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JOIN GFDA TODAY! 

You are invited to join the oldest and largest funeral service association in Georgia.  you will become part of an active, well-known association that protects and promotes the interests of funeral service and its members.  For over 100 years, we have promoted excellence in funeral service by providing great services and education to help you and your business. 


IMPORTANT MEMBERSHIP REMINDERS

FINAL CALL FOR RENEWALS!
GFDA 2017 RENEWALS WERE DUE JANUARY 1, 2017

To be included in our online directory & access our Member page, your GFDA 2017 Dues must be current!

2017 Renewal invoices and reminders were sent to your address on file. If you did not receive your 2017 renewal invoice, take immediate action to ensure your listing remains in our directory.  

  • Email staff@gfda.org with current contact information so we may send you a duplicate invoice 
  • Choose your membership type from the drop down windows below and renew today

GFDA MEMBERS HAVE ACCESS TO VALUABLE TOOLS

  • Marketing Alliances - agreements with providers for discounts & special programs for your business
  • Access to the NFDA music licensing agreement  
  • Events designed for education & networking
  • GFDA Member Page found here
  • GFDA Member App - interaction with your peers through posts, comments, member news, death notices, industry articles, and more! 


GFDA Member Testimonials

Our firm has been a member of the Georgia Funeral Director Association for over 60 years. I can tell you first hand, the value of membership far outweighs the cost. From advocacy to the life long friendships you will make, GFDA continues to be the premier funeral service association in Georgia.

Bryant Hightower, Hightower Family Funeral Homes
10/20/2016

GFDA offers the following types of memberships.

(Click the drop down windows below for more information and membership forms.).

Any funeral establishment holding a current license issued from a state licensing agency is eligible for Firm Membership in this Association.  Firm Members shall have voting privileges in the Association, by either open or secret ballot, but no Firm Member shall be entitled to vote by proxy.

All votes made by a Firm Member shall be cast by the Associate Member who has been designated by the Firm Member as its authorized representative.  Each Firm Member is entitled to one vote on matters coming before the membership.  Each person on record as the firm’s representative shall hold a current funeral director’s license.


Firm Membership Form

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GFDA App Codes of Conduct

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If you are employed by a Member Firm, you are already an Associate Member.  Your funeral home will send us your name each year and you will receive your membership card.  No separate membership is required.

Associate Members:  All funeral directors and embalmers who are duly licensed under the laws of the State of Georgia and who own or are employed by a Firm Member shall be recognized as an Associate Member and shall be entitled to receive those benefits which the Association makes available to such Associate Members.  Associate Members shall not be entitled to vote, but may speak on the floor of the annual conference.  Associate members may hold office and serve on committees.  If an Associate Member no longer owns or is no longer employed by a Firm Member, the individual’s Association Membership shall immediately terminate.  If they move to a different member firm, they are also members there.  Otherwise, they may join under the Individual Member category.

Any funeral director or embalmer who is duly licensed and neither owns nor is employed by a licensed funeral establishment shall be eligible for Individual Membership in this Association.  Individual Members shall not be entitled to vote or hold office, but may speak on the floor of the Annual Conference.  Only Individual Members whose dues are in good standing will be eligible to attend District Meeting and the Annual Conference of this Association.


Individual Membership Form

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Any funeral supply salespersons, manufacturers, representatives, or allied industry representatives cooperating with the funeral service profession in Georgia shall be eligible for Affiliate Membership in this Association.  Affiliate Members shall not be entitled to vote or hold office, but may speak on the floor of the Annual Conference.  Only Affiliate Members whose dues are in good standing will be eligible to attend District Meetings and the Annual Conference of this Association.


Affiliate Membership Form

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No membership fee is required; please complete registration and contact information on the attached form.

Student Members:  Any mortuary school student or apprentice registered with the State of Georgia shall be eligible for Student Membership in this Association.  Student Members shall not be entitled to vote or hold office, but may speak on the floor of the Annual Conference.  Student Member privileges shall terminate upon such student’s completion of the requisite education program or period of apprenticeship.

Retired Members:  Any Affiliate or Associate Member who has retired from active employment shall be eligible for Retired Membership in this Association.  Retired Members shall not be entitled to vote or hold office, but may speak on the floor of the Annual Conference.

Honorary Members:  Any person, upon recommendation of the Membership Committee, who has been an Associate or Affiliate Member of this Association for a period of no less than five years, or any other person who has rendered distinguished service to this Association or to the general good of the funeral service profession, may be eligible for Honorary Membership in this Association, if nominated and given favorable consideration by two-thirds of the Firm Members present at the Annual Conference.  Honorary Members shall not be entitled to vote or hold office, but may speak on the floor of the Annual Conference. Honorary members should keep their contact information up to date, but do not need to register each year as their appointment is lifetime.


Student/Retired Membership Form & Honorary Member Update Form

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