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The annual OROS Fall Conference will be held at the Grand Hotel & Casino in Shawnee, OK on October 26 & 27, 2017.  This conference is provided to our members free of charge as part of their membership.  Registrants will be given a discounted room rate by calling the number on the registration form through October 20, 2017.  After that date, discounts cannot be guaranteed.  Lunch and dinner on Thursday and breakfast on Friday will be provided as part of the registration (also free of charge).

A change in this year’s conference agenda will have our Gubernatorial candidates and the Legislative Forum on Thursday instead of Friday.  We have scheduled several legislators to be part of the forum.  This change leaves Friday filled with presentations from the executive directors of OSSBA, CCOSA, OSSBA and the keynote speaker on Friday will be Superintendent Joy Hofmeister from the OSDE.  Additional information on finance will be presented by David Blatt from Oklahoma Policy Institute and school financial consultant Vernon Florence. 

An added event this year is the appearance of the Shawna Russell Band.  Shawna will be performing for us on Thursday night after the banquet.  It will be a good time to get together, visit, dance or just listen to an outstanding musical talent..

Since this is the first year for the conference to be held at the Grand Hotel, there is ample space for vendors to show various products and services that might be of interest to attendees.  And any vendor wanting to secure a space should contact Don Ford at (918)694-1572 for more information.  A letter has been sent to associate members with all pertinent information as well.

For registration convenience, a registration form has been included in this newsletter or one can be obtained by going to orosok.org and clicking on the Fall Conference tab.  Once completed, the form should be emailed to donbford@gmail.com or mailed to OROS, PO Box 199, Dewar, OK 74431.  Your early registration is greatly appreciated so plans can be finalized for all meals and meeting space.