and the members of BLET Division 598 (Greenville, S.C.), numerous social activities have been planned, including (but not limited to) a casino night, golf tournament, Frankie's Fun Park, a barbecue, a fashion show and luncheon, and a 1950s themed banquet on the last night of the convention.

There are numerous tourist destinations in Greenville, including the Cherokee Foothills, Paris Mountain State Park, various nature reserves, waterfalls, scenic rivers, and the Greenville Zoo. Greenville is also the home of baseball legend Shoeless Joe Jackson. Popular destinations for baseball enthusiasts include the Shoeless Joe Jackson grave site, the Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Park, and the Shoeless Joe Jackson Plaza Statue & Fountain. For more tourist information, visit www.greatergreenville.com

Convention activities will take place at the Hyatt Regency, in the heart of Greenville's business and entertainment district. The deadline for hotel reservations was May 10. Members can still check on hotel reservations by calling: (800) 233-1234 or (864) 235-1234. Be sure to ask for the BLET rate of $99 per night when calling.

Deadline for convention registration is June 15.

For more information, please contact Brother Peace at (864) 676-0299 or e-mail csx1960@aol.com.

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