November 2020

Page A34 NOVEMBER 2020 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS S ec t i on A Museum Corner The National Museum of Funeral History located inHouston, Texas, houses the country’s largest collection of funeral service artifacts and features renowned exhibits on one of man’s oldest cultural customs. It belongs to YOU and everyone in the funeral industry. Visitors can discover the mourning rituals of ancient civilizations, see up-close authentic items used in the funerals of U.S. Presidents and Popes and explore the rich heritage of the industry that cares for the dead. The Museum is located at 415 Barren Springs Drive, Houston, Texas 77090. Visit for more details. Charity Golf Classic NEW DATES ! S unday , M ay 16, 2021 Sponsor Appreciation Night M onday , M ay 17, 2021 Golf Classic Dear NMFH family, Our museum family is comprised of our valued donors, participants, staff, volunteers and museum goers. The National Museum of Funeral History has been making adjustments to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. Amidst a very tough environment and limitations put on museum daily operations, we have successfully accomplished a number of changes to continue offering the public the experience of exploring the history of our funeral industry and our fascinating museum exhibits. As always, we thank you for your unwavering support helping the museum persevere during such challenging times. Our NMFH Golf Classic is our most important and largest fundraising event of the year. The contributions we receive are critical to sustain the mu- seum, as well as allow us continued growth of new and exciting exhibits. We cherish the opportunities we have to visit with you, our museum family, in person and we have evaluated guidance for hosting this memorable event for the 26th time in Houston. It is with the safety of our museum family in mind, that we have made the extremely difficult decision to postpone the 2020 event until May 16-17, 2021. –Genevieve Keeney, Board of Directors, Golf Committee, and the Staff of the Museum www. Selected Independent Funeral Homes Hosts First-Ever Virtual Annual Meeting News Association ContinueD Continued on Page A35 Paul C. St. Pierre Eric R. Trimble LINCOLNSHIRE,IL— More than 300 members and guests of Selected Independent Funeral Homes gathered together virtually for the 2020 Annual Meeting, the associa- tion’s first-ever virtual experience, September 30 through Oc- tober 2. By going virtual, Selected offered the opportunity for all members and funeral service professionals, regardless of where they were, to connect in one place and time, while still adhering to state and local safety guidelines. With a focus on empathy, leadership and the future of the profession, the experience featured numerous educational op- portunities plus the chance to reconnect with friends and de- velop new relationships in an innovative new format. The meeting included a variety of presentations and ac- tivities such as: having the power to make a positive impact on others, understanding the new funeral consumer; infor- mal discussions with Selected’s Preferred Partners; embracing the customer experience revolution; how to get the genera- tions working together; association updates including the in- duction of the two new board positions held by Paul C. St. Pierre of Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory in Greenwood, IN who will serve as president and Eric R. Trimble of Trimble Funeral Home & Crematory in Mo- line, IL who will serve as board chair. St. Pierre and his family have a strong connection to Se- lected, with his father Michael St. Pierre serving as president S E N D U S Y O U R N E W S ! PO Box 5159, Youngstown, OH 44514 1-800-321-7479