NYSFDA's 2015 Annual Convention will be held in Poughkeepsie, August 16 - 19, 2015 at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center and The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. Earn up to 12 CEUs!
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Summer is in the air, and the New York State Tribute Foundation’s 5th Annual Golf Outing will be held at the beautiful DUTCHESS GOLF CLUB in conjunction with the NYSFDA Annual Convention on Sunday, August 16, 2015. The proceeds from the Outing will help the Foundation fulfill its mission to act as a resource to further awareness of issues related to death and dying using the cornerstones of education, philanthropy, research, and consumer outreach.
The NYSFDA Board of Directors recognizes that an organization is only as strong as its leaders. To ensure the continued success of the state association, and to develop the funeral service leaders of tomorrow, the Board approved the creation of the NYSFDA Leadership Academy. The Inaugural NYSFDA Leadership Academy was hugely successful, with eight NYSFDA members graduating in August 2014. (Read more about the 2014 NYSFDA Leadership Academy graduates. )
In observance of Independence Day, all NYSFDA offices including Directors Choice Credit Union, PrePlan, and NYS Tribute Foundation will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2015. NYSFDA will re-open as normal on Monday, July 6, 2015. We would like to wish all of our members, friends, and staff a happy and safe 4th of July holiday.
- Preplanning: A Precious Gift to Those You Love
- Why Preplan?
- Why Prefund?
- New York State Laws Protect Consumers
- If a Funeral Home Closes
- Special Considerations for Medicaid/SSI Applicants & Recipients
- How to Choose a Funeral Director
- The Prearrangement Conference
- After the Prearrangement Conference
- Consumer Checklist for Prefunding a Funeral
- Personal & Financial Affairs Checklist for End-of-Life Planning
The New York State Funeral Directors Association (NYSFDA) has transitioned into a new, more user friendly database and web portal. Each member funeral home and affiliate member must create a password using the email address we have on file to access the new system. Please follow this link and select Forgot your Password to complete the setup of your login information. If you have any issues, please contact Kelly or Michelle at 800-291-2629 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Strong, professional associations utilize the input, expertise and talents of their members in a number of ways. Service as a member of a key standing committee or ad hoc task force is an important way that members create the future of the association through creation of policy, member and public services, or the governance of the organization.
NYSFDA President-Elect Douglas Brueggemann, will soon be appointing committee and special task force members. The charge for each committee is outlined below. If you’re interested in serving on one or more of these committees, please complete and return the form to NYSFDA no later than Friday, July 3, 2015.
CLICK HERE for application.
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