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

March 1, 2019 VFDA Board of Director Nominations Due

March 5, 2019 VFDA Traveling Continuing Education Caravan, Holiday Inn Tanglewood, Roanoke

March 18-27, 2019 VFDA International Studies Trip

March 20, 2019 4:00 p.m. VFDA District Officers Conference Call Meeting

April 10-12, 2019 Celebrant Training, Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, Fairfax, VA

April 16, 2019 10:00 a.m. Virginia Board of Funeral Directors & Embalmers Board Meeting

April 18, 2019 4:00 p.m. VFDA Board of Directors Meeting, Conference Call

April 19, 2019 Advertisements due to the VFDA office for Bulletin

May 15, 2019 4:00 p.m. VFDA District Officers Conference Call Meeting

May 16, 2019 VFDA Night at The Richmond Flying Squirrels Baseball, The Diamond

June 16-18, 2019 131st Annual VFDA Convention, Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 57th St. & Atlantic Avenue, 5700 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach 23451

June 16, 2019 TIME TBD VFDA Board of Directors Meeting, Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront

July 11, 2019 10:00 a.m. Virginia Board of Funeral Directors & Embalmers Board Meeting

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

July 13-16, 2019 NFDA Leadership Conference, San Diego, CA

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

June 21-23, 2020 132nd Annual VFDA Convention, 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-

I. Ray Sloan, President, Botetourt Funeral Home, botetourtfuneralhome@gmail.com

Mike Rorrer, Vice-President, McCoy Funeral Home, mccoyfuneralhome@verizon.net

Jonathan Stilwell, Secretary/Treasurer, John M. Oakey, Inc., jonathan@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:

Quarterly Meeting
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Holiday Inn Roanoke-Tanglewood
5 PM – social hour
6 PM – dinner
7 PM – presentation

Mr. Ted Castle will be joining us and presenting a Removal/Transport Q&A (1 CEU hour).

We will have southern fried chicken, pork BBQ, baked beans, mashed potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, salad and buns. (Cost is $35)

Please RSVP no later than Thursday, January 10, 2019.

Jonathan Stilwell, BRFDA Secretary/Treasurer
E-mail: jonathan@johnmoakey.com


CENTRAL DISTRICT(map)
Central District Funeral Directors Association

-OFFICERS-

Janet Stephens, President, John Tyler Community College, jstephens@jtcc.edu

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:


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

-OFFICERS-

Joshua Weatherby, President, Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, jweatherby@fmfh.com

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

Benjamin Hinkle, Secretary-Treasurer, National Funeral Home, benjamin.hinkle@dignitymemorial.com

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

Installation – June

Roster Provided by District

Upcoming Meeting/Event Information:

Our quarterly dinner for the Northern Virginia Funeral Directors Association will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Clare & Don’s Beach Shack, 130 North Washington Street, Falls Church, VA 22046. Cocktails will begin at 6:30 PM and dinner will be served at 7:30 PM. The cost is $45.00 per person.

For interested members, we will have the formal election for a new secretary/treasurer.

Please help us welcome James Ruggerio, of Lakeland Preneed Planning LLC. He will be joining us this quarter giving a Preneed Update. Preneed Continuing Education Credits will be offered. James earned his degree in Funeral Service from John Tyler Community College and joined an independent funeral home in Virginia as a Licensed Funeral Director in 1998. His motivation to serve families honestly and ethically, while keeping their financial well-being in mind led him to pursue a specialization in advance planning in 2002 when the funeral home joined the Keystone Group. Following several years as a counselor, James was promoted to Area Sales Manager and then Regional Sales Director. When the Keystone Group joined Service Corporation International, James spent 18 months as a Sales Manager in the Virginia and Pennsylvania Main Street Market, then in 2012 joined Forethought Life Insurance Co. as Director of Business Development focusing on VA, NC, SC, TN, FL, GA & AL. In August of 2016 and following 4 years with Forethought (GAFG), James launched Lakeland Preneed Planning LLC, an Independent Marketing Organization and marketing partner with Homesteaders Life Co. offering preneed services designed to support the funeral homes preneed programs.

Please remember dues are required this quarter. Please bring your dues with you if you plan to attend. Dues can be mailed if you will not be attending. The dues are as followed:
Member Firm: $100
Associate Members: $75
Affiliate Members: $50

There will be a set menu with dinner options to select from when you arrive at the restaurant. The dress attire is business casual.

Please send your RSVP to Jae Turner by Wednesday, February 27, 2019. She can be best reached at cunninghamfh@gmail.com or otherwise calling Cunningham Turch Funeral Home at 703-549-1800.


SHENANDOAH DISTRICT(map)
Shenandoah Valley Funeral Directors Association

-OFFICERS-

Bradley Howdyshell, President, Thacker Brothers Funeral Homes, Owner, bradley@thackerbrothers.com

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

Neal Wong, Secretary, Johnson Funeral Service, Funeral Director, Nwong@johnsonfs.com

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 next meeting of the Shenandoah Valley Funeral Directors Association will be held on

Thursday, January 17, 2019
Mrs. Rowe’s Family Restaurant
74 Rowe Rd, Staunton, VA 24401
(540) 886-1833

Baked Pork Tenderloin, Chicken (Baked or Fried), Breaded Shrimp, Mashed Potatoes, Baked Tomatoes, Green Beans, Salad, and Assorted Pies

5:00 PM Social Hour
6:00 PM One Hour C.E. (New Research, provided by LifeNet)
7:00 PM Dinner

We would like to thank Teresa Thompson Norell and LifeNet Health for sponsoring this month’s meeting.

The cost for the evening will be $35.00 per person.

Please R.S.V.P. to Neal Wong by January 10, 2018 at 540-249-8800 or nwong@johnsonfs.com.

Please remember membership dues are needed at this meeting.


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:

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Southside District of the Virginia Funeral Directors Association will take place 6:30 pm, Thursday, January 31, 2019, at Crown Sterling, 6120 Fort Avenue, Lynchburg, Va 24502.

All inclusive – choose one of the six entrée selections:

Crown Sterling Ribeye Steak
An eight ounce cut of aged and marbled Western Ribeye, lightly seasoned, and grilled over live charcoal

Grilled Chicken Teriyaki
Two 5 oz. boneless chicken breasts, marinated in the crown’s very own teriyaki sauce, and grilled over charcoal

Pecan Crusted Salmon with Maple Bourbon Sauce
Fresh salmon coated in a pecan crust, baked to perfection and topped with a bourbon maple sauce

Grilled Swordfish with Pineapple-Mango Salsa
Two swordfish filets grilled over live charcoal and served with a pineapple-mango salsa

The Niblick Filet
A five ounce cut of tender filet, wrapped in bacon and grilled over live charcoal

Grilled Yellowfin Tuna
Sushi grade tuna seared with a special blend of seasonings, served with teriyaki sauce on the side—prepared medium unless requested otherwise

Served with Crown Sterling Salad Bar, choice of baked potato, broccoli or rice, a Crown Sterling Wine Sauce Parfait and a glass of our house wine. (Menus without wine are available. May substitute iced tea, coffee or soft drink)


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:


TIDEWATER DISTRICT(map)
Tidewater Funeral Directors Association

-OFFICERS-

President – Steven Felton, Community Funeral Home, Stevenfelton30@yahoo.com

1st Vice President – Ron Vance, ronvance13@gmail.com

2nd Vice President – Lynda Harris, Smith & Kellum Funeral Homes, lynda.harris@dignitymemorial.com

Treasurer – Bryan Graves, HD Oliver, digger9822@aol.com

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

1st Year Director – Eric Wray, evaughnwray@gmail.com

2nd Year Director – Douglas Parr, cdparrjr@live.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 Director’s Association
Regular Meeting

Monday, February 18, 2019
Social Hour 6PM, Dinner 7PM

Mama Rosa’s Italian Restaurant
617 E. Mercury Blvd., Hampton

Choice of chicken parmesan, spaghetti with meat sauce, or spaghetti with meatballs.
Please let me know your choice when you rsvp.

1 preneed CEU

Please RSVP to Jamie Karpa at 723-3191 or email jamiekarpa@gmail.com
RSVP no later than noon on February 11.