67th Annual SWCM, Fort Worth, Texas

Cecil Roberts (center), President of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), was a featured speaker during opening ceremonies at the 67th annual Southwestern Convention Meeting (SWCM). SWCM Chairman Mark Banton, right, and BLE International President Don Hahs, left, thank President Roberts following his speech, which was well-received by the audience.

From left: Hyram Posey, President of Division 192 (El Paso); James K. Boyd, Division 592 (Dalhart, Texas); Bobbi Boyd; and Lori Posey.

From left: BNSF General Chairman Dennis Pierce and General Secretary-Treasurer William C. Walpert.

International Vice-President Joseph A. Cassidy Jr.

From left: Mary Anna Mullins, GIA International Chaplain; Bill Mullins, a retired member of BLE Division 182 (N. Little Rock, Ark.); and Anita Caruso, GIA International Secretary.

From left: Mary Anna Mullins, GIA International Chaplain; and Debbie Keele, GIA Alternate International Secretary.

President Hahs & Ed Rodzwicz, First Vice-President & Alternate President, meet with a group of BLE members. From left: Russell Elley, Legislative Representative of Division 197 (San Antonio); Dan Stanfield, a member of BLE Division 197 (San Antonio); President Hahs; Jeff Zunker, Local Chairman of Division 197 (San Antonio); Greg Bailey, Local Chairman of Division 62 (Houston); and First Vice-President Rodzwicz.

Members of the Cleburn (Texas) High School choir. During opening ceremonies, the choir performed "The Star-Spangled Banner," with a prelude from the "Battle Hymn of the Republic." This was followed by the lead baritone's solo performance of "O Canada."

Seated: Cooksey Humphrey, a retired member of BLE Division 326 (Bossier City, La.). Standing, from left: Lynn Weninger, Janice Hahs, and Martha Humphrey.



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