NYSFDA offices, including PrePlan, Directors Choice Credit Union, and NYS Tribute Foundation, will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, 2015. We will re-open on Tuesday, May 26th at 8:30 a.m.
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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NYSFDA will once again be offering a Certified Celebrant Training, June 23 - 25, 2015 at our headquarters building in Albany. Our instructors will be Glenda Stansbury and Doug Manning of the In-Sight Institute.
This training is specifically designed for anyone interested in understanding the process of the funeral service and in learning how to personalize and design meaningful funerals or tributes. Our previous seminars have attracted a wide-variety of participants including: funeral directors; preneed and aftercare specialists; hospice professionals; clergy; chaplains; business people; and students.
The curriculum to be covered: articulating the value of the funeral; listening skills; family meetings; service planning; music and readings resources; eulogy writing; closing ceremonies; master of ceremonies; presentation skills; and developing the celebrant concept in the community.
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. )
- 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.
Newly updated, 3rd Edition!
This definitive, one-of-a-kind legal reference guide is provided with the goal of helping you comply with the wide-ranging and myriad New York State laws and regulations that impact your funeral firm business each and every day. This new edition has been expanded and updated to incorporate all changes in both statute and regulation since our first edition was published in 2008. A publication of the New York State Funeral Directors Association, Inc.
- $99 each for NYSFDA Members
- $99 each for NYSFDA Student Members (Student Membership is available to all mortuary science school students and residents registered with the NYS Department of Health.)
- $299 each for Non-Members.
CLICK HERE to download an order form.
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