2006 Biennial

June 1 - 3, St. Edwards University, Austin, Texas

FCA\'s Biennial Conference was hosted this year by the Austin Memorial and Burial Information Society. AMBIS volunteers were top-notch, and we couldn\'t have done it without them. Dozens of our participants said this was the best FCA conference ever put on! Topics included:

  • Being Green —Burial Without the Box
  • Home Funerals —Bringing the Funeral Back to the Family
  • FCA Affiliate Lobbying — Pushing Back for Funeral Consumers
  • Taking on Wall Street ‘Deathcare’
  • Mortuary Price Lists — What’s Legal and What’s Not

Where possible, speaker presentations and handouts are available for download.

Documents

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Crossings Care Circle Crossings Care Circle

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Jerri Lyons and Donna Belk: Home and Family-Directed Funerals What participants had to say — I wish we\'d had more time! Very motivating!

Final Passages Final Passages

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Jerri Lyons and Donna Belk: Home and Family-Directed Funerals What participants had to say — I wish we\'d had more time! Very motivating!

Helpful Lobbying Resources Helpful Lobbying Resources

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Ray Gurney, Legislative Liaision for FCA of Greater Milwaukee — FCA Affiliate Lobbying: Yes It\'s Legal, Yes You Can, and Yes You Should! What participants had to say — High-energy, inspirational speaker . . . Good practical advice . . .

Affiliate Lobbying: 12 Tips to Make it Happen Affiliate Lobbying: 12 Tips to Make it Happen

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Ray Gurney, Legislative Liaision for FCA of Greater Milwaukee — FCA Affiliate Lobbying: Yes It\'s Legal, Yes You Can, and Yes You Should! What participants had to say — High-energy, inspirational speaker . . . Good practical advice . . .

State of the Alliance: FCA\'s Finances State of the Alliance: FCA\'s Finances

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Gere Fulton, FCA Immediate Past President — State of the Alliance: FCA\'s Finances What participants had to say — Great presentation, very thorough . . . Made the material easy to understand . . .

FCA: Who We Are, What What We Do, and Why You Should Care! FCA: Who We Are, What What We Do, and Why You Should Care!

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Joshua Slocum, FCA Executive Director — FCA: Who We Are, What What We Do, and Why You Should Care! What participants had to say — Passionate, eloquent and provocative. . . Really set the tone for a powerful conference . . .

Dangers of Prepaying

"Preneed" is a term coined by the funeral industry to describe the arrangement and payment of a funeral prior to death. Obviously, if you are to have any say in it, you must plan in advance of your death. "Prearrangement" is also used interchangeably with "preneed".

The marketing of preneed plans for funeral services and merchandise is increasingly prevalent. Various companies, including insurance companies, "for-profit cremation societies," and "preneed associations" flood the mail with advertising which touts the benefits of their preneed plans. There are a number of pitfalls, as well as options, about which consumers should be well-informed.

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