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Welcome To The

Greater Philadelphia Locksmiths Association

The association provides support for its members through continuing industry education classes and an annual conference. We also offer The Connelly-Singer Scholarship Fund for deserving locksmiths.

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Welcome to the Greater Philadelphia Locksmiths Association

The association provides support for its members through continuing industry education classes and an annual conference. We also offer The Connelly-Singer Scholarship Fund for deserving locksmiths.

JOIN GPLA

Thank You!

We wish to thank all of the VIP’s, students, instructors, exhibitors, and other attendees for making the GPLA 2021 Convention a success, and congratulations to all of our 2021 Award recipients! We look forward to seeing everyone back in Philadelphia next year for our 73rd Anniversary Convention!
Clifford L. Shafer, CPS, CML
GPLA 2021 Convention General Chairman

Congratulations to all of our 2021 Award recipients:

2021 Philadelphia Award – Phil Shearer

The Lee Rognon Award: Dan Billheimer and Sven Hellwig, Sr. 

Gerald J. Connelly, Jr. Industry Award – GKL Products

Hermann C. Henssler, Jr. Memorial Award – Barry Wilensky

The Next GPLA Membership Meeting is Monday, October 18th, 2021.

Food & Refreshments will be provided.

Program: Review of the SDC latch retraction Exit Device by Jim Handschuh Jr.
Where: GPLA Headquarters
When: 7:00 PM

The Connelly-Singer Scholarship of GPLA

The GPLA will award two scholarships for up to two days of classes each at our 2022 annual convention. We encourage all interested locksmiths to apply for the Scholarship using the appropriate application (GPLA member or non-member applications) linked below.

Our Newly Elected Officers and Directors

2020 GPLA Officers and Directors

L to R: Director-Jim Handschuh, President-Sven Hellwig, Director-Joe Reustle, ALOA AIL Director-John Truempy, Recording Secretary-Cliff Shafer, Director-Paul Kline, Director-Ed Fitzgerald, Director-Barry Wilensky, Vice President-Maurice Onraet, Treasurer-Marty Arnold, Corresponding Secretary-John Williams, Sargeant at Arms-Orvis Kline.

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Thanks to our sponsors for helping the Greater Philadelphia Locksmith Association make its Mission a reality as well as sponsoring our trade show events.

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