Upcoming Events


GFDA'S 2017 EVENTS


JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT EVENT

2017 ANNUAL CONVENTION - JUNE 4-7, 2017
King & Prince Beach & Golf Resort
St. Simons Island, GA

Join us for an event planned with funeral service professionals in mind.  GFDA strives to provide meetings where you
 can bring your family to enjoy some relaxation & fun while earning your needed Continuing Education hours.
The King & Prince is the perfect location for both!
There are many activities to choose from onsite & in the surrounding area,
meal options are always delicious & the scenery is beautiful. 

Our convention will feature Continuing Education programs you will not want to miss!  
Georgia Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle 
Bob Healy, Jr., Partner & Funeral Director in Charge of Funeraria San Juan Funeral Home,
which played a key role in assisting the Orlando community after the recent nightclub tragedy 
Kenneth A. Cahall, CFSP, CCO, 2016-2017 President Elect of the National Funeral Directors Association
& our annual programs including our
Nominating Committee Report & Elections, NFDA Update,
Roundtable Discussion including Funeral Directors & Salesmen,
Memorial Service & GFDA Annual Business Meeting
with Officer Reports, Scholarships, 40 & 50 year Service Awards & Officer Installation.  

Don't forget about our annual events which are excellent opportunities for fellowship, networking & fun!
Sunday's Welcome Reception & Dinner; Monday's Past Presidents Breakfast & Golf Tournament;
Tuesday's Convention Dinner & Party

Our registration forms for Attendees & our Golf Tournament are below


As a reminder, there will be NO exhibits or tabletops during our 2017 events.


REGISTRATION FORMS - OUR PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MAY 29 - DON'T DEALY 

Attendee Convention Registration

Click on the graphic on the left to download the file.

Golf Tournament Registration

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CONVENTION SPONSORSHIP - DEADLINE IS MAY 22 - DON'T DELAY!

GFDA is offering new sponsorship benefits this year - including convention registrations!

  To register as a sponsor, complete the form
or for more information, please contact
Christie Carpenter, GFDA Executive Director, 

christie@gfda.org or the GFDA office, 770-592-8002.  

Sponsor Registration Form

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AVAILABLE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
To accommodate printing the deadline for sponsorship registration is May 22

TUESDAY, JUNE 6
Party (Multi Sponsor) $3,500 (includes 2 Convention Registrations) 

GFDA Supporter (unlimited number) $100

Sponsor benefits include: listing in convention reminders (pre & post event), inclusion of your pre-printed flyers in attendee registration packages, recognition during event, & signage during event. Note: Sponsorships are available first-come basis, though we will try to accommodate all requests.  


THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 CONVENTION SPONSORS
 (to date)

Hospitality Cottage
Wilbert Burial Vaults of Georgia / Pierce Chemicals

Welcome Reception & Dinner
Batesville

Past Presidents Breakfast
Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions

Monday Break 
Thacker Caskets, Inc.

Monday Lunch
Doric

Golf Tournament 
Physicians Mutual

Tuesday Breakfast
Cincinnati Equitable Life Insurance Company

Tuesday Break 
Georgia Eye Bank

Roundtable Discussion
National Funeral Directors Association

Tuesday Lunch 
Foothills Planning Services 
Homesteaders Life Company

Tuesday Dinner
Federated Insurance

Tuesday Party
SCI Georgia Funeral Services

Wednesday Breakfast 
Dodge Company
LifeLink of Georgia

Wednesday Break 
Atlantic Coast Life Insurance Company

GFDA Supporters
Bearden Funeral Home
Cloud Mortuary
Columbian Financial Group
McDaniels Financial Services
Phoenix Funeral Services, Inc.
Striffler-Hamby
Suits & Blazers


GFDA ROOM BLOCKS ARE OPEN

King & Prince Beach & Golf Resort

Call 800-342-0212
Online here  & use the code GFDA17 (case-sensitive). 

NOTES 

- Room availability at this time is very limited.  Should you have any difficulty making reservations you may contact Kaitlin Rouh Schmitt, King & Prince Group Rooms Coordinator directly at 912-268-5007, for assistance.
- If you make reservations outside of our room block with the King & Prince, please contact the GFDA office (staff@gfda.org) so we may ensure you receive our room block rate.

Home2 Suites by Hilton. 
This hotel is  1 and 1/2 miles from the King & Prince and is a sister property of theirs. 
Reservations with Home2 Suites by Hilton can be made here

2018-2020 DATES

2018

Annual Convention - June 3-6, 2018
King & Prince Beach & Golf Resort, St. Simons Island, GA

2019

Annual Convention - June 9-12, 2019
King & Prince Beach & Golf Resort, St. Simons Island, GA

2020

Annual Convention - June 7-10, 2020
King & Prince Beach & Golf Resort, St. Simons Island, GA


Our 2017 Mid-Winter was held February 26 & 27
at the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee


Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2017 Mid-Winter!  Attendees included funeral directors, vendors, spouses and new friends.  We enjoyed a beautiful venue, delicious food, fellowship and great presentations! Our Roundtable Discussion were filled with important discussion and information sharing. Thank you to our presenters Bruce Goddard; Daniel Poirier and Deacon Loris R. Sinanian with Missing in America Project; and Melissa Crawford,  Sr. Vice President - Markets, Products and Technology at Physicians Mutual.  We would also like to thank our Mid-Winter Sponsors and GFDA Supporters who played an important role in making this event a success!

THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 MID-WINTER SPONSORS

Sunday Hospitality

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Sunday Dinner

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Monday AM Break

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Lunch

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Monday PM Break

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GFDA Supporter

Akins Funeral Home

Amanda Henderson Lucas, Professional License Service

A.S. Turner & Sons, Inc. 

Barnwood Casket Company

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, Inc.

Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors

Cherokee Casket Company, Inc. 

Floyd Hurley

Jim Tully

McLeighton Funeral Service

Messenger

Music Funeral Services

Stanley Funeral Home and Crematory

The Paulk Funeral Home


THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO JOINED US FOR OUR 2016 DISTRICT MEETINGS

Each of our district meetings had great attendance and support!  GFDA would like to express our gratitude to each of our District Chairs, sponsors, attendees and our speaker, Dave Armes. 

District 4

District Chair, Tim Purvis

Thank You to Our Sponsors - Homesteaders Life Company and Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions

District 5 

District Chair, Rob Roberson

Thank you to Our Sponsors - Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions, Miles-Nobles Funeral Home & Crematory, Shepard Funeral Home

District 3

District Chair, Mark Anderson

Thank You to Our Sponsors - Cincinnati Equitable Life Insurance Company and Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions

District 2

District Chair, Darren Day

Thank You to Our Sponsors - Atlantic Coast Life Insurance Company and Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions

District 1-W

District Chair, Dan Peeples

Thank You to Our Sponsor - Chastain Professional Services

District 1-E

District Chair, Cy Hume

Thank You to Our Sponsor - Master Grave Service

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