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

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

September 18, 2019 VFDA District Officers Conference Call

September 26, 2019 4:00 p.m. Virginia Funeral Directors Association Board of Directors Conference Call

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 (Location TBD)

November 20, 2019 Traveling Caravan, Danville, Virginia

November 21, 2019 Traveling Caravan, Bristol, Virginia

January 26, 2020 10:00 a.m. Virginia Funeral Directors Association Board of Directors Meeting, Location TBD

January 26-27, 2020 Virginia Funeral Directors Association Winter Conference

March 24, 2020 VFDA Traveling Caravan, Roanoke, Virginia

March 26, 2020 VFDA Traveling Caravan, Ashland, Virginia

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

June 21, 2020 TBD Virginia Funeral Directors Association Board of Directors Meeting, Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront

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:


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:

Central District Funeral Directors Association Meeting
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Richmond Times-Dispatch: Community Room 8460 Times-Dispatch Boulevard Mechanicsville, VA 23116
5:30 pm – Social Time
6:00 pm – CEU Presentation (TBD)
7:00pm – Dinner Mamma J’s $40 per person
RSVP by NOON Friday, May 10, 2019 to kaylinn@morrissett.com
***Please note that late RSVP’s will NOT be accepted per Mama J’s Request
If you would like to sponsor this meeting’s Social Hour, please reach out to me at kaylinn@morrissett.com


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

-OFFICERS-

President

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:


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:

Please join the Shenandoah Valley Funeral Directors Association on May 23, 2019, for our annual golf outing. This networking outing is open to all SVFDA members, associates, vendors, suppliers, consultants and partners. Come put faces with names, develop connections, and chat with colleagues in a beautiful relaxed golf atmosphere.

This year’s outing will be held at The Club at Ironwood in Staunton, VA. Come early and take advantage of the driving range, golfing starts at 12-noon. A business dinner meeting will follow the golfing at 5 PM for SVFDA members at the country club.

Register using this form. Please respond prior to May 13th. Questions or comments may be directed to:
Todd Dean – 540-761-5717
Todd Abshire – 540-520-5274
Daniel Chapman – 540-249-8800

Sponsorship opportunities are available.


The next meeting of the Shenandoah Valley Funeral Directors Association will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at The Club at Ironwood, 62 Country Club Cir, Staunton, VA 24401, (540) 248-7272

Menu:
Key lime beef tenderloin tips, chicken pesto, vegetable lasagna, roasted red potatoes, green beans, corn, rolls and fresh greens salad.

5PM Social Hour
6PM Continuing Education
7PM Dinner
8PM Installation of incoming 2019-2020 officers

Thank you to Ronnie Burner and Bill Norton with Wilbert Burial Vaults for sponsoring the meeting!

The cost for the evening will be $45 per person.
Please R.S.V.P. by May 17th to Neal Wong at 540-249-8800 or nwong@johnsonfs.com

Please Make Checks Payable to:
Shenandoah Valley Funeral Directors Association (SVFDA), 201 Dogwood Ave, Grottoes, VA 24441


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-

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, May 20, 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 no later than noon on May 13.