State-Wide Chapters

 

Chapter Meetings

FRACCA is proud of the work that the local association chapters have accomplished through the years. We invite all HVAC/R
contractors to join one of our regular chapter meetings in your area and to become a member of FRACCA.

Gainesville
The Gainesville Air Conditioning Contractors Association (GACCA) meets every 3rd Thursday at 4:00 PM at the Builders Association of North Florida. For more information or to register contact Bob McCollum at 352-374-4988.

Jacksonville
The North Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Association (NFACCA) meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 11:30 AM at various locations in Jacksonville. NFACCA is offering contractor CEUs at many of
their upcoming meetings. For meeting locations and course information
contact Katie Ade, Executive Director 904-783-3155 or on the web at www.nfacca.com.

Tampa / St. Pete / Clearwater
The Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association of Tampa Bay (RACCA) has varying meeting locations and times, often offering contractor CEUs, including the new Advanced Code course. For information on the next RACCA meeting, contact the RACCA office at 727-209-5745 or visit www.racca-florida.org.

Sarasota
The Manasota Air Conditioning Contractors Association (MACCA) meets every 1st Thursday at 6:00 PM at the Holiday Inn Lakewood Ranch. MACCA is offering contractor CEUs at many of their upcoming meetings and also has a strong apprenticeship program. For more information or to register contact the MACCA office at 941.451.0637 or visit www.macca.us.

Ft. Myers
Southwest Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Association (SWACCA) meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM at Embassy Suites – Fort Myers. SWACCA also participates in an apprenticeship program through the Tri-County Apprenticeship Academy (TCAA). For more meeting information, information on the apprenticeship program or to register contact the SWACCA office at 727-209-0890 or visit www.sw-acca.org.

Orlando
The Air Conditioning Contractors Association of Central Florida (ACCA/CF) meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month. For more information or to register contact Paula Huband at 407-260-2206 or visit www.accacf.com.

Palm Beach
The Palm Beach ACCA assists air conditioning contractors in the Palm Beach area. For more information contact Pam Ripple at 561-585-3880 or visit www.pbacca.org.

Miami
South Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Association (SFACA) meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at varying locations. For more information or to register contact the SFACA office at 727-209-0890 or visit www.sfaca.org.

All local chapter contractors in FRACCA’s membership base relies on local organizations making the commitment to charter themselves as chapters of FRACCA. Each local organization must meet certain criteria in order to charter and maintain a chapter. The chapter pays the dues for each one of its contractor members. For the first time, the state association will consider each contractor (in every chartered chapter) a member of the state group. The state association will not only bring programs, benefits and services to chapters; but also to the individual contractor members, as well.

Additionally, FRACCA provides support for its chapters and their members by developing the following programs:

Packaged educational seminars (including CEUs)
Group Purchasing Programs
Discounted services, annual conferences and trade shows
Extensive communications on industry issues
On-line and website services (including membership referral programs)

ACCA/CF, GACCA, MACCA, MCACCA, NFACCA, RACCA, SFACA, and SWACCA are the chapters in Florida RACCA. Whether it’s sharing industry news, providing educational programming, exchanging best practices on running a business, managing a FRACCA local chapter, legislative representation or involvement in state and local boards, FRACCA members are there to help.

Becoming A FRACCA Chapter

Requirements for Chartering a Florida RACCA, Inc. Chapter

The local Association must be a registered Florida Not-For-Profit Corporation {IRS Code 501,C(6)}. A copy of your “Articles of Incorporation” or your most recent corporation registration renewal must accompany your Charter Application.

Local Chapters are encouraged to maintain their existing identity. It is desirable that your office stationery and other forms of correspondence identify your group as a Chapter of Florida RACCA, Inc.

A local Chapter must maintain a minimum of 20 active Contractor members. Florida RACCA, Inc. dues will be collected on all Contractor members.

A local Chapter must maintain its own Bylaws and conduct an election process for its leadership.

A local Chapter must maintain its own records and bank accounts.

A local Chapter must maintain a permanent mailing address and business telephone number.

A local Chapter must employ a secretary to conduct its affairs. This can be a part-time position or a contracted position.

A local Chapter must conduct (at minimum) six (6) Membership meetings and six (6) Board of Directors meetings per year. Minutes or some descriptive narrative of these meetings will be forwarded to the state Association office within 30 days of the occurrence.

Local Chapters will submit a quarterly listing of all active Contractor members for dues billing purposes. These listings should be submitted on or about the last day of the calendar quarter (March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31).

These listings shall contain the Contractor’s business name, business mailing address, business phone number and the person to contact. These are minimum requirements so that the state office can establish lines of communication with individual members. It is all right if the list contains additional information.

Local Chapters will appoint or elect a representative to sit on the Board of Florida RACCA, Inc. The representative shall support the views of a majority of the Contractors of his/her local Association on the issues.

Provisional Chapter Status
The Board of Directors of Florida RACCA, Inc. may, at their discretion, award a “Provisional” Charter to a local group that has not met one or more of the above requirements. This “Provisional” status is given while the local Association works to meet all of the criteria. This “Provisional” status may not exceed 24 months. Click here for a ChapterApplication.

For information on establishing a chapter in your area, contact the FRACCA office at 727-576-3225 or Info@FRACCAAIR.COM

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