March 2011

Our March Class has been postponed. The officers are thinking about having something this summer/fall.

September 17 – 18, 2010

Here is the class info… on the image to open a PDF file.  You can print it off and send in your class reservations.  I will be sending this same information to MEMBERS that I have addresses for within the next few days.   Class MUST BE PAID for in advance!


Mark your calendars!  You don’t want to miss this one!

Those who took Stacy’s class last year will tell you so!


with Stacy Hetchler

September 17th & 18th , 2010

in Springfield, Mo

STACY HETCHLER from KEY PRO will be back In Springfield with us for our September Auto Class! We had a LOT of fun learning with Stacy last September. The class is well worth it and a must attend if you do any amount of automotive locksmithing or are looking into getting started in automotive locksmithing. There will be an introductory class Friday evening at the Motel. Stacy recommends that you attend this, which is very helpful on Saturday when you actually get to go out and make keys! Saturday we will be carpooling to the class site,  for the hands on part of the class.

UPDATED 7-26-10

March 6, 2010 Class — Springfield, Mo

Here is the March class information.   Our March Class will be a Hands On Basic Level Access Control class (will also have some more advanced information.  Will also set up a network with those present).  It will be held in Springfield, Mo.

Please pass it along to others you think might be interested in the class.

Paper copies will be mailed to members current on their dues  (one per lock shop) and by request.  Information can be downloaded and printed as well.  The motel only has 5 rooms available for that weekend and they MUST be reserved by February 19.  I already have been informed of 2 rooms being taken, so that leaves 3.  If you are needing a motel room and none are available, there are other motels in the close vicinity.   Donuts & OJ will be provided in the meeting room for breakfast and Lunch is also provided with your  PAID CLASS.  Additional lunches can be purchased for an additional cost.

WE WILL BE ELECTING NEW OFFICERS at the business meeting If you have a nomination, send it along with your class registration with name and office you would like the person considered for.

Click on the image to view/print  the class information and registration:  This is a PDF file.

March ’10 Lunch

Rupe called me today and the guys presenting the class on March 6th are going to pay for a catered  lunch.  What sounds good to you?  Here is what we have come up with, if you would like something different let us know.  E-mail me back   by January 15th so we can make plans.

Choice 1:  Pizza
Choice 2: Subway party sub
Choice 3: Buckinghams BBQ

Class is on Saturday March 6, 2010 in Springfield Mo.  We’re going to try and get the same motel (Sleep Inn) that we were in in September.  It will be an basic hands on access control class.  Watch your email and the web page   for more information.  Class registrations will be going out at least 4 weeks before class.  Pre-Registration is required.  To get your member rate, you need to be current on your dues.  I need to update the dues page on the website, so don’t panic if you know you are paid up.  I’ve just been a little busy.

March 2010 Class


Class will be March 6, 2009 in Springfield, Mo.  Still working on some details.  Mark your calendars!

The March 2010 Class is in the works.  We will be having a hands on, basic access control class.  We have 4 access control suppliers that are planning on being there.  It will be held in Springfield, Mo.  Scheduled dates are March 19-20.

More details coming soon.

OPLA CLASS September 18-19, 2009 Springfield, Mo

Ozark Professional Locksmiths Association September Class held on September 18-19, 2009 in  Springfield, Mo

DON’T  MISS OUT on this great opportunity! 

Download & print the class registration HERE

Class Update 7-24-2009  —   Stacy Hetchler, Jim’s son, who does most of the classes, will be the one teaching our September class.

OPLA’s September Hands-on Auto class will be held in Springfield, Mo on September 18-19, 2009. Jim Hetchler from Key Pro will be instructing a Friday evening class and an all day hands on class on Saturday. The Friday evening class will start at 7:00pm (registration begins at 6:30)  in the meeting room at the motel, and will cover tips & tricks on automotive key making. The latest technology regarding transponder systems will be discussed. Opening techniques will be discussed. Key generation and code locations, and the latest transponder and key generation equipment will be demonstrated.

The Saturday class will start at 9:00am (registration begins at 8:00am we will meet in the meeting room and then travel to the class site together) will be hands on, and held at a local junk yard or car lot. The class will be divided into pairs and given tools to use and will make keys for the vehicles themselves. There will be discussion and hands on on auto opening techniques. You will get to dissemble locks and make keys. Also you will get to use the latest in Transponder Technology and key generation equipment. Most techniques will show you how to generate a key for a car in under 10 minutes.


Class fee is $100 for current OPLA members. $150 for non OPLA members.   Class size is limited to 25 persons. Class fee must be paid in advance.   Class registration must be received by September 4th.

MOTEL INFORMATION: Sleep Inn Medical District 233 El Camino Alto, Springfield, Mo  65810. This is the corner of South Campbell & HWY 60

Phone: 417-886-2464

Motel Website:

P.S. Ladies/Wives you’re welcome too! If you’re not planning on taking the Saturday class do

we want to do something together while the guys are in class? We could meet in the meeting

room at the motel and craft or just chat….or maybe go shopping together.  Hope to see you

there too!