Maryland Rural Letter Carriers’ Association

The purpose of this unofficial website is to facilitate the speedy dissemination of information to Maryland’s Rural Letter Carriers.

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22 April 2018

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Did you know…              HISTORY OF THE PROVIDENT GUILD

At the National Convention in Minnesota, the President of the Provident Guild, Cameron Gray, included in his annual report this brief history.

On July 22, 1931, seven rural carriers met in conjunction with a state carriers’ meeting at Mt. Vernon, Ohio.  They agreed to sponsor a Fraternity to be known as The Rural Carriers’ Provident Guild.  Its purpose was to develop a spirit of brotherly love among its members and to provide financial relief to the beneficiaries or dependents of deceased members of the Guild.  Officers were elected and the secretary was directed to proceed with the completion of the details of the plan to place the proposition in operation.  The next meeting was set for September 4, at London, Ohio, at which time the organic law was adopted.

In 1937, Bryan Barnes of Williamstown, Kentucky, was elected to serve as president.  Also a committeeman and three directors representing the states of Washington, Ohio, and Minnesota were elected.  Up to this time there had been a total of seventy-five certificates issued and the first claim was paid in that year.

Meetings were held twice a year until Word War II.  In 1948, the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association adopted The Guild as the official Death Benefit Department.  In 1950, the Guild began to meet just prior to the National Convention and has continued to do so.

Maryland State Convention

The State Convention will be held June 11 and 12, 2018, in Hagerstown. The events on Sunday will include the local officers’ training, the ballot committee will begin work, and dinner for the local officers and committee members. The events on Monday will include a silent auction for PAC and a luncheon to honor our past Officers and Retirees.  Prior to the convention, elections will be held for all State Offices. Click here for the Nominating Form and for more information about the elections.  Click here for the 2018 State Convention Pre-Registration Form.

Do you want to hear the results of the Engineering Study? Attend the State Convention.

Safety Ambassador? Talk with your local union representative before you sign up and accept the position.



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For each co-worker you refer to join the union, you will receive $15-$50 if he/she signs up and stays a member for at least 3 months.


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2018 MARYLAND STATE (Hagerstown)

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Call 1-888-325-7727 for a free quote between now and the State Convention and enter your name in the drawing for one fifty-dollar ($50) prize.  Make sure you mention the code “RRP”. Then send Debbie Forcino, NGIC Rep, the following information: