Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Hotel information

 Northeast Ohio Van Congress will be your host for the 2023 Council of Councils in Independence Ohio.


It will be February 23-26, 2023 

Holiday Inn Cleveland South-Independence 
6001 Rockside Road, Independence, OH 44131 
Phone: (216)-524-8050 

https://www.hirockside.com/ Room rates for single and double rooms is $129.00USD per night, plus tax (currently 17.5%) You can reserve a room using this link - NOVC Council to Council booking link for Holiday Inn Cleveland South - Independence
or you can call them at 216-524-8050, ext. 298, and let them know you are with NOVC/council of councils. The cut-off date for reservations at this price is January 24th, 2023. More information will be posted at CouncilofCouncils.com as it is available

Friday, August 19, 2022

We have a signed contract!!!

 After a lot of work, we have a host and a signed contract for 2023!

I'm sorry for all the delays, but it is hard to schedule a CofC when nobody wants to host it, thankfully, we have had someone step forward and it's finally happening. 

This will be a joint venture between SOVC and NOVC, and will be held in Independence, Ohio, on February 23-26th 2023.

The host club needs to get a few things in order still, and more information will be forthcoming over the next couple of weeks, please stay tuned for hotel info, etc.


Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Important Update, CofC is Canceled this year.

Good day to all Vanners…

It has been about a month since the last bit of info was posted and unfortunately, we need to do a U-turn on the idea of an in-person Council of Councils event for 2022. 
The majority of the reason is to keep all of us safe during this ongoing pandemic.  The latest variant is spreading like wildfire and the numbers are rising in leaps and bounds, some places doubling the report cases in as little as a week.
It does not appear to be a situation that will resolve in a month’s time. Today the hotel is reporting that they are open and California is not locking down at this time, this could change tomorrow for all any of us can predict.
Based on only a third of the rooms of the block being reserved it seems a lot of you were not anticipating attending. only one ad was sold for the bible to our knowledge. The hosting group has experienced some other hurdles like the original hotel going bankrupt and their spokesperson having personal challenges but Covid is the Camel that broke the straw’s back!

The hosts should not be forced to continue with what looks to be a limited attendance event which could also, in the next few weeks, be prevented from happening due to Covid precautions for gatherings and traveling in general.

Based on all of this and MUCH discussion, the Council for Council board feels it is in the best interest of all of our Vanning family that we cancel the live version of Council of Councils this year.   

We are looking into organizing a virtual meeting on the same date, Saturday, February 26th. Please stay tuned to this site for more info as it becomes available.

The hotel agreement states that if you cancel more than 48 hours before that there is no penalty.
Hoping that those who have booked flights will be able to get a full refund or a travel voucher for 2023.
So far only 1 bid has been submitted and their dates are for the first weekend in February of 2023.

We apologize for this very necessary decision and have tried to be time-sensitive and not wait until it is too late and not pull the plug too early!  

May the 2023 Vanning season be full of lots of events to go to in the warmer weather!   

On behalf of the Council of Councils board.

Geoff Koome & Dave Astro
On behalf of the Council of Councils Board

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Current situation.

So... I know a lot of folks are concerned about Covid and the latest variants.
We (the CofC board) are watching all this closely. As of now, we just can't cancel the event without implying financial hardship on those that have already booked flights, rooms, and other things. We can only safely cancel if lockdown happens again at this point.

If your council decides not to come, that's ok... but we still ask that you at least fill out the rep form so we have your council's current/updated information.

Now... we also have some rumor control.. the host is having problems Tom Chronister proposed this event on behalf of the Pacific Van Council, without any help or feedback from the PVC. Tom is currently dealing with the repercussions of some poor personal choices and is unable to continue with his duties as host. We are evaluating the situation.

Please check back here for updates as we get closer to the event.

Also... please register your council here, and indicate if your council's reps will be in attendance.
https://forms.gle/DCDXhZx7QFrAwgrM8

Friday, December 3, 2021

CofC 2022

As of right now we are still on for 2022! check out CouncilofCouncils.com for more info.

it's time to start registering your reps! please do so at this link. https://forms.gle/DCDXhZx7QFrAwgrM8 .


Also, if you are thinking of hosting, please let us know here... https://forms.gle/UjDL3gJ9XFgerVjy8

and as usual, you can find previous meeting minutes, and other good info at https://www.councilofcouncils.org/

Monday, August 16, 2021

Update on 2021/22 Cofc.

long time no post, figured it was time to start getting active again. the 2021 CofC was delayed a year due to Covid... the hotel ended up going bankrupt and a new one had to be found. all the current information is on CouncilofCouncils.com and it includes the info to make your hotel reservations. I will start bugging reps to register as we get closer.

Friday, September 11, 2020

2021 cofc cancelled.

Hello Vanners,
Hope we are finding everyone out there healthy and staying as safe as possible while still trying to have some safe fun. Current event listing on Florida Van Council is showing 6 or 7 cancelled or postponed events for the remainder of this year, but more events listed  as a go so time will tell!

We have deliberated amongst ourselves as well as with the Nats Board and current hosts for 2021....with the interests of keeping our Vanner family as safe as possible, we need to make the difficult call to Postpone the 2021 event to Feb 7-16, 2022.


Some would say it is too early to make such a decision but we are not alone in looking to the future months and monitoring what is already or still happening, with the Covid issue. With Council events requiring most to have to book air travel and Truckin's are usually time and gas commitments we feel the call needs to be made sooner than closer to the event and the reason to make the call now.
Hoping everyone finds a way to stay safe, sane and having fun !!