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March 9, 2015
Important License Renewal information from ODOL

The Oklahoma Department of Labor (ODOL) has sent out an important renewal information notice specifying their new requirements, and due to a considerable amount of confusion, I'm publishing the information provided in the ODOL notice in a PDF format so it can be printed out on request. just click here.


March 5, 2015
May 2015 meeting location defined

The May 1st and 2nd, 2015 OMLA meetings, including any classes, will be held at our regular location at the I40E Hampton Inn in Midwest City as shown on our OKC location tab on the site.

Actual site locations for meetings are always subject to availability and adequate facilities, so check for actual location prior to the regularly scheduled meetings.


February 23, 2015
Next scheduled meeting is in OKC

The February 2015 Annual Distributor's Show and business meeting has completed and was a big success. 4 new members and one re-instated member were accepted. They can be reviewed in the February 2015 posted minutes. Our next show will be held in the OKC area and has been moved to the August 2016 meeting due to adverse weather conditions experienced the last few years. The May 2015 meeting  and education opportunities will be held in the OKC area but the exact location and the actual class(s) are still being resolved and will be posted when determined. No legislation is being being brought forward at this time and not expected for this session, however, we will continue to monitor to protect our industry.


February 5, 2015
2015 Annual Distributor's Show this weekend

The 2015 Annual Distributor's Show is being held this Saturday February 7th, at the Wyndham Tulsa Hotel from 9 AM to 3 PM. The Members General Business meeting will begin at 3:30 PM (30 minutes after show end) You will have the opportunity to visit many Vendor booths, visit with fellow locksmiths, get a free meal during the lunch hour, load up as much literature as you can carry, and many of the Vendors offer show specials on many of their products. Please come and support the Vendors you use all year long. Face-to-face associations with them builds great relationships.


November 15, 2014
The November General Business meeting

The November 2014 OMLA General Business meeting was held this evening (Nov. 15th, 2014) in Tulsa. The three serving Directors will continue to serve for the next 2 years (they were elected by acclimation as no other candidates came forward. Issues concerning OMLA and the Locksmith Industry in general were discussed and future classes were proposed and scheduled for May 2014 in OKC and August 2014 in Tulsa (assuming the equipment necessary becomes available). The meeting room was full and most present participated throughout the meeting. Several door prizes found new homes. Our next meeting will be in Tulsa for the Annual OMLA Distributor's Show at the Wyndham location. Be sure to set your schedules to attend. See you there.

The 2016 Annual Distributor's Show is being moved to the August meeting for weather reasons.


October 31, 2014
November 2014 Hotel reservation ref. number

The reservation number for the November 2014 meeting at the Wyndham Hotel in Tulsa is 10316798. Using this number will allow you to use the special OMLA rate for the weekend.  See you there.


September 10, 2014
Distributor Show Poll

******NOTICE******     ******NOTICE******     ******NOTICE******

We (OMLA Board) are conducting a poll as to when our annual OMLA Distributor's Show is held.

We're considering the possibility of moving the show from the 1st week in February to the meeting held the 3rd week in August, so we're seeking your opinion.


Please click the link below to visit the voting page.

click here to vote


August 21, 2014
November 2014 class announced

The November 2014 class has been announced. Please check out our Educational Opportunities for class info and time.


August 13, 2014
Report from Emerging Technology TPG meeting held 8/12/2014

The Emerging Technology live teleconference was held Tuesday August 12th, 2014. A brief set of comments by leader Jack Sink, the results of discussions, and the participants are available by clicking on this link.


August 8, 2014
TPG Agenda and link up info

If you have any questions please contact Lowell Roberts and he will present them at the meeting if you are unable to attend or link in. click on agenda link for pdf file.  This is an update for the meeting called by Jack Sink last week to be held Aug. 12th.

Subject: TPG Emerging Technology Discussion Agenda

 Next Tuesday at 1:30 PM CDT the group will be able to join a virtual GoTo meeting to discuss the impact of emerging technology on the alarm & locksmith regulatory licensing and oversight in Oklahoma. I’m attaching an agenda for the discussion but I’ve in no way attempted to outline all the issues and examples of impact. As the thought leaders in this industry I’m looking to you to lead the discussion.

Attendees can join via the link below or simply arrive at SSUSA’ office in Mustang at 1:30 to participate in person.  Please don’t hesitate to call me if there are any questions. If you have material you would like presented on screen, please email that to me at jacks@ssusa.net and call to confirm receipt.

 1.  Please join my meeting.  https://www1.gotomeeting.com/join/298796273

2.  Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended.  Or, call in using your telephone.

Dial +1 (312) 757-3111

Access Code: 298-796-273

Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting

Meeting ID: 298-796-273

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August 4, 2014
John Sink announces 1st of Special Ad Hoc meetings

John Sink is holding the first of a sequence of special AD HOC meetings on August 12th, 2014. Additional meetings will be announced as they are scheduled. Please take time to read his letter because it's important to our Industry.


July 24, 2014
OMLA special room rate #

The special room rate number for the August 2014 OMLA meeting is 83324557. you will receive the special rate if used.


June 25, 2014
August Education Class changed due to Instructor's passing

We received word of the un-timely passing of the SAS Instructor for our August classes. Understandably, SAS has asked to re-schedule the intended class to a later date.  We have agreed and have changed the class to Basic Electronics & Access Control presented by Lowell Roberts. All the fees, and specially scheduled events will go on as planned, including the swap meet. The SAS classes will be offered at a later date to be determined. Check the Educational Opportunities section for details.


June 9, 2014
Process changed for ODOL license renewals

ODOL licensing renewal dates changed beginning last July 1st, 2013. The Company license and the Individual license renewal dates are no longer the same. The individual license renewal appears to be the birthday month of the individual, while the Company renewal is some months later so as to split the load up. Please check your individual and Company (if applicable) licenses to determine your renewal dates, then visit the ODOL website and print out the individual or Company renewal forms, fill them out as specified with the appropriate other items required ,including necessary fees, and submit them (failure to renew prior to expiration date causes the fees to double, so don't delay). To ensure the new licenses are received before the current one expires, plan on submitting them a couple of months early if possible. 


June 5, 2014
OKC Alarm & Locksmith Investigator position to be filled

The Oklahoma Department of Labor has been taking applications for the OKC area Alarm & Locksmith Investigator and is now beginning the interview process of the 7 or 8 top applicants. They plan to complete the interviewing process, make their choice and fill the position within the next 2 weeks. We will announce the decision once the process is completed.




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