Americana Style Quilt Raffle

The BLET Auxiliary is raffling off a handmade Americana style quilt made by our own National Secretary Helen Brand. All proceeds will go to the BLET Auxiliary Scholarship Program. Tickets for the raffle are $10.00 each and will be online through September 26, 2018. After that time, they will be on sale at the BLET Auxiliary National Convention in Las Vegas up until the time of the drawing.  The drawing will be held on Facebook live at the National Convention, so you do not have to be present to win.  The winner, if not present, can have the quilt shipped to their home.  If you would like to purchase a ticket for the raffle online via PayPal click the link below and actual ticket stub will be mailed to you.

Americana Quilt Raffle Tickets $10.00 Each

Embracing the Future One Member at a Time by Onita Wayland, International President

By William Wallace | May 1, 2006

Over 118 years ago, the GIA to BLE came about as a result of a recognized need to organize the various groups of railroad wives, which met informally around the…

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Legislative Issues Should Matter To Us All by Becky Schneider, 1st Vice President/US National Legislative Rep. Grand International Auxiliary

By William Wallace | April 1, 2006

National and state legislative developments have a profound effect on the policies and operation of every industry in today’s modern world. Staying in touch with legislation that impacts the Railroad…

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Mobilization: A plan that works! by Sereena Hogan, 3rd International Vice-President Grand International Auxiliary

By William Wallace | February 1, 2006

Surely by now most of us have at least heard the term “mobilization” used in connection with the BLET, and are aware that the GIA has a Mobilization Program as…

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Patience and caring during the holiday season by Mary Anna Mullins. Chaplain Grand International Auxiliary

By William Wallace | December 1, 2005

As a young person growing up in the country, my father’s work permitted him to always be home every night and all holidays. I attended school in town, and crossed…

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Working to Preserve Everything We’re Thankful For by Pat Murphy, 2nd Vice President/Asst. US National Legislative Rep. Grand International Auxiliary

By William Wallace | November 1, 2005

If you have been reading the articles that have preceded this one in the GIA Dialogue series, then you already have a good sense of what the GIA is all…

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If it happens all the time, then the problem needs to be fixed by Mabel Grotzinger, Vice President Grand International Auxiliary

By William Wallace | October 1, 2005

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making plans.” – John Lennon Life comes at you fast sometimes. My husband and I were planning for retirement a few…

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Advice From a Seasoned GIA Spouse: “Get Involved” By Sereena Hogan, 3rd International Vice President

By William Wallace | August 1, 2005

In last month’s issue, Mabel Grotzinger did a fine job of outlining the challenges and frustrations involved when your spouse is employed by the railroad. In keeping with Mabel’s promise…

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Just what is the GIA? by Sereena Hogan, 3rd Vice President Grand International Auxiliary

By William Wallace | September 1, 2004

As an International Officer of the Grand International Auxiliary (GIA), I am frequently asked this question, especially at the annual regional conventions. Perhaps a little history will explain what today’s…

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Confessions of a Former Republican by Becky Schneider

By William Wallace | June 1, 2004

I have admitted to a few that, yes, because of my conservative upbringing, for most of my life I voted Republican – not straight ticket, but for the most part,…

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In Case of Injury . . . by Mabel Grotzinger, Vice President Grand International Auxiliary

By William Wallace | October 1, 2003

A few days ago I received a phone call from a GIA friend.  She told me her husband had been hurt on the job.  She said that her husband at first thought…

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Turf Wars in Texas Just the Tip of the Iceberg by Becky Schneider, 1st VP/NLR GIA

By William Wallace | June 2, 2003

 In a departure from the usual information contained in the GIA section of the Journal, I felt compelled to tell you about some folks down in Texas.  While the incident itself is…

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Going Grassroots To Get the Job Done by Becky Schneider, 1st Vice President/National Legislative Rep. GIA to BLE

By William Wallace | May 2, 2003

In any fight, the only way to gain support for a cause is from the bottom up.  The more people who know about and support an issue, the broader the base…

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