2015 National Event
In April, the OCA Nationals Meet Site Selection Committee was established to identify locations for future national meets. Their first assignment was to identify a location for a National Event in 2015. After evaluating 19 possible cities, the Committee selected Brookfield, Wisconsin. The host hotel will be the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel. Dates for the event will be July 21 to July 26, 2015.
During the next month, members of the OCA Website Committee will be preparing a presentation for the Board to consider substantial changes to the website. The proposed changes will include a members only section, improvements in the online membership registration process, automation of classified advertising submissions, access to electronic versions of past copies of Journey With Olds, a technical database, and expanded capabilities for use by the Chief Judge and Long-Term Membership Committee.
The annual compliance process will be changed substantially effective in 2014. The Board has eliminated the 85% membership compliance requirement. Concurrently, the Board is considering additional value opportunities for OCA memberships. Our goals are to simplify the chapter monitoring process, reduce the amount of administrative time required by chapters, increase the value of the OCA membership, and improve relations between the OCA and the chapters.
Contributions to the R. E. Olds Transportation Museum
The Board of Directors has increased the annual contribution to the R. E. Olds Transportation Museum from $500 per year to $1,000 per year. Members of the Board have been impressed by the changes that have taken place in the past year and are pleased with the plans for the future.
30-Year Member Spouse Jackets
This is a reminder that jackets are available for spouses of 30-year members. Each jacket is red with an OCA logo on the back. Jackets may be personalized with a name embroidered on the front of the jacket. Versions available include one with a light lining and one with a heavier lining for colder climates.