Niki Lemin, MS, RS/REHS, MEP
Southeast District Director
Director of Environmental Health
Franklin County Public Health
280 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215-4562
2018 SE OEHA Fall Conference Information:
It’s time for the Southeast district’s fall conference! The planning committee has been working hard to put together an informative and fun conference. Mark your calendar and join us! We will be returning to one of our all-time favorite venues this year – OHIO UNIVERSITY INN located at 331 Richland Ave., Athens, OH 45701. Conference dates are September 18 & 19, 2018. We love Athens!!
This year, the meeting package includes the full meeting, 10 CEUs, 2 delicious lunches, breaks and a breakfast on 9/19. Your SE planning committee is aware of the rising costs and has been diligent about trying to keep the conference affordable for all. The cost for the conference is $140.00. Athens is pretty central to all of the district. If you would like the convenience of staying overnight, the OU Inn has set aside a block of rooms especially for OEHA attendees and is offering a special rate of $119.00 per night (double occupancy). Call 866-593-6661 to make reservations before August 19th (don’t forget to tell them you are with the OEHA conference). Since there is no organized dinner on September 18th – you will have the opportunity to network with your peers and explore this amazing college town.
MEMBERSHIP DUES Dues can be paid along with your conference registration. CURRENT or NEW members: the dues ($60.00) you pay at this meeting will be credited toward 2018 membership and all of 2019. FORMER members: the dues ($60.00) you pay at this meeting will be credited toward 2018 membership and will expire December 31, 2018 (this means, to remain current you must pay dues again by January 1, 2019).
NOMINATIONS & AWARDS We are seeking nominations for District Director-Elect. The District Director-Elect will sit on the Planning Committee and assist in-coming District Director, Jeff Gibbs, in 2019, then assume responsibility for the 2020 Southeast Conference, as well as representing OUR district on the Board of Directors. We are also accepting nominations for the Outstanding Sanitarian Award and the Membership Recognition Award. There are many hardworking people out there who deserve recognition for their efforts. A nomination form is located on the back of the registration form. Please return to Kathyrn Madden by August 17, 2018.
EXHIBITS As in past years, various companies will be setting up exhibits for our informational enjoyment. We are pleased that these exhibitors have chosen to be part of our Conference. Please take time to visit them and thank them for their support of our organization.
ANNUAL AUCTION What would the Southeast Conference be without our annual auction? We will have a silent auction throughout the conference. If you (or know of a business) would like to donate an item for the auction, we will accept items the first day of the conference. Area-specific items are always a hit. There will be great items up for bid that will benefit the Association. So bring an item to donate for the auction and don’t forget your $$ to purchase a treasure from the auction.
HOSPITALITY Hospitality rooms will also be available for your evening enjoyment. The sponsors of these rooms are important to our organization - please come show them how much we appreciate their participation.
If you have any questions or need further information regarding the meeting, please feel free to contact Niki Lemin, District Director, 614-525-3852 or for registration assistance, LeeAnn Wilson, RS at 614-644-1897.