The COVID-19 Coronavirus has forced all of us to reimagine how to effectively do our jobs while social distancing and respecting others’ rights to avoid exposure to this often-dangerous illness.  The MPELRA Board canceled the June 2020 quarterly meeting and the September 2020 Annual Training Conference to ensure we did not add to our members’ risks.

The committee members who plan the quarterly meetings and the annual training conference joined together to come up with a plan to continue offering professional learning opportunities to MPELRA members (and future MPELRA members).  Beginning this fall, MPELRA will offer a series of talks from experts who were originally scheduled to present at one of our training programs.  We are finalizing a schedule of “FREE FALL FRIDAY” presentations that will be offered every other Friday.  They will begin in September, start at noon and last about an hour each.  They will come to your PC or laptop via the internet, and you will be able to choose to participate in as many as you are interested in and able to accommodate in your schedule.  In the meantime, please try to save your fall Friday lunch hours for MPELRA!  Watch for more information!

2020 Meetings
Friday, March 6 – Cascades Manor House in Jackson
Friday, June 5 – Barton Hills Country Club in Ann Arbor CANCELED
Wednesday, September 16 through Friday, September 18  – Annual Conference at Shanty Creek’s Cedar River Village in Bellaire CANCELED
Friday, December 4 – NEW LOCATION! – University Club of MSU, Henry Center 

2020 Board of Directors Meetings
Friday, February 21 – Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, East Lansing
Friday, May 15 – Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, East Lansing  The May Board Meeting will be held electronically.
Friday, July 17 – Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, East Lansing
Tuesday, September 14 – Shanty Creek – Cedar River Village, Bellaire
Friday, November 20 – Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, East Lansing


Special Discount Offer for MPELRA Members

With what’s left of our summer, Shanty Creek is graciously extending a discounted offer to our members for lodging.  If you can’t be there in September for MPELRA, why not take the family for a summer getaway to beautiful northern Michigan?

Shanty Creek is offering MPELRA members the opportunity to stay at the Resort any time during the entire summer season at our group discount lodging rates:

          Summit Village Guest Room – $104.00
          Summit Village Parlor Suite – $124.00
          Cedar River Village One Bedroom Suite – $150.00
          Cedar River Village Two Bedroom Suite – $173.00

MPELRA 2020– SCR Discount Offer


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  • Due to the uncertainties surrounding the corona virus pandemic, and for the safety of our members, the MPELRA Board has decided to cancel its
  • 2020 Annual Training Conference scheduled for September 16 through 18th, 2020.