Just short of the 9th year since the first organizational meeting, the Association signed up the 100,000th member, and a bonus, the 100,001st member – husband and wife.
A Virginia couple, both retirees of the C & P Company, joined the Association and pushed our membership over the 100,000th mark. Margaret and Luther Becraft both had long and distinguished careers before retiring. Margaret worked for Southern Bell and Southwestern Bell before moving to C & P where she met Luther, a career C & P employee.
Of course “retirement” is a term that does not apply to the Becrafts. They are active in their church, civic affairs, the Tidewater Chapter of the Pioneers and the CWA Local 2202 Retiree Club. If that is not enough, they have volunteered to help the Association in its legislative activities to protect the retiree pensions and benefits that we all worked so hard to secure during our careers.
The Association of BellTel Retirees is very fortunate to have two such interesting and active telephone people mark this impressive milestone.
C. William Jones
President & Executive Director
Association of BellTel Retirees Inc.