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


Calendar of Events

 

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

June 13-15, 2021 133rd Annual VFDA Reunion, Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront | The Cavalier, a Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel, 4200 & 4201 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451

October 17-20, 2021 2021 NFDA International Convention & Expo in Nashville, TN

January 23-24, 2022 Virginia Funeral Directors Association’s Winter Conference, Marriott Richmond Short Pump, 4240 Dominion Blvd, Glen Allen, VA 23060

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

October 9-12, 2022 2022 NFDA International Convention & Expo in Baltimore, MD

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

September 10-13, 2023 2023 NFDA International Convention & Expo in Las Vegas, NV

October 20-23, 2024 2024 NFDA International Convention & Expo in New Orleans, LA


District Officers Virtual Meetings Schedule

The Virginia Funeral Directors Association will hold a series of district officers’ meetings in 2021 and 2022. 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)
May 13, 2021
September 23, 2021
January 20, 2022

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:

Kayleigh Rosenthal, Commonwealth of Virginia, Public Relations & Marketing Division
Online meeting on Tuesday, March 16th at 6 p.m.
She will be speaking/educating us on unclaimed property within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

I will need to know who all will be attending, as well as the email address where you would like the invitation sent. Please respond with this information no later than Thursday, March 11.

I remain hopeful that we will be able to meet in person very soon, but until then, this will allow you to receive credit toward your CEU’s.

Speaker Information

The Virginia Department of Treasury’s Unclaimed Property Division is a free service offered by the Commonwealth of Virginia to return money to Virginians. It exists thanks to a consumer protection program that states that companies cannot keep funds when they are unable to return those funds to its rightful owner. The Treasury then holds on to all funds reported over once they are considered dormant indefinitely until the legal, rightful owner, or their heir, comes forward to claim.

Kayleigh Rosenthal, PR and Marketing Assistant, with the Virginia Department of the Treasury’s Unclaimed Property Division will be sharing more information about unclaimed property at our May meeting. Kayleigh has been with Unclaimed Property since October 2017. Prior to the Treasury, Kayleigh was at Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia (GSCV) where she served as the Marketing Manager for 4.5 years.

She is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. Go Hokies! Kayleigh and her husband, Brandon live in Colonial Heights and have two sons, Colton (4.5 years old) and Cayden (2.5 years old).


CENTRAL DISTRICT(map)
Central District Funeral Directors Association

-OFFICERS-

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

Margaret Edie, Vice President, Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service, margaret@morrissett.com

Daniel Woodfin, Secretary/Treasurer, Bliley’s Funeral Home, dwoodfin@blileys.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-

Benjamin Hinkle, President, Mountcastle-Turch Funeral Home, ben.hinkle@mountcastleturch.com

Tyra Baker Thompson, Vice-President, Chinn and Baker Funeral Home, tyrabt@yahoo.com

Cachet Hammond, Treasurer

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:


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, Province 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-

Eric Wray, President, E Vaughn Wray, evaughnwray@gmail.com

Stephanie Smith, 1st Vice President, sgs.rhsfh@gmail.com

PG Thomasson, 2nd Vice President, pthomasson858@gmail.com

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

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

Renee Battle, 1st Year Director, TE Cooke Overton FH, tecofh@aol.com

Danny Tstouris, 2nd Year Director, Peninsula Funeral Home, danny@peninsulafuneralhome.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 Regular Meeting

Monday, March 15, 2021
Social Hour 6PM, Dinner 7PM

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

Many of the members expressed the desire to get back to in person meetings so our March meeting will be a hybrid version. For those who wish to attend in person we will be at Mama Rosa’s in Hampton. We will also zoom the meeting for those who wish to attend that way. Our speaker is still to be determined. If you are attending by zoom you don’t need to rsvp. Please contact Jamie Karpa for the Zoom link. We’ll see how this goes and if it works well we can keep doing things this way until everyone feels safe to meet in person again.

Meals will be served family style with your choice of Chicken Parmesan or Lasagna. Please let me know your choice when you rsvp, and if you need a special meal there are some salad and meatless options.

Speaker to be determined
1 CEU

Please RSVP to Jamie Karpa at 723-3191 or email jamiekarpa@gmail.com no later than noon on March 8.