June 2000 Calendar & Events

Members are encouraged to plan early for this year's EUMA, hosted by Jack and Pat Murphy (and Division 421) in Niagara Falls, Canada. It will be held at the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel. Room rates start at $154 Canadian per night (approximately $103 U.S.). Make reservations by calling (800) 267-8439, and ask for the BLE group rate. For more info, contact Murphy at (716) 627-5354 or e-mail <blemurph@aol.com>.

This year's convention marks the TTD's 10th anniversary. Speakers include U.S. Vice President Al Gore and AFL-CIO President John J. Sweeney. Please see "News Briefs" for further details.

At the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel and Conference Center, (800) 267-8439. A block of rooms will be held until June 20 at the contract rate of $192 per night (Canadian). NASLBC Secretary-Treasurer I. Perry Renfro reports that the conversion rate may change, but it currently translates to $132 per night (U.S.). If hotel reservations are not made by June 20, then room rates will increase to $300 per night (Canadian), which is the hotel's regular seasonal rate (rates are higher than normal because July is peak travel season for the hotel). Hotel check-in time is 3 p.m. and check-out is 11 a.m. There is a baggage holding area for early and late checking. For further details regarding the meeting, contact Brother Renfro at: P.O. Box 157, Poteau, OK 74953, phone: (918) 649-0603, fax: (918) 649-0703.

Convention Co-Chairmen James Jackson and Roger King will ring in the 21st Century in St. Louis. September 17 is for early registrants and September 18 is the golf tournament. In between are opening ceremonies, a formal banquet, and several training workshops. The convention will take place at the Marriott Pavilion Hotel, One Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102. Make reservations by calling (800) 228-9290 or (314) 421-1776. Be sure to ask for the special BLE discount rate.




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