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

2020 Board Meeting Dates:

April 16th, July 14th, October 6th 


Calendar of Events

September 24, 2020 4:00 p.m. District Officers Meeting, Zoom Conference Meeting

October 18-21, 2020 NFDA International Convention & Expo, Virtual Meeting

November 12, 2020 VFDA Virtual Education Day

January 21, 2021 4:00 p.m. District Officers Meeting, Zoom Conference Meeting

May 13, 2021 4:00 p.m. District Officers Meeting, Zoom Conference Meeting

June 13-16, 2021 133rd Annual VFDA Convention, Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront | The Cavalier, a Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel, 4200 & 4201 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451

June 12-15, 2022 134th Annual VFDA Convention, Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront | The Cavalier, a Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel, 4200 & 4201 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451

June 11-14, 2023 135th Annual VFDA Convention, Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront | The Cavalier, a Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel, 4200 & 4201 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451


District Officers Virtual Meetings Schedule

The Virginia Funeral Directors Association will hold a series of district officers’ meetings in 2020 and 2021. These calls are informative and opens up the lines of communication between the districts and the state association Discussions include legislation, association events, news and district updates. The meetings will last no longer than 1 hour.

The Zoom meeting information, a reminder e-mail, and agenda will be sent prior to each meeting.

Meeting Schedule (4:00 p.m. start time for all meetings)
September 24, 2020
January 21, 2021
May 13, 2021

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the VFDA office at (804) 264-0505 or info@vfda.net.


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:

Brother Ray is inviting all of us out to Botetourt Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, for a great steak and potato dinner, along with a dessert and beverage. We will also be welcoming the Shenandoah district, so I look forward to breaking bread with all of you!

Our social time will be from 5:30 until 6:30 (BYOB unless someone would like to sponsor?)
We will have dinner starting at 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. and have our meeting / CEU directly following.

Jay McIntyre will share with us once again and will update us all on Virginia legislation and the change in licensing.
This will provide 1 CEU for the year.

Please RSVP NO Later Than Monday, September 21st, as Ray needs an exact number for preparations. We will not be able to add any additional after this date.

The cost of the meal will be $35.00 per person.

Jeff Wolfe, BRFDA Secretary/Treasurer
jeff@johnmoakey.com


CENTRAL DISTRICT(map)
Central District Funeral Directors Association

-OFFICERS-

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

Kaylinn Bezenar, Vice President, Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service, kaylinn@morrissett.com

Margaret Edie, Secretary/Treasurer, Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service, margaret@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:

Central District Funeral Directors Association Meeting
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Richmond Times-Dispatch: Community Room
8460 Times-Dispatch Boulevard, Mechanicsville, VA 23116

5:30 pm – Social Time
6:00 pm – TBD
7:00 pm – Dinner, Soul Taco $40 per person

RSVP by Noon, Friday, September 4, 2020 No late RSVP’s accepted
Please contact me directly for sponsoring the meeting’s Social Hour
Margaret@Morrissett.com


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:


SHENANDOAH DISTRICT(map)
Shenandoah Valley Funeral Directors Association

-OFFICERS-

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

Jay McIntyre, Vice-President, Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes & Crematory, jrmcintyre685@gmail.com

Charlie Rimel, Secretary, Henry Funeral Home, charlierimel89@gmail.com

Daniel Chapman, Treasurer, Johnson Funeral Service, 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:

Shenandoah District has been invited by Blue Ridge District out to Botetourt Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, for a great steak and potato dinner, along with a dessert and beverage.

Our social time will be from 5:30 until 6:30 (BYOB unless someone would like to sponsor?)
We will have dinner starting at 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. and have our meeting / CEU directly following.

Jay McIntyre will share and update us all on Virginia legislation and the change in licensing.
This will provide 1 CEU for the year.

Please RSVP NO Later Than Monday, September 21st, as Ray needs an exact number for preparations. We will not be able to add any additional after this date.

The cost of the meal will be $35.00 per person.

Jeff Wolfe, BRFDA Secretary/Treasurer
jeff@johnmoakey.com


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:


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 Director’s Association Regular Meeting

Monday, September 21, 2020
Social Hour 6PM, Dinner 7PM

Virginia Beach National Golf Club
2500 Tournament Drive, Virginia Beach

We will have plenty of room to spread out and socially distance ourselves. Don’t forget to bring your masks!

Speaker is Jason Graves
1 CEU

Please RSVP to Jamie Karpa at 723-3191 or email jamiekarpa@gmail.com no later than September 14.