Funeral and Memorial Information Council Launches Unprecedented National Consumer Awareness Campaign
NFDA is a proud member of the Funeral and Memorial Information Council and is pleased to be a part of this groundbreaking national effort to help consumers understand the value of memorialization.
Brookfield, Wis. – The Funeral and Memorial Information Council (FAMIC) is proud to announce the launch of Have the Talk of a LifetimeSM, a national, grassroots public awareness campaign aimed at motivating families to have conversations about life, what matters to them and what they value most. These discussions can help families make important decisions about how they wish to remember and honor the lives of their loved ones through the most meaningful memorialization.
This Friday: Meet the Mentors Entry Deadline
NFDA will host its next Meet the Mentors program for young funeral professionals August 19-20, at the Harvard Faculty Club in Cambridge, Mass. The deadline to enter for your chance to participate in this unique event is fast approaching. During Meet the Mentors, 50 licensees under the age of 40 will have an opportunity to meet, learn from and talk with three of the country's leading funeral directors. There is no cost to participate in the Meet the Mentors program; the attendees, who will be randomly selected from among all entries, only need pay for their transportation to the program. Everything else has been generously covered through a grant from the Funeral Service Foundation. Don't miss out – the entry deadline is midnight this Friday, June 21. Visit www.nfda.org/mentors for more information and to enter.
PBS Debuts Documentary, “Homegoings,” about African American Funerals
Posted: June 14, 2012
On June 24, the PBS documentary program POV will debut Homegoings. Through the eyes of funeral director Isaiah Owens, the beauty and grace of African-American funerals are brought to life. Filmed at Owens Funeral Home in New York City's historic Harlem neighborhood, Homegoings takes an up-close look at the rarely seen world of undertaking in the black community, where funeral rites draw on a rich palette of tradition, history and celebration. Combining documentary-style footage with intimate interviews and archival photographs, the documentary paints a portrait of the dearly departed, their grieving families and a man who sends loved ones "home."
Pursuit of Excellence Entries Due July 12
The deadline for submitting entries for the 2013 Pursuit of Excellence Awards, NFDA's premier recognition program for member-funeral homes, is July 12. Don't miss out on your opportunity to distinguish your funeral home from your competitors! It's not too late to enter; your entry can be submitted online or by mail.
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