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

By Admin | 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 Admin | 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 Admin | 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 Admin | 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 Admin | 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 Admin | 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 Admin | 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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100 Years and Still the Same by Mabel Grotzinger, International 1st Vice President GIA to BLE

By Admin | December 2, 2002

My husband has been a locomotive engineer for 27 years and most of that time he has worked on the road.  All those years of being on the road were hard…

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