The Ohio Chapter Executive Board met on January 16, 2016. The Committee appointees that were voted in are:
Editor: Paul Joseph
Chaplin: Bill Lamdman
PAC: Catie Heidkamp
Legislative: Rita Schemmel and Ted Gedeon
Career Development: Tracy Canby and Tracie Gebhart
Lead PM Rep North: Randall Groves
Lead PM Rep South: Steve Miller
Service Rep: Chery Smith
Membership: Deb Weber
Parlimentarian: Jordan Davenport
Scholarship: Rita Schemmel
Webmaster: Jordan Davenport
In 2017 the LEAGUE and NAPUS will be coming together to form the United Postmasters and Managers of America. (UPMA). We were fortunate to have Julie Pepper, the LEAGUE State President, join us at the Executive Board Meeting. We will be joining the LEAGUE for both the State Convention and the National Convention in 2016.
The Ohio Chapter has added over 100 new members, I would personally like to thank Doug Clark for serving Ohio NAPUS as Membership Chair in 2015. Deb Weber will be taking over in 2016. We all need to work on membership, as Tony Leonardi has stated, 2017 is the year for membership.
We will be working on redistricting this year. As it looks right now, we will have 4-6 districts for the Ohio Chapter. I will be forming a committee for this.
We discussed incentives such as gift card drawings or awarding free registration to state convention for attending district meetings. Be creative. The Chapter will cover the cost. Please contact Bill Judge or myself with ideas.
The Legislative Conference will be held in Washington DC March 15-18. Back by popular demand, will be the free transportation via Allways tours. We will have more information in the Buckeye coming out in early February. If you stay in a free NAPUS paid room this year the Chapter will pick up your registration. You will not receive a Stipend. If not, you will be paid $400.00 for the trip to help deter costs. This will be the last Legislative trip as we know it. PleSe be aware that 4 days of the conference will be mail count. If you have issues about getting time off please contact me.
The Ohio State convention will be held May 15-17. It will be at the Crown Plaza North in Worthington Ohio. It will be both the LEAGUE and NAPUS. We will still hold our business meetings separate but will be together for everything else. Room rates are $109.00. Please watch the Buckeye for all details. We are so fortunate to have Earl Musick, Postmaster, Comedian, Cartoonist to be our entertainment at the banquet. We will be holding the PAC auction once again. Get your items ready. Cindy O'Brien from the LEAGUE will be partnering with Lou Stuckey as convention chairs.
The National convention will be in New Orleans. The dates are August 27, 2016-September 1, 2016. All training at both the State and National Levels will be geared towards development.
Ted McCord has offered to send any issues that we have to our Congressional office. Please write it out and mail to Ted at 6986 Shoreline Lane Columbus Ohio 43225. Let's take advantage of this offer.
A committee has been formed to review the By Laws for the Ohio UPMA. There are representItives from both the LEAGUE and NAPUS.
I have neglected the Ohio Chapter website and I apologize. We have a new Webmster who is retired so my promise to you is to keep it current.
Mari Beth Kirkland
Now you can read your
Ohio State Buckeye
while visiting this site
See the 'Ohio State Buckeye' page for the full newsletter.
Go to our POST Plan page for a Powerpoint explanation.
The 80th Annual
NAPUS Ohio Chapter
State Convention was a great success....
additional info at the state convention page
The League and NAPUS National and State Presidents joined us for the entire convention.
State convention has been set for
May21-24, 2017, at the Kalahari Convention Center, Sandusky Ohio 44870.
The 2017 UPMA
has been set for
August 5-11 in
at the Galt House Hotel
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