We extend our heartfelt appreciation to all the attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors who made our142nd Annual Convention an unforgettable success. We are thrilled to share a recap of the memorable moments and express our gratitude for your valuable contributions.
Here are some highlights from the event:
Fundraising Success: We are proud to announce that, through the 3rd Annual Golf Outing and raffles, we raised a substantial amount for the WFDA Leadership Development Foundation. Your participation and generosity contributed to the growth and support of future leaders in the funeral industry
Games for a Cause: Attendees participated in bolwoing, axe throwing and darts to support the WFDA Political Action Fund. By participating in these activities, you not only had a great time but also made a meaningful impact on advocating for important causes within our industry.
Honoring Experience: We took a moment to recognize and honor individuals who have dedicated their lives to the funeral profession. Those licensed for 25, 50, and an impressive 70 years were celebrated, highlighting their invaluable contributions and commitment.
Board Officer Installation: Our event marked the installation of new Board officers, ushering in a new era of leadership within our esteemed organization. We are confident that their vision and dedication will guide us towards greater success and advancement in the coming years.
Continuing Education: We offered 16 credits this year covering the required categories for license renewal. We heard from a variety of speakers covering restorative art, body donation, copyright law, grief, and legislative updates.
Expo Success: We had exhibitors representing 57 different companies support this year's event. We provided dedicated expo time for attendees to visit with our industry partners and learn more about their products and services. We also enjoyed the incredible raffle prozes offered by our exhibitors this year!
As we bid farewell to the Wisconsin Dells, we are excited to announce that next year's conference will take place in Appleton at the Hilton Paper Valley from June 10-12, 2024. Mark your calendars and prepare for another incredible experience filled with educational sessions, networking opportunities, and moments of inspiration.
Caroline Bowers, Executive Director