District Calendars & Contacts

 

Virginia Board of Funeral Directors & Embalmers

9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300

Richmond, VA 23233-1463

804-367-4479

VA Board of Funeral Directors & Embalmers

Calendar and Examination Schedule

2019 Board Meeting Dates:

January 24th, April 16th, July 11th, October 10th 


Calendar of Events

October 10, 2019 10:00 a.m. Virginia Board of Funeral Directors & Embalmers Board Meeting

October 13, 2019 Advertisements due to the VFDA office for Bulletin

October 27-30, 2019 NFDA International Convention & Expo, Chicago, IL

October 28, 2019 Virginia Night, Joe’s Seafood Prime Steak & Stone Crab, Chicago, IL

November 20, 2019 Traveling Caravan, Courtyard Marriott, 2136 Riverside Drive, Danville, Virginia

November 21, 2019 Traveling Caravan, Hilton Garden Inn, 121 Village Circle, Bristol, Virginia

January 26, 2020Virginia Funeral Sales Association In-person Membership Meeting, The Quirk Hotel, Richmond, Virginia

January 26-27, 2020 Virginia Funeral Directors Association Winter Conference, The Quirk Hotel, Richmond, VA

January 27, 20207:15 a.m. Virginia Funeral Directors Association Board of Directors Meeting, The Quirk Hotel, Richmond, Virginia

March 24, 2020 VFDA Traveling Caravan, Holiday Inn Tanglewood, 4468 Starkey Road, Roanoke, Virginia

March 26, 2020 VFDA Traveling Caravan, Hampton Inn, 705 England Street, Ashland, Virginia

April 23, 2020 4:00 p.m. Virginia Funeral Directors Association Board of Directors Conference Call

June 21-24, 2020 132nd Annual VFDA Convention, Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 57th St. & Atlantic Avenue, 5700 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach 23451

June 24, 2020 9:00 a.m. Virginia Funeral Directors Association Board of Directors Meeting, Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 57th St. & Atlantic Avenue, 5700 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach 23451

October 18-21, 2020 NFDA International Convention & Expo, New Orleans, LA

June 20-22, 2021 133rd Annual VFDA Convention, Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 57th St. & Atlantic Avenue, 5700 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach 23451


District Meeting Schedules

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District Schedules

BLUE RIDGE DISTRICT(map)
Blue Ridge District Funeral Directors Association

-OFFICERS-

Michael Rorrer, President, McCoy Funeral Home, mccoyfuneralhome@verizon.net

Jonathan Stilwell, Vice President, John M. Oakey & Son, Inc., jonathan@johnmoakey.com

Jeff Wolfe, Secretary-Treasurer, John M. Oakey & Son Inc., jeff@johnmoakey.com

Meetings – Held on the third Tuesday in January, March, May, July, and September

Installation – July

Roster Provided by District

Please click here to find the Blue Ridge District Membership Application

Upcoming Meeting/Event Information:

Blue Ridge Funeral Directors Association
“LADIES NIGHT”
Friday, December 13, 2019
Social Hour ~ 6:00 – 7:00 PM ~ Cash Bar with Hors D’Oeuvres
Dinner ~ 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Entertainment provided by Virginia-Carolina Bluegrass Band
Brief meeting to follow

Holiday Inn Express – Tanglewood
4468 Starkey Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018

Menu (Buffet Style):
Hors D’Oeuvres: Domestic & Imported Cheeses with Fresh Fruit
Choice of Protein: Southern Fried Chicken, Stuffed Pork with Apples & Walnuts, Baked Salmon with Lemon Dill Butter, or Herb Roasted Prime Rib
Sides: Fresh Garden Salad, Mashed Potato with Gravy, Roasted Asparagus, Green Beans Almondine
Dessert: Chef’s Seasonal Choice

$40 per person
Please RSVP no later than Monday, December 2, 2019.
If you need to change your RSVP, I will need a total by this date. I will collect for the total number you have specified after the deadline.
We will not have a CEU presenter for this social event.

Questions? Contact jeff@johnmoakey.com


CENTRAL DISTRICT(map)
Central District Funeral Directors Association

-OFFICERS-

Janet Stephens, President, John Tyler Community College, embalmer323@gmail.com

Stephanie Bell, Vice President, Woody Funeral Home, stephanie.bell@dignitymemorial.com

Kaylinn Bezenar, Secretary/Treasurer, Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service, kaylinn@morrissett.com

Meetings – Held on the second Tuesday in January, March, May, July, September and November

Installation – November

Roster Provided by District

Upcoming Meeting/Event Information:

This year’s installation dinner will take place at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, November 12 at the Hanover Country Club in Ashland, VA. The cost per person will be $65. We will need a head count NO LATER than NOVEMBER 1st. RSVP to Kaylinn Bezenar at kaylinn@morrissett.com

We are still looking for someone for a bar sponsorship for this meeting as well as the $100 gas card for the drawing.


NORTHERN DISTRICT(map)
Northern Virginia Funeral Directors Association, Inc.

-OFFICERS-

Jae Turner, President, Cunningham-Turch, jeromialmorgan@gmail.com

Benjamin Hinkle, Vice-President, National Funeral Home, benjamin.hinkle@dignitymemorial.com

Tyra Baker Thompson, Secretary-Treasurer, Chinn and Baker Funeral Home, tyrabt@yahoo.com

Meetings – Held on the first Wednesday in March, June, September and December

Installation – June

Roster Provided by District

Upcoming Meeting/Event Information:

The holiday dinner for the Northern Virginia Funeral Directors Association will be held:
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
at Waterford at Fair Oaks, 12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy., Fairfax, VA
Cocktails will be served from an open bar from 5:30 to 6:30pm, and a cash bar will follow.

The buffet items will include hearts of Romaine Caesar salad, your choice of boneless chicken breast with an apple pecan stuffing, served with cranberry chutney or marinated NY strip and carved to ask, served with horseradish cream and stone ground mustard.
The Vegan option will be stuffed portabella mushrooms with quinoa and wild rice. Marinated vegetables or roasted Brussel sprouts, and garlic smashed potatoes as a side. Please let us know as early as you can your entrée selection.

The Cost per person will be $65.

As this is our annual association holiday party, a significant other is welcome!

Please reply no later than 5:00 pm Monday, November 25, 2019


SHENANDOAH DISTRICT(map)
Shenandoah Valley Funeral Directors Association

-OFFICERS-

S. Jonathan Hines, President, Coffman Funeral Home and Crematory, Asst. Manager, sjhines.coffmanfuneralhome@gmail.com

Neal Wong, Vice-President, Johnson Funeral Service, Funeral Director, Nwong@johnsonfs.com

Jay McIntyre, Secretary, McMullen Funeral Home, Funeral Director, mcmullenfh@comcast.net

Daniel Chapman, Treasurer, Johnson Funeral Service, Funeral Director, dchapmanp@gmail.com

Meetings – Held on the third Thursday in January, March, May, September and November

Installations – May

Roster Provided by District

Upcoming Meeting/Event Information:

The Shenandoah Valley Funeral Directors Association Christmas Party will be held
Saturday, November 23, 2019
5:30 PM Social Hour, 7:00 Dinner
The Club at Ironwood
62 Country Club Circle Stauton, VA 24401 540-248-7272

Appetizers:
Meat and cheese platter ~ Miniature Crabcakes ~ Steaks and Cheese Eggrolls
Entrée:
Herb Crusted Prime Rib Grilled Shrimp Skewers
Fresh Salad Bar
Smashed Potatoes Steamed Broccoli Green Beans
Rolls and French Bread
Dessert
New York Style Cheesecake with Toppings

The cost for the evening will be $60.00 per person.
Please bring a gift (est. value $25.00) for each lady in your party to exchange. Please R.S.V.P. to Jay McIntyre by November 19, 2019
at 540-421-6585 or ShenvalleyFDA@gmail.com

Thank you to our supply representatives for graciously sponsoring the night’s holiday reception: Batesville, Richards Wilbert, and Federated Insurance.


SOUTHSIDE DISTRICT(map)
Southside Virginia Funeral Directors Association

-OFFICERS-

Paul Spiggle, President, Robinson Funeral Home, spigglefam@aol.com

Butch Gatewood, Vice-President, Norris Funeral Services, butch.1947@hotmail.com

Les Powell, III, CFSP, Secretary-Treasurer, Powell Funeral Home, Inc., lespowell111@gmail.com

Meetings are held quarterly and determined by districts

Installations – Determined by districts

Roster Provided by District

Upcoming Meeting/Event Information:


SOUTHWEST DISTRICT(map)
Southwest Virginia Funeral Directors Association
www.swvfda.com

-OFFICERS-

Tyler Bailey, President, Frost Funeral Home, tylersbaileyfh@gmail.com

John Britton, Vice-President, Mullins-Sturgill Funeral Home, monumentsservices@yahoo.com

Marty Hagy, Secretary, Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home, info@hagyfawbush.com

Meetings – Held on the third Thursday in March, June, September and December

Installation – June

Roster Provided By District

Upcoming Meeting/Event Information:

Southwest Funeral Directors Association
A Christmas Holiday Celebration
at the Historic Martha Washington Inn – Abingdon, VA

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Social Hour 6 PM (Cash Bar)
Premier Dinner Buffet 7 PM

Half and Half $$$ Drawing
Christmas Gift Exchange ($25 value suggested)
Door Prizes

Reservations are required. RSVP by Monday, December 9 to 276-679-0192 or text to 276-219-9949
$55.00 per person


TIDEWATER DISTRICT(map)
Tidewater Funeral Directors Association

-OFFICERS-

Ron Vance, President, Holloman-Brown, ron.vance.fsl@gmail.com

Lynda Harris, 1st Vice President, Kellum/Smith & Williams Funeral Homes, lynda.harris@dignitymemorial.com

Eric Wray, 2nd Vice President, E Vaughn Wray, evaughnwray@gmail.com

Bryan Graves, Treasurer, HD Oliver, hdofh@aol.com

Jamie Karpa, Secretary, R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home, Jamiekarpa@gmail.com

Stephanie Smith, 1st Year Director, sgs.rhsfh@gmail.com

Reneé Battle, 2nd Year Director, TE Cooke Overton, tecofh@gmail.com

Meetings – Held on the third Monday in January, February, March, May, September and October

Installation – April

Roster Provided By District

Application for Associate Tidewater District Membership

Application for Tidewater District Affiliate Membership

Application for Tidewater District Firm Membership

Upcoming Meeting/Event Information

Tidewater Funeral Directors Association
Christmas Party
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Social Hour 6PM, Dinner 7PM

Norfolk Yacht Club
7001 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk

Please RSVP to Jamie Karpa at 723-3191 or email jamiekarpa@gmail.com no later than noon December 3.