New York State Funeral Directors Association

Jeff Jennings CFSP

Hello All! Where has the time gone? It’s November already!! A new month and closer to a new year. Like all of you, sometimes there are just not enough hours in the day or days in the week to accomplish things, but we somehow manage to accomplish the tasks accordingly.

Certainly like all of you, we are thankful for the families that we serve and the trust and confidence that they bestow upon us in honoring their loved ones. It is something that we should never take for granted.

Over the last month, I have been able to travel the state and attend Local Association events and meet and greet our Local Leaders and members, hear their concerns about the future of Funeral Service and the course that may lie ahead of us. I truly enjoy these times; being able to share ideas, comments and concerns about our Profession and to have a connection between the State and Local Associations which is vital for all of us. As your President, I can say that I and the rest of the Executive Committee along with the rest of the NYSFDA Board are here for you, to assist and address any concerns that you may have. Remember, this is your Association and we are your elected leaders. We are here for you!! Please do hesitate to contact myself, the Office, or any one of our board members about your concerns or ideas.

As a side bar, to the Local Association Leaders, please share your meeting/event dates with the office so that we can make an effort to attend your event and be there for you.

In closing, I would like to take the time to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to you, your families and staff and thank you for the opportunity to serve as your President and remember - “To enhance the environment in which our members operate, and to promote the highest standards of funeral service to the public”.

Till next month “Gobble Gobble!!!

Richard J. Sullivan