NASCOE Conventions and Area Rallies

2020 NASCOE Convention Update

May 7, 2020

Greetings NASCOE Members,

As you are likely aware, the NASCOE Board of Directors recently met via conference call.  The sole item of business was to consider how we should move forward with the 2020 National Convention in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic.  NASCOE finds itself in an unprecedented situation and the safety of our members and partners must be our number one concern.  Additionally, NASCOE also has an obligation to limit the potential liability to our association.  After much consideration, the Board of Directors voted to cancel the 2020 National Convention in Savannah, GA.  This decision was not taken lightly, and we want to personally thank all the individual Board members (two from each state) for their preparation, diligence, and careful weighing of the choices. 

NASCOE’s National Convention is primarily our annual business meeting.  While we won’t able to conduct that face-to-face this year, we still plan on having an annual meeting in some fashion.  Research has begun on alternatives to allow us to have a virtual meeting.  The alternatives would facilitate our elections, area breakouts, committee updates, and as many of the business functions of the convention as possible.  We’ll be engaging membership in how best to accomplish this and welcome your suggestions.

One can hardly count all the benefits that NASCOE brings, but fellowship and community are toward the top of the list.  We know that it is disappointing that we won’t be able to see each other, share stories and enjoy each other’s company.  However, these challenges won’t last forever and before you know it, we’ll all be together in Fort Wayne, IN for the 2021 convention.  We will also get to experience the hospitality of Georgia, as they will now host us in Savannah in 2022.

Thank you all for everything you do and please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or comments.

Sincerely,

Rick Csutoras and Curt Houk
National Convention Co-Chairs


Area Rallies

Midwest Area

The 2020 Midwest Area Rally was held on March 4 through 6, 2020 in Branson, Missouri.

Northeast Area

The 2020 Northeast Area Rally was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. Information on the next Rally will be posted when received.

Northwest Area

The 2020 Far-West Area Rally (joint rally with the Southwest Area) was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. Information on the next Rally will be posted when received.

Southeast Area

The Southeast Area was not scheduled to have an Area Rally in 2020. Information on the next Rally will be posted when received.

Southwest Area

The 2020 Far-West Area Rally (joint rally with the Northwest Area) was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. Information on the next Rally will be posted when received.


State Conventions

Information on State Association Conventions can be found by visiting the
NASCOE Events Calendar.

To have your State Convention listed on the Events Calendar, please contact Marcinda Kester, NASCOE Vice President