NASCOE National Convention

Hello All,

As you know last Saturday we voted on whether to have the NASCOE Convention in 2020 as planned, postpone it to later in 2020, or cancel it altogether and move GA to host in 2022 as ID will host in 2021.  The call on Saturday went from noon to 2:00pm so it was a very long debate focusing on mainly liability and financial issues.  But also I think an interesting, unfortunate point was made that social distancing would have to be enforced.  That meant there would be no tours, no hospitality held by any state, group, or candidates.  There would be no meet and greet sessions and probably no Washington folk in attendance.  For those of you familiar with conventions, getting to experience the live perspective of our Washington counterparts and meeting FSA friends from states all across the US, makes the convention.  I thank all the directors and chairs that responded with their opinions and going with the majority of all the responses, Shelby and I as WI Delegates, voted to cancel the NASCOE Convention for 2020 and have GA host the convention in 2022.  In the end, the vote nationwide was 75 to 6 in favor of just that.  So, there will be no NASCOE Convention in 2020, an event that will be truly missed by many.  IN will host in 2021 and GA in 2022. 

 Again thank you to all the directors and chairs that responded with your opinions.  After the call I realized that was probably the last official action I will take as WASCOE president.  It has been an incredible experience representing WI FSA employees for the past 5 years.  I look back and I’m proud of the fact that as an organization we’ve been able to facilitate situations for the better and influence many decisions that have been made locally and nationally to benefit our employees.  I can’t help but think I wish I could have done more in some cases and I just hope that for those involved, you know I did absolutely everything I could to be fair and benefit you where earned.  With that, everyone can know you will be in good, caring hands with your next president.   Now that I’ve been here I believe one is willing to run to be a WASCOE officer because one thinks they care and can help WI FSA.  But after you’ve been here you really come to recognize the people, our members, and the passion everyone has for each other in FSA.  It becomes part of you and you realize you care more than you thought you ever would.  An experience you won’t forget and well worth your time.  Thank you.

Jake Bourget, WASCOE President

PAST NASCOE CONVENTION LOCATIONS

2019 Manhattan, KS
2018 Sioux Falls, SD
2017 St. Charles, MO
2016 Cedar Rapids, IA
2015 Milwaukee, WI
2014 Oklahoma City, OK
2013 Ashville, NC
2012 Boise, ID
2011 Corpus Christi, TX
2010 Hot Springs, AR
2009 Gatlinburg, TN
2008 Omaha, NE

2007 Myrtle Beach, SC
2006 Cleveland, OH
2005 Rapid City, SD
2004 Baltimore, MD
2003 Salt Lake City, UT
2002 St. Paul, MN
2001 Little Rock, AR
2000 Chicago (St. Charles), IL
1999 Oklahoma City, OK
1998 Dallas, TX
1997 Rochester, NY
1996 Omaha, NE

1995 Atlanta, GA
1994 Milwaukee, WI
1993 Spokane, WA
1992 Colorado Springs, CO
1991 Indianapolis, IN
1990 Greensboro, NC
1989 Tulsa, OK
1988 Wichita, KS
1987 Norfolk, VA
1986 Louisville, KY
1985 Fort Worth, TX
1984 St. Louis, MO

1983 Rapid City, SD
1982 Hot Springs, AR
1981 Orlando, FL
1980 Springfield, IL
1979 Memphis, TN
1978 Portland, OR
1977 Louisville, KY
1976 Washington, D.C.
1975 Atlanta, GA
1974 Omaha, NE
1973 Chicago, IL
1972 Buffalo, NY

1971 Denver, CO
1970 Hot Springs, AR
1969 Grand Rapids, MI
1968 Washington, D.C.
1967 Wichita, KS
1966 Columbus, OH
1965 Des Moines, IA
1964 Atlanta, GA
1963 Albuquerque, NM
1962 Minneapolis, MN
1961 Louisville, KY
1960 Kansas City, MO