Come join our celebration on January 25, 2020, when our newest BLET Auxiliary becomes official. RSVP by January 19, 2020 if possible at yellowcityrailwives@gmail.com. See you there!

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If you are up for the challenge and rewards that come with starting a new auxiliary in your area, we would love to help make that happen. Please reach out to National 1st Vice President and Outreach Coordinator Jodi Wallace at (541) 663-6966

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If you are in the Amarillo Texas area the local auxiliary is having a holiday party and making some exciting plans for 2020. Come be a part of an amazing group of railroad families!!

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It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of Sister Ruth Pillman Windham.    Sister Ruth served as Grand International President to the then Grand International Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (GIA), now known as the BLET Auxiliary, from 1996-2001. She played a major role in the transformation of the GIA,…

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A new page entitled Scholarship Donations has been added to the BLET Auxiliary website. The page can be found in the drop-down list under the heading “Scholarships” in the banner on the home page, or by clicking Here . For now, donations can be made by check or money order. We are currently working on…

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Melanie Wilmesher, daughter of James and Kay Wilmesher, Kay is a Member-at- Large and James is Chairman of Colorado State Legislative Board and a member of Division 256.  Melanie is attending Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. Rachel McWilliams, daughter of Rob and Kathy McWilliams, Member-at-Large, Rob belongs to BLET Division 126.  She is attending…

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Since the very beginning of the Auxiliary back in 1887, part of the reason we came into being was in support of the BLE, now BLET.  As the times have changed, so have the ways in which we exercise that support. Our members have tackled many issues, including extreme cab temperatures, fatigue, inadequate or untenable housing conditions, dangers of…

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With the on-duty rail fatality rates up in 2008 and in the first quarter of 2009, there have already been seven (7), now is the time to make sure that you and your railroad spouse have all of your important paperwork in order and within arm’s reach.             One can never have enough information on hand in case…

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A few years ago, I was moved by an impassioned speech given at one of our Regional Convention Auxiliary meetings.  Kathie Bailey-Todd, only a couple of weeks following the tragic death of her husband, G. Y. Bailey, thought it important enough to make the trip to Oklahoma City to make sure everyone understood that you never…

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