The Executive Board and guests held a reduced size Chapter Convention at the Dawson
1114 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215 July 18-19,
The theme was "Business, no Frills"
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.
In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
The 2020 Ohio State Convention, May 14-17,
has been rescheduled 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
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.
UPMA Vendor Chairman
419 902 7966
2019 OHIO Chapter State Convention was held at
Kalahari Resort, Sandusky
Ohio June 13-16 2019