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UPMA Members and Retirees. To have an event or pictures posted on this website,
Send to Jeff Arment,,  403 Thunderbird Dr, Marshalltown, IA 50158, or call 641-751-9141
Send to Tom T. McGuire,, 502 N Thorington St., Algona, IA  50511, or call 515-227-9050

UPMA National website, or

           IOWA UPMA Executive Board 7/1/2021

Jeff Arment,President,   403 Thunderbird Dr, Marshalltown IA 50158
641-751-9141, Conrad

​Kerry Nichols, Secretary/Treasurer, 1519 7th Ave, DeWitt, IA 52742 
309-948-4133, DeWitt, 563-659-3712,

Amanda Reavis, Executive VP – Membership, 1803 6th Ave, Grinnell IA 50112
641-417-9002,    Grinnell,

Rich Springer, VP - Education, 3131 N 3rd St Clinton IA 52732-1643 
563-249-4242, Fulton IL, 815-589-2020,

Aimee Quick, VP - Legislative/Pac, 513 Main St, Kellogg IA  50135
641-521-9822, Marshalltown 641-752-5841, 

Merri Burgart, VP - Communications, 144 Magill Ave Readlyn IA 50668
319-240-6936, New Hampton 641-394-2241,

Ellen Opperman, Iowa Retired President, Bettendorf, IA 52722

Dixie Bently,  Iowa Retired Vice-President,  1314 Whitetail Ave, Sumner IA 50674-9586

Lisa Eittreim, Iowa Retired Secretary/Treasurer,  8009 Plum Dr,  Urbandale, IA 50322-8316
​Congressional addresses and phone numbers as of 1/26/2021
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, FAX 202-224-6020
721 Federal Building, 210 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50309, phone 515-288-1145
111 7th Ave SE, Box 13, Suite 6800, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401, phone 319-363-6832

Senator Joni Ernst, 
730 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510, Phone 202-224-3254, FAX 202-224-9369
733 Federal Building, 210 Walnut St, Des Moines IA 50309, phone 515-284-4574
111 Seventh Ave SE, Suite 480, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401, phone 319-365-4504

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

Congresswoman Ashley Hinson, First District, northeast Iowa, 
1429 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515, (202) 225-2911
308 3rd St SE, Suite 200, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401,  319-364-2288

Congresswoman Mariannett Miller Meeks, Second District, southeast Iowa, 
1716 Longworth House Office Bldg, Washington DC 20515, phone 202-225-6576,  FAX 202-226-0757
125 S. Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240, phone 

Congresswoman Cindy Axne, Third District, southwest Iowa, 
1034 Longworth House Office Bldg, Washington DC 20515, phone: 202-225-5476
208 West Taylor St., Creston IA 50801, phone 641-278-1828 
501 5th Ave., Council Bluff, IA 51503, phone 712-890-3117

Congressman Randy Feenstra, Fourth District, northwest Iowa, 
1440 Longworth House Office Bldg, Washington DC 20515 phone: 202-225-4426, FAX 202-225-3193
306 Grand Ave, PO Box 650, Spencer, IA 51301, phone 712-580-7754
​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 one year prior to the date the alleged conduct or performance deficiency occurred.

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

Amanda Reavis, Iowa Chapter Membership Representative, Grinnell IA Post Office 
1803 6th Ave, Grinnell IA 50112  
(C) 641-417-9002, (O) 641-236-5353

Aimee Quick, Iowa Chapter Membership Representative, Marshalltown IA Post Office
513 Main St, Kellogg IA 50135  
(C) 641-521-9822,

Greg Snow, Iowa Chapter Membership Representative, Clarion IA Post Office
1711 2nd Ave N, Fort Dodge IA 50501
(C) 515-371-1094, (O) 515-532-3182,

Ellen Opperman, Iowa Chapter Membership Representative, Retired
1501 State St  Apt 423, Bettendorf IA 52722
(C) 563-940-3979,

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

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- Obituaries
- OPM scam alert 3/22/2017

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.  

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March 18 - 22, 2023

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April 21 - 23, 2023

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​Keeping Posted for Retired USPS Employees
April 2018 Memorial Service Postmasters

Maxine E. Stein, Postmaster of Newhall, IA 52315, retired January 27, 1989.
She was born November 25, 1927 and passed away Friday, May 19, 2017 at the age of 89.

John William Schlump, Postmaster of Charles City, IA 50616, retired December 28, 2007.
He was born March 24, 1947 and passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at the age of 70. 

Mary Lou(Okey) Strandberg - PM Callendar, IA 50523 retired June 3, 1994.
She was born July 25, 1930 and passed on Aug 23,2017 at the age of 87.

James (Jim) Reinig, PM of Garner, IA 50438 and retired 9/28/1992.
He was born February 16, 1928 and passed away Friday, August 25, 2017 at the age of 89.

Leona Bender, Postmaster of Springville, IA 52336, retired March 4, 1983.
She was born June 5, 1920, passed away November 9, 2017 at the age of 97.

Frank Pontious, Postmaster of Sac City, IA 50583 retired April 30, 1986.  
He was born December 6, 1927 and passed on November 21, 2017.

JoAnn M. Schneekloth, Postmaster of Malcom, IA 50157, retired November 20, 2001.
Born October 16, 1933, died December 6, 2017 at the age of 84.

Paul Green, Postmaster of Gowrie, IA 50543 retired April 30, 1992.
He was born February 29, 1932 in Milton, Wisconsin and died December 8, 2017 in Boone, IA at the age of 85.

Rodger L. Johnston, Postmaster of West Liberty, IA 52776, retired February 14, 1975.
Born on July 28, 1916 and passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the age of 101.

Todd Ohlsen, Postmaster of Ogden, IA 50212 retired July 31, 2012.
He was born in Lake City, Iowa, on March 21, 1960 and died on February 19, 2018 at the age of 57.

Betty Louise(Mellering) Duwe, Postmaster of Garnavillo, Iowa, 52049 Retired June 3, 1988.
She was born May 31, 1923 and died March 2, 2018 at the age of 94.

Carol Margaret Thieman, OIC and Postmaster of Marble Rock, IA 50653, retired July 11, 2005.
She was born on August 24, 1944 and passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the age of 73.


Dorothea M. Watnem, previous Auxiliary Officer, born August 4, 1939 in Fort Dodge, IA and died February 28, 2019, age 79. Husband Bruce Watnem, Retired Postmaster, Pocahontas, IA.

Julie Clancy, Postmaster Manning lost her husband Easter Sunday.                     Julie Clancy
               PO Box 52
               Halbur, IA 51444

Reuben Jacob, Postmaster Winterset and 
Stan Jacob (formerly IT) lost their brother.  

Cards may be sent to:

           Reuben Jacob
           PO Box 9998
           Winterset IA 50273

April 15, 2019 Kate Aulner's husband passed away today from a massive heart attack. You will remember Kate had been the Postmaster in Spirit Lake. She just lost her mother the end of February. Kate Aulner
  511 Walnut St
  Alexandria SD 57311
April 2019 Memorial Service

Vernis "Vern" Van Riper, Postmaster of Missouri Valley, IA 51555. Retired September 1992. Born January 25, 1940 and died July 13, 2018, Age 78.

Robert W. Grote, Postmaster of Portsmouth, IA 51565. retired November 1984. He was born July 31, 1922 and died on March 14, 2019, age 96.

Bernice (Brush) Smith, Postmaster of Lynnville, IA 50153, Retired October 1992. She was born August 29, 1929 and died November 5, 2017, age 88

Bernard "Bud" Smith, Postmaster of Mason City IA 50401, retired December 1986. Born August 22, 1929 and died February 16, 2019, age 90.

Phyllis J. Briese, Postmaster of Meriden, IA 51037. Retired October 2003.
Born April 16, 1935, died February 10, 2019, age 83.

Jack Lee Moorhead, Knoxville, IA, Born August 8, 1950, died February 26, 2019,
Postmaster 5/6/2000 to 10/17/2006

Arlis L. Kinseth, Postmaster of Bode, IA 50519. Retired August 1981.
Born March 12, 1926, died April 4, 2019, age 93. 

Norma Jeanne Wood, Postmaster of Palmer IA 50571. Retired July 2013.
Born June 8, 1953 and died March 19, 2019, age 65, 

Celma Ann "Sally" Birdsall, Postmaster of Floris, IA 52560, retired July 1978.
Born July 14, 1908 and died August 17, 2018, age 110.

Robert “Bob” Wolthuizen, Postmaster of Sanborn, IA 51248. Retired October 2017. Born October 28, 1958, died April 2, 2019 , age 60

MARGO A. TOWNSEND of Quimby, Iowa, 51049, February 10, 1963 - March 27, 2020, age 57, passed away Friday morning, March 27, 2020 at Unity Point Health-St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa. Margo was Postmaster in Nemaha, Washta, Kingsley, and Cherokee, IA 51012.  

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UPMA Fall Tour

Monday, October 17 - Indianola IA Pizza Ranch
Tuesday, October 18 - Denison IA Pizza Ranch
Wednesday, October 19 - Fort Dodge Pizza Ranch
Thursday, October 20 - Manchester Pizza Ranch

Registration at 6:00 PM
Meeting 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

No Charge to Attend.
We will be discussing the current "Hot Topics"
and have a Zoom meeting to go over your
Postal & Retirement Benefits
POOMs will be there for Q&A also
UPMA Gold News Today 7/5/2022

H.R. 82, WEP & GPO NON CO-SPONSORS: from Dave Cook, UPMAR Legislative Chair
We need 9 more sponsors to reach the 290 needed. If you reside in one of the States listed below please contact your representative and ask them to join the other 281 members who have sponsored H.R. 82. 

This is the number of NON-Co-Sponsors in your state: Iowa- 2
Representative Mariannette Miller-Meeks [R-IA-2]
Representative Ashley Hinson, [R-IA-1]