March 2023

Page A27 march 2023 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS Se c t i on A This certificate is designed for individuals who are interested in expanding their knowledge in the specific area of funeral directing specifically (not embalming). The online program consists of 30 credit hours and is designed to be completed in two semesters. However, the student can work at their own pace. NEW Funeral Director Certificate Program Ask to speak with Mallory For more information and specific requirements contact CCMS Admissions 513.761.2020 800-331-9093 For over thirty years Rick and Elizabeth Roberts have been supplying the funeral industry with superior quality handcrafted hardwood chapel furniture, still handcrafted by Rick & his craftsmen on a custom built to order basis. Large Baby Bier/Cremation Altar as the base of the Urn Carrier, offers multi-purpose functionality. Guaranteed 1 Unit in Stock on the 1st of Each month! Urn Carrier Provincial Large Baby Bier/Cremation Altar RD/129 Cherry Queen Anne Formal Altar pictured with optional lighted Urn Riser Queen Anne Collection Introducing the Formal Altar Pictured with Urn Carrier and Flag/Bible Holder Visit for Web Specials! NEWS Association 5-7 at the Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX. Registration opens March 13. The Funeral Service Foundation will offer 20 all-inclusive David C. Baue NFDA Professional Women’s Conference Scholarships to make the profession’s premier event for women and non-binary professionals even more accessible. The 2023 Professional Women’s Conference will feature thought-provoking conference sessions led by exceptional speakers covering a wide range of topics: Saturday, May 6: Girls Don’t Whistle? presented by author and communication coach Vera Jones will empower women who want to overcome imposter syndrome and other limitations in leadership and life. Jones’ presentation is sponsored by Precoa. During “The Meaning of Success,” a panel of leaders in funeral service will discuss the meaning of “success,” how they are achieving it, the sacrifices and wins that got them there, and the challenges in today’s market. During “Owning Your History, Cultivating Your Future,” Erin Creger of Envision Strategic Partners and Honnalora Hubbard of Coldspring will help you understand how a person’s personal history – the good and the bad – can serve as a foundation to propel their life forward. Jessica Koth, director of public relations for NFDA, and Kelly Manion, director of community engagement for the Funeral Service Foundation, will help attendees improve communication and build supportive and collaborative relationships with one another during their interactive session, “It’s Not a Competition!” On Sunday, May 7, choose between concurrent sessions. Attendees can take a step back to mortuary science school and refresh their understanding of how chemistry relates to their work in the prep room during The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: The Science Behind Embalming presented by Autumn Cooper of The Dodge Company. An expert from Precoa and a practicing funeral service professional will co-present You’ll Love It Here: How to MakeWorkplace Culture a Competitive Advantage. They will share practical advice for creating and supporting a purpose-driven workplace culture, which can help retain and attract high-quality employees. During Live Through Love, artist, activist and entrepreneur Ruben Rojas will discuss how living through love can be a force for good in life and in business. In the spirit of Cinco de Mayo and the vibrant Hispanic culture infused in the city of San Antonio, attendees can kick off their Professional Women’s Conference experience with a complimentary fiesta celebration at Casa Rio on the famed San Antonio Riverwalk. While enjoying delectable Tex-Mex cuisine and refreshing beverages, guests will experience a funfilled opening event complete with music by an all-female mariachi band and a photobooth to capture memories with friends old and new. The Funeral Service Foundation is offering up to 20 David C. Baue NFDA Professional Women’s Conference Scholarships to female and non-binary funeral professionals and students to attend this year’s event. The scholarships are all-inclusive and cover registration and event fees, a two-night stay at the Westin Riverwalk, and up to $500 in travel reimbursement. Applicants must be verifiably employed in funeral service or related occupations or be a student in good standing and currently attending classes at an ABSFE- or Canadian-accredited institution or program; NFDA membership is not required. Complete requirements and the application form will be online soon at scholarships. Applications will be accepted from February 6 to February 22. Winners will be announced the week of March 10. “I am so eternally and inexpressibly grateful to the Baue family for the scholarship fund,” said a 2022 scholarship recipient. “It would have been utterly unthinkable for me to attend the conference on my own dime, but it was a lovely and enriching experience that I hope to carry forward with me into professional practice.” During the 2023 NFDA Professional Women’s Conference, the association will confer the inaugural Inspiration Award. This award will recognize an exceptional female or non-binary individual who has made noteworthy professional contributions to funeral service or a related field. Nominations for the NFDA Inspiration Award will be accepted online from February 15 to March 31. The ideal nominee is an enterprising individual who consistently takes the initiative to elevate the funeral service profession. They serve as a mentor to colleagues. Their energy and independent spirit serve as an example to others. Their efforts result in significant accomplishments at the local, national and/or international level. Complete details are available at NFDA is grateful to National Guardian Life Insurance Company for sponsoring the Inspiration Award. Registration for the 2023 NFDA Professional Women’s Conference opens March 12. Attendees must register for the 2023 NFDA Professional Women’s Conference by May 2. Details about the 2023 NFDA Professional Women’s Conference will be available at, or by calling 800-228-6332 (262-789-1880). 2023 NFDA Professional Women’s Conference: Growing Stronger, Together Autumn Cooper Erin Creger Honnalora Hubbard Jessica Koth Kelly Manion Ruben Rojas Vera Jones BROOKFIELD,WI— Women and non-binary individuals who want to build empathy, trust, confidence and resilience in their professional and personal lives should plan to attend the 2023 National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Professional Women’s Conference. This inspiring and uplifting conference will take place May SEND US YOUR NEWS!