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We have revamped our committees!

 

Conference & Events:

TBD

 

Education:                  Susan Oppie & Cassandra Yonder

 

Fundraising:  

TBD

 

Finance:                        Lynn Barnett

 

Legislative:

Peg Lorenz

 

Membership:           

Zalene Corey &  

Sarah Crews

 

Public Relations:

Lee Webster &

Sarah Crews

 

Many hands make light work, as home funeral guides know. If you'd like to be part of any committee, you can join any time by contacting the chair. Go to Board & Committees on our website for contact information. Welcome!

 

July, 2014
 
 Save the Date!
Courage, Confidence, and Connections:
Home Funerals Now!
5th NHFA Conference
October 2-4, 2015
Los Gatos, California
Our conferences serve our organization and our mission by bringing together home funeral advocates and guides from around the world to share, learn, and nurture. This conference promises to be a rich and important gathering you won't want to miss. Stay tuned for more information via email and newsletter!
NOMINATING COMMITTEE REQUESTS  NOMINATIONS FOR
YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The NHFA Nominating Committee is seeking 

4 candidates for our board for upcoming three-year terms, beginning this October 2014.

 

We are particularly looking for individuals with good interpersonal communication skills and computer fluency, plus interest in one or more of the following areas:

*  fundraising (need a committee Chair) 

*  event planning

*  public relations

*  finances

*  education

*  non-profit organizations

 

Please send your nominations to crossings@crossings.net

with the subject line, "NHFA 2014 Nomination" by July 20. Be sure to state the name of the candidate, how you know of him or her, and why you think he or she would be a valuable member of our board, in 3-4 sentences.
 
This is YOUR board so help make it the best it can be!
The Minnesota Threshold Network welcomed NHFA President Elizabeth Knox to speak in Minneapolis after the FCA Biennial Conference and NHFA Board Retreat in June.

 

Home Funeral Buds 

TWO MEN, TWO FUNERALS
by Katyanne Unulissi, The Emerge Foundation

"Their funerals were complete opposites. It wasn't only that one of them went into the ground and the other up in smoke. It was that one funeral, green and at home, healed and helped, and the other didn't."
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A HOME FUNERAL GUIDE:
by Peg Lorenz
"The family had been sitting vigil by Sara's bedside for days, watching her breathing change, watching her slip away. The  54-year-old wife, daughter, sister, and mother of 2  had been stricken with a recurrence of cancer. They were stunned and grief-stricken.  Sara had expressed that she wanted her body to stay at home, to stay peaceful and untouched. They had no idea how to comply with her wishes, until..."  click to read more
JOIN THE 1ST LEGISLATIVE TELECONFERENCE
Sunday, September 28, 8 p.m. EST

Do you have questions about the home funeral laws in your state? Want to know how to meet and talk to your legislators? Need information about the Electronic Death Registration System? Join the Legislative Committee on its first teleconference call open to all members in September. Become an advocate for your states' home funeral families by educating yourself and others. Look for more information in your email inbox, or contact Peg Lorenz, Legislative Committee Chair, if you just can't wait!

GREEN BURIAL CEMETERIES IN THE US & CA


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Check back frequently on our Green Burial website page for the most up-to-date

list of green burial cemeteries. New entries are being added as they come online. Cemeteries must be verifiable by phone or website. If you know of a cemetery that accepts body-to earth burial, let us know!

*NEW
*    WEBSITE WORKSHOPS PAGE    *NEW*
AND FACEBOOK POST

Drum up some interest in your home funeral- or green burial-specific event by sending us a poster. Any Word doc or PDF will do, as long as it's a standard 8.5 x 11 format.  
 
First we'll post it on our new website page and then to our Facebook page. The most Liked posts on our page are your posters! 
 
Send to nhfa.paper@gmail.com. Let us know if you need help designing!
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE NEEDS YOUR HELP!

Your Board is in the preliminary stages of developing next year's conference 2015.

 

PLEASE get involved from the ground up by contacting anyone on the Board. Go to the website Board and Committees 
page and pick a contact NOW!

JOIN OUR DIRECTORIES ANY TIME!

Our new directories are up on the website and waiting for you to join. It's easy! Just send information to nhfa.paper@gmail.com:

Name of Individual(s) * Name of Organization * Town or City, State

Phone * Email * Website * Directory or directories

* A jpeg. photo head shot, or logo for groups

  

Note: Being on the Members List is NOT the same as being listed on a directory. Only other members can access your NHFA Member Profile. If you joined the NHFA so you could be recognized as a home funeral guide, a celebrant, or other, the directories are for you! 
JOIN OUR MONTHLY TELECONFERENCES

Don't miss the chance to talk with other home funeral advocates and ask questions person-to-person on our monthly teleconferences hosted by Heather Massey. You can join every second Sunday at 8 p.m. EST.

 

Members will find all the necessary information, including phone number and access codes on our Member Resources website page accessed with your username and password.

 

Dates of upcoming teleconferences:

 

August 10

September 14

October 12

November 9

December 14

NHFA IN THE NEWS

Read about NHFA as we enjoy more exposure in the mainstream press. Go to About Home Funerals for recent home funeral features and/or The Press Room. And let us know about articles in your local newspapers, TV or radio stations!  

SAVE THE DATE!
2015 NHFA BIENNIAL CONFERENCE

 

We are happy to have you as a friend of the NHFA. We appreciate your support and look forward to working together in 2014 to advance the understanding of home funerals across the country.

Sincerely,
Elizabeth Knox, President
National Home Funeral Alliance

National Home Funeral Alliance