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2017 State Convention
Plans continue to move forward with the planning of the 2017 state convention to be held June 25 through 28. The site is the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center in Oswego, NY. There are two hotels associated with the conference center. Connected to the conference center is the Best Western Plus (315-342-4040). Adjacent to the convention center is the Quality Inn and Suites (315-343-1600). When making reservations reference Rural Letter Carriers. Rates are $120.00 per night plus taxes. There are some suites for an additional $30.00 plus tax. Cutoff date for reservations is June 9, 2017. Rooms must be reserved with a credit card or one night’s room deposit. Cancellation policy for refund is 24 hours prior to arrival. Rates are good prior to and after the convention dates. Breakfast is included in your room rate. Parking, WiFi, and access to the Health club, and pool are complimentary. All rooms have refrigerators.
Our Sunday ice breaker is 6:30 till 10:00 with light snacks with a Trivia game planned. Homemade pie will be served for winning answers!! Lunches will feature a different selection of wraps, pasta salad, toss salad, soup du jour, bagged chips, and fresh fruit. Coffee, tea, soda, and water will be served. Monday evening a picnic on the water front featuring hamburgers and hotdogs cooked on the grill. Sausage sandwiches, salt potatoes, corn on the cob, macaroni salad, fresh fruit, lemonade, soda, and ice tea and cookies will complement the meal.
Tuesday evening’s banquet will be a plated meal with your choice of Delmonico steak, stuffed haddock, chicken Marsala, or a vegetable option. Meal will be served with vegetable, potatoes, salads, and rolls along coffee and tea and assorted cakes. Entertainment options are still being worked out.
Start making plans now to attend to conduct the association’s business, make or renew friendships, and have some fun.
Winter Scene from a member.
Congressman Tom Reed addresses the 2016 NYRLCA Convention.
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NRLCA NATIONAL BOARD ANNOUNCES RAFT WILL CONTINUE
Recruit A Friend Today (RAFT)
The National office has announced that the RAFT program will continue. National is offering the new member three (3) months of membership free; the referring member will receive $ 15.00 for each RCA and $ 50.00 for each PTF or Regular Carrier they refer by signing them up on PS Form 1187, dues withholding.
“EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2016”
NYRLCA WILL CONTINUE THE NEW MEMBER BOUNTY PROGRAM
NYRLCA state board has also renewed the referral reward for recruiting a new member, the one referring will receive
$25.00 for RCA’s and $50.00 for PTF’s and Regular Carriers.
New Hires may join the union immediately! There is NO waiting period with the union. If you have a new hire relief carrier in your office hand them, P.S. Form 1187 dues withholding form and the Application from the link below, to fill out make sure the referring person is listed and then mail it to:
PO Box 254
Horseheads NY 14845