June 2003 Calendar & Events


JUNE 15-20, 2003... 76th Annual Southeastern Meeting Association in Pigeon Forge, Tenn

Chairman W.M. "Bill" Overton and the members of BLE Division 239 (Knoxville, Tenn.) will host the 2003 SMA at the Grand Resort Hotel & Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. (hotel website: www.grandresorthotel.com). Members can make reservations by calling: (800) 251-9752. Room rates are $69.77 per night (plus tax). Registration is on June 15; the banquet is on June 19. For details, contact Brother Overton at: (865) 945-5027 or by e-mail, wmo4719@hotmail.com.


JUNE 29-JULY 3, 2003... 65th Annual Eastern Union Meeting Association in Baltimore

Arrangements Chairman Fred Cox and the members of BLE Division 52 will host the 2003 EUMA at the Baltimore Hyatt Regency in the inner harbor area of Baltimore. Early bird reservations can be made by calling (410) 528-1234. For more details, contact Brother Cox at (717) 244-4855 or e-mail: euma03@aol.com.


JULY 12-16, 2003... BLE International Association of State Legislative Board Chairman

The BLE's provincial and state legislative board chairmen will gather in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. for their annual conference. Meetings will take place at the Woodlands Inn and Resort, 1073 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The telephone number for reservations is: (800) 762-2222.


SEPTEMBER 28-OCTOBER 2, 2003... 68th Annual Southwestern Convention Meeting

General Chairman Rick Gibbons, BNSF-SLSF & M&NA, is Chairman of the 68th annual SWCM, which will be held in Branson, Mo. Members and their families will stay at the beautiful Chateau on the Lake Resort Hotel & Convention Center. Reservations can be made at a rate of $114 per night by calling: (888) 333-5253. A hugely popular tourist destination, Branson offers abundant and unique entertaining and dining options for the entire family. Members planning to attend the SWCM are encouraged to visit Branson's website, <www.branson.com>, to learn more about its diverse entertainment opportunities. More details and registration forms will follow.




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