UPMA National President Edmond Carly addressing the Ohio UPMA annual convention
UPMA National President Edmond Carly addressing the Ohio UPMA annual convention

Join your fellow postmanagers and managers at our 2023 Chapter Convention

Experience Hocking Hills!

Ohio UPMA wants to invite you to join us at Ohio State Convention, June 1 – 4, 2023. This year it will be held at the Newly built Hocking Hills State Park Lodge near Logan and Nelsonville, southeast of Columbus Ohio. It has been quite some time since we have had a Convention in this area of the State and we want you to take this opportunity to enjoy some beautiful scenery in Hocking Hills.

So, what can you expect this year when you go to Convention? We will kick it off Thursday June 1, with a Presidents’ Welcome Reception from 7:00 – 9:00 pm with fun entertainment and appetizers followed by evening activities and games in our Hospitality Suite.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning from 8:00 am -12:00 pm, will be a Business Meeting that includes in-person presentations from our National Executive Board. Area District Managers and local Postmasters are invited to discuss new information affecting our Ohio members. Training scheduled will include USPS news and data not covered in Postal trainings. Many awards, achievements, gifts and scholarships are given.

After Business Meeting each day, we have several fun events and outings planned throughout the weekend. What sets Hocking Hills apart are the number of breathtaking dramatic rock formations, caves, deep gorges, waterfalls, and towering cliffs. Not surprisingly, the seclusion and natural beauty make Hocking Hills one of the state’s principal tourist destinations, especially during the warmer months. The Ohio department of Natural Resources offer special events and nature programs year round. Outdoor activities abound, such as hiking tours (some handicap accessible), rock climbing, canoeing, rafting and kayaking, fishing, but the area’s other offerings include everything from art districts, shopping, southern dining and breweries.

We are providing free meals with your registration. Your member registration deposit for meals will be refunded to you at end of Convention and attending all business sessions. We are offering this year, a $200 stipend per room to any UPMA member attending all business sessions of Convention.

Also, for our First Time attending UPMA members, we will reimburse the Basic room accommodations at the Hocking Hills Lodge for up to 3 nights beginning June 1 2023, for attending all business sessions of the Convention. (the first time member will not be eligible for $200 stipend in addition to paid Hotel accommodations) This will be the best opportunity for first time members to enjoy the benefits available to you!

Hotel Reservations: UPMA has a special discounted room block at the New Hocking Hills State Park Lodge beginning Thursday, June 1, 2023.  Basic room rate is $184 on June 1, $202 room rate for June 2 – 3. Other types of rooms are available by calling the Hotel. This UPMA discounted rate is only available until April 1, 2023 or until the room block is sold out, whichever comes first.

These discounted room rates are also available 3 days before and 3 days after Convention for those that would like to take an extended vacation. Be sure to request the Ohio UPMA Convention group rate when making your reservations. HockingHillsParkLodge.com or 1-800-282-7275.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

the 2022 Ohio Chapter Convention

from our President:

The Ohio Chapter of the United Postmasters and Managers of America held their State Convention in the beautiful hills of Amish Country in Berlin Ohio.  
 
The Convention was held at the Berlin Encore Hotel and Convention Center June 9-12, 2022.  
 We started the weekend with our Executive Board Meeting at 4:30 PM on Thursday June 9th.  After the Board meeting, we had the Presidents reception that was held in our 
Hospitality Suite in the hotel with food and drinks and fellowship with everyone 
attending.  
 
 

Please enjoy the photos from our Chapter's 2022 convention 

2021 OHIO Chapter Convention UPDATE 

The 2021 Ohio Chapter UPMA Convention was held at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky Ohio May 21, to May 23, 2021. We welcomed our UPMA National President, Daniel M. Heins, who spoke to us on items of importance.

    There was a motion to amend our by-laws which failed, and a De minimis motion to clarify election years, which passed.

    We elected Alan Metzcar to the President position. Dawn Woods was elected to the position of Executive Vice President. Andrea Leyes was elected to the position of Vice President. Their terms begin November 1, 2021.

    The Retiree elected Lou STuckey to the President position and Sarah Kreitzer to be Vice President.

     The retirees scheduled their Fall Meeting on October 6, 2021 at the Der Dutchman restaurant.

    The 2022 Chapter Convention will be held at the Berlin Encore Hotel, in Berlin Ohio.

    The members finalised our preparations for the upcoming UPMA National Convention, hosted by our chapter at this same venue. It will be a memorable convention, please make time to attend.

 

All in all it was a successful convention allowing the chapter to complete the business of the Chapter while affording the active and retired members of the Ohio Chapter to network, make new friends and renew old friendships. 

 

   

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