November 2004 Calendar & Events


DECEMBER 10, 2004... U.S. Railroad Retirement Board Informational Conference

The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board will conduct its final informational conference of 2004 in Altamonte Springs, Fla., at the Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs Hotel, 350 South North Lake Blvd. Due to space limitations, the RRB asks that only elected BLET officers attend these conferences. Registration begins at 8 a.m. sharp. All conferences begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 12:30 p.m.


JUNE 12-16, 2005... 78th Annual Southeastern Meeting Association, Montgomery, Ala.

Hosted by Brother David Bowen and the members of BLET Division 740, the 78th annual SMA will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 300 Tallapoosa St., Montgomery, Ala. More details to come.


JUNE 26-30, 2005... 67th Annual Eastern Union Meeting Association, Saratoga Springs

Hosted by Arrangements Chairman Bill Kearsing and the members of Division 46, 67th annual EUMA will be held at the Prime Hotel Saratoga Springs, 534 Broadway, in Saratoga Springs. Brother Kearsing reports that the hotel is now accepting early-bird reservations by calling (518) 584-4000 or (888) 999-4711. Members should ask for the EUMA rate when making reservations, which is $126 per night. Brother Kearsing can be contacted at (518) 869-2297 or <>.


JULY 3-8, 2005... 65th Annual International Western Convention, Calgary, Alberta

Hosted by Mike Linkletter and the members of BLET Division 355, the 65th annual IWC will be held at the Fairmont Palliser, 133 9th Ave. SW, in Calgary. Room rates are $144 per night (Canadian). For details, contact Brother Linkletter at


OCTOBER 2-6, 2005... 70th Annual Southwestern Convention Meeting, Oklahoma City

Hosted by John Salisbury and the members of BLET Division 141, the 70th annual SWCM will be held at the Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel, (405) 228-8000. More details to come when available.




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