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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
In accordance with the guidelines set forth by References A-E, our VCOC Second Quarter meeting scheduled for 2 April and annual Congressional appreciation luncheon scheduled for 30 April, Capitol Hill Cub, DC, were both cancelled.
In lieu of our in person second quarter meeting scheduled 2 April at the American Legion in Richmond, a Zoom virtual meeting was held on 8 May 2020.
The VCOC third quarter meeting was a Zoom virtual meeting, 17 July 2020.
Our fourth quarter meeting, to be combined with the VCOC annual Congressional appreciation awards, is now scheduled as a virtual Zoom meeting, 8 October, 1000-1200.
With the Commonwealth of Virginia as no exception to the spread of COVID-19, VCOC recommends all chapters conduct business in accordance with the aforementioned references.
Amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, the health and well being of our VCOC membership remains our first priority. Stay safe.