The 2021 Funeral Directors Association AGM - The Business of the Association is being held as a face-to-face meeting on 19 - 20 October at the Rydges Hotel Wellington City, commencing with a Welcome Dinner on Tuesday 19 October at Foxglove Restaurant & Bar and ending with a President's AGM Dinner at The Wellington Club on Wednesday 20 October. 

The AGM is the most important meeting of the Association as it is all about the business of the Association and the defined opportunity for members to be heard on a range of issues.

Participation in the governance of the Association is critical so I ask all members to ensure they are represented at this year’s AGM. To ensure that all members have the opportunity to speak at the AGM, each member firm will be able to nominate 2 delegated speakers to speak on behalf of the member firm. We will collect the details at the registration desk at the AGM when speaking and voting cards will be provided. As usual, each member has 1 vote.

In response to member feedback, this year’s AGM will be a member only meeting with Business Partners able to attend as non-speaking and non-voting observers. If it is appropriate, the Board has the option to make any part of the meeting purely members only at any point and this will be kept under review during the meeting thus assuring members of confidentiality on any topic that warrants it.

After last year’s very full AGM, we are again maximising the time for members to discuss matters of interest. Full details of the topics will follow in the usual meeting notices and in addition we will have a further follow up on the Burial & Cremations Act review. I am also delighted to announce that Dr Ashley Bloomfield will be joining us for a session and for dinner afterwards at the Wellington Club. This is a very special event so please register early.

Registrations close Friday 8 October.

Kind regards,

Gary Taylor
Funeral Directors Association President

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