UPMA National President Edmond Carly addressing the Ohio UPMA annual convention
UPMA National President Edmond Carly addressing the Ohio UPMA annual 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 
We also had a Caricature Artist that was simply amazing with the drawings he did of everyone.  
Thank you Lou, for the wonderful time we had with the Caricature Artist. It was enjoyed by everyone attending. 
 I would Like to Thank Lou for her help in planning our Friday night entertainment which was the Amish Country Theater.  The show was outstanding and enjoyed by everyone.
This is just a start on the many THANK YOU’s for the help and support of the 
Convention this year.
A big thank you goes out to Patty Schag, who attended meetings with the hotel and plan the meals that were provided all weekend long. I could not have pulled this off without your assistance.  Thank you again Patty.
Andrea Leyes, thank you for all the hard work you did in providing the training that was presented at the State Convention.  The time and work that you put in on the Networking 
Conference and the information that was given out was out of this world.  Also thank you for the two classes that were held on the PS Form 150 provided by Mari Beth Kirkland and the 
Yellow Belt training facilitated by Cheryl Judge.  Thank you again for all the hard work and dedication given to the training.
Mari Beth Kirkland and big thank you goes to you for all your support and the training you gave at the Convention.  You are a wealth of knowledge and your training is an asset to everyone that attended. Thank you again.
Cheryl Judge and big thank you goes to you on the training you provided on the Yellow Belt process.  This is information that everyone needs and need to be involved with.  You are also a huge asset in knowledge and information vital to everyone’s success.   Thank you for all that you do.
Laura Reese, where do I start.  You are just the greatest at the PAC chair, you have ideas that you implement to get everyone involved. You strive to get everyone on ePAC and the auction what can I say, you did it again with another great year at the auction.  
Thank you for your support and everything that you do.
Lisa, thank you for your involvement in our Network Conferences.  You are a great asset to the team and provide a great wealth of knowledge to all that attended these sessions.  Thank you again.
Paul Joseph, what a great mentor you are. You kept me on track with everything that you needed for the Convention.  You helped publicize this great event with extra mailings.  You kept me in line every step of the way to the convention.  Your expertise in publications is just simply outstanding. I do not know how you were able to help me so much with everything that you have going on.  I appreciate the phone calls and “hey I need this it must be in the mail by this date”.  Thank you so much for your assistance in helping me and the rest of the Executive team make this a great convention.
Victoria Canby, thank you for all your challenging work and dedication you did for the time and place presentation.  Your presentation was just great. Congratulations to your appointment as Vice President.  
Tracie Canby, thank you for all that you did for the First Timers Event. Your activities were awesome, and I know my sister Anne enjoyed all of your challenges you created. Thank you for all that you did, it was much appreciated.
Bill Judge and thank you to you for all of your financial expertise to keep our Chapter on the right track.  Not only that. you keep me on the right track during meetings and the convention. Thank you for all that you do for the Chapter.
Earl, thank you for being the Chaplain during the Convention and our outstanding Auctioneer. You make our auction great.  Thank you.
Betty and Mike Wilson, you two are just outstanding in everything that you do for the Hospitality suite.  Words and awards are not enough to say what you provide for the Chapter.  You provide a place for fellowship, games, fun, snacks, drinks, and place where memories can be made.  Thank you both from the bottom of my heart for all that you do.
I know that I have probably forgotten someone along the way.  Thank you to everyone, both active members and retirees for making my first year as President of the Ohio Chapter a great one.  I hope my second year will be just as good.  I know this is a long shot but my goal is to triple our member attendance at our State Convention next year.  I know we can do this as a group because we are great in everything we do.

Please enjoy the photos from our Chapter's 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. 




Jordan Davenport


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