The Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) has canceled the annual state convention scheduled for this week in Orlando due to the uncertainty of the path of Hurricane Dorian.
“We felt with the damage already done by this deadly storm and the uncertainty of the path over the next 24 hours, we decided that this was not the time for a celebration,” said Rob Cochran, FRVTA President. “We have had to cancel conventions in the past so I know our members and sponsors will understand that it’s better to error on the side of caution. Also it will make next year’s convention twice as fun.”
FRVTA has only had to cancel two other conventions due to hurricanes over 39 years. The most recent was in 2017 when Hurricane Michael forced the closure of the convention in Sawgrass, just outside of Jacksonville. “
We’ve been very lucky over the years,” said FRVTA Executive Director Lance Wilson. “Regretfully we have decided to cancel our annual convention due to the uncertainty of the effects of Hurricane Dorian. Our first concern is the safety of our members and guests. Asking them to travel during this time seemed foolish.
“Our prayers are with the people of the northern Bahamas and all those suffering from this very unusual storm. We thank all our members for their continued support and encourage them to lend a hand in the aftermath.”
Next year’s convention will take place at the Marriott Sawgrass Resort in Ponte Vedra Beach, September 10-13, 2020.