Official website of the Ohio Embalmers Association
First, I would like everyone to join with me in saying “thank you” to Darrell Waite for the tremendous leadership he provided to the OEA. Through his efforts we saw exciting new programs as we traveled around our great state of Ohio meeting new members and friends, and we should all take the time to shake his hand and truly be thankful for his devoted service to the organization. And second, thanks for the hard work and talents shared by our Board Officers, whose contributions do not go unnoticed.
As we begin a new year with resolutions, whether we start diets and exercise or programs to better ourselves, let’s join together to make a commitment to our profession—to promote our organization among our peers and strive to increase our membership so that together, we can do more in giving back to this life’s work that has given so much to all of us. It is the dedication of the members of the OEA that make us strong—here’s to a year of growth, in strength, in numbers, and in dedication to all whom we serve! As Martin Luther King noted, “Our lives begin to end when we become silent about the things that matter.”
We will start off 2014 with our winter seminar which will be held in Athens on March 5th, next the spring seminar is scheduled in Cleveland on May 7th, and the fall seminar is slated for Columbus, with the date to be announced. Let’s work together as a team and support the OEA by making contributions of our time, talents and energy towards the best programs ever!
George R. Pugh
Some of you may have noticed some extra information on your renewal envelopes. It is the OEAs intention to print the hours you have earned during a compliance period with the OEA. Member Number or Member ID and Con Ed hours will appear above your name and address on all newsletters and renewals from the OEA. Don’t forget to visit the OEA Website at www.ohemb.com and call David Hicks at 513.384.7846 if you have questions. This compliance period ends December 31, 2014. Other dates to save this year are May 7 for our Spring meeting in Cleveland and probably mid September for our Fall meeting. The Spring meeting will be another great one you will not want to miss. Am. Soc. of Embalmers will be holding its 10th annual all day Conference on Friday June 20, 2014. Details soon at www.amsocembalmers.org.
All the best,
- Can any OEA member give any information concerning the Philip Hayden School of Embalming in Cleveland, Ohio?
Institute of Mortuary Science will celebrate its 75th Anniversary at a
banquet set for Saturday - September 13, 2014 at the Sheraton Station
Square, Pittsburgh. Details to follow.
- Bob Mayer, OEA
Board Member will be the commencement speaker in April at Simmons
Institute in Syracuse, New York. This will be the final graduating
class because the 114 year old mortuary school is closing. Founded in
1900 by Charles A. Genung and Lena R. Simmons. In 1913 it was renamed
the Syracuse School of Embalming and Sanitary Science later , with the
addition of funeral directing subjects added to the curriculum the
title changed to Simmons Institute of Funeral Service. Charles
Genung was known for his axillary drain tube and Mrs. Simmons was the
first to introduce subcutaneous suturing as a restorative art
technique. Charles F. Hite and Maurice Wightman have served as
the most recent Presidents of the institution.
G. Hicks and Robert G. Mayer will be presenters at the annual meeting
of the Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia on the 15th and 16th of
April , 2014. The AGEG is one of the oldest organizations for embalmers
in the United States.
- OFDA Convention is May 14-16 Columbus OH at Easton Mall. Mayer and Hicks will talk on Thursday May 15 for an early bird session.