VIDEO Introducing MH/OSTA

OSTA 2017 Annual Meeting

Stepping UP
OSTA's  2017 Annual Meeting held in Salem was both informative and fun.  The theme this year was Stepping Up, encouraging members to step up the the challenge to become more active, share their talents and built membership.  Senator Sara Gelser, chair of the Senate Human Services Committee, gave a keynote addressing topics of rent stabilization and the SB 277 which passed recently.  She offered advise on how to get our legislators involved in hearing our concerns.  John VanLandingham spoke on the Manufactured Housing Landlord/Tenant Coalition's history and moving forward to addressing the issue of enforcement, a main concern of home owners, in this year's meetings.  Breakout sessions covered Understanding Your Contracts, Option to Purchase, How to Conduct a Meeting and Membership Building. We also had a junior reporter in attendance who interviewed Senator Gelser.  Our silent auction had many wonderful items including paintings, gift baskets, and handmade quilts.  A soup and salad lunch was served and Jane and Rita entertained us with another one of their humorous takes on being on the OSTA board.  We also conducted our annual meeting which included election of board directors. The members also voted in a Bylaw amendment replacing an annual audit with a two member review of the financial books.
John VanLandingham talking about the Coalition
Sam Inglehart interviewing Senator Gelser

Rita and Jane entertaining us with a song.