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Meeting Schedule and Reports, VCOC Uniform and Resources
The Virginia Council of Chapters meets quarterly: January, April, July and October. In recent years, meetings have been held at the Virginia War Memorial until construction began in 2018 on the expansion project. In 2018, meetings were moved to the Department of Virginia American Legion in Richmond. In 2019, VCOC meetings continued at the American Legion. Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic in 2020, second and third quarter meetings are being held virtually, utilizing the Zoom Platform. The fourth quarter meeting is planned as an in person meeting at Patriots Colony in Williamsburg, with the business meeting followed with awarding of the annual VCOC Legislator of the Year award 2019.
Every two years, VCOC holds an expanded biennial luncheon meeting with officers elected sworn-in at the end of the meeting.
Who attends? VCOC elected and appointed officers, Chapter Presidents and/or Chapter VCOC Reps, Guest Speakers and Chapter Legislative Representatives. Other interested chapter leaders are welcome to attend, including Chapter Auxiliary Liaisons, Chapter Public Affairs Officers and Chapter Membership Chairs.
Legislative break out session. As required, meetings may include time for Legislative Repreasentatives from each chapter to meet, with follow on brief by the chairman to the council on session results.
VCOC meeting schedule, to include storming in both Richmond and DC and the annual Congressional Appreciation Luncheon, may be viewed in the schedule section of the homepage.
When attending Virginia Council of Chapters functions, the prescibed uniform is as follows:
Blue Suit or blazer and pants or skirt
White Shirt or blouse
Red tie or scarf or beads
MOAA Badge (logo)
Name tag showing chapter or VCOC affiliation/title
To the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic, VCOC remains in accordance with the guidelines as set forth by References A-E. Until further notice, VCOC events will remain virtual.
Virginia Governor Governor Ralph Northam has announced that as COVID-19 hospitalizations and infection rates continue to decline and vaccinations rise in Virginia, certain outdoor sports and entertainment venues may begin to operate at increased capacity starting Monday, March 1, 2020. He amended Executive Order Seventy-Two with the next steps of the “Forward Virginia” plan to safely and gradually ease public health restrictions while mitigating the spread of the virus.
At this time, Virginia is in phase 1a and 1b for COVID 19 Vaccination response. Details of this response may be viewed at: Virginia COVID 19 Response.