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          ***BREAKING NEWS***

        -- IL UPMA Education Conference --
                      November 10 - 12, 2017

   IL UPMA Education Conference is just around the corner in Peoria IL! Plan now to attend!
   Click the Training tab on the right to register and see more information.



The national UPMA website needs to be your first source of information during the drastic processes that are currently taking place. Information is changing continuously, and UPMA leaders have promised to keep members informed with factual information as it is available. UPMA is committed to presenting the facts quickly, without putting out information that later may need to be retracted because of accuracy. Go to for the most current facts.





Illinois UPMA is currently seeking Postmasters and Managers who would be willing to serve as UPMA Reps for their area.  If you are interested, please email or call Ruth Cauble.

"Let us do together what we cannot do alone."


The objective of the Illinois UPMA website is to make it an interactive site to be utilized by all the members of Illinois UPMA.  Your views and suggestions are important and encouraged.  Please submit pictures and ideas to your webmaster.  With your active participation, the site will continue to grow into a useful tool of information about our organization.  You can make it a favorite place for all Illinois UPMA members to visit frequently.


Positive Thoughts

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
~ Henry Van Dyke

Leadership Quote

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we are not really living. Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.
~ Gail Sheehy

All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: act as if it were impossible to fail.
~ Dorothea Brande


Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
~ Aldous Huxley