Upcoming Group Roundtables

CANCELLED - May 20, 2020 - Goshen, OH - Group 2

Host: Larry Schildmeyer, Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home

May 21, 2020 - Newport, RI - Group 1

RSVP to Host: Kurt Edenbach, Memorial Funeral Home
Location: Hambly Funeral Home, 30 Red Cross Ave, Newport, RI 02840
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Registration Fee: Determined Onsite
Contact: For lodging information and to RSVP, please contact Kurt Edenbach by May 18
Featured Presentation: Panel presentation featuring the following topics:

  • Grief Support for Your Future: It’s not aftercare, it’s not preneed leads, it’s actual mental health professionals helping your families.
  • The Moving Wall: This unique Vietnam Memorial was brought to Newport in September 2019 and we will provide an insight to the effort, in hopes some of you will network with your community veterans to share the experience in your hometown.
  • Celebrant services 2.0: learn how one of our team is recruiting and training fellow citizens to guide families toward a more meaningful ceremony. Explore the thanatology and counseling evidence to support memorial celebrants to partner with your firm.

June 9, 2020 - Forest City, NC - Group 3

Host: Shane Earley, The Padgett & King Mortuary; 828-245-4951
Location:The Padgett & King Mortuary, 227 East Main Street, Forest City, NC 28043
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (light breakfast items and lunch to be served), followed by tour of firm
Registration Fee: $25.00

June 18, 2020 - Kennebunkport, ME - Group 1

(Held in conjunction with the Maine Funeral Directors Association Summer Convention, June 16-17)
Host: Dick Bibber, Bibber Memorial Chapel; 207-985-2752
Location: The Colony Hotel, 140 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, ME, 04046
Time: TBD
Registration Fee: TBD



Arriving Early?

Group Roundtable Meeting Hosts and/or Board Members sometimes plan informal gatherings the evening before the meeting. Please feel free to reach out to them for information if you plan to arrive early or wish to explore the area.