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.
22 April 2018
Webmaster: Jean S. Lopez (MDRLCANewsEvents@gmail.com)
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-
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.
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-
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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2018 MARYLAND STATE (Hagerstown)
2018 NATIONAL (Grand Rapids)
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