July 2015 marks the first time the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America [FOCA] will be holding its annual national convention — the 89th in the organization’s history — in conjunction with the Orthodox Church in America’s All-American Council.
The convention will be held in Atlanta July 18-20, 2015, while the 18th All-American Council will open July 20 and run through July 24.
The FOCA’s activities will begin on Saturday, July 18, with the President’s Golf Outing at the Stone Mountain Golf Club, located in Stone Mountain National Park near downtown Atlanta. The cost is $75.00 per participant, which includes 18 holes of golf, cart and entrance fee to the park.
Two tours — CNN and Coca-Cola — are also scheduled for Saturday. The FOCA Board of Trustees will meet at the hotel at 3:00 p.m. Attendees are invited to attend Saturday evening Vespers at Atlanta’s Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral at 6:00 p.m., with the convention open house slated to begin at 8:00 p.m.
On Sunday, July 19, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon will preside at the Divine Liturgy at 9:00 a.m. At 6:00 p.m. that evening, the convention banquet and dance will be held.
A 90-minute Peachtree Trolley Tour of Atlanta proper will be offered on Monday, July 20, at 9:30 a.m., with convention sessions scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
Forms for placing ads in the commemorative book and ticket orders for convention events are available on the FOCA web site. Related information on convention and AAC lodging registration is available here.