welcome to the OHIO Chapter UPMA The official hosts of the 2021 National Convention
             welcome to the OHIO Chapter UPMAThe official hosts of the 2021 National Convention 

Welcome Night, August 14, 2021

Welcome Night Events planned by the Ohio Chapter continues to make our visit to Sandusky and the National Convention unforgettable! In addition to the Dinner Cruise, Cooking Demonstration, Cupcake Decorating, Cell Phone Photography listed in previous UPMA Gold, now they have added Trivia Night for free, plus a Fused Glass Class with UPMA Member Jill Groves! All will take place on Saturday evening, and Jill will also do her class again on Monday afternoon. 


Retired Ohio Postmaster Jill Groves will be teaching two fused glass classes at the National Convention. She has taught similar classes at Ohio State Conventions in the past with excellent feedback from attendees. Jill has been creating and teaching fused glass art for the past 12 years.  

      On Saturday, August 14, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm, her fused glass jewelry class will be held in the Crown Palm Hut room .

     Monday, August 16, from 3:15 to 4:45 pmJill's fused glass suncatcher class will be held in the Guava room. 

      Both classes cost $30 per person. Registrations will be made directly with Jill & should be made prior to the convention since seats are limited. Registration forms are available on the ohioupma.com, unitedpma.org, Facebook site: Wild about UPMA. They will also be available in UPMA Leader. Or you can just click here for the Suncatcher Class or here for the Jewelry Class.  Questions may be directed to Jill Groves at manorridgecreations@gmail.com or 419-902-7966

registration for the Jewelry class
UPMA 2021 Jewelry Class.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [227.1 KB]
Registration for Sun Catchers
UPMA 2021 Sun Catcher Class.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [297.6 KB]

SATURDAY, AUGUST 14  7:30 – 9:30 P.M.



   See how the pros do it
Acacia Hut
$50 each (small samples served) _________# tickets

CUPCAKE DECORATING EVENT  (to be led by Kalahari Staff)

    and yes, you can have your cupcake and eat it too
Banyon Hut
$10 each  _________# tickets 


Ironwood Hut     $5 each   _______# tickets 


Lisa Koprivec is a professional portrait photographer, and a member of the Cleveland Photographic Society for the past 7 years. JoAnne Tressler has taken numerous photography course and is very skilled at cell phone photography. 

They will include cell phone photo hacks, and tips and tricks to take cell phone photos to the next level. In this course, they will simplify the concept of exposure, aperture and shutter speed to the beginner photographer with a DSLR digital camera as well.

registration for classes
Microsoft Word document [76.1 KB]


Jordan Davenport


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