Presidents Message


Hello Everyone,


It's a start of a new year and a new COCA President and V.P. for the next 2 years.

The officers for 2024-2025 are John Fifer, Pres., Rich Wolfin V.P., Keith Morris, Treas., and Shelia Scott, Secretary.


I would like to THANK YOU, Phill Emmert for being our President for the past 4 years.  Phill received The C.O.C.A. President’s Award at the fall meeting.


Also, the COCA Hall of Fame award was presented to yours truly, John R. Fifer.


We were unable to celebrate the C.O.C.A.'s 25th Anniversary, because of COVID restrictions that were still in effect. So, we will be celebrating COCA's 27th Anniversary at The Sanfilippo Estate (Jasper’s) during the Spring Chicagoland Show in April. The celebration will be Thursday evening April 18th, 2024, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. There will be cake and beverages served. This is a self-drive event. The address is: 789 Plum Tree Road, Barrington Hills, IL 60010.


Only paid (2024 dues year) COCA members may attend, and you may bring one non-COCA member as a guest. There is a limit of 200 attendees. Tickets are $25 each for member and guest. ($50 total)


Tickets may be purchased by sending payment to the COCA Treasurer

Send ticket fees to:


Keith Morris

4804 Clubview Ct.

Fuquay-Varina, NC  27526


Or by PayPal to

Include names of MEMBER AND GUEST.

 Payment must be made in advance, by April 1, 2024, and you must pick up a wristband at the Doubletree hotel on Thursday, April 18. 


The DoubleTree by Hilton in Libertyville-Mundelein is ready for you to make your reservations for the Chicagoland Show in April, make sure you make it under C.O.C.A.


New rates are $119.00 per night (1 King or 2 Double Beds) and include a breakfast voucher for $5.00 off the breakfast buffet. Rooms are available April 17 thru 21, 2024.  MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS HERE ONLINE  or you may also reserve your room by calling the hotel at 800-774-1500 and using code 90J


The Chicagoland show is April 19, 20, and 21st, 2024. I hope to see you there.


Last, but not least, the C.O.C.A. Convention for this year is in the works, details are still being ironed out. All I can tell you is that it is scheduled for early October.


       Until we meet again.

          John R. Fifer

      C.O.C.A. President