PAST AND UPCOMING EVENTS

          EVENTS          

Prepaid Funerals Demystified

Event: Prepaid Funerals Demystified
When: Tuesday, February 9, 2020, 5pm
Where: Zoom
 

This class is for both "regular consumers" who are planning ahead, and for FCA affiliate leaders looking to understand prepaid funerals. 

Join us to learn:

— Why prepaying doesn't 'take care of everything'
— The truth about how 'price guarantees' really work
— Common confusions that upset survivors
— How to read a real prepaid funeral contract and

     understand it in plain-English
— What happens if you prepay but die away from the

     funeral home's service area
— The difference between prepaying with a trust

     account vs. an insurance policy
— When prepaying might be a good idea (most of the

     time, it isn't)
— Safer ways to put money aside for your eventual

    funeral

This workshop will prepare you to make a fully informed decision about what to do with the money you want to put aside for your eventual funeral.

"How long will the meeting run?"—About 90 minutes

 

"Will there be a Q&A?"—Yes
 

"Will this meeting be recorded if I can't make the live event?" Yes. It will be available to all who pay and register as both a live class and a recording for later viewing.

$10 Suggested minimum donation

Click here to register.

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2020 Annual Members Meeting Notice

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Zoom Meeting Begins at

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Zoom Meeting Information

If you're a FCASMC member and didn't receive the mailer with

Zoom Meeting Info, please call us at (209) 521-7690.

 

If you don’t already have a free Zoom account, go to Zoom.com and set one up ahead of time. Zoom will require you to download its free application which will allow you to join the meeting. Doing this in advance will ensure a smooth experience.

Speaker:

Venesse Metcalf

Modesto Junior College Professor

Prof. Metcalf teaches a course on "Death and Dying."

In addition, our members will need to approve last year’s minutes, review chapter finances and elect trustees for the coming year. We require a quorum of at least 20 of our 700 members to conduct business, so we urge you to attend.

Learn how to remove the burden and uncertainty for your family and loved ones, while making your values and beliefs known through Advanced Planning.

The Funeral Consumers Alliance of Stanislaus/Merced Counties

is a Non-profit Organization

Contact: support@fcasmc.org

Tel: (209) 521-7690

 

 

  

PREVIOUSLY HELD EVENTS

2019 Annual Meeting

Saturday, October 19, 2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Stanislaus County Library

1500 I Street

Modesto, CA 95354

(209) 558-7800

Free Admission

Speaker:

Julie Richardson, Esq.,

Local Attorney and FCA Board Member

Learn how to remove the burden and uncertainty for your family and loved ones, while making your values and beliefs known through Advanced Planning.

The Funeral Consumers Alliance of Stanislaus/Merced Counties

is a Non-profit Organization

Contact: support@fcasmc.org

Tel: (209) 521-7690

 

 

  

2018 Annual Meeting

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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SAVE
THE
DATE
FUNERAL CONSUMERS ALLIANCE
OF CALIFORNIA'S
ANNUAL MEETING
SATURDAY, NOV 3, 2018  -  9:00AM - 4:00PM
HELD AT:
LIVINGSTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
11695 Olive Avenue
Livingston, CA 95334
Tel: (209) 394-2264

2017 ANNUAL MEETING

5

Nov

2017

"HOW DO YOU WANT TO BE REMEMBERED?  WRITING YOUR OWN OBITUARY."

“How do you want to be Remembered?  Writing your own Obituary” will be the focus of this year’s annual meeting of the nonprofit Funeral Consumers Alliance of Stanislaus/Merced Counties.

 

Featured will be a screening of 2017 documentary OBIT, a fascinating and often humorous inside look at the obituary writers at THE NEW YORK TIMES as they prepare stories of the extraordinary lives of the famous and infamous.

 

July Sly Herrero, a 40 year veteran of THE MODESTO BEE and author of hundreds of obituaries, will join us for a discussion of how to craft one’s obituary.

 

A brief business meeting to elect officers and for member's comments will follow the program. There will also be a drawing for a copy of the FCA booklet “Before I Go You Should Know,” a useful planning document. Additional copies will be available for sale at $15 each.

 

The State Theatre's concession stand will be open for those who wish to purchase refreshments.

 

Where: Modesto State Theatre

           1307 J Street

           Modesto, CA  95354

           (plenty of free street parking)

           Tel: (209) 527-4697

Time: 2:00 PM

Admission: Free (donations are cheerfully accepted) and members are encouraged to bring family and friends to this event.

2016 ANNUAL MEETING

"The Trouble With Harry"

Come learn about our non-profit and also see the 1955 classic movie by Alfred Hitchcock.  This film put the FUN into funerals.

Starring: Edmund Gwenn, John Forsythe, Shirley MacLaine, Mildred Natwick, Mildred Dunnock, Jerry Mathers, and Royal Dano.

Where: Modesto State Theater

             1307 J Street

             Modesto, CA  95354

             Tel: (209) 527-4697

Time: 2:00 PM

Admission: Free

23

Oct

2016