Upcoming Group Roundtables

May 17, 2019 - Scottsdale, AZ - Group 6

Host: Sabrina Messinger and Jim Ahearne, Messinger Indian School Mortuary; 480-945-9521
Location: Messinger Indian School Mortuary, 7601 E. Indian School Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Registration Fee: TBD
Welcome Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6:00 p.m., Cornish Pasty Co., 3800 N. Goldwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

May 21, 2019 - Huntersville, NC - Group 3

Host: John Kepner, Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home; 704-892-9669
Location: Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home, 16901 Old Statesville Rd., Huntersville, NC 28078
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (includes Dutch-treat lunch at offsite restaurant and tour of funeral home)
Registration Fee: $15.00 (make checks payable to Selected Independent Funeral Homes)

May 22, 2019 - Iowa City, IA - Group 4

Host: Michael Lensing, Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service; 319-338-8171
Location: Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, 605 Kirkwood Ave., Iowa City, IA 52240
Time: 9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
Registration Fee: $45.00, make checks payable to Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service
Featured Presentation: "The Grief, Loss & Bereavement Program At the Children's Hospital"; presented by Sheila Frascht with the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital
Lodging Details: A small block of rooms has been reserved at Hilton Garden Inn, downtown Iowa City, limited space so make reservations promptly.
Special Tour and Dinner on Tuesday, May 21: For those attendees arriving on Tuesday, a tour has been planned of the historic Old Capitol on the University of Iowa Campus. Dinner can follow at the VUE. Casual dining overlooking Iowa City and the University of Iowa.
RSVP: Please RSVP to Michael Lensing, or call Michael at 319-338-8171 with any questions.

May 23, 2019 - White Plains, NY - Group 1

Host: Matt Fiorillo, Ballard-Durand Funeral & Cremation Services; 914-949-0566
Location: Ballard-Durand Funeral & Cremation Services, 2 Maple Ave., White Plains, NY 10601
Time: Breakfast served beginning at 8:00 a.m., Meeting begins at 9:00 a.m.
Registration Fee: TBD
Featured Presentation: The meeting will include an hour-long session in the afternoon featuring Cindy Comperchio with Matthews-Aurora, speaking on marketing and the BeRemembered platform.

June 6, 2019 - Columbus, OH - Group 2

Host: Michael Schoedinger, Schoedinger & Company
Location: Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Rd, Columbus, OH 43221, 614-457-5481
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Registration Fee: $45.00 (lunch included), make checks payable to Schoedinger and Company
Lodging: Homewood Suites by Hilton - OSU, 1576 West Lane Ave., Columbus, OH 43221, (614) 488-1500. A small block of rooms has been reserved at a special rate of $125/night for a King Grand Studio Suite under the group name "Selected Independent Funeral Home Roundtable," book online here
Featured Presentation: The meeting will include a special presentation by Selected Preferred Partner Everdays, who have recently partnered with Precoa to build a relationship with all of the survivors of a funeral using text, instead of email.
Golf Available: For those that can extend their trip, there are available teetimes to play golf at the nationally acclaimed Scioto Country Club, host of the 2016 US Senior Open. Folks can join the Schoedingers on the course with caddies either the afternoon of Wednesday, June 5 or Thursday, June 6. Connect with Michael Schoedinger for more details.

June 13, 2019 - Kennebunkport, ME - Group 1 (held in conjunction with Maine Funeral Directors Association Summer Meeting, June 11-12)

Host: Dick Bibber, Bibber Memorial Chapel; 207-985-2752
Location: The Colony Hotel, 140 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, ME 04046, 207-967-3331
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Registration Fee: $40.00, make checks payable to Bibber Memorial chapel
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July 18, 2019 - St. Joseph, MI - Group 2

Host: Tom Starks, Starks Family Funeral Homes; 269-556-9450
Location: TBD
Time: TBD
Registration Fee: TBD

November 5, 2019 - Winchester, TN - Group 3

Host: Jim Cortner, Moore-Cortner Funeral Home; 931-967-2222
Location: TBD
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.