July 2002 Calendar & Events


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. 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>.


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.


October 13-18... Local Chairman Workshop, George Meany Center, Silver Spring, Md.

Among other assignments, the workshops will include BLE organizational structure and functions, representing members at disciplinary and decertification hearings, union leadership skills, claim and grievance handling, and writing and editing skills. Participants also will learn how to effectively use the BLE arbitration database. A highlight of the workshops is when attendees participate in a simulated disciplinary hearing. These classes are not just for new Local Chairmen, and the BLE encourages all Local Chairmen to attend one of these workshops. Registration is on a first come, first served basis with class size limited to the first 25 who register. To register, please contact Ken Kroeger of the BLE Education & Training Dept. at (216) 272-0986 or kroeger@ble.org.




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