Last week the mayor of Tucson, Arizona, recommended large gatherings in the city be postponed. The announcement caused the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) board of directors to vote on its then-upcoming event. The vote ended hopes for its 101st International Convention and RV Expo set to take place March 26 through 29 in Tucson. The event was cancelled.
A letter from FMCA National President Jon Walker said, “We understand that you will have questions regarding the cancellation policy. We ask that you please remain patient as FMCA makes arrangements for this unprecedented situation. Additional communications will follow next week, but we felt it most important at this time to inform you of the event’s cancellation. If you are already in the Tucson area and need a place to stay, the Pima County Fairgrounds will have camping available for those interested in visiting the area.
“We share the disappointment many of you no doubt feel since we will not be able to gather and celebrate the RV lifestyle this month. We understand that you made plans long ago, and some of you already are en route or have arrived in the area and have gone to some expense to do so.
“As you know, this worldwide crisis and pandemic is impacting many facets of life. We did not want to have to make this decision, but as time has gone on, it’s become apparent that this is what we needed to do. FMCA’s top priority has always been to safeguard the health and well-being of our members, exhibitors, and staff. Please take care of yourselves and each other as we weather this storm.”
The organization’s next International Rally and RV Expo will take place Aug. 26-29 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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