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President Bob Rapoza welcomed NAPUS members back to Oklahoma City; the last time the city hosted NAPUS’ national convention was in 1981. That year, more than 3, 000 people were registered at the convention and the association enjoyed 90 percent membership. “Times have changed, ” he exclaimed.
He promised everyone a great week in Oklahoma City and thanked Convention Chair Louie Hatler and his fellow Oklahoma Postmasters for all their work the past three years to make the convention a success. He urged everyone to take advantage of the great training Education & Development Chair John Galera has organized for the convention.
Rapoza stressed that he, League President Mark Strong and NAPS President Louis Atkins continue to maintain a strong working relationship that has benefited Postmasters and supervisors. And he commended NAPUS’ Executive Board members for their hard work on Friday and Saturday, taking care of business and making tough decisions necessary for the welfare of NAPUS and its members.
He also thanked NAPUS PM Retired President Jack Wilkins, referring to the support and contributions retirees have provided as the organization finds itself in unfamiliar territory. And to the 2, 600 NAPUS members recently retired, he thanked them for their service and dedication.
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