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 

     The UPMA National Convention


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UPMA Chapter Officers:                                                                                                    February 2021


Doing a debate? Do I want to attend the 5th Annual UPMA National Convention, at Kalahari in Sandusky Ohio, or not? Debate, no longer. Of course, you do. There are many reasons why you should visit the Great State of Ohio and attend the 2021 National Convention!


The Convention is being held at a full-service Convention and Waterpark Resort. Maybe you are not a waterpark person. Maybe your Speedo, or Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, does not fit any longer.  Kalahari has so much more to offer. Kalahari has great dining, shopping, arcades, bowling, an Ice Cream shop and candy store for that sweet tooth, a zoo, zip lining, escape rooms, entertainment, and much more.


If you want to sit back, and relax, visit the SPA. They have relaxing therapy services, amazing body treatments, luxurious massages, skincare experts, manicures, pedicures, salt therapy or halotherapy, fitness and training, and much more.


There are several dry lounges in Kalahari, and an adult only, wet, swim up bar. Relax and visit with your fellow members, friends, and families. There are many sitting areas around the facility both indoors, and outdoors. Our hospitality rooms are slated to all be on the first-floor level, with outside seating.


Within one mile of Kalahari is a great shopping district, with any store you would want. The area hosts many popular and unique restaurants, as well. It is quite an amazing area.


Sandusky has a beautiful downtown historic district. Cedar Point Amusement park is just a few miles away. Kelly’s Island, and Put in Bay is just a short express boat ride away if you want to get out and explore the area.


The Ohio Chapter has many exciting activities, and excursions planned for you. In this edition of the LEADER, we will be focusing on excursions that we have in mind. In the next edition, it will all be finalized, and you will be able to start booking those excursions and planning your trip to Ohio to attend the 5th Annual UPMA National Convention.


We are unfortunately unable, to plan an excursion to Niagara Falls, due to the distance. While Niagara Falls is only 5 1/2 hours from Kalahari, it is just too far to go in one day and really take advantage of this attraction. This may be something that you would like to do, prior to arrival, or after the convention. Niagara Falls is commonly listed as one of the seventh wonders of the world on many lists, however there is no official seven wonders list. It is however, on the top ten list, and many say it is honoree as the eighth. Regardless, it is magnificent. If you have never been to the falls, it is a must see. There are many activities on the US side, and the Canadian side is very touristy, as well.


Debate no longer, start your planning, and let’s get this party started! Any questions please contact us at any time.


Your 2021 Convention Co Chairs,

Lou Stuckey stuckey31@msn.com 419-215-2227

Mari Beth Kirkland mari_kirkland@yahoo.com 440-821-4667


Jordan Davenport


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