International Western Convention, Albuquerque, N.M.

The opening ceremony of the 64th annual International Western Convention in Albuquerque, N.M., began with a procession of bagpipe players.

The BLET's Executive Committee, from left: National Secretary-Treasurer Bill Walpert; First Vice-President Ed Rodzwicz; and National President Don Hahs.

IWC Chairman Pat Lynch, who hosted the event along with his wife, Barbie, and the members of BLET Division 446 (Gallup, N.M.), displays his roping skills.

Tim Donnigan, General Chairman of the Union Pacific-Western Region GCofA.

Louis Fernandez, Legislative Representative of BLET Division 383 (Needles, Calif.)

From left: Tom Flaskamp, FELA designated attorney; Eddie Sanchez, Local Chairman of Division 134 (Winslow, Ariz.); Scott Gibson, Member of Division 811 (Clovis, N.M.); and Rick Fuller, Member of Division 446 (Gallup, N.M.) and Secretary-Treasurer of the 2004 IWC.

From left: GIA President Onita Wayland; GIA Secretary Anita Caruso; and GIA Vice President/National Legislative Representative Becky Schneider.

From left: Randy Saunders, Local Chairman of BLET Division 5 in Los Angeles; Larry Law, Local Chairman of BLET Division 56 in West Colton, Calif.; and Kim Law.



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