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From the Desk of Roy A. Goodson, CFSP - President

Dear Colleague,

The AFDMA Nominations for District Governor of the NFDMA’s Fifth District is now open.

To qualify for this position, you must be available to shadow the present District Governor, travel extensively, and be available to attend seven (7) NFDMA meetings. These meetings include the National Convention, Board Meeting, House of Representatives Meeting and the 3 State Conventions in the district in addition to hosting the Fifth District Seminar. The Fifth District includes the states of Alabama, Florida and Georgia.  Please, take your consideration for this position seriously.

If you are interested in the position and wish to to be considered, submit your name to our AFDMA Recording Secretary, Dr. Christal M. Whitfield by email or letter.

Her email address is: cw35208@bellsouth.net

Or her address is: A.F.D.M.A. | 2636 Bush Boulevard | Birmingham Al 35208

The deadline to submit your name for consideration for this position will be Sunday, December 10, 2017.

All general members will be notified by letter of the time and date to vote for our nominee for Fifth District Governor.

Thank you for your interest in advance.

Respectfully,

Roy A. Goodson, CFSP

President, Alabama Funeral Directors and Morticians Association

REMINDER - Renewal Time Anyone who has not renewed their apprentice certification, funeral establishment, funeral director, embalmer or practical embalmer license, may still do so with a $50.00 late penalty until October 31, 2017. If you fail to submit your paperwork and fee, including late penalty, for renewal by the October 31st deadline, the license(s) or certification will be considered lapsed. At which time the establishment (s) or individual must cease operations and or practice. Any paperwork and fees received after the October 31st deadline must go before the Board for reactivation approval in January and the licensee must cease practice or operation until the license has been reactivated. ONLINE RENEWAL is available for individual licensees and establishment by going to the Homepage of the Alabama Board of Funeral Service website and click on the “ONLINE SERVICES” button.  A valid credit card will be needed to complete the online renewal. There will be a 4% administration fee added to each license that is renewed using the online system. - The website is  fsb.alabama.gov

ATTENTION: All Alabama Licensed Funeral Directors and Embalmers

Annual Membership Fees Are Due. Please Click On The Membership Tab For Complete Info.

Newly elected officers at the AFD&MA 80th Convention:

  • Chairman of The Board, David Smith
  • President, Roy Goodson, CFSP
  • First Vice President, Paul Rollins, Jr.
  • Second Vice President, Ret. Capt. Terry Windham
  • Recording Secretary, Dr Christal Whitfield
  • Assistant Recording Secretary, Ret. Sgt. Mary E. Curry
  • Financial Secretary, Beverleeann Madison
  • Treasurer, Chauncey Holt
  • Chaplain, Calvin Meadows, CFSP
  • Sergeants At Arm, Clarence Rice, CFSP & Calvin Meadows, Jr., CFSP

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - Richardson Funeral Home of Clinton | 11816 Jackson Street | Clinton, LA 70722 - Details

A representative from OSHA has been in contact with us about a recent scam: Some members have been contacted by someone claiming to represent OSHA and is selling materials and important information. Please note that all information from OSHA is complimentary. OSHA is not selling anything for $299.00. If you have been contacted by this person or if you are contacted, please get all pertinent information that you possibly can, so that we can put a stop to this scam. - Details

U. S. Postal Service Changes on Cremated Remains: Details Members Area

Important Information from our State Secretary, Dr. Christal M. Whitfield: Details in Members Area

Important Information on Fatality Management: MEMBERS Click Here

If you are interested in becoming a part of our dynamic organization please provide details of your professional qualifications by: Click Here and Email Us

Currently, ABFS and ADPH recommend that all Funeral Homes in this state do the following:

1. Visit the ADPH website at www.adph.org/ebola

a. - On the left hand side of the screen click on “Health Care Providers”

b. - At the bottom of the next screen under the heading “Additional Healthcare Resources” review the following links:

i. - Guidance for Safe Handling of Human Remains of Ebola Patients in U. S. Hospitals and Mortuaries

ii. - Medical Waste Management (These links will lead you to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.)

2. Be prepared !

The ABFS feels that it is important that funeral homes be prepared for the possibility that they may be called on to provide services for an infected person, and if that be the case, ABFS wants the funeral professionals in this state to know how to protect themselves as well as the community they serve. This information is not meant to alarm anyone, only to inform. However it is our prayer that none of us have to encounter this deadly disease.

ABFS encourages everyone to continue to monitor the ADPH website and CDC website. As more information is release to ABFS we will be forwarding that information to our funeral professionals.