2018 CCoC State Convention

13-14 April

Heritage Eagle Bend Clubhouse, Aurora, CO


Convention Location: Heritage Eagle Bend (HEB) Clubhouse, 23155 East Heritage Parkway, Aurora, CO 80016.  Website: http://heritageeaglebend.com  Free parking is available at the Clubhouse lot; located to the west of South Gartrell Road, enter through a security gate on the west side of the road and park near the Clubhouse (see flagpoles past the golf driving range).

Host Chapter: Mile High Chapter (MHC)
·         MHC President (POC) Dean Casey, 303-942-0632
·         CCoC President/Chapter Representative:  James Sherman, 303-443-0797

Heritage Eagle Bend POC:  Jennifer Stoneking, 720-235-1823 (jstoneking@heritageeaglebend.com)

Convention Lodging:  Ten rooms held at the Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites, 24192 East Prospect Avenue, Aurora, CO 80016 (303-928-7500) under Colorado Council of Chapters (MOAA); located in the Southlands Mall near the intersection of Smoky Hill Road and South Aurora Parkway.  Web site: http://www.fairfieldinnhotelaurora.com.  The group rate for the Colorado Council of Chapters is $109.00 (plus taxes) for the period April 13-14 and you can request one additional night at this rate; the room will have a king size bed, be non-smoking, and include a breakfast.  CUTOFF FOR THIS SPECIAL RATE IS MARCH 13, 2018.  Contact Jason Delp, Director of Sales, at 303-928-7500 with any questions or special situations.



Pre-Registration and payment for meals can be made not later than 6 April either by:

1) Contacting Bob Fretaz (303-694-9584 / 720-261-1207) and sending Bob a check


2) On-line payment by credit card/PayPal (click here)   (See following for menu & cost.)


·         CCoC State Convention and MHC Chapter Luncheon - $27.00 per person.

o   Menu includes the soup of the day, salad, potato salad, Fuji apple coleslaw, meats and cheeses, cookies/brownies, iced tea or coffee.


·         CCoC State Convention Annual Dinner - $34.00 per person

o   There are three choices for this meal:

1.      Prime Rib

2.      Chicken Breast

3.      Salmon Filet

All dinner meals include a salad choice, dessert choice of cheesecake, chocolate cake, bread pudding, carrot cake or German chocolate cake.  Also included are beverages (coffee, iced tea)


FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018

An informal dinner for CCoC current and past officers, staff and friends at 1730 at the Heritage Eagle Bend (HEB) Clubhouse.  Order individually from the HEB dinner menu and pay for your meals and beverages you order by separate bills.  Please notify Jim Sherman if you plan to attend - James.Sherman@ccoc-moaa.org / 303-4430797.



CCoC State Convention Registration (0930-1330) will be in the lobby area of the Heritage Eagle Bend (HEB) Clubhouse.  There is no cost for basic registration with limited refreshments available in the registration area (courtesy of USAA).  All HEB and local veterans and their spouse are invited to all programs and meals.

NOTE - Cost for meals and cash bar is extra.  Please pay for meal cost (luncheon and dinner) in advance by contacting and sending payment to Bob Fretaz (303-694-9584 / 720-261-1207) no later than 6 April .  Meal payments may also be made on-line (click here).

CCoC Board Meeting (0930-1100) will be held in the Windom Room in the Heritage Eagle Bend Clubhouse; a separate agenda will be sent to CCoC Officers and Staff and Chapter Presidents.

CCoC State Convention and Mile High Chapter Luncheon (1130-1330) will be held in the Antero Room at the HEB Clubhouse.  The Speaker will be U. S. Representative Mike Coffman from Colorado’s 6th Congressional District.   

Convention Break (1330-1400) During this break and throughout the afternoon tables with information available on: USAA Insurance and USAA Special Programs, VA Benefits for Survivors, A Summary of VA Benefits, TRICARE, membership in the five Chapters of MOAA in Colorado, the Vet Propulsion Program, Project Sanctuary, and other veterans organizations in the Denver metro area.

Special Programs (1400-1530) 

            Program A – Informational Program on USAA Programs and Services (USAA Representative) in the Windom Room (size 32-40 persons)

            Program B – The Application Process and Veterans Benefits.  (Dean Casey, Veterans Service                   Officer) in the Craft Room

Convention Break (1530-1545)

Special Programs (1545-1700)

            Program C – Update on the Veterans Hospital and Veterans Services (Steven Best, Executive       Director, Continental District, Department of Veterans Affairs) in the Craft Room (size 50-60 persons)

            Program D – The United Veterans Council and Colorado Legislative Activities (Shelly Kalkowski and Dennis Orr) in the Windom Room.


Social Hour (1700-1800) CASH BAR in the Bar area - Heritage Eagle Bend Clubhouse

CCoC State Convention Annual Dinner  (1800-2000) in the Humboldt Room at the Heritage Eagle Bend Clubhouse.

The Speaker will be Adrian Miller, a Denver chef and writer, author of “Soul Food: The Surprising Story of American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time.”  He also describes himself as a “recovering lawyer” and has served as a Special Assistant to former President William Clinton and as a Policy Analyst for former Governor Bill Ritter. He will have copies of his book available for sale during this Convention.  Adrian Miller was awarded the James Beard Foundation [culinary] Award in 2013 and has spoken on cooking for the Presidents in the White House and on the importance of military cooks in the White House.

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