2015 Funeral Directors Convention and Expo
Tuesday, September 29 to Thursday, October 1 at Bally’s Atlantic City
EXHIBIT HALL WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION
Tuesday, September 29 • 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Gather with your fellow attendees, colleagues and exhibitors at this annual event. Enjoy wine, beer, cheese and other light refreshments as you stroll around the exhibit hall learning about all that is new and exciting in funeral service. This is a great opportunity to meet up with friends and make plans for the remainder of your stay.
A RETIREMENT CELEBRATION
Tuesday, September 29 • 7:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The NJSFDA Board of Directors invites everyone to join them for a cocktail reception in honor of the Association’s Executive Director Wilson H. Beebe Jr.’s upcoming retirement. Gather with friends, colleagues and associates to reminisce and reflect on the last 30 years and, most of all, celebrate his executive leadership of the NJSFDA.
FUNERAL DIRECTORS ROUND UP
Tuesday, September 29 • 11:00 p.m.
Time spent together with friends and family is time well spent. Network with funeral service professionals from around the country and enjoy a drink during this popular informal gathering. Share thoughts on the latest topics, catch up with folks who you do not often get to see and enjoy a drink. There is no set agenda. Simply relax and enjoy as you wrap up your first day.
Wednesday, September 30 • 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
The annual NJSFDA business session takes a look at the year’s achievements and sets the stage for the Association’s future goals. Proposed resolutions will be voted on, officers ceremoniously sworn in, and scholarships awarded to deserving funeral service students. Special reports from the association president, secretary/treasurer, committee chairs and executive director round out the agenda.
All convention participants are welcome to attend.
SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE
Wednesday, September 30 • 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Share memories with family and friends as we pay tribute to the NJSFDA members who died this past year. Join our certified celebrant, members and colleagues as we reflect on the lives of those who served alongside us.
PAST PRESIDENTS LUNCHEON
Wednesday, September 30 • 12:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. By Invitation Only.
This annual luncheon of the NJSFDA Past Presidents will take place immediately following the Service of Remembrance.
CONVENTION COCKTAIL PARTY*
Wednesday, September 30 • 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Ticketed event: $60 in advance, $70 on-site
Enjoy a little bit of the islands in Atlantic City. Slip on your flip-flops and Bermuda shorts as we channel the island spirit of warmth and hospitality at the official Convention Cocktail Party. Our casual evening features a fusion of light snacks, signature dishes and tropical island rhythms by the Caribbean Breeze Steelband. Unwind after a day of learning and exhibits with a cold beer, glass of wine or soda, or an island-inspired specialty drink.
Caribbean Breeze Steelband
Dance to the lively tropical island rhythms or relax to the soothing sounds of the steel drums. The Caribbean Breeze Steelband is comprised of Caribbean pan players that will transport guests to the sunny sands of the Caribbean with authentic island music and atmosphere. Playing a wide range of music, from calypso, soca, reggae as well as contemporary music, the Caribbean Breeze Steelband is sure to please.
*Tickets are required for entry, and include complimentary beer, wine, soda or a signature drink. Appropriate ID required.
And the Fun Continues
Be sure to stick around after the Convention Cocktail Party ends as Matthews Casket Division extends an island welcome for all guests to stay and enjoy more fun at their annual party. Music, dancing and dessert always make for a festive end to an evening.
All room accommodations starting at $105 per night.
NJ Mandatory CEUs:
An NJFSEC Premier Continuing Education Event
This Premier Event runs concurrent with the Convention Educational Programming and requires a separate registration fee.
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