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WESTERN STATES CONFERENCE


WESTERN STATES CONFERENCE OFFICERS
2011-2012


 
From left to right: Lori Bennett, Secretary/Treasurer; Joan Sherman, Vice President; Sharon Atkins, President
President
Sharon Atkins, Idaho
sha1955@aol.com
 
Vice President
Joan Sherman, Montana
maillady_321@yahoo.com
 
Secretary-Treasurer
Lori Bennett, Idaho
idrlca-st@fmtc.com

2012 Western States Conference

April 12-14, 2012
 
Missoula, Montana



The 2012 Western States Conference was held at the -
 
Hilton Garden Inn
3720 North Reserve Street
Missoula MT 59808

(406) 532-5300 or 877-STAY HGI
 

 

THURSDAY: 7:00 pm - Labor Relations/Steward Operations
 
  
 
Director of Steward Operations, Robert Horne; and Director of Labor Relations Joey Johnson provided conference attendees with information on labor relations and steward operation including updates on the National Steward Program, the expiration of the MOU on withholding residual vacancies, and information allowing for a greater understanding of PS Form 4241-A.
 

 
Above and below: Conference attendees had the benefit of a Q & A session with the National Officers
 

 


 

 
All National officers in attendance made themselves available to any of the attendees who had a personal question or comment.

 
It wasn't ALL business!
National Secretary-Treasurer Clifford Dailing shows his lighter side.
FRIDAY: 8:30 am - Conference Convenes
 

Western States Conference Vice President Joan Sherman
opens the conference prior to presenting the gavel to WSC President Sharon Atkins
 

 
The conference was called to order and following the presentation of colors the invocation was provided by Reverend Tom Krantz
 

 
Conference attendees were welcomed by Missoula Mayor John Engen
 

 
The highlight of the morning was a passionate presentation by NRLCA President Jeanette Dwyer
 
Information on the Auxiliary was provided by
Auxiliary President Lucretia Nobles
Long-term disability and life insurance information was provided by Susanne James of CIGNA Insurance
APCU information provided by Dianne Yost
 
A wealth of information was provided by NRLCA Legal Counsel
 

 
Break time provides an opportunity to visit!
 
Health Insurance information provided by NRLCA Secretary-Treasurer Clifford Dailing
 
NRLCA National Officers
prepare for questions from the floor

NRLCA Vice President Ronnie Stutts
responds to one of the questions


 

 
NRLCA President Jeanette Dwyer &
U.S. Senator Jon Tester
BANQUET
 





Just playin' with my peeps!

SATURDAY: 8:00 am - Conference Convenes

WSC President Sharon Atkins
opens the day's business
WSC Secretary-Treasurer
Lori Bennett records the proceedings

 

NRLCA Executive Committeeman Don Maston
provides extensive information of interest to WSC members
 

Don pauses for a photo-op
 
The last order of business was the election of officers for the 2012-2013 WSC association year
NRLCA Executive Committeeman Don Maston
swearing in the conference officers

 

 
Officers of the Western States Conference 2012-2013
From left to right: Joan Sherman, President; Todd Floyd, Vice President; Lori Bennett, Secretary Treasurer
History of the Western States Conference