Thanks to Tribute Technology’s pledge to match donations dollar for dollar (up to $10,000), the Selected Educational Trust raised a total of $22,159 from member firms, individuals and supporting organizations from September 15-October 31, 2022. The funds will be used to provide educational opportunities for those working within and for the independent funeral service profession. selectedtrust.org
Selected Independent Funeral Homes has appointed a new Group 4 board member. Eric R. Trimble of Trimble Funeral Home & Crematory (Moline, Illinois) will fill a vacant board position and serve as the new Group 4 board representative. Trimble is president of a 148-year-old firm and stated that Selected has been an important part of the firm’s culture “forever.”
Trimble, who says he most enjoys participating in the group roundtables, hosted one shortly after opening Trimble Pointe in 2014. He is a Selected Transfer Services agent and participates in the Discussion Forums and Educational Trust job fairs.
Besides serving as past president of the Illinois Funeral Directors Association, Trimble also served as Selected’s first board chair in 2020. He has also served on the American Board of Funeral Service Education, two terms on the Illinois Funeral Directors and Embalmers Licensing and Disciplinary Board and has been a speaker at several professional conferences.
“I am both honored and humbled by the opportunity to serve on Selected’s board because the association has been an important resource for our firm for many years,” said Trimble. “I look forward to serving our members and our profession in this new role… At this point in my career, to pay it forward to the profession is important to me.”
The entire Selected Board of Directors includes President Byron Calhoun, Bedford Heights, Ohio, Group 2 • Board Chair Al Asta, Phoenix, Arizona, Group 6 • John Kepner, Huntersville, North Carolina, Group 3 • John Keohane, Quincy, Massachusetts, Group 1 • Tom Antram, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Group 5 • Barbara Risher Welch, Montebello, California, Group 6 • Christopher Waite, Medina, Ohio, Group 2. selectedfuneralhomes.org; 800-323-4219