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2020 AROC-US Convention
2020 AROC National Convention Postponed
New Dates: Sunday, July 18 to Sunday, July 25, 2021
Important Announcement to AROC Members
April 6, 2020 - The highlight of our AROC calendar is always the much-anticipated National Convention, held in wonderful locations around the country and Canada. For 2020, our Rocky Mountain Chapter convention team headed by Scott and Vicki Walker, created Alto Miglia, and arranged an outstanding program of pre-convention tours and convention activities for this year’s gathering of upwards of 500 participants in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Until recent days, the convention team and your AROC Board were hopeful that the COVID-19 pandemic spreading throughout our country would have abated by July, safely allowing us to proceed with the convention. However, with no assurances of what the next few months would look like, we had to act and put the health and safety of our members first. In one of the most difficult decisions that the Board has ever had to make, our convention, never cancelled in 62 years, was postponed to July 18 - 25, 2021.
What do we do now? As the convention catch phrase says, let's be "Looking Back/Moving Forward.”
Activities Postponed to 2021
Let us reset our calendars and look forward to being in Colorado Springs next year. The pre-convention tours will run from Sunday, July 18 to Tuesday, July 20, 2021, with regular convention activities kicking off on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at the same host hotel, the Doubletree Hotel in Colorado Springs. All events offered (and those which you may have already signed up for) are rolled over to 2021. Prices are the same. Options are the same.
If you have registered for the Convention and its activities, we encourage you to keep your registration intact and all of the events you have paid for will roll over to 2021 with no changes in prices and activities. If you would prefer a refund, please contact Scott Walker, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; monetary refunds will be slightly reduced because processing and bank fees previously taken out of the original charges do not revert back to the Chapter.
Individual Room Bookings Must be Cancelled
First: If you have reserved rooms at the Doubletree Hotel, you will need to call ph) 719-576-8900, and reference Group Code ARC to cancel. Be sure to ask for a confirmation number for your cancellation. Second: You may reserve your 2021 rooms after August 1, 2020, with the same code, ARC. Be assured the room block will be in place.
If you were participating in the pre-convention tours, please cancel any lodging arrangements you may have made. Our hotels and motels are very small establishments and we want to make sure they are eager to have us back next year. More details will follow on lodging for the 2021 pre-convention tours.
Together, the Alfisti family will work together, helping each other as needed, until we all get to the other side. Then we will enjoy Alfa driving events and activities galore together!
Looking forward to motoring on with you soon. Stay healthy, stay safe, stay strong.
Cindy Banzer Scott Walker
AROC President 2020-2021 AROC Convention Chair
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