Kalahari National Convention 2021
Many members are inquiring about the progress with plans for the National Convention 2021, at Kalahari, in Sandusky.
The National Executive Board meets on 11/16/2019. Dan Heins, National President, and Gerri Swarm, will be traveling to Kalahari to meet with the Kalahari staff, and a
few UPMA member, at the beginning of December.
They will do a site tour, and sign the contract. Hopefully dates will then be set for 2021. Once we meet with them, we will have a better idea of where to start. We
have already explored some ideas, and have received a lot of good suggestions, and ideas. Keep them coming, please. At this point, we are not sure what the State will be responsible for, and what the
National office covers.
As always, please watch the Ohio website at Ohioupma.com and the Postscripts for updated and further. We promise to keep them current throughout this planning.
More Information to come…………………… 10/30/2019
Ohio brought it home today in Uncasville, Connecticut. We bid the UPMA National Convention 2021 to be held, at Kalahari in Sandusky, Ohio. We
competed against Orlando, Florida. We took it by a log shot. 464 to 1065! It is very exciting.
We want to thank everyone who participated in the bid. It was a lot of work but Ohio UPMA really came through. Special thanks to Fran Brown and her
husband. Fran is the Senior Sales Manager at Kalahari. She and her husband Steve were there the entire convention and worked very hard to help Ohio.
Ohio has alot of work to do in preparing for this. Please reach out to Lou Stuckey at 419-215-2227, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mari Beth Kirkland at
440-821-4667, email@example.com, to assist with Ohio National 2021.
Way to go O-H-I-O
Watch the above video of our Ohio Chapter members' skit to win the opportunity to host the 2021 National Convention