Claremore Site of OPEA Annual Convention

“Bum’s Rush ’08: Our Time ’09” is the theme of OPEA’s 2008 Convention and Delegate Assembly, set for August 22 and 23 in Claremore.

“Oklahoma state employees got the ‘bums rush’ this session, with no pay raise and our benefits threatened,” said OPEA Board Member Christie Biggs. “We need everyone to come to Claremore to plan for ‘our time’ next session.”

The event will kick off with picnic and entertainment on Friday evening at Claremore Lake, which is free to OPEA members and their families. The next morning registration will open at 8:00, with the opening gavel of Delegate Assembly at 9:00 a.m. The Delegate Assembly will be at the Claremore Community Center, 2301 N Sioux. Rooms are available at two local motels at a reasonable rate. Please make your arrangements directly with the motel of your choice.

“Everyone is invited to bring their families for the weekend,” Biggs said. “While OPEA members are in the Delegate Assembly on Saturday, families can visit the Will Rogers Memorial and other Claremore attractions.”

The heart of the convention is always adoption of the platform. With the new legislature coming in, OPEA will need to adopt a new platform.

“The proposed platform is a work in progress and can be amended from the floor,” said OPEA Policy and Research Director Trish Frazier. “Each OPEA worksite should meet and discuss the proposed platform. If you want to make additions or modifications, you can bring your idea to the delegate assembly.”

Registration is $10 to help pay for lunch and beverages. Please contact OPEA headquarters to register.
Friday August 22 Rooms for Annual Delegate Assembly
Microtel Inn and Suites $61 918-343-2868
Days Inn $61 918-343-3297

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