Photo Recap: 68th annual Southwestern Convention Meeting (SWCM)

From left: Mike Young, Union Pacific-Eastern District General Chairman; Sam Caruso, BLE Division 183 (Omaha); and Jim Keele, Kansas State Legislative Board Chairman.


From left: Gregory Smith, Local Chairman of Division 32 (Chicago); Jim Bradford, Special Representative; and Herb Yambra, President and Legislative Representative of BLE Division 194 (Houston).


Several retired professional atheletes participated in the SWCM and posed for this picture with SWCM Chairman Rick Gibbons. They are, from left: Tony Reed, retired running back from the Kansas City Chiefs; Bud Stallworth, retired NBA star from the Seattle Supersonics; Brother Gibbons; and Walter White; retired tight end from the Kansas City Chiefs.


In addition to the retired pro sports stars at the SWCM, at least four golf legends were in attendance. They are, from left: Mike Sharber, Local Chairman of BLE Division 500 (Cleburne, Texas); Kent Confer, of the BLE National Mobilization Team and member of Division 623 (McCook, Neb.); Dennis Pierce, BNSF/MRL General Chairman; and Gregory Smith, Local Chairman of BLE Division 32 (Chicago).


From left: J.A. Woyak Jr., Local Chairman of Division 174 (Stevens Point, Wis.) and Vice-General Chairman of the Wisconsin Central General Committee of Adjustment; and J.W. Reynolds, General Chairman of the Wisconsin Central General Committee of Adjustment.


Janet Schultz, a member of BLE Division 6 (Boone, Iowa) and Secretary-Treasurer of the Iowa State Legislative Board, wins a door prize during the banquet.


From left: At the podium during an emotional memorial service for late BLE member Rodney Stutes is his wife, Patrice, and GIA International President Onita Wayland.


From left: Jeff Thurman, a member of BLE Division 172 (Fort Worth, Texas); and Dale McPherson, BLE International Vice-President.


Members didn't seem to mind when weather conditions forced the barbeque indoors, enthusiastically hitting the dance floor.





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