Save the Date!
142nd Annual WFDA Convention
June 12-14, 2023
Kalahari Resort & Spa, Wisconsin Dells
The 141st Annual WFDA Convention was a huge success! We had a wonderful turnout of WFDA members, nonmembers, exhibitors and sponsors.
We kicked off the day with a Board of Directors meeting followed by the Second Annual Leadership Development Foundation Golf Outing. The weather was perfect and then we enjoyed a day on the course with our friends and supporters. The highlight of the golf outing was watching WFDA Member, John Klemmer, win the Hole-in-One $10,000 prize on a Par 3! We ended the day at the Welcome Reception held at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa Pavilion. What an eventful and enjoyable day to kick off convention!
On our second day of convention, we installed our newly elected Board Officers and District Representatives. Meet your new Board on our website, here.
During our General Business session, we also had the pleasure of honoring our members celebrating their 25 and 50 year licensee awards!
Our WFDA Past Presidents Club met for their annual meeting and luncheon. WFDA is grateful to our past presidents who continue to influence us as leaders in funeral service. Many of whom continue to contribute to our organizational structure, helping lead us into the future.
Tuesday was also filled with sessions covering embalming principles, updates from regional mortuary science programs, and an Exhibitor Meet and Greet. Our annual Service of Remembrance was another beautiful ceremony to honor the families who have lost a loved one in the past year. We ended the day with the President's Reception overlooking the water and the sunset, honoring our outgoing President, James Wolfe.
Wednesday was a day full of education covering topics such as Sales and Use Tax for Funeral Homes, Estate Planning, the State Veteran Cemeteries in partnership with Military Honors Program, OSHA, and a special presentation by Dr. James Power, of UW-Oshkosh, covering the oral histories of older rural funeral directors across the state of Wisconsin. You can view the provided by some of our speakers here.
Throughout the convention, we were joined by 112 exhibitors representing over sixty companies in our expo hall. Without their support, we could not host an event such as this for our members. Please take a moment to view our list of exhibitors. We encourage you to create relationships with these generous supporters.
Thank you again to everyone who joined us last week, educated our members, and sponsored our event!
We look forward to seeing everyone again next year, June 12-14, 2023 at Kalahari Resort & Spa in Wisconsin Dells!