October 6-8, 2017
ONA Biennial Convention
Hilton Columbus at Polaris
The 2017 ONA Convention is quickly approaching. The convention will again be held at the Hilton Columbus at Polaris on October 6 -8, 2017. The convention opens up Friday evening and ends on Sunday morning. This year MODNA is apportioned to seat 153 delegates. If you have not yet signed up to be ‘elected’ as a MODNA delegate at this year’s ONA convention – you must act quickly. You can still ‘write-in’ your name on the MODNA election ballot that was sent to all MODNA members on August 1st. This must be done before the election closes on August 14th just before midnight. Call or email us at MODNA if you have questions., firstname.lastname@example.org.
Convention registration is down slightly this year – yeah! Early bird discounts end on August 31st. Full registration is $325.00 and ends on September 22nd. Starting on September 23rd, the registration fee increases to $350.00. Register early to get the best rates. MODNA will reimburse delegates $110.00 for each House Session attended during the convention.
ONA will once again host a series of webinars/calls to allow convention delegates an opportunity to hear details behind ONA’s financial report, the reference proposals under consideration, and the bylaw changes being proposed for ONA. Convention delegates will be voting on the proposal(s) being considered during the upcoming convention. Each of the two, topic sessions is repeated. Feel free to participate in as many of the calls as desired. In late August, ONA will send out links/numbers for the webinars/call to every convention delegate. The webinar/call schedule is:
|September 13th||10:00 AM||ONA Reference Proposal Webinar/Call|
|September 14th||10:00 AM||ONA Bylaws Change Proposal(s) and Finance Webinar/Call|
|September 18th||6:00 PM||ONA Reference Proposal Webinar/Call|
|September 19th||6:00 PM||ONA Bylaws Change Proposal(s) and Finance Webinar/Call|
MODNA Delegate Caucus Meeting
All delegates elected to represent MODNA at the convention are invited to participate in our first delegate caucus on September 14th, 6:00 pm at the ONA office at 4000 E. Main St. Columbus, OH. During this meeting we will discuss the various reference proposals and proposed by law changes that will be discussed and voted on during the convention. At the end of the meeting, any MODNA member who is running for an ONA Leadership position will be given the opportunity to introduce themselves to the delegation and say a few words. RSVP at email@example.com.