(April 3, 2020)— FMCA, the Family Motor Coach Association, canceled the next national meeting scheduled for August 2020 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in a number of events cancellations for the club including the recent 101st International Convention and RV Expo just two weeks before it was set to begin in late March in Tucson, Arizona on March 26.
“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 a different situation where we would be forced to cancel an event late in the game,” FMCA national president Jon Walker said.
“Registration for the Lincoln convention was 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 agreed to cancel the event.”
Before these two cancellations, FMCA had never cancelled an agreement after the registration began in its 57-year history.
FMCA has 10 regions that each host an area rally almost every year, and some of those have already been canceled. Numerous FMCA chapters (subgroups within each region) have canceled rallies as well as RVers in North America dealing with the spread of the virus and the “stay at home/shelter instead” orders.
The club’s next international convention will take place from March 10 to March 13, 2021 in Perry, Georgia.