From left: The late Wayne Connor, Louisiana State Legislative Board Chairman; Tommy Mayne, Kentucky State Legislative Board Chairman; and J.L. Saunders, Local Chairman of BLE Division 321 in Charleston, S.C. Brother Connor attended the SMA convention just days before his fatal collision involving a log truck (see page 1 for obituary).

Kentucky State Legislative Board Chairman Tommy Mayne welcomes convention attendees to his home state and introduces keynote speaker Scotty Baesler (see previous page).

From left: Flag bearers during the GIA processional included Kathy Rupp; Brenda Mears; Mary Lee Kennedy, GIA Sentinel; Delaine Morris, president of GIA Auxiliary 7 in Atlanta; and Jewell Graben, GIA Vice-President.

These BLE members and their wives pay close attention to a speech delivered by BLE First Vice-President & Alternate President Jim McCoy. They are, from left: John Rupp (partially obscured), Local Chairman of Division 74 (Harrisburg-Enola, Pa.); Buddy White, Division 696 (Atlanta); Sue White; Jackie Mears, Division 267 (Asheville, N.C.); Brenda Mears; Melanie Cogburn and R.S. Cogburn, Division 85 (Columbia, S.C.).



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