July 2024

Page A15 july 2024 PRE-CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS NFDMA To Host 87th Annual Convention Amid Centennial Celebration UNION CITY,GA— The National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association, Inc (NFDMA, Inc) is thrilled to announce its 87th Annual National Convention & Exposition, taking place August 3–7, 2024, in the stunning waterfront destination of National Harbor, MD. This highly anticipated event promises to be an unforgettable experience, bringing together one of the largest gatherings of licensed funeral directors, embalmers, morticians, apprentices, and mortuary students from the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United States Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Jamaica, and Africa. Imagine a picturesque setting on the banks of the historic Potomac River, with 350 acres of waterfront resort space boasting boutique shops, restaurants, and the iconic Capital Wheel. This is National Harbor, the perfect blend of leisure and business, and the ideal location for the NFDMA, Inc’s 87th Annual Convention. For nearly a century, NFDMA, Inc has been dedicated to maintaining high professional standards in the funeral industry. From its humble beginnings as the Independent National Funeral Directors Association in 1924, the organization has grown and evolved to become a powerful voice for funeral directors, morticians, embalmers, apprentices, interns, and students across the globe. The convention will be a celebration of community and learning, with one of the largest gatherings of licensed funeral professionals in the world. These are the trusted individuals who serve as pillars of strength in their communities, providing compassion and support during life’s most difficult moments. But the convention is more than just a gathering – it’s an opportunity for growth and development. education commissioner Christie K. Moore, MS, CFSP, and the Education Commission have meticulously planned an extraordinary continuing education program. Attendees will gain thought-provoking insights and practical skills to enhance their careers and better serve the families they work with. The NFDMA, Inc is a membership association dedicated to promoting the common professional and business interests of its members. Through research, workshops, and advocacy, the organization works to develop and maintain standards of conduct, provide valuable services, and represent the interests of funeral professionals before legislative and judicial bodies. The 87th Annual National Convention & Exposition is a chance to be part of something bigger than yourself. It’s a chance to connect with colleagues, learn from industry experts, and be part of shaping the future of the funeral profession. For more information and to register, visit www.nfdma.com. THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS! Can you believe it? We’re turning 100! And we wouldn’t have made it without YOU. That’s why we’re throwing a party for the ages, and we wouldn’t want to celebrate without you. Imagine TWO DAYS packed with mindblowing exhibits, game-changing innovations, and the kind of networking that sparks lifelong connections. But here’s the thing: our incredible exhibitors and sponsors are the lifeblood of this event. So let’s show them some love! Make at least one of your major or annual purchases during the convention expo hours. Trust us, they’ll notice and appreciate it. We’re not just saying this: without your rock-solid support, we wouldn’t be here today. You’re the reason we’ve thrived for a century, and we know that together, we can conquer anything. Because at the end of the day, it’s all about community. And we’re honored to have you as a part of ours. So here’s to the next 100 years and making them unforgettable together! First time joining the party? Get ready for the warmest of welcomes and an experience that will leave you buzzing long after the lights go out. See you there!