May 2005 Calendar & Events


JUNE 12-17, 2005... 78th Annual Southeastern Meeting Association, Montgomery, Ala.

Hosted by Brother David Bowen and the members of BLET Division 740, the 78th annual SMA will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 300 Tallapoosa St., Montgomery, Ala. The room rate is $114 per night and reservations can be made by calling: (334) 269-5055.


JUNE 26-30, 2005... 67th Annual Eastern Union Meeting Association, Saratoga Springs

Hosted by Arrangements Chairman Bill Kearsing and the members of Division 46, 67th annual EUMA will be held at the Prime Hotel Saratoga Springs, 534 Broadway, in Saratoga Springs. Brother Kearsing reports that the hotel is now accepting early-bird reservations by calling (518) 584-4000 or (888) 999-4711. Members should ask for the EUMA rate when making reservations, which is $126 per night. Brother Kearsing can be contacted at (518) 869-2297 or <>.


JULY 3-8, 2005... 65th Annual International Western Convention, Calgary, Alberta

Hosted by Mike Linkletter and the members of BLET Division 355, the 65th annual IWC will be held at the Fairmont Palliser, 133 9th Ave. SW, in Calgary. Room rates are $144 per night (Canadian). For details, contact Brother Linkletter at <>.


JULY 10-15... Hazmat Training Workshops, National Labor College, Silver Spring, Md.

Weapons of Mass Destruction awareness training is now part of the five-day hazardous waste/chemical emergency response training offered at the Geroge Meany Center/National Labor College. The workshop also covers OSHA and DOT required procedures and different levels of response and worker protection in case of a hazardous materials emergency or release. Training includes advanced classroom instruction, intensive hands-on drills and a simulated hazmat response in full safety gear. To register, call (301) 439-2440 or e-mail: .


OCTOBER 2-6, 2005... 70th Annual Southwestern Convention Meeting, Oklahoma City

Hosted by John Salisbury and the members of BLET Division 141, the 70th annual SWCM will be held at the Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel, (405) 228-8000 or (800) 468-3571. More details to come when available.




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