Official website of the Ohio Embalmers Association
Spring (yes, and March Madness, Spring Training, and so on…) is finally upon us and with spring comes reflection as well as new thoughts and ideas which are essential to our lives and to our profession- our board strives to bring new ideas and concepts to our group throughout the year in all that we do. Which reminds me… we owe a huge thanks to Don Kincaid for the tremendous program he organized and presented for the Winter Seminar at Ohio University in Athens- the tour of the anatomy lab and facilities was very impressive, as was the lecture by Dr. Joseph Eastman, who will be retiring later this year.
As always, we remain open to your ideas and suggestions for future seminars, and look forward to seeing everyone at the upcoming seminar at Brennan’s in Cleveland. You’ll want to get your reservations in early for this event co-sponsored by OEA and EAC, as it is always standing room only!
Reminders for your calendars:
- OFDA Convention will be held May 14-16 at Easton in Columbus, OH with our own Bob Mayer and David Hicks speaking on May 15.
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science will be celebrating their 75th
Anniversary at a banquet on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the
Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, with details to follow.
Technology is great when it works. That said, some of you may notice too many or too few hours reported on your FOCUS. There was a glitch in the system that keeps track. Sign in sheets are retained so I can always look there if needed. Please retain your certificates in case you are audited by the state.
All the Best,
David G. Hicks, MBIE
- Visit the OEA booth at the Ohio Convention May 14-16 at the Hilton at Easton Mall, Columbus OH.
Winter Seminar was one of the best. Don Kincaid did a fabulous job
displaying both plastinated and prosected anatomical specimens in the
dissection lab at Ohio University. If you missed it you lost out!
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.