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

2018 Board Meeting Dates:

January 16th, April 17th, July 12th, October 16th 


Calendar of Events

January 16, 2018 Virginia Board of Funeral Directors & Embalmers Board Meeting

January 18, 2018 12:00 p.m. Board of Directors Lunch
1:00 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting
(In-Person) Fairfax, VA

January 18, 2018 5:00 p.m. Task Force Meeting with VFDA and Capital Caring, Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, Fairfax, Virginia

January 22, 2018 VFDA Day at the Virginia General Assembly

January 23, 2018 VFDA & Office Depot Member Benefit Webinar 4:00-4:30 p.m.
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January 24, 2018 Virginia Funeral Directors Association District Officers Conference Call Meeting 4:00 p.m.

January 30, 2018 2:00 p.m. “How to Build a Successful Preneed Team”, hosted by Kates-Boylston Publications, (1 CEU to VFDA Members in good standing ONLY)

February 20, 2018 10:00 a.m. VFDA Executive Committee Meeting, Morrissett Funeral Home

March 6, 2018 Traveling Caravan-Roanoke, Holiday Inn Tanglewood, Roanoke, Virginia

March 21, 2018 Virginia Funeral Directors Association District Officers Conference Call Meeting 4:00 p.m.

March 22, 2018 Traveling Caravan-Hampton Inn by Hilton Ashland, 705 England Street Ashland VA

March 30-April 7, 2018 President’s Trip

April 17, 2018 Virginia Board of Funeral Directors & Embalmers Board Meeting

April 19, 2018 4:00 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting (Conference Call)

April 30, 2018 “Rookie of the Year” nominations due

May 10, 2018 VFDA Foundation Leadership Conference Richmond Flying Squirrels3001 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23230

May 11, 2018 Awards Application deadline

May 11, 2018 Scholarship Application deadline

May 23, 2018 Virginia Funeral Directors Association District Officers Conference Call Meeting 4:00 p.m.

June 10-13, 2018 130th Annual Convention, Boar’s Head, Charlottesville, Virginia

June 10, 2018 8:30 a.m. Board of Directors Meeting, Boar’s Head Inn, Charlottesville, VA

July 8-11, 2018 NFDA Leadership Conference at The Omni Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Ave., Asheville, NC

October 11-18, 2018 NFDA 2018 Annual Convention & Expo in Salt Lake City

October 16, 2018 Virginia Board of Funeral Directors & Embalmers Board Meeting

June 16-18, 2019 131st Annual VFDA Convention, Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 5th Street & Atlantic Avenue

June 21-23, 2020 132nd Annual VFDA Convention, Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 5th Street & Atlantic Avenue

June 20, 2021- June 22, 2021 133rd Annual VFDA Convention, Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 5th Street & Atlantic Avenue


Calling for Nominations: Letter to All Districts

The Virginia Funeral Directors Association is calling for nominations for the following Board of Directors positions. To serve as a board member, your funeral home must be a member in good standing with the association. We ask that your district begin discussing this with your members at your next district meeting. All nominations are due to the VFDA office by March 1, 2018.


District Meeting Schedules

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District Schedules

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

-OFFICERS-

Karen Conner Hall, President, Botetourt Funeral Home, karynfaith@hotmail.com or botetourtfuneralhome@gmail.com

Irvin Ray Sloan, CFSP, Vice-President, Botetourt Funeral Home, iraysloan@hotmail.com

Bobby Gardner, Jr., Secretary/Treasurer, Gardner Funeral Home, bgardner@swva.net

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:


CENTRAL DISTRICT(map)
Central District Funeral Directors Association

-OFFICERS-

Jim Dunn, President, Woody Funeral Home, william.dunn@dignitymemorial.com

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

Dana Sikon, Secretary/Treasurer, UVA Fresh Tissue Lab, mcmdana@aol.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
January District Meeting
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Community Room
8460 Times-Dispatch Boulevard
Mechanicsville, VA 23116

5:30 pm – Social Time
6:00 pm- Rick Sikon: OSHA – CEU
7:00 pm- Dinner Mamma J’s

$30 per person
RSVP by NOON Friday, January 5, 2018
We also need of sponsors for this month


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

-OFFICERS-

Jordan Wince, President, Adams-Green Funeral Home, jordan@adamsgreen.com

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

Jae Turner, Secretary/Treasurer, Cunningham-Turch, jeromialmorgan@gmail.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-

Jay McIntyre, President, McMullen Funeral Home, jrmcintyre685@gmail.com

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

S. Jonathan Hines, Secretary-Treasurer, Coffman Funeral Home, sjhines.coffmanfuneralhome@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:

Thursday January 18, 2018
Mrs. Rowes
Dr. Laura Kornegay – Medical Director of the Central Shenandoah Health District – REVIVE Program – How to administer and safely use NARCAN if needed regarding the Opioid crisis
Regulatory Support Services – Preneed Law

$35 Meal Fee
Menu:
Baked Chicken
Pork Tenderloin
Breaded Shrimp
Stewed Tomatoes
Baked Apples
Green Beans
Mashed Potatoes
Salad
Rolls
Assorted Pies

As part of this meeting, Dr. Kornegay will train us on how to use NARCAN and give those who wish to take it with them a dose of the NARCAN.

Thursday March 15, 2018
Pano’s Restaurant and Lounge
LifeNet Health to Sponsor and provide both hours of CEU at the meeting

$10 Meal Fee
Menu:
Baked Chicken
Roast Beef
Fried Oysters
Potatoes
Corn
Green Beans
Baked Apples
Bread
Salad Bar
Assorted Desserts

Thursday May 17, 2018
Second Annual Meeting with Legislators

Octagonal Barn (Bradley to Schedule) at Frontier Culture Museum
1290 Richmond Road
Staunton, VA 24401

Dinner by Flavor Savor BBQ (Daniel Chapman)

Menu:
TBD

This is the meeting schedule and menu for each of our meetings this year. I am very excited about the CEUs we are providing this year and look forward to each 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@gcronline.com

Meetings are held quarterly and determined by districts

Installations – Determined by districts

Roster Provided by District

Upcoming Meetings:

The next meeting of the Southside District of the Virginia Funeral Directors Association will be held 6:00 pm, Wednesday, January 31. 2018 at the Simpson Funeral Museum, 16 South Main Street, Chatham, Va. 24531. Bill Simpson, Founder of the Museum and Southside District member, will take attendees on a historical journey through our profession visiting the museum exhibits to explore the past and learn to improve the future of our great occupation. The Museum will also graciously host a meal as part of this meeting. Please make plans to attend this great learning experience! Check out the funeral museum website at www.simpsonfuneralmuseum.com. Hope to see everyone at the meeting!!


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

-OFFICERS-

Jamie Broadwater,President, Gate City Funeral Home, Jamie@gatecityfunerals.com

Vice-President

P. Martin Hagy, Secretary-Treasurer, 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 – Patricia Louis, Woodlawn Funeral Home, eplouishorizon@msn.com

1st Vice President – Steven Felton, Community Funeral Home, Stevenfelton30@yahoo.com

2nd Vice President – Donna Price, Nelsen Funeral Home, donna.price@sci-us.com

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

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

1st Year Director – Robie Gardner, Sturdevant Funeral Home, sturtevant@sfhva.com

2nd Year Director – Lynda Harris, Smith & Kellum Funeral Homes, lynda.harris@sci-us.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, January 15, 2018
Social Hour 6PM, Dinner 7PM
Orapax Restaurant
1300 Redgate Ave, Norfolk, VA
Speaker is Life-Cycle Celebrant, Rev. Barbara Watts, RN, Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant (1 CEU)

Please RSVP to Jamie Karpa at 723-3191 or jamiekarpa@gmail.com no later than January 8.