Our Chapter Convention is July 18-19, at the Dawson Center in Columbus OHIO, We'd love to see you there. Thank you for your efforts during this difficult time. Deliveries matter, but so do you and your employees
                      Our Chapter Convention is July 18-19, at the Dawson          Center in Columbus OHIO, We'd love to see you there. Thank you for your efforts during this difficult time. Deliveries matter, but so do you and your employees 

Chapter Convention UPDATE 04/12/2020


We are currently planning a two-day conference to be held at the Dawson Resources building, which is located at 1114 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

The dates for this two-day event are July 18-19, 2020.


This location was selected for several reasons. First, we anticipate a smaller response from those wanting to attend and this venue will suffice for the room we need. Next, it is centrally located in Columbus which is equal distance for all of our members traveling to get there from all points of the state.

    Since this is a two-day event, we are focusing on conducting only the business needs of the organization and there will not be extra-curricular activities or events taking place. Any costs associated with this scheduled event will be published on the website so please check that frequently for updates. We will still need to have a registration process for this event so appropriate accommodations/rations will be made available.

     We will know by July 10th if any plans change due to quarantine orders issued from Governor DeWine. Again, please monitor the website for latest information regarding this event and status. 
 IF the two day event scheduled for July 18-19 is cancelled due to a continued quarantine situation, we will hold a teleconference on July 18th at 7 pm to cover mandatory business issues we need to have completed before the National Convention takes place in August. The call-in phone number and the PIN needed to attend will be published on our website by July 10th if the decision to cancel the Columbus event take place. 




In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The 2020 Ohio State Convention, May 14-17, 

has been cancelled as of 4/4/2020.


Ohio's awesome, hard working, Convention Chair, Tracy Canby, was notified this afternoon. The Summit in Cincinnati will not be booking anything until July. While we are disappointed, this was the best case scenerio for the Ohio Chapter. It released our chapter of a lot of  financial obligation.


So at this point, sit tight. The executive board will meet this week to decide what the 2020 format will be for our State convention.  There is discussion about holding a "mini" convention, somewhere on a Saturday and Sunday once this all lifts. Example,  the Dalton Center, or a hotel with a large meeting room. We would only conduct required business and hold off on all the fun stuff. Well, maybe some fun in the evenings. Suggestions are welcomed. 


On the National level, Gerri Swarm and Dan Heins tried to get the St. Louis Convention center to postpone the dates, however they would not. So right now, St. Loius is a go. Alot of uncertainty right now but please know your Exevutive board, and the convention chair, is on top of all this.


Please visit the website every couple of days for updates. Thank you Jordan Davenport for being the most awesome webmaster, for all of us. Stay safe and healthy,  and God Bless. Enjoy springtime. Alot can be taken from us,  however, this cannot take away the wonders and beauty of spring.


Happy Spring and Happy Easter

Mari Beth

To our Vendors


The OHIO Chapter UPMA regrets to inform you that the 2020 State Convention

has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Virus.

Our next state convention will be held at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky OH in 2021. Those dates have not yet been announced. We are also hosting the 2021 NATIONAL UPMA CONVENTION at Kalahari on August 14 through 20, 2021.


This will be a great opportunity for you to be in contact with postal employees, both active and retired, to further your business reach. 

I will be in charge of the vendors at both conventions, so I will be contacting you with more information as I receive it. We are all very disappointed that our convention had to be cancelled, but I know that we all want to help out each other by staying away from each other whenever possible. Let's stay in touch through phone and email.


Stay Safe & Stay Home (If you can)

I hope to see you all in 2021.


Jill Groves
UPMA Vendor Chairman
419 902 7966

If registered/postmarked before April 1, 2020 fee for registration is $75.00
If registered/postmarked after April 1, 2020 fee for registration is $100.00

Mail Registration Form and complete payment to:


Convention Chairperson
Tracy A Canby
489 N Walnut St
Wilmington OH 45177

The 2020 Ohio Chapter UPMA Convention will be held at 


The Summit Hotel

5345 Medpace Way, Cincinnati Ohio 45227
May  14 through 17th, 2020


Group rate 3 days prior and post-Convention

Rooms held until Thursday April 23, 2020
USE the reference:    UPMA Ohio State Convention when calling 1-866-898-3567
Check in 4:00 pm   Check out 11:00 am


Here is the booking link for the Hotel.






Room Rate:

Deluxe Double Queen 2 queen beds $139 plus tax  (17.5%)
Deluxe King 1 California King bed $139 plus tax  (17.5%)
Junior Suite 1 room, 1 California King Bed
King Suite 2 rooms, one with pullout couch one with California King
5 Suites are available at the $139 plus tax   rate

Each room contains a mini fridge, Keurig, walk-in shower, in room drawer safe, Complimentary Wi-Fi.  2 free breakfasts are included in every night stay in the Market on Level 4. (Ticket system)
Property Amenities-239 total rooms available on property
8 handicapped rooms available.
A fitness center with treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bikes, weights, Peloton Bikes and a Yoga studio.
A library area is available with a billiard table and a raised shuffleboard table.


Tentative schedule:


Board meeting set for 2:00 on Thursday.  In Indian Hill Board meeting room.  Main floor
President’s reception 6-8:00, Thursday the 14th. in Brew & Barrel     (Atrium Lounge)

 Business begins Friday morning, PAC auction Friday night in the Market

 Business Saturday morning , Banquet Saturday night the 16th, 
Final business meeting Sunday morning.


There will be a cookoff challenge in the Hospitality Room on Thursday night

Registration will be in the Coat Area just outside the Market area on Level 4 Convention Center.
Vendors will be in the hallways of the Convention Center.  Friday and Saturday

Convention will be held on Level 4 in the convention center.
Madisonville Room A is the main ballroom ,Mt Auburn A & B are breakout rooms
Mt Healthy and Mt Adams are the other breakout rooms

Convention Chairperson —
Tracy A Canby

Hotel Amenities:

Art gallery, roof-top restaurant, library, free parking, free wifi, free shuttle to local attractions

A fitness center with treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bikes, weights,

Peloton Bikes and a Yoga studio.
A library area is available with a billiard table and a raised shuffleboard table.

Nearby activities:

Newport Aquarium, Cincinnati Zoo, Riverboat tours, Cincinnati Reds, FC Cincinnati, Union Terminal, National Underground Railroad Museum, Cincinnati Art Museum, Krohn Conservatory, Aronoff Theatre, The Banks, Over The Rhine, Jack Casino, Coney Island, Riverbend Music Center


open the following links for a list of available tours, and event registration.


UPMA tours 2020.docx
Microsoft Word document [15.4 KB]
2020 Chapter Convention Registration
Microsoft Word document [13.7 KB]
Rooms in the Hotel
The Summit UPMa room pics.pptx
Microsoft Power Point presentation [6.8 MB]
2020 UPMA vendor registration.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [147.7 KB]
2020 Program ad application.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [104.1 KB]

2019 OHIO Chapter State Convention was held at the 

              Kalahari Resort, Sandusky Ohio June 13-16 2019



Thank You

We'd like to give a special "THANK YOU"

to our friends at Lake Erie Shores and Islands

for their grant allowing the Ohio Chapter to provide transportation

to organized events outside of the convention site.


their website is:  www.shoresandislands.com 

it was very much appreciated


Jordan Davenport


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