The COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in a number of event cancellations for the FMCA RV club. After canceling FMCA’s 101st International Convention and RV Expo two weeks before it was set to begin in late March in Tucson, Ariz., the association’s board of directors voted on March 20 to cancel the FMCA convention scheduled for August in Lincoln, Neb., as well.
“With so much uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, we decided that moving forward with plans for the August event in Nebraska could place FMCA in another situation where we’d be forced to cancel an event late in the game,” said Jon Walker, FMCA national president. “Registration for the Lincoln convention had been open only about a month when we met to discuss, but people weren’t signing up at the usual pace. So, all things considered, the board reluctantly voted to cancel the event.”
Before these two cancellations, FMCA had never canceled a convention after registration started in its 57-year history.
FMCA has 10 regions that each host an area rally nearly every year, and several of those rallies have been canceled as well. Numerous FMCA chapters have canceled rallies also as RVers across North America cope with the spread of the virus and the “stay at home/shelter in place” orders.
FMCA now looks forward to its next international convention, set to take place March 10-13, 2021, at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry. Registration for the event will begin in fall 2020.