The ongoing public health crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a concern in planning our events and gatherings. After polling our funeral directors and vendors, Georgia Funeral Directors Association (GFDA) has made the difficult decision to cancel their 2021 Convention, scheduled for June 6-9 at the King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, St. Simons, GA.
The GFDA Executive Committee continue to prioritize the health and safety of meeting attendees. We appreciate the responses we received to our numerous surveys and heard your concerns. The decision to cancel the 2021 Convention was not made lightly and all factors were considered including your feedback, overall risk to our attendees' health, current guidance, and the financial impact. GFDA’s Executive Committee continues to make decisions based on ensuring your association remains a strong voice for funeral service and your support and participation guarantees its long term success.
ATTENTION: If you made a room reservation with the King and Prince, your room reservation automatically cancelled on March 31, 2021 and there is no action on your part needed.
If you wish to still vacation at the King and Prince your prompt action is required. The King and Prince will honor our room rate for June 5-7 based on their availability. To make your reservation again, contact the King and Prince directly, 800-342-0012. To receive the GFDA room rate, notify them you are with the group when making the reservation.
The GFDA Executive Committee and staff appreciate your patience and understanding of the need to not hold events at this time.
GFDA will be holding an event later this year for our 2021-2022 Executive Committee Nominations and Elections, Memorial Service, Scholarship presentations and 10, 25, 40, 50 & 60 Years of Service recognition. More information will be announced in the coming weeks.