Your Florida Council of Chapters (FCOC) of MOAA is taking the COVID-19 virus advisories regarding its potential impact seriously. In view of guidance from the CDC and Florida Gov. DeSantis’ Declaration of a State of Emergency, the FCOC Board met telephonically on March 12, 2020 and voted to cancel the 2020 FCOC Convention scheduled for May 28-31, 2020 in Palm Beach Gardens.
The decision by the FCOC Board was made out of an abundance of caution and is consistent with an approach that considers the well-being of our members and the general public above all else. In this same vein, MOAA has cancelled the annual face-to-face Storming the Hill event, with the emphasis shifting to member engagement via the MOAA Legislative Action Center and engaging with House and Senate members when they return to their districts.
One of the main functions performed at our Convention is the conduct of the FCOC Annual Business Meeting and the election of officers. Procedures to accomplish this task in a virtual manner will be formulated and disseminated in the near future.
FCOC will be refunding the payments received for convention reservations and magazine advertisements and we expect to have the refunds distributed within the next 10-14 days.Should you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to me.
Len Friedlander Col USAF Retired
President, Florida Council of Chapters (FCOC)
Military Officers Association of America
(941) 400-9877 or Via Email