78th Annual SMA, Montgomery, Ala.

Brother David Bowen, Local Chairman of BLET Division 332 (Montgomery, Ala.), served as Chairman of the 78th annual BLET/GIA Southeastern Meeting Association (SMA). Here, Brother Bowen distributes raffle prizes with the help of his right-hand man, grandson Morgan Popwell. The SMA was held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Montgomery, Ala.

No one gets into a closed meeting during the SMA without proper identification. Here, Brother Chuck Warder, Secretary-Treasurer of BLET Division 190 (Huntington, W.Va.), verifies the identity of Brother K.L. Jackson, Local Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer of BLET Division 120 (Kansas City, Mo.).

From left: Pittman Morris, BLET Division 332 (Montgomery); Cindy Peterman, Vice-President of BLET Division 332 (Montgomery); and T.E. "Ted" Hawkins, Secretary-Treasurer of BLET Division 84 (Greenville, S.C.).

Ladies participated in a bead workshop during this year's SMA. From left: GIA member Bobbie Clarke and GIA Guide DeLaine Morris.

BLET National Division officers field membership questions during a closed session. Standing, from left: BLET National Secretary-Treasurer William C. Walpert; BLET Vice-President Paul T. Sorrow; and BLET Vice-President Lee Pruitt.

Carlos A. Lizarraga, Local Chairman of BLET Division 106 (Muncie, Ind.), and retired Norfolk Southern General Chairman Larry W. Sykes.

At a tour of the Montgomery Zoo, from left: Caitlyn Popwell, Brittany Popwell, Athan Aftosmes, Morgan Popwell, Kamiel Hogan and Karlee Hawkins.


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