64th Annual IWC: 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., from August 17-22.

Reservations can be made at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque (300 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102) 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.

In addition, members who register before June 6 will be entered into a drawing to win one of three prizes. First prize is a custom made-to-order leather briefcase. Second prize is a custom made-to-order western trophy belt buckle donated by Red Bluff Buckle Co. of Continental Divide, N.M. Third prize is a custom embroidered Carhartt jacket.

Activities available are a golf tournament, tour of Santa Fe, N.M., an all-you-can-eat steak and chicken breast dinner, and a banquet on the last night of the convention. The golf tournament will take place at the Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club, voted one of the best new clubs in the nation.

Also available will be a variety of educational workshops for Local Chairmen, Secretary-Treasurers and Legislative Representatives.

Members with questions can contact Chairman Pat Lynch at (505) 870-7150 or <ptlynch@earthlink.net>.

IWC 2004 Tentative Schedule of Events

A copy of the IWC registration form is available at: http://www.ble-t.org/info/meetings/iwc/IWC2004.pdf

A copy of the IWC golf registration form is available at: http://www.ble-t.org/info/meetings/iwc/IWC2004golf.pdf




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