Dear OCCA Members,
With a heavy heart, the latest OCCA board voted to support dissolution of the organization. The organization has brought to life many of Ocean City’s finest and unfortunately, the board found that there are few needs for OCCA.
The beach clean-ups are now managed by the city, the historical society sponsors a day to celebrate the founding of Ocean City, the BIKEOC sponsors its own events. There is even organizations and events to speak up for flooding, dredging and other concerns. The current slate of officers did not find community or membership support needed to drive life back into OCCA.
Prior to full dissolution, the members have a chance to vote to allow to step up, vote in a new board or volunteer actively in OCCA. This is a similar spot to where the past board stood one year ago.
The vote will occur in person at the Ocean City Library on August 25th 2017 at 5pm-6pm. After this date the filing for dissolution will occur. Part of dissolution is plan for financial assets as per the bylaws. At this point in time, federal filing and tax obligations have been met, scholarships in the amount of $3,000 were given to OC High School graduates, a donation to the Alzheimer’s Center at Shore Physician’s Group in Theresa Coggshall’s memory and donations to the three churches that help to feed and care for our community were voted by the board. In addition to this the remainder of the funds would be available to donate to community organizations, scholarship. I am asking for the members or committee chairs/ board to attend the August meeting to decide about the disbursement of funds.