How to Join

Using the Internet

All of the forms that you need for joining are located on this site.

  1. Print and Complete the Application Form.


  2. Print and Complete the Final Arrangement/Vital Statistics Form - on which you list your funeral wishes and other pertinent information.


  3. Print the Cremation Authorization condensed form if you select cremation (which 90% of Memorial Society members do). An official Cremation Form provided by the Funeral Home at your death needs to be signed by your spouse and all living children. The condensed form, available on this website, has similar information and will help you as you discuss your desires and arrangements with your family and children.
Keep the originals yourself! But make at least two copies of the completed forms. Send the first copy to the FCA of Tampa Bay along with your membership donation of $30 per individual or $50 per family (parents & children under 18) to:
FCA of Tampa Bay, Inc.
M. Sandra Elmore, Membership/Treasurer
18902 Arbor Drive
Lutz FL 33548-5051
Upon receipt of your paperwork and your check, she will send you:
  1. Your Membership Card.


  2. The official Schedule of Fees.


  3. The associated Funeral Home's name, address and phone number.

Once you receive your Membership card and the associated Funeral home's address, take the second copy of the completed forms and put your membership number on the first sheet of each set of forms. Send them to the Funeral Home. Remember to keep the originals yourself!

You may wish to make additional copies of the completed forms to give to others deemed appropriate (all of the children, guardian, trustee, lawyer, clergy, doctor, etc.).

If you have any questions, contact Sandra Elmore by U.S. Mail, Phone or E-mail.



Using the U.S. Postal Service

The first step is to get in contact with Sandra Elmore:

FCA of Tampa Bay, Inc.
M. Sandra Elmore, Membership/Treasurer
18902 Arbor Drive
Lutz FL 33548-5051

E-mail: memsoc@ij.net

Phone: 1(813)948-1990

and let her know that you wish to join. She will send you an Application Form which is also available on this web site.

Complete and return it along with your membership donation of $30 per individual or $50 per family (parents & children under 18).

Upon receipt of your application and your check, she will send you:

  1. Your Membership Card.


  2. The official Schedule of Fees.


  3. The associated Funeral Home's name, address and phone number.


  4. The Final Arrangement/Vital Statistics Form - on which you list your funeral wishes and other pertinent information.


  5. A Cremation Authorization condensed form. About 90% of the members chose cremation. An official Cremation Form is provided by the Funeral Home at your death which will need to be signed by your spouse and all living children. The condensed form, available on this website, has similar information and will help you as you discuss your desires and arrangements with your family and children.

Complete the Final Arrangement/Vital Statistics Form and have your spouse or children review the Cremation Authorization condensed form.

Keep the originals yourself! But make at least two copies of the completed forms. Send the first copy to Sandra Elmore at the FCA of Tampa Bay and send the second copy to the associated Funeral Home. You may wish to make additional copies to give to others deemed appropriate (all of the children, guardian, trustee, lawyer, clergy, doctor, etc.).

If you have any questions, contact Sandra Elmore by U.S. Mail, Phone or E-mail.


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