2014 Annual Meeting
The Funeral Consumers Alliance of Vermont (FCA-VT) Annual Meeting was held on Saturday, May 24th at 10 AM at the Capital City Grange, a beautiful setting with lots of parking. Many thanks to those who arrived early and helped with getting the Grange Hall set up before enjoying refreshments!
Our meeting started with a showing of the movie, Dying Green, about green burials. A vibrant discussion of green burial ground and how to foster this in Vermont followed and a number of people signed up to be involved in this over the coming year.
The business meeting followed, with confirmation of a quorum via the membership list and signup sheet for the meeting. The minute of the 2013 Annual Meeting were approved, as was the treasurer’s report for the 2013 calendar year. Election of directors followed with nomination of Annie Ross and Ron Slabaugh for re-election and Dianne Richardson as a new member of the board. The slate was elected unaimously.
In addition, Mary Alice Bisbee gave a report on her involvement on the Funeral Services Board and encouraged anyone interested in serving as a public member of that Board to file their application with Governor Shumlin’s office.
The meeting adjourned at approximately 12 noon.
Later in 2014, FCA-VT Vice-President Bisbee stepped down from the Funeral Services Board and FCA-VT President Alexandra Thayer was appointed to the Board for a term starting in January 2015.
We are fortunate to be able to meet again in lovely Norwich, Vermont on the Connecticut River, at the Norwich Congregational Church. The meeting will be on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 1 pm. Annie Ross will be making a presentation entitled “Caring for Your Loved Ones at The Time of Death. We hope to see you there!
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FCA-VT address for donations is PO Box 144, Plainfield, VT 05667