January 2023

Page A30 January 2023 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS Se c t i on A www.vischerfuneralsupplies.com Memoires des choix des Jacque (Memories of Jack’s Recipes) Original Recipes from Dottie and Jack Frediani Shared by Kate Frediani-Gorman Cremation Products Inc. 800-837-0701 www.CremationProductsInc.com Good Eating! PESTO ORZO WITH GRAPE TOMATOES & GRI LLED CHICKEN 2 whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1-2 jars pesto, pre-made or homemade 1 container grape tomatoes, cut in half Pine nuts, lightly toasted Cook orzo using the directions on the package, however, use half chicken broth and half water. Liberally coat chicken breasts with olive oil, kosher salt, garlic powder and pepper on both sides. Grill chicken, then dice into cubes. If you want to make your own pesto, puree and blend fresh basil, parmesan cheese, olive oil, a handful of pine nuts, salt and pepper. You can also use half premade and half homemade pesto. To the cooked orzo add grilled chicken, pesto, tomato halves, and toasted pine nuts. Salt and pepper to taste. FRIED ARTICHOKE HEARTS 1 package frozen artichoke hearts, or 1-2 cans, drained and rinsed 1-2 eggs, beaten with a little water Panko breadcrumbs, plain or Italian 1 jar pepperoncini, sliced Dredge artichoke hearts first in flour (add a little salt and pepper), then in egg, and lastly in breadcrumbs. Fry artichoke hearts in a couple of inches of olive oil (be liberal with this, more oil gives them great color and crunch). Drain on paper towels. Right before serving, pour a jar of sliced pepperoncini rings, including juice, on top. These are wonderful served with ranch dressing. NEWS Educational The Fan Man, Inc. Fans Calendars Urns Register Books Dresses Advertising Specialties John Mannion “WhatEver You Need” 1-800-671-8280 Cell: 803-417-2940 Thefanman@comporium.net bankersadvertising.com/thefanman 119th Annual Meeting of The Conference to be held March 1-2 in Chandler, Arizona Matching Gift by Tribute Technology Helps Trust Raise More Than $22,000 Your Playbook for 2023 to Grow and Protect Market Share Scan QR Code FAYETTEVILLE,AR— The International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards (The Conference) will hold its 119th Annual Meeting, March 1-2, 2023 at the Crowne Plaza Phoenix-Chandler Golf Resort in Chandler, AZ. Preceding the Annual Meeting, Dale Atkinson’s popular Board Member Training program will be held February 28, 2023. The Annual Meeting provides regulators and other funeral service professionals the opportunity for industry connection, conversation, and collaboration. The preliminary agenda topics include National Board Exam updates, the Job/Task Analysis, an exploration into some of the higher-performing mortuary science programs, top regulatory cases, and interactive forums. These sessions will provide attendees with the opportunity to meet with colleagues from the different facets of the funeral service profession to discuss collective interests and knowledge, as well as shared difficulties and guidance. In an effort to reach the goal of full participation in the Annual Meeting of the Delegate Assembly, The Conference Board of Directors is pleased to continue offering delegate grants for the 2023 Annual Meeting. This program awards each member board with one complimentary travel grant to send a qualified delegate to attend the meeting. We are proud to offer this resource and encourage expansive participation in order to promote robust, productive conversations about the current regulatory climate and further the collective interests of the membership of The Conference. All delegate grant submissions are due by January 16, 2023. The Crowne Plaza Phoenix-Chandler Golf Resort is a beautiful desert retreat steps from downtown Chandler where guests will find diverse local restaurants, shops, and more! The tentative meeting agenda, hotel reservation information, a Justification Toolkit, and additional meeting details can be viewed by clicking “Events” on The Conference website. Founded in 1904, the membership of The Conference is composed of funeral service licensing boards and regulatory agencies throughout the United States and Canada. For more information on The Conference, visit www.theconferenceline.org. LINCOLNSHIRE,IL—Thanks to a generous donation match pledge made by Tribute Technology, the Selected Educational Trust raised $12,159 in donations from Selected member firms, individuals, and supporting organizations between September 15 and October 31. Combined with Tribute Technology’s pledge to match donations dollar for dollar up to $10,000, these gifts brought the donation total to more than $22,000! As a result of this generosity, the Trust will continue to provide the best educational opportunities for the advancement and support of all who work within and for the independent funeral service profession. “We are deeply grateful to Tribute Technology for showing their faith in the mission of the Trust and making this outcome a reality,” said Stefanie Favia, Senior Director of Development at the Trust. “People support an organization because they want to make a difference. When a donor can literally double their financial impact with a giving opportunity such as this from Tribute Technology – well, that just makes giving even sweeter!” The mission of the Selected Educational Trust is to provide the best educational opportunities for the advancement and support of all who work within the independent funeral service profession. To fulfill this mission, the Trust provides programs which offer scholarships to mortuary science students and funeral service professionals, education programs serving to bridge the gap between school and on-the-job training through its Institute for Exceptional Funeral Service (www.funeral-institute.org) and networking and employment opportunities through its Workforce Development Centers. 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