2010 Summer Conference - June 4-6


19890 Park 10, Hulbert, OK 74441
In Sequoyah State Park off Highway 51, 8 miles east of Wagoner, OK
Front Desk: 918-772-2545
Directions/Map to Western Hills - just enter your starting address
Lodge Information and pictures

Phone Reservations: 918-772-2545

Tell reservationist that you are with Oklahoma Press Association to receive the group rate.

OPA Room Rate per night:

$79 for a King bed or 2 Double beds
$79 for Cottages

Reserve your room by SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2010 to guarantee availability.

If you have an OPS trade agreement for 2009-10 with Oklahoma Parks, Resorts and Golf may use your coupons for one-half of your lodging charges.

Wireless high-speed internet access is available in sleeping rooms and lobby at no charge.


Provides complete adult supervision and meals for your child(ren) ages 5-12 during scheduled meeting times. Activities usually include swimming, games, arts and crafts, scavenger hunt, pony ride and more. Youth registration includes the evening hayride and some meals.


Gold Level

Silver Level

Bronze Level


To request information about convention sponsorships, call Member Services Director Lisa Potts at (405) 499-0026, or 1-888-815-2672 (toll-free in Okla.), or e-mail lpotts@okpress.com


1:00 p.m. Golf Tournament

Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon on the golf course. Register individual players and we'll create a team for you, or form your own foursome. (click here for more information, separate registration required)

3:00 p.m. Hotel Check-In Available

4:30 p.m. Roundtables

Don't miss this opportunity to discuss common issues and share ideas.

7:00 p.m. Hayride and Chuckwagon Dinner

Gather in the lobby to board the hayride that will transport us to another area of the park for dinner. A separate tram will be available for transporting anyone that cannot participate in the hayride. Sponsored by OGE Energy Corp. 

9:00 p.m. President's Hospitality Suite 


Breakfast on your own. Buffet is available in Lodge Restaurant.

8:00 a.m. ONF Board Meeting

9:30 a.m. "Oklahoma's Future"

All candidates for state office have been invited to answer your questions and discuss how to turn around the state's economy. Those candidates in BOLD have confirmed they will attend. Other candidates are still notifying us whether they will be able to attend.

9:30 a.m. Panel Discussion with Candidates for Governor
Jari Askins, Randy Brogdon, Drew Edmondson, Mary Fallin, Roger L. Jackson, Robert Hubbard

10:30 a.m. Candidates for Other State Offices
Lieutenant Governor:  Kenneth Corn, Todd Lamb, John Wright
Attorney General:  Ryan Leonard, Jim Priest, Scott Pruitt
State Treasurer:  Owen Laughlin, Ken Miller
Superintendant of Public Instruction:  Janet Barresi, Susan Paddack
Commissioner of Labor:  Mark Costello, Jason Reese  (unable to attend: Lloyd Fields)
Insurance Commissioner:  John Doak  (unable to attend: Kim Holland)
Corporation Commissioner:  Dana Murphy

12:00 p.m. Luncheon

1:30 p.m. OPA Board Meeting

1:30 p.m. Free Time/Afternoon Leisure Activites

Scheduled activities may include a visit to the nature center, tram tour of the state park, Bunco tournament, and Uno and other card games.

7:00 p.m. Dinner & Gridiron Performance

OPA members will be performing a mini gridiron for your entertainment, written by Wayne Trotter. If you want to perform, e-mail gloria@countywidenews.com 

8:00 p.m. President's Hospitality Suite

Sponsored by OERB


8:30/9:30 a.m. Idea Exchange Breakfast

Share creative and successful revenue ideas and samples. The two people announcing the best new revenue ideas will each receive a $50 prize. OPA breakfast buffet opens at 8:30. Idea Exchange begins at 9:30.  Sponsored by GRDA

10:30 a.m. Summer Conference Adjourns


Notice of cancellation must be received in writing. A full registration fee refund is authorized when cancellation notice is received by June 1, 2010. No-shows forfeit registration fee. Notice of cancellation should be sent to lpotts@okpress.com or faxed to 405-499-0048.