PAST AND UPCOMING EVENTS

          EVENTS          

people's memorial assoc., our sister organization in wa state, is having the following events.

Green Funerals Week: Return Home tour & Soul Collage workshop

Saturday, June 4, 2022

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Held at:

Green Funeral Home

4146 B Pl NW

Auburn, WA 98001

REGISTER HERE:

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Finish out Green Funerals Week with a one-of-a-kind experience: a guided tour of Return Home's natural organic reduction facility and the chance to connect with other green deathcare enthusiasts over refreshments and a crafting workshop.

We will begin at 11 am, and the tour is estimated to take about 45 minutes.  We will then have a 15-minute break before we head up to Return Home's mezzanine to enjoy refreshments and begin our Soul Collage workshop with Crystal Flores from The Grateful Death.  All supplies will be provided, so just bring your creativity! (To learn more about the Soul Collage technique, check out their website.)

All attendees must provide proof of vaccination, but wearing a face mask is at your own discretion.  Attendance will be capped to ensure each person has the ability to social distance as they see fit.  Thank you for helping us keep the staff of Return Home, People's Memorial, and The Grateful Death healthy and ready to serve their community.

Space is limited, so register now to reserve your space! PMA members receive the reduced rate of $20 for this session, while non-members are welcome for $30

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Return Home is a full-service green funeral home offering a sustainable and ethical alternative to burial and cremation. - Crystal Flores is from The Grateful Death.

People's memorial
Contact Info

info@peoplesmemorial.org

206-325-0489

REGISTER HERE:

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Green Funerals Week: Aquamation and Evelyn

Friday, June 3, 2022

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Alkaline hydrolysis or "aquamation" is a gentle process that uses water, temperature, pressure, and alkalinity (potassium hydroxide) to reduce the body to bones, which are then processed into ashes and returned to the family in an urn. Cremation does the same reduction using flame, however, aquamation uses 1/8th of the energy. This disposition option is now legal in 18 other states, including Oregon, California, and Colorado!

Join us for this session as Rachel LeBlanc walks us through the process and shares the story behind Washington’s first aquamation, a family she was honored to serve.

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Featuring:

Rachel LeBlanc is a Funeral Director Intern at The Co-op Funeral Home.

People's memorial
Contact Info

info@peoplesmemorial.org

206-325-0489

REGISTER HERE:

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Green Funerals Week: Advocating for Natural Organic Reduction

Thursday, June 2, 2022

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

REGISTER HERE!

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In 2019, PMA partnered with human composting company Recompose to advocate for the addition of two new death care options to be added to Washington law: natural organic reduction, also known as human composting, and alkaline hydrolysis, also known as water cremation or aquamation. This law, SB5001, was the first to legalize human composting and a historic milestone for expanding death care options everywhere. Since then, human composting laws have also been signed in two additional states with several others considering bills in their current legislative sessions.

In this presentation, Recompose founder Katrina Spade will share the story of legalizing human composting, including the highs and lows of legislative efforts and the important role that constituent advocacy has played in building momentum for new death care options.

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Featuring:

Katrina Spade is the CEO of Recompose.

People's memorial
Contact Info

info@peoplesmemorial.org

206-325-0489

REGISTER HERE!

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Green Funerals Week: Greening Cemeteries panel

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

REGISTER HERE!

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What is a green burial? Who gets to decide what is or isn't green? Where does a green burial take place? What are the different kinds of green cemeteries? What is the goal of a green cemetery? Who governs how the cemetery is cared for or managed? How can I learn about resources near where I live?

We know you've got questions about green burial. We do too! The popularity of this option is increasing every year as more and more people ponder the impact their deathcare can have on the planet they leave behind for their loved ones.

PMA is excited to bring together cemetery leadership from Ohio, North Carolina, and Washington to talk about their respective work caring for the dead and the land they return to. You won't want to miss day 2 of Green Funerals Week, where we will hear about the incredible land stewardship happening across the country!

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Featuring:

Sara Brink, Director of Foxfield Preserve in Ohio.


Brian Flowers, Managing Funeral Director of The Meadow at Greenacres Memorial Park in Washington.


Heidi Hannapel, Co-founder of Bluestem Conservation Cemetery in North Carolina.

People's memorial
Contact Info

info@peoplesmemorial.org

206-325-0489

REGISTER HERE!

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SPECIAL FCALA MEMBERS' MEETING

VIA ZOOM

SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2022

2:00 PM

Items to address:

- Approval of new by-laws

- Nomination and election of directors

Join Zoom Meeting via Internet:        

Use the following link:                                             

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87952934246

Join Zoom Meeting by Telephone:  

Call: 1-669-900-6833       

Enter Meeting ID:  879 5293 4246 #

Enter Participant ID: #

(If you have a problem joining the meeting call 213-222-6440 for help.)

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FUNERAL CONSUMERS ALLIANCE OF

LOS ANGELES (FCALA)

ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING

VIA ZOOM

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2021

7:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting via Internet:        

Use the following link:                                            

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88441233022 

Join Zoom Meeting by Telephone:  

Call: 1-669-900-6833       

Enter Meeting ID:  884 4123 3022 #

Enter Participant ID: #

(If you have a problem joining the meeting call 213-222-6440 for help.)

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Prepaid Funerals Demystified

Event: Prepaid Funerals Demystified
When: Tuesday, February 9, 2020, 5pm
Where: Zoom 


This class is for both "regular consumers" who are planning ahead, and for FCA affiliate leaders looking to understand prepaid funerals. 

Join us to learn:

— Why prepaying doesn't 'take care of everything'
— The truth about how 'price guarantees' really work
— Common confusions that upset survivors
— How to read a real prepaid funeral contract and

     understand it in plain-English
— What happens if you prepay but die away from the

     funeral home's service area
— The difference between prepaying with a trust

     account vs. an insurance policy
— When prepaying might be a good idea (most of the

     time, it isn't)
— Safer ways to put money aside for your eventual

     funeral

This workshop will prepare you to make a fully informed decision about what to do with the money you want to put aside for your eventual funeral.

"How long will the meeting run?"—About 90 minutes

 

"Will there be a Q&A?"—Yes
 

"Will this meeting be recorded if I can't make the live event?" Yes. It will be available to all who pay and register as both a live class and a recording for later viewing.

$10 Suggested minimum donation

Click here to register.

2020 FUNERAL CONSUMERS ALLIANCE OF

LOS ANGELES (FCALA)

ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING

VIA ZOOM

NOVEMBER 21, 2020

11:00 AM

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