2019 Annual Convention

2019 Annual Convention


JUNE 9 - 12, 2019

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
201 Arnold Road, Saint Simons Island, GA  31522

Join Us in Welcoming Sweet, Sweet Summertime!  


The King and Prince is the perfect location to spend time
with your family and friends while earning your
Continuing Education hours. Over 3 days, our programs
 will offer attendees 8 Continuing Education hours from
world-class speakers. Each will offer new and exciting information for funeral service professionals.
View our agenda and important event reminders below. 

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Don't Delay!
Pre-Registration closes Friday, May 24.   
  


ATTENTION - TUESDAY EVENING MOVIE NIGHT! 

Will you be attending the Convention and have small children that would like to attend a movie night at the hotel Tuesday evening? 
If so, contact staff@gfda.org by Friday, May 24.
Please note, there is a minimum number of participants
needed and the final cost will be determined
by the number of children participating.  


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Show Your Support by Becoming a Convention Sponsor!

Sponsorship opportunities are available and benefits include pre/post event marketing, event signage, and your pre-printed flyer in attendee packages.  To become a sponsor, simply complete the Sponsor Registration form (to the right) and return it to the GFDA office. 

Looking for more from your marketing dollar?
Sponsor a specific event during the convention! 

Each opportunity includes all of the above plus individual signage and an opportunity to address attendees. Co-sponsorships are available. 

Event sponsorships include Sunday's Dinner; Monday's Lunch; Tuesday's Breakfast, Lunch (co-sponsor), Social, Dinner and Entertainment; and Wednesday's Breakfast (co-sponsor) and Break. Contact staff@gfda.org for event sponsorship pricing and registration. 

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2019 Annual Convention Brochure



2019 Printable Convention Agenda



Sponsor Registration



Attendee Registration



Golf Registration



ATTENTION - DON'T DELAY - PRE-REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY, MAY 24

For pre-registration pricing, your fully completed form(s) must be returned to the GFDA office by the deadline.
If you are mailing a check, we encourage you to fax a copy of the form to the GFDA office as well. 

- To register for the convention as a GFDA Member, your 2019 dues must be current. - 


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WE WILL BE HOLDING AN AUCTION DURING OUR CONVENTION!

Auctions always add extra fun to any event and we are looking forward to this new activity Tuesday evening! Money raised will go to the GFDA Scholarship Fund.
Great auctions items include spa days, game tickets,
sunset or harbor cruises, comedy shows, theme parks, concerts, tours, outdoor activities, sports or entertainment memorabilia, and vacation stays.

 Contact staff@gfda.org with details about your donation today!   


Thank you to Peggi Shipman with Cincinnati Equitable Life Insurance Company
for your donation of a Luke Bryan Autographed Guitar! 



Thank You to Our 2019 Annual Convention Sponsors

(to date)

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Federated Insurance 

Striffler-Hamby Mortuary & Dignity Memorial 


HOSPITALITY HOUSE

Wilbert 


WELCOME RECEPTION

Federated Insurance


PAST PRESIDENTS BREAKFAST

Hightower Family Funeral Homes

Homesteaders Life Company 

Stanley Funeral Home & Crematory


GOLF TOURNAMENT

Physicians Mutual & Precoa 


MONDAY & TUESDAY BREAKS

Doric  / Classic Metal Vaults


TUESDAY LUNCH

Live Oak Bank


WEDNESDAY BREAKFAST

Master Grave Service, Inc. 


MEMORIAL SERVICE GIFT

Funeral Home Gifts 


MEMORIAL SERVICE VIDEO

Tukios

DIAMOND PLATINUM

Federated Insurance 

Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions


PLATINUM

Batesville

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home


GOLD

Atlantic Coast Life Insurance Company 

Cincinnati Equitable Life Insurance Company


SILVER

Georgia Eye Bank 

National Funeral Directors Association 

Ogeechee Technical College Funeral Service Education

Vantage Products Corp.


BRONZE

Consolidated Funeral Services 

First Call Answering Service 

LendingUSA

Service Casket Company

Thacker Caskets, Inc. 


SUPPORTER

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

A.S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home & Crematory

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