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93rd FOCA National Convention

Discover Columbus with the FOCA!


Calling all explorers! The Ohio District is excited to invite you to discover our host city of Columbus, Ohio for the first time in FOCA Convention history! Located in the heart of Ohio, our capital city is a port of entry and a major commercial, distribution and cultural center. Named for explorer Christopher Columbus, the city offers the perfect backdrop for our 93rd National convention as we encourage you to do some exploring of your own in this great city!

Our convention will be headquartered at the Hyatt Regency Columbus where we have secured a $134 per night room rate. The hotel is conveniently located in Downtown Columbus and is within walking distance to the trendy Arena District, the Short North Arts District, and riverfront recreation on Scioto Mile.

The convention weekend will begin with on Friday, August 30 as golfers head out for the President’s Open golf tournament. Attendees who prefer not to golf will have the opportunity to explore the National Veterans Memorial and Museum, a living tribute to over 40 million Americans who have served our nation since its founding!

Our fun will continue as we gather together on Friday evening with our traditional welcome reception which will be held at the hotel. Greet old friends and meet new ones as we relax and re-connect. Our Akron chapter is planning some Jeopardy-style entertainment which is sure to have you laughing and reminiscing through the evening!

Following our Saturday Plenary Sessions and Vespers, we invite you to explore the city for the early evening. We will meet back together at the hotel for drinks, coffee, dessert, and a comedy murder mystery show. Our Cap City Chapter has organized this interactive “Who Dun It?” which is sure to tickle your funny bone and leave us all with some new “remember when” memories.

Our Fellowship youth won’t be left out! While our plenary sessions are in full swing on Saturday, we’ve got a great team of young adults planning a fun filled day at COSI, the Center of Science and Industry. This unique “center of science” is a hallmark of the Columbus experience. Enjoy hands-on experiences that are guaranteed fun for all ages! Lunch is included in the cost of the outing.

Following the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, you’ll have a free afternoon for more exploring before gathering for the evening banquet and dance. The Campbell Kids are old pros when it comes to glitz and glamour and under their direction, the banquet and dance are sure to enchant!

Our Labor Day weekend will wrap up on Monday, September 2 as we bid you farewell and safe travels as you return home!

The Ohio District Convention Committee has been hard at work planning a great convention. DISCOVER COLUMBUS with the FOCA and see all that this great city has to offer!

Contact Convention Co-Chair Becky Tesar with questions. 216-403-4070 or


Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio, 43215
The deadline for hotel reservations is Thursday, August 8th 2019.  Reservations may be made by calling 614.463.1234 or online.