OCA Annual Convention - February 2 - 9, 2022 - The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba

Join us for the 2022 OCA Annual Convention at the The Ritz-Carlton in Aruba, February 2 - 9, 2022. 

A LUXURY RESORT RETREAT
At the edge of the Caribbean Sea, where the white sand meets land, The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba offers an escape from routine and an opportunity to truly relax. The five-star resort was designed so that guests can easily explore the island or never leave the hotel grounds. Amenities are both comforting and indulgent, and all reflect the spirit, richness and charm of Aruba.

One Registration Includes:

  • Ocean View Room for 7 nights
  • Welcome Reception and Dinner Wednesday
  • Thursday Morning Prayer/Induction Breakfast
  • Theme Dinner and Party on Palm Beach
  • Industry sessions on Friday, Monday and Tuesday
  • Entertainment at Events
  • OCA Hospitality Lounge all Week
  • Complementary Access to the Spa Facilities (steam room, sauna, and whirlpools)
  • Complementary Use of Non-Motorized Water Sports (kayaks, paddle boards and floating rafts)
  • Complementary use of Fitness Center and Jacuzzis

 

Registration Form

Member Travel Form

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Registration and PAYMENT IN FULL deadline to assure the special OCA rate at The Ritz-Carlton is BEFORE December 15th

 


Click Image Above To Download Invitation PDF

 

The Ritz-Carlton

Aruba’s tag line of “One Happy Island” fits perfectly with the vibe of The Ritz-Carlton set along the beautiful Palm Beach. Fiery sunsets and calm, turquoise water are the backdrop for an enticing array of hotel amenities at The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba. At this luxury resort, guests enjoy direct access to a pristine beach and adults-only and family pools. The casino offers entertainment around the clock with table games and slot machines. And the expansive spa incorporates aloe and other indigenous ingredients into transformative treatments.

Note On Rooms:

OCA’s contract with The Ritz-Carlton provides us with Ocean View rooms ($519 + taxes/fees = approximately $646 per night). You will find room descriptions on The Ritz-Carlton website at: CLICK HERE 

 

Extending Your Stay

OCA’s contract with the resort allows up to three days pre and post convention dates at the same rate as our contract, based upon availability.  

Resort Room Upgrades

There are a limited number of Ocean Front, Junior Suites and Executive Suites available at special pricing. Contact David Rule at OCA for details and pricing. 

Aruba Arikok National Park  - Natural Pool

 

OCA Convention Package

Includes: 

  • Ocean View Room for 7 nights
  • Welcome Reception and Dinner Wednesday
  • Thursday Morning Prayer/Induction Breakfast
  • Thursday Theme Dinner and Party on Palm Beach
  • Industry sessions on Friday, Monday and Tuesday
  • Entertainment at Events 
  • OCA Hospitality Lounge all Week
  • Complementary Access to the Spa Facilities (steam room, sauna, and whirlpools)
  • Complementary Use of Non-Motorized Water Sports (sayaks, paddle boards and floating rafts)
  • Complementary use of Fitness Center and Jacuzzi’s             

Optional Services:

Transportation between the airport and resort on Wednesdays only, February 2 and February 9.  

Items Not Included In The OCA Convention Package:

  • Additional room nights
  • Room Upgrades
  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Services of a personal nature, i.e., laundry, etc.
  • Optional activities, excursions and services
  • Meals other than those listed above.

Convention Package Registration Cost:

Member & Guest of Member $8,000 
Member Only (Single Room).$6,700
Guest + One.$7,075
Guest of Member (Single Room) $5,800

Children.Registrations - Please Call David Rule

UTV Off-Road Safari 

 

 Making your reservation (2 steps):

  1. OCA Convention Registration - Send your completed OCA  Registration Form and Member Questionnaire to David Rule at       [email protected]
  2. Airline Reservations - You will need to make your own airline reservations. The airport is Queen Beatrix International (AUA).

Payment Schedule to OCA

The full OCA registration amount is due BEFORE December 15th.  Your hotel room must be reserved by December 15.  OCA will continue to take reservations if rooms are still available, but there is no guarantee after December 22 - this is a deadline given to us by The Ritz-Carlton. Early registration is recommended. No partial registrations (i.e. partial week participation) will be accepted.

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees and room deposits are non-refundable.  We apologize for these strict rules, but are bound by contracts with our hotel and travel partner.  OCA is not responsible for costs associated with any cancellation, and will pass this cost on to you.  If you cancel your room AFTER OCA releases unreserved rooms, then you will be responsible for the entire cost of the week, OCA will NOT BE responsible for your room. For excursions, if there is no penalty assessed by our on-site travel partner, then OCA will refund your excursion cost.  Refunds will be issued after the convention.  Please consider travel insurance.

Optional Excursions

We have an exciting array of land and water choices.  To save on printing and postage, these are being e-mailed in the very near future. Watch for details on the following excursions:

  • Aruba Sightseeing Tour
  • Natural Pool Off-Road Adventure
  • Private Catamaran Snorkel Tour
  • UTV Off-Road Safari 
  • Shopping Shuttle
  • OCA Golf Outing & Lunch at Tierra Del Sol
  • Private Catamaran Sunset Sail
  • Papiamento Restaurant and Entertainment
  • Barefoot Resturant - Elegant Dining in Flip Flops
  • Jet Skiing

 The California Lighthouse

Travel Insurance

You are encouraged to purchase travel insurance.  We understand that things can happen.  You may want to consider optional travel insurance to cover an unexpected cancellation. This is not a service provided by OCA and must be purchased by you from a company of your choosing

Papiamento Restaurant

Statement of Responsibility

Ohio Contractors Association and/or other sponsoring organization(s) act only in the capacity of Agent for the passenger in all matters relating to hotel, sight-seeing and transportation by airplane, motor bus, motor car, taxi, steamship, boat or other means of transportation and, as such Agent for the passenger, hold themselves free of any responsibility for loss, injury, accident, illness or for any additional expenses or inconveniences caused by delayed trains or airplanes or other means of transportation whether brought about by strikes, wars, Acts of God or due to the fault or negligence of any company or person entrusted with any of the above services or from any cause whatsoever. The right is reserved to make any alteration, addition, or omission in the program or schedule when, in our opinion, such alteration, addition, or omission is necessary for the comfort and well being of the group. Refunds will not be given for anything included in the travel programs not used at the discretion of the participant.  

 

Questions?

Call David Rule regarding the Ritz-Carlton, optional excursions, or general convention questions.  614-361-9144.  [email protected]

Call Kim Bowling regarding payments.  614-488-0724.  [email protected]

Registration and payment in full is due before Wednesday, December 15th.  Registrations will not be proessed without payment.