Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Novemmber 29, 2016
47th Annual New England Cemetery Association
Frederick R. Laffond Cemetery Management Seminar

Read Invitation

Call Patrick at 802-223-5352

Tuesday, November 29th

MC – Jim Holman

12:00 Registration

1:00 Welcome Remarks & Introduction of First-Timers

1:15 – 2:15 Back to Basics of Pesticides
Taryn LaScola, MA Department of Agricultural Resources

2:15 – 2:30 Break *one of two $50.00 cash drawings will take place

2:30 – 3:30 Pesticides continued*
Taryn LaScola, MA Department of Agricultural Resources

3:30 – 4:30 How to Make Green Burials Work Within Your Cemetery
Jack Goodnoe, Landscape Architect – Ann Arbor, MI

4:45 – 5:00 Suppliers Showcase

5:00 – 6:00 Time on Your Own

6:00 – 7:00 Social Hour

7:00 Dinner (Buffet)



Wednesday, November 30th

MC – Dave Boyle

7:00 Breakfast (Buffet + Omelet Station)

9:00 – 10:00 Life Insurance – What Do We Need to Know?
Speaker to be Named

10:00 – 11:00 Creating Short Films for Cemeteries
Roberto Mighty, MFA

11:00 – 11:15 Break

11:15 – 12:00 Protecting Honeybees and Pollinators
Jerry Mendenhall, Assistant Greenhouse Manager/Plant Propagator - Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch Break (Buffet)

MC – T.B.D.

1:05 – 2:00 Understanding Gravestones – How Symbolism and Styles have Changed
Laurel Gabel, Association for Gravestone Studies

2:00 – 2:45 Researching for a Reason
Robbin Kelley, NECA Past President

3:00Break

3:05 – 4:00 Compost Making 101
Cate Foley, Program Specialist, CE

4:00 – 4:45 Answering Tough Questions
Group Discussion led by Martha Smart and Patrick Healy

4:45 - 5:00 Suppliers Showcase

5:00 - 6:00 Time on your Own

6:00 - 7:00 Social Hour and Entertainment – AttiK, Chelmsford, MA
www.attikmusik.com Rock Group from Chelmsford, MA.

7:00 Banquet (Plated Dinner – Casual Dress)


Thursday, December 1st

MC – Patrick Healy

7:00 Breakfast (Buffet + Omelet Station)

9:00 - 10:00 Q&A with Guest Panel

10:00–11:00 Seminar Recap – Closing Remarks – Certificates