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NALC holding state convention at Pere Marquette



For More Information, Contact:                                                         For Immediate Release

Ken Christy                                                                                                 June 8, 2011


Illinois State Association of Letter Carriers

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Quinn & Schock to speak at NALC's Illinois State Association Convention


PEORIA, IL - The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will hold its 2011 Illinois State Association of Letter Carriers convention June 16-19 at the Hotel Pere Marquette.

About 700 delegates will be attending the conference, including NALC President Fredric Rolando.  Gov. Pat Quinn, and U.S. Congressmen Aaron Schock and Danny Davis, are also scheduled to attend and address attendees.

Members will be given updates on the United States Postal Service, the future of its union and how to handle legislation from Washington at the convention.  Money will also be raised for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) through various fundraising events, including a golf outing, bowl-a-thon and Texas Hold'em tournament.

"It's a gathering of letter carriers for a common cause and the common cause is our political agenda to preserve six-day delivery service and the proper image of the postal service," said Ken Christy, President of the Illinois State Association of Letter Carriers.

The National Association of Letter Carriers was the first official national sponsor for the MDA.  The group has been working with the MDA since 1952, raising money to help find a cure for the disease. 

Founded in 1889, in Milwaukee, Wis., the NALC is the union of city delivery letter carriers working for the U.S. Postal Service.  There are nearly 300,000 members of the NALC, of which about two-thirds are active city delivery letter carriers employed by the U.S. Postal Service.

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            The National Association of Letter Carriers 2011 Illinois Convention will create an economic impact of about $352,500 and fill 950 hotel rooms in the Peoria Area.  There will be about 700 individuals in attendance.

            The PACVB represents an eight county region including Bureau, Fulton, Marshall, Mason, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell and Woodford. The organization's mission is to promote the Peoria Area as a destination for visitors and contribute to the economic growth of the communities they represent.


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