Presentation Highlights

Evolution of New York Cemetery Law and Practice from the Mid-Nineteenth Century to the Mid-Twentieth Century
Tanya D. Marsh, Professor of Law, Wake Forest University

Cemeteries in American History – An Alternate Landscape Tradition
Aaron Sachs, Professor of History, Cornell University

Your Landscape Trees are at Risk: Signs and Symptoms That Require a Management Response
 Doak Marasco, Regional Manager of Strategic Partnerships, The Davey Tree Expert Company

History of Cremation Memorials
Jason Engler, Cremation Historian, CANA, National Museum of Funeral History

Ask the Superintendent Panel
Gino Merendino, Merendino Cemetery Care; Dominick Castiello, Mount Hope Cemetery Association; Eric Barna, Green-Wood Cemetery; Lou Wasnick Forest Lawn Cemetery

Preventing the Rise of Cemetery Abandonment, A Discussion
David Fleming, Jr., Legislative Counsel, New York State Association of Cemeteries; Lori – Mithen-DeMasi, Counsel, Association of Towns of the State of New York

Fall Conference
If you are not a supplier member of NYSAC, please call the NYSAC Office at (518) 434-1134 for a membership application or click the following link: MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION. Membership dues must be submitted with your conference registration.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

GOLF OUTING (TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2018)

Optional Activity and attendees must register in advance.
If the names listed for the foursome are different from the names listed for the conference registration the NYSAC office will be aware that you are indicating the names of the requested foursome, not registering additional attendees. NYSAC will ensure to the best of it's ability that all golf pairing requests are provided.

EXHIBITOR TABLE REGISTRATION

Optional and in addition to the conference registration fees stated above.

Exhibitor table set-up time begins at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 30, 2018.

*If using electricity please bring your own extension cords.

If you are not a supplier member of NYSAC, please call the NYSAC Office at (518) 434-1134 for a membership application or click the following link: MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION. Membership dues must be submitted with your conference registration. Membership dues must be submitted with your conference registration.

SPONSORSHIP REGISTRATION

Optional. If registering to be a sponsor, please send your cemetery/business logo to the NYSAC office at the following email address: shm@fwc-law.com. This logo will be used on the printed materials and electronically throughout the event. If you do not have a logo, NYSAC does have alternative options available. Please contact the office if you are interested in being a sponsor, but do not have a logo.
*Platinum PLUS includes exclusive sponsorship of a coffee break. **Gold PLUS includes shared sponsorship of the Annual Banquet Cocktail Hour.

MEMORIAL SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE

Optional. Please submit the names of those individuals to be included in the memorial service on Monday, October 1, 2018. In addition to the names, if you have a picture and obituary please send this information to the following email address: shm@fwc-law.com.
The Memorial Service of Remembrance will take place on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 9:10 a.m during the Annual Members Meeting.

NOTICE OF THE ANNUAL MEETING

To all members of the New York State Association of Cemeteries:

Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of the New York State Association of Cemeteries will be held on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at the 2018 Fall Conference at The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, NY..

* Please Note: If the registered member cannot attend this meeting, please fill out proxy enclosed in the registration form at the following link: CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM. Members can also call the NYSAC Office at 518-434-1134 to receive a proxy. The proxy should be completed and returned to the NYSAC Office via fax (518-427-0452) or mail by Friday, September 14, 2018.

REPORT FROM THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE

The following have been nominated as Officers of the New York State Association of Cemeteries for the term September 2018 to September 2019:

President Philip J. Tassi – The Ferncliff Cemetery Association, Inc.

Vice-President Jeffrey Reed – Mount Calvary Cemetery Group

Secretary - Nathan J. Romagnola -White Haven Memorial Parks, Inc.

Treasurer Richard J. Moylan – The Green-Wood Cemetery

The following have been nominated to the Board of Directors of the New York State Association of Cemeteries for a three-year term ending September 2021:

William Lane - Greenwood Union Cemetery

Mitch Rose - The Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx)

Steven G. Sloane - The Woodlawn Cemetery (Syracuse)

PAYMENT INFORMATION

- Registration must be done before Friday, September 14, 2018 to allow NYSAC to be able to accommodate all attendees.

- Registration will not be refunded unless NYSAC is notified 3 days prior to the conference.

- Please send hotel reservation and hotel payment to The Sagamore Resort , not to the NYSAC Office. Hotel reservations can be made by clicking here: BOOK NOW and entering Group Code NYSAC0918, or by calling The Sagamore Reservations Department at 1-866-385-6221 and stating you are with NYSAC and use the same Group Code.
- Hotel reservation cut-off date is Thursday, August 30, 2018.*

*NOTE THAT PRICES LISTED ON THE REGISTRATION FORM DO NOT INCLUDE TAXES AND RESORT FEES.

- For further details on the conference please click here to view the registration form: CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM.

If you have indicated that you will be paying by check. Please read the following information to submit a payment with the registration form.

Please make checks payable ONLY to: New York State Association of Cemeteries. Note: Please do not use acronyms such as NYSAC or NYS Association of Cemeteries.

Mail this form and the check to the following address:

New York State Association of Cemeteries
111 Washington Avenue, Suite 501
Albany, NY 12210

If you have any questions or concerns in regard to this registration or the conference please call the NYSAC office.

Phone (518) 434-1134
Fax (518) 427-0452
info@nysac.com

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