June 11, 2021
General Session & Award Luncheon
LOCATION & TIME CHANGE - Registration Closed
Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center
OJFSDA is pleased to announce that we will hold our first in-person General Session since the onset of the pandemic on Friday, June 11, 2021 starting at 9:30AM at Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center (100 Green Meadows Drive South, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035).
A significant portion of this general membership meeting will be spent sharing information on the federal funds available to counties and county agencies through the American Rescue Plan and beginning a peer-to-peer exchange of ideas and promising practices to consider.
Following the meeting, we will be honoring 2020 Outstanding CDJFS Director of the Year award recipient, Tim McCartney of Hamilton County, during an award luncheon as we were unable to gather to do so in December.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE EVENT
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED:
It is now more imperative than ever to have an accurate count for the meeting room setup and meals. To obtain this, your online registration* must be submitted HERE no later than Thursday, June 3rd. Given the circumstances, OJFSDA will be unable to accept registrations after this deadline.
*To submit your RSVP, you will need to sign in or create an account before you are able to access and complete the brief registration form.
For those arriving Thursday, June 10th, after further consideration OJFSDA has opted to provide pizza from 6:00-7:00PM for those who do not wish to leave the property for dinner following the Welcome Back Reception. Additionally, while the on-site Pub will not be serving food, it will be open to the public from 6:00-11:00PM for those who wish to utilize it.
If you prefer to gather a group of your peers to go out to dinner at a restaurant in the Polaris or Lewis Center area, we highly advise you to make reservations in advance to ensure the restaurant is able to accommodate your party at your desired time. A listing of Polaris’ dining establishments can be found here.
A continental breakfast and plated lunch will be provided on Friday, June 11th.
A room block is available at Nationwide for those attending the Welcome Back Reception or who prefer to travel to Columbus Thursday with check-in beginning at 3:00PM. The room rate is $129.00/night for a single or a double. Reservations can be made online HERE or by calling the Nationwide hotel directly at (614) 880-4300 using group code 267739 before the May 27th cut-off date.
Parking is free in any lot on the premises.
OBSERVING VENUE GUIDELINES:
With the evolving nature of COVID, OJFSDA will comply with all policies and procedures in place at the venue at the time of the event. This information will be shared with registrants ahead of time so that those participating in person may prepare in advance to do so safely.
Please note: While Governor DeWine has announced the lifting of existing public health orders on June 2nd, this does not mean that the venue will opt to alter any or all of their current health and safety policies and/or procedures.
VIRTUAL MEETING PARTICIPATION AVAILABLE (REGISTRATION REQUIRED*):
The membership meeting will be streamed live from 9:30AM-12:15PM via Zoom for those who wish to participate virtually (link forthcoming). We also plan to record the meeting and share this recording with the full membership to afford those unable to join us at the time of the event either at the venue or online an opportunity to receive all provided information and updates.
*Please use the registration link provided above to register as a virtual participant.