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Summer 2019 Newsletter

By August 1, 2019April 6th, 2021NewsLetters

Presidents Message

Hello OCRA members,

A lot has been happening in the past few months.  The NCRA conference was chock full of information and I’m still trying to process it all.  The weather in Denver went from warm to cold and it even snowed.  The Education Committee has been continuing their tireless work to deliver another great Fall Workshop.  I want to give a shout out to Kelly Denniston, Education Committee Chair, for her exceptional efforts.  The Nomination Committee has also worked tirelessly, to ensure OCRA’s future.  Another shout out to Kelly Bonafede, Nominating Committee Chair, for the hours spent making phone calls and sending emails.  The Communications Committee, Veronica Bourbeau, Laura Wallace, and Carol Funk, have been working with great effort to make sure you receive this newsletter and that you can register for the Fall Workshop (don’t miss this event) on the website.  We have many more people working in the background that are volunteering their time to OCRA.  My last shout out goes to each and every person that has dedicated their time and efforts to ensure OCRA’s success.  No matter how big or small, every effort counts.  It makes me feel very proud that I have the privilege to be part of such a great team and organization.

Have I mentioned that you won’t want to miss our Fall Workshop being held October 16th – 18th at Providence Willamette Falls Community Center, Oregon City?  Don’t forget to make your hotel reservations.  Great speakers and a variety of topics will be sure to keep your interest.  Rumor is…Richard Simmons might be offering a few exercise lessons!

As always, if you have ideas on what OCRA can do to help serve its members.  I would love to hear your suggestions.  Send me an email or give me call (, 541-222-2480).

Thank you!

Ron Lamie

2019 OCRA President