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Page B2 JULY 2021 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS Se c t i on B CALENDAR of Events TANEXPO 2021 International Funeral and Cemetery Exhibition - Jul 01- 03, 2021, Bologna, Italy. Exhibits. RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 13-15, 2021. +39 051 282611 . www.tanexpo.com info@tanexpo.com National Funeral Directors Association Virtual Cremation Certification Program - Jul 06-07, 2021, Brookfield, WI. 800-228-6332. www.nfda.org nfda@ nfda.org Florida Cemetery Cremation & Funl Assn Annual Convention & Trade Show - Jul 15-17, 2021, Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton, FL. Exhibits. 800- 226-3332. www.thefccfa.com elane@ executiveoffice.org The Commander Initiative 2021 Virtual Symposium & Expo - Jul 15- 17, 2021, Yorkville, IL. 847-987-0465. www.cooperprofessionals.com epitt@ cooperprofessionals.com Center For Loss & Life Transition Training Seminars by Dr. Alan Wolfelt - Jul 19-22, 2021 Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Grief Training, Hilton Fort Collins, Fort Collins, CO. 970-226-6050. www.centerforloss.com/ trainings drwolfelt@centerforloss.com Int’l Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Assn University - Jul 23-28, 2021, Emory Conference Center Hotel, Atlanta, GA. 703-391-8400. www.iccfa.com kspann@ iccfa.com National Funeral Directors Association Leadership Conference - Aug 01-04, 2021, Charleston, SC. 800-228-6332. www.nfda.org nfda@nfda.org Ohio Cemetery Association 2021 Annual Convention & Trade Show - Aug 02-04, 2021, Embassy Suites, Columbus, OH. 937- 885-0283. www.ohiocemeteryassociation. com jburrowes@cemeterydata.com Center For Loss & Life Transition Training Seminars by Dr. Alan Wolfelt - Aug 09-12, 2021 Support Group Facilitator Training, Hilton Fort Collins, Fort Collins, CO. 970-226-6050. www.centerforloss.com/ trainings drwolfelt@centerforloss.com Cremation Association Of North America 103rd Annual Convention and Trade Show - Aug 11-13, 2021, The Westin Seattle, Seattle, WA. Exhibits. 312- 245-1077. www.cremationassociation.org info@cremationassociation.org National Funeral Directors Association Cremation Certification Program - Aug 13, 2021, Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Pittsburgh, PA. 800-228-6332. www.nfda.org nfda@nfda.org Ontario Assn Of Cmtry & Fn Professionals Charity Golf Day - Aug 16, 2021 905-383-6528. www.oacfp.com info@oacfp.com Washington State Funeral Directors Assn, Washington Cemetery Cremation & Fnl Assn (Joint Convention) - Aug 17-19, 2021, Icicle Village Resort, Leavenworth, WA. Exhibits. 509-608-0710. www.wsfda.org thewsfda@gmail.com New York State Funeral Directors Assn 2021 Annual Convention - Aug 22-25, 2021, Saratoga Hilton & Saratoga Springs City Center, Saratoga Springs, NY. 518-452- 8230. www.nysfda.org info@nysfda.org Assn Of Independent Fnl Hms Of Virginia 2021 Conference - Aug 22-23, 2021, Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach, Virginia Beach, VA. 804-643-0312. www.ifhv.org IFHVoffice@gmail.com Academy Of Graduate Embalmers Of Georgia 2021 Annual Clinic - Aug 23- 25, 2021, Forsyth, GA. POSTPONED FROM APR 12-14, 2021, 770-445-3180. www.ageg.org Ohio Funeral Directors Association 141st Annual Convention and Exhibition - Aug 24-26, 2021, Hilton Columbus at Easton, Columbus, OH. Exhibits. 614-486-5339. www.ofdaonline.org diana@ofdaonline.org Center For Loss & Life Transition Training Seminars by Dr. Alan Wolfelt - Aug 30 - Sep 02, 2021, Living withMeaning and Purpose in Your Life Training, Hilton Fort Collins, Fort Collins, CO. 970-226- 6050. www.centerforloss.com/trainings drwolfelt@centerforloss.com Western Canada Cemetery Association 2020AnnualConference - Sep08-10, 2021, Deerfoot Inn & Casino, Calgary, AB. 403- 507-9359. RESCHEDULED FROM SEP 09-11, 2020. www.westerncemetery.com administration@westerncemetery.com Western Pennsylvania Funl Dirs Assn Inc 2021 Convention - Sep 08-10, 2021, The Ambassador Center, Erie, PA. Exhibits. 412-931-5497. www.wpfda.org rob@schellhaasfh.com Kates-Boylston Publications 2021 Technology Think Tank - Sep 09, 2021, Marriott Providence Downtown, Providence, RI. 732-746-0201. events.kates- boylston.com tparmalee@kbpublications.com Kates Boylston Publications 2021 Cremation Innovators Summit - Sep 10, 2021, Marriott Providence Downtown, Providence, RI. 732-746-0201. events.kates- boylston.com tparmalee@kbpublications.com Atlantic Provinces Funeral Directors & Service 2021Convention - Sep 15-19, 2021, DeltaFredericton,Fredericton,NB.902-893- 3177. www.atlanticfuneralconvention.com mattatallvarner3@eastlink.ca Int’lAssnOf Pet Cemeteries/Crematories 50th Annual Conference - Sep 16-18, 2021, Holiday Inn Chicago-Mart Plaza River North, Chicago, IL. 800-952-5541. www.iaopc.com iaopc@aol.com Catholic Cemetery Conference 72nd Annual Convention&Exposition - Sep 19- 24, 2021, Doral Hotel, Miami, FL. 708-202- 1242. www.catholiccemeteryconference.org info@catholiccemeteryconference.org International Order Of The Golden Rule Leadership Summit - Sep 19-21, 2021, Hotel Carmichael, Carmel, IN. 800-637- 8030. www.ogr.org/Leadership- Summit ACastille@ogr.org National Hospice & Palliative Care Org 2021 Interdisciplinary Conference - Sep 20-22, 2021, Memphis Cook Convention Center, Memphis, TN. 703-837-1500. www.nhpco.org Center For Loss & Life Transition Training Seminars by Dr. Alan Wolfelt - Sep 20-23, 2021 Comprehensive Bereavement Skills Training, Hilton Fort Collins, Fort Collins, CO. 970-226- 6050. www.centerforloss.com/trainings drwolfelt@centerforloss.com Ontario Funeral Service Association 2021 AGM & Conference - Sep 20-22, 2021, Queen’s Landing, Niagara-on-the- Lake, ON. 905-637-3371. www.ofsa.org info@ofsa.org South Carolina Morticians Assn Inc 95th Annual Convention - Sep 20-23, 2021, Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort, Myrtle Beach, SC. 864-923-1024. www.scmorticians.com scmainc@gmail.com New Jersey State Funeral Directors Assn 2021 Annual Convention - Sep 21-23, 2021, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, NJ. Exhibits. 800-734-3712. www.njsfda.org convention@njsfda.org The Independent Funeral Group 2021 Fall Conference - Sep 21-24, 2021, Chattanooga Marriott Downtown, Chattanooga, TN. 865-405-7085. www.theindependentfuneralgroup.com Selected Independent Funeral Homes 2021 Annual Meeting - Sep 22-25, 2021, Grand Hyatt San Antonio, San Antonio, TX. 800-323- 4219. www.selectedfuneralhomes.org ginaf@selectedfuneralhomes.org The North American Division of the British Institute of Embalmers 2021 Annual General Meeting & Professional Enrichment - Sep 27-28, 2021, Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Wheeling, IL. 207-841-6330. sbelanger@dodgeco.com Center For Loss & Life Transition Training Seminars by Dr. Alan Wolfelt - Oct 04-07, 2021 Suicide Grief: Companioning the Mourner Training, Hilton Fort Collins, Fort Collins, CO. 970-226-6050. www.centerforloss.com/ trainings drwolfelt@centerforloss.com Ontario Assn Of Cmtry & Fn Professionals 2021 Educational Conference and Trade Show - Oct 05- 07, 2021, London Convention Centre & DoubleTree by Hilton, London, ON. Exhibits. 905-383-6528. www.oacfp.com info@oacfp.com California Assn Of Public Cemeteries Educational Seminar & Area Meeting - Oct 08-09, 2021, Embassy Suites San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA. 951-925- 1111. www.capc.info publiccemeteries@ aol.com National Funeral Directors Association 2021 International Convention & Expo - Oct 17-20, 2021, Nashville, TN. Exhibits. 800-228-6332. www.nfda.org nfda@nfda.org Cemetery & Mortuary Assn Of California 2021 Annual Conference - Oct 20-22, 2021, Temecula, CA. 916-441-4533. www.cmaccalifornia.org cmac@usa.net Texas Cemeteries Association 2021 Annual Convention - Oct 24-26, 2021, Worthington Renaissance Hotel, Fort Worth, TX. EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM Apr 18-20, 2021. 817-339-8210. www.txca.us. lberger@txca.us Florida Cemetery Cremation & Funl Assn 2021 Maintenance Expo - Oct 27, 2021, Auburndale Memorial Park, Auburndale, FL. 800-226-3332. www.thefccfa.com jricco@executiveoffice.org Submit Your Convention, Meeting or Seminar online at www.nomispubl ications.com or send to: PO Box 5159, Youngstown, OH 44514 Fax 1-800-321-9040 • Emai l info@nomispubl ications.com Legacy Supports Free Obits for Veterans with New Military Times Partnership CHICAGO,IL— Legacy.com is pleased to announce the successful launch of a new relationship with the Mil- itary Times that offers families a free way to honor and share their veteran’s lifestory. Powered in a partnership with iPublish Media Solutions and Legacy, the new Military Times obituary site will offer a free, permanent online obituary of unlimited length for any veteran. Families and friends will be able to upload photos, share condolences in an online guest book, and announce service information. A print obituary and enhanced promo- tion on social media are also available for a modest fee. “We’re extremely proud to be able to offer this service to our readers. This is another very important way we can honor those who choose to serve in uniform and to me- morialize their individual stories for family, friends, and future generations,” said Andrew Tilghman, executive editor of Military Times. The new veteran obituary section will become an im- portant part of the Military Times’ Military Honor chan- nel. Other Honor channel offerings include: Salute to Veterans, Military Appreciation Month, Service Mem- bers of the Year, Honor the Fallen, and Hall of Valor spe- cial content topics. “When the Military Times sought us out to create a way for military families to celebrate and remember those who have served, with no expense to the family, we were honored to participate,” said Brian Gorman, chief rev- enue officer of iPublishMedia. “We are proud to do our part to help those who serve our country.” “Legacy’s mission is to help life stories live on,” said Sto- pher Bartol, chief executive officer of Legacy.com. “We’re honored to partner with the Military Times to support the military community with free tributes for our treasured veterans, sharing their service with generations to come.” Though all three organizations are pleased to have launched this free service in time for Memorial Day, free notices are available for any veteran every day at obits. militarytimes.com. All published tributes are available at www.legacy.com/militarytimes. Tom Doruska Appointed Homesteaders Chief Actuary Tom Doruska WEST DES MOINES,IA— Steve Pick, Homestead- ers executive vice president and chief financial officer, an- nounced that Tom Doruska has joined the organization as chief actuary. “We’re excited to have Tom join Homesteaders,” says Pick. “His proven actuarial experience and leadership will fit in well with our already strong actuarial team. In partic- ular, Tom’s impressive background in product development will be a huge asset to our ongoing efforts to provide inno- vative products and solutions to our funeral home custom- ers, enhancing their ability to connect with consumers and the families they serve.” In his new role, Doruska will lead the team respon- sible for the company’s profit testing, product de- velopment, actuarial ser- vices and long-range prof- itability planning. He will work closely with the en- terprise strategy team as well as the sales, marketing and financial departments to develop new products and evaluate opportunities to support Homesteaders’ corporate goals. “I was immediately attracted to Homesteaders’ culture, its commitment to the community and its disciplined strategic planning,” Doruska affirmed. “The company is well posi- tioned for continued success with current and future oppor- tunities, and I am excited to collaborate with Homestead- ers’ business partners to further the company’s growth.” Doruska has more than three decades of experience in the life insurance industry, including new product devel- opment, in-force policy management and preneed. He is a fellow in the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. Doruska currently re- sides in Ankeny, IA, with his family. Homesteaders Life Company, a mutual company owned by its policy holders, is a national leader providing prod- ucts and services to promote and support the funding of advance funeral planning and end-of-life expenses. Visit www.homesteaderslife.com to learn more.

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