June 2002 Calendar & Events


JULY 21-25 62nd Annual International Western Convention, Kennewick, Wash.

Hosted by Chairman William Amaya in the Tri-Cities area of Washington State, the 2002 IWC is a convention you will not want to miss. Guests will stay at the Westcoast Tri-Cities Hotel at: 1101 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Kennewick, WA 99336, and reservations can be made by calling (509) 783-0611. Mention the BLE convention to receive discounted room rates of $85 per night (U.S. and Canadian currency). For more details, contact Chairman Amaya by calling (509) 628-8844. IWC 2002, the "Unlimited Convention," will coincide with the "Unlimited Hydroplane" race series. Guests can extend their stays a few days to enjoy the Columbia Cup hydroplane race, one of the fastest sports on the planet.


AUGUST 4-7 National Association of State Legislative Board Chairmen Annual Meeting

To be held at the Thunderbird Hotel and Convention Center, 2201 East 78th St., Bloomington, Minn. A room rate of $85 per night has been secured, and reservations can be made by calling (800) 328-1931. The hotel provides a 24-hour shuttle service from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport. For more details, please contact NASLBC Secretary-Treasurer Perry Renfro at: <perryrble@alltel.net>.


AUGUST 18-22 64th Annual Eastern Union Meeting Association, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Arrangements Chairman Ken Kertesz and members of BLE Division 263 will host the 2002 EUMA in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., at the Woodlands Inn & Resort. Nestled in the Northeastern Poconos, members will enjoy a discounted room rate of $95 per night (plus tax) for a single or double. Room rates include a fully cooked breakfast each morning and a shuttle service to and from the Wilkes Barre-Scranton International Airport. Reservations can be made by calling (570) 824-9831 or (800) 762-2222. Be sure to mention the EUMA in order to receive the discounted room rate. Tentative activities include golf tournament, formal banquet and a tour of the Poconos. For details, contact Brother Kertesz by phone at (570) 675-2417 or by e-mail at: <kkertesz@adelphia.net>. (Registration forms provided in this issue.)


SEPTEMBER 23-26 67th Annual Southwestern Convention Meeting, Ft. Worth, TX

Chairman Mark Banton and members of BLE Division 500 host the 2002 SWCM, to be held at the Radisson Hotel, 815 Main Street Fort Worth, TX 76102. Reservations can be made by calling (817) 870-2100. The tentative agenda is as follows: Monday, September 23: convention registration and golf tournament (8 a.m.); September 24: opening ceremony and barbecue dinner; September 25: workshops and formal banquet; and September 26: closed meeting and SWCM business meeting. For more details, contact Chairman Banton at (817) 641-4606.




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