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UPMA Members and Retirees. To have an event or pictures posted on this website,
Send to Jeff Arment,,  120 N Main St, Conrad, IA 50621,  or call 641-366-2646
Send to Tom T. McGuire,, 514 N Thorington St., Algona, IA  50511, or call 515-227-9050
​, or
  UPMA National website
UPMA Interim board members as of 8/20/2016, updated 11/21/2016

Kevin Schwab,  Co-President,     1130 Main St, Ackley IA 50601-1745 (H) 641-847-2066(C) 515-669-9616
    Eldora, IA (O) 641-858-3971

Dixie Bentley,  Co-President,     1334 Whitetail AveSumner IA 50674(C) 319-240-6289
    Moline IL (O) 309-764-5629

Rich Springer,  Co-Secretary/Treasurer,   3131 N 3rd St,     Clinton IA 52732-1643 (H) 563-243-9736 (C) 563-249-4242
    Fulton IL (O) 815-589-2020

Janet Plumb,  Co-Secretary/ Treasurer,  2204 1500th St       Kirkman IA 51447(H) 712-799-4780(C) 712-212-0567
    Denison, IA (O) 712-263-2343

Janeene Beeman, Interim Board Member, 314 NW Valley View Dr, Grimes IA 50111, (H) 515-986-3965, (C)     712-720-5445, 
    Dallas Center, IA (O) 515-992-3320

Ellen Opperman, Interim Board Member,  3503 Shady Ridge Ct,  Davenport IA 52806(C) 563-940-3979
    DeWitt, IA (O) 563-659-3712

Sheila Ludwikowski, Interim Board Member,  5523 Durant StAmes IA 50014(C) 515-460-7244
    Perry, IA (O) 515-465-3615

Johanna Hill,   Interim Board Member,   PO Box 83Sheldahl IA 50243(H) 515-685-4032(C) 515-229-4918
    Altoona, IA (O) 515-967-2262

Diane Howland, Co-President - Postmasters Retired,  206 W 8th St   Riceville IA 50466   (H) 641-985-2576   (C) 507-272-2239  

Tom McGuire, Co-President - Postmaster retired, 514 N Thorington St,Algona IA 50511 (H) 515-295-2686(C) 515-227-9050

Congressional addresses and phone numbers as of December 2016.
Email addresses at, upper right corner: Find Your Senators, click on Iowa and click on Go.

Senator Charles Grassley
135 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510,Phone 202-224-3744
721 Federal Building, 210 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50309, phone 515-288-1145

Senator Joni Ernst 
825 B/C Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510, Phone 202-224-3254
733 Federal Building, 210 Walnut St, Des Moines IA 50309, phone 515-284-4574

Email addresses:, upper right corner: Find Your Representative, Enter your ZIP Code

Congressman Rod Blum, First District, northeast Iowa
213 Cannon House Office Building, Washington DC 20515, phone 202-225-2911
310 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401, phone 319-364-2288
1050 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001, phone 563-557-7789

Congressman Dave Loebsack, Second District, southeast Iowa
1527 Longworth House Office Bldg, Washington DC 20515, phone 202-225-6576
125 S. Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240, phone 319-351-0789
209 W. 4th St, Suite 104, Davenport, IA 52801, phone 563-323-5988

Congressman David Young, Third District, southwest Iowa
515 Cannon House Office Bldg, Washington DC 20515, Phone: 202-225-5476

208 West Taylor St., Creston IA 50801, phone 641-782-2495
501 5th Ave., Council Bluff, IA 51503, phone 712-325-1404
2700 Grand Ave, Suite 109, Des Moines IA 50312, phone 515-282-1909

Congressman Steve King, Fourth District, northwest Iowa
2210 Rayburn House Office Bldg, Washington DC 20515 Phone: 202-225-4426
1421S Bell Ave, Suite 102, Ames IA 50010 Phone: 515-232-2885
723 Central Ave, Fort Dodge, IA 50501 Phone: 515-573-2738
202 1st Street SE Suite 126, Mason City IA 50401 Phone: 641-201-1624
306 Grand Ave, PO Box 650, Spencer, IA 51301, phone 712-580-7754
526 Nebraska St, Sioux City, IA 51101, phone 712-224-4692

Adverse Action Legal Defense Fund (AALDF) and the Adverse Action Legal Defense Plan (AALDP).
To be eligible for the AALDF benefits, you must be a Member and have paid dues to UPMA (or NAPUS/League) for six months prior to the date the alleged conduct or performance deficiency occurred.

Brenda K. Gibbs, PO Box 445, Garnavillo IA 52049-0445
H: 563-964-2178, C: 563-880-9490,  
National Representative for IA, ND and SD

Dixie Bentley, 1334 Whitetail Ave, Sumner, IA 50674-9586
C: 319-240-6289,  
National Representative for NE, KS, CO and MO

Amanda Reavis, Iowa Member Representative, 501 Washington Ave Apt 3,  Grinnell IA 50112     (H) 641-792-3568   (C) 641-417-9002,    
    Grinnell, IA    (O)  641-236-5353

Amy Quick, Iowa Member Representative,   513 Main St,   Kelloge  IA  50135                      (C) 641-521-9822 
                    (O)  319-444-2340

Hartley D. Alley, UPMA Legal Defense Attorney, 23107 Fairway Brg., San Antonio, TX 78258-7129

1.Tentative Iowa UPMA Program
2. Adverse Action Representatives
    National     &   Iowa
3. UPMA Interim Board Members
4. Senator's and Representative's addresses and 
    phone numbers.
5. website contact information

6.OPM scam alert 3/22/2017
7. Meetings & Telecoms
2016 UPMA Interim Board meeting and telecom dates

September 14, 2016 Telecom
Discussed the State Paper (name, publisher, and frequency). 2017 State Convention possible location and dates. Board meeting date, financial audits, 2017 budget, and the Iowa by-laws.

October 29 & 30, 2016, Holiday Inn Airport Hotel & Convention Center
Financial audits and current balances of NAPUS/League.
Determination of Financial Institution to be used: Signature Credit Union.
Co-Secretary’s/Treasurer’s duties.
State Paper: Publisher and frequency
Budget FY 2016 – November 1, 2016 through ?, 2017
2017 Iowa State Convention will be at the Holiday Inn Airport Hotel & Convention Center, Des Moines, IA, dates to be determined.
National Convention, Louisville, KY, August 5th to 10th, 2017.
Iowa UPMA Bylaws.
Iowa Rules of Audit.

November 18, 2016 Telecom
Present information from the national UPMA telecom on Adverse Action Counselors/ Postmaster Representatives.

Next telecom in January 2017.

March 2017, The Hawkeye Heartlander will be published by Wilcox Printing, 102 S Main St, PO Box 167, Madrid, IA  50156 as a Periodical.
2017 Iowa UPMA Convention 
Friday, April 21, 2017 to Sunday, April 23, 2017
Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center
6111 Fleur Dr.
Des Moines, IA 50321           phone (515) 287-2400.
3/22/2017 UPMA Gold
OPM SCAM ALERT: from Carrie Kuester
   The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has issued a Scam Alert to all Federal Retirees regarding a scam in which imposters are contacting federal annuitants to try to steal money from them. This is how the scam works: An imposter claiming to be an OPM employee contacts a retired federal employee and threatens to cut off his/her retirement payments and tells them that a magistrate will prosecute. Then the imposter demands an immediate payment. The imposter can sound quite convincing and my actually use real names and titles. They may also have identifiable information on the retiree they contact.  
  Remember, OPM never makes phone calls such as these to retired federal employees, so DO NOT fall for any such phone calls.  
  If you have encountered or may encounter one of these scams, please report it to the OPM Office of Inspector General by calling the hotline at 877-499-7295 or use the OPM online complaint form which can be found on the IG Section of the OPM website Please share this alert with your federal retiree friends who may not have e-mail.  

      2017 Iowa Chapter of UPMA State Convention Program 
                     (working copy) as of April 4, 2017
FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017
Registration 10:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.
Opening ceremonies & business session 1:00 pm
  Color guard, invocation, pledge, mayor & CVB welcome
Vote on proposed Constitution
Legislative VP – Johanna Hill
Skype session – Bob Levi, UPMA National Legislative Director  
Career Development VP – Janeene Beeman
Time and Place Committee meeting
  Retirees meet to vote on proposed Retirees Constitution
Large group training; Inspection Service
Large group training: Tony Borts - scanning

Meal and Entertainment 6:00 P.M.

Registration 7:30 A.M. – Noon
Memorial Service 8:30 A.M.
Business Session: 9:00 A.M.
  Call to Order - President  
  Pledge of Allegiance  
  Membership VP report – Ellen Opperman  
  President Retirees – Diane Howland, Tom McGuire
  Secretary Report- Janet Plumb
  Treasurer Report – Rich Springer  
  Editor – Sheila Ludwikowski
  Remarks – Nancy Malmquist
  Member Rep Report – Amanda Reavis  
  PAC –
  10:15 Retirees to elect officers
  Edmund Carley – UPMA National Vice President
  USPS Hawkeye District Manager

 Lunch Noon
PAC Auction
State Candidates for Iowa UPMA Board
Large Group Training, 2 sessions 2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

 Banquet: (cash bar) 6:00 P.M.  
Entertainment - Code Blue Band 7:30 P.M.

 SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017

Morning Business Session: 8:30 A.M.
  Call to Order – President
  Pledge of Allegiance  
  Election for Iowa UPMA Board
Election for National Officers
PAC Report –  
Installation & remarks - elected Board
Time and Place Committee report
Unfinished business
Closing Comments – President  

Drawings will held during the business session.
HOSPITALITY ROOM: Friday & Saturday