Announcements

1. CE certificates from the 2017 Trade Show on November 8 were put in the mail on December 8.  If you have any questions about your CE certificates, please contact Elizabeth Goins at egoins@fdsachicago.com or 630-980-4010.

2.  Join FDSA at The Great Escape on the third Wednesday of the month for 2 hours of CE from January to May.

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3. New policy regarding ordering death certificates from the Cook County Clerk’s Office.

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4.  The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office is now requiring e-mail addresses for all funeral homes with a fax cremation account.

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5.  The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office will require a completed Certificate of Death Worksheet when removing a deceased from the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office beginning October 3rd.

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6. Visit the FDSA Facebook page here.

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7. Please contact FDSA Executive Director Catherine Kasper for matters that impact your funeral service

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The Funeral Directors Services Association of Greater Chicago (FDSA) purposes and objectives are:

  • to study, develop, and establish the highest standards of service for the benefit of the public;
  • to promote a professional relationship between those engaged in the practice of funeral service and the public they serve by the promulgation and adoption of correct and ethical principles of business administration;
  • to represent its members and keep them informed of the laws and statutes affecting their practice and to encourage them to comply with these laws and statutes; and
  • to maintain among its members the highest professional ideals which are necessary in the service of the public and in the public interest.


Member benefits include:

  • Access to Business Insurance
  • Employment and Labor Law Telephone Consultations
  • Pre-Arranged Funeral Trust
  • Access to Music Licensing
  • Continuing Education Programs
  • Resume Bank
  • Liaison with other organizations
  • Collective Bargaining (for Regular Members)
  • Public Affairs/Legislative Monitoring
  • Funeral Flags
  • Newsletter
  • Incident Forms
  • Social Programs
  • Annual Tradeshow
  • Free Classified Newsletter Advertising

 

 
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