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Vision for the Future: Comments on Revised Governance Proposal Due by Noon on August 31
Two weeks ago in the NFDA Bulletin, NFDA shared with all members a draft proposal that would update NFDA's governance structure. The Executive Board is grateful to everyone who took time to review the proposal and share feedback. Based on the comments received, the Executive Board has revised the proposal and is, once again, asking for members to share their comments. A brief version of the proposal, has been posted on the NFDA website. Please review the most current proposal (as of 8/19/15) for full details and access to a short feedback submission form. The comment period ends Monday, August 31 at noon CST.
Save Up To $100 On Convention Registration – Early-bird Deadline is September 11
Time to take advantage of early-bird registration prices for the 2015 NFDA International Convention & Expo is running out! Sign up by September 11 and you will save up to $100 on your registration fee for the event you've been looking forward to all year!
Registration Deadline for Indy City Tours Extended
Engaging workshops ... lively social events ... riveting keynote speakers ... the world's largest funeral service expo. While you're planning your schedule for the 2015 NFDA International Convention & Expo, be sure to make time to explore our host city. NFDA has planned exclusive tours to help you get to know Indianapolis. The deadline to sign up for tours has been extended to September 18!
Suicide Loss Outreach Program Launched Nationwide
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention launches resource to help survivors of suicide loss.
Rita Schulte of Fairfax, Virginia, lost her husband, Mike Schulte, to suicide in November 2013. He was a dentist who had recently traveled to Haiti, where he had done free dental work, as well as to Nicaragua to help build a house for an orphanage there. His death shocked Rita and left her confused and reeling. Even though she joined a weekly bereavement support group through her church, she still felt very alone in her grief, as the group was mostly made up of people who had lost family members to cancer. It wasn't until she received a visit from Mary Anne Burke, a local volunteer with the Survivor Outreach Program, who had also lost a family member to suicide that Rita felt connected to a community of loss survivors and finally began to heal.
Cast Your Vote Now! NFDA Innovation Award Will Be Presented at 2015 Convention
Innovation abounds in the Expo Hall at the 2015 NFDA International Convention & Expo
For Immediate Release: August 10, 2015
Brookfield, Wis. – The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) invites funeral service professionals to select the recipient of the 2015 NFDA Innovation Award. Established in 2009, the NFDA Innovation Award recognizes and promotes creativity, innovation and excellence among funeral service suppliers and vendors. The winner will be announced on October 19 during the Opening General Session of the NFDA International Convention & Expo. The NFDA Convention will take place October 18-21 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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