Welcome !   Last year, the Connecticut Cemetery Association celebrated its 75th anniversary!  Now, we’ve begun our journey into the next 75! The organization was established in 1942 and has been partnering with cemeteries and cemetery providers for all of this time.  Dale J. Fiore of New Haven’s Evergreen Cemetery is on his second tour of duty as President after heading the organization once before in 2003.  The current Board of Directors is made up of a combination of experienced veterans and new blood.  All of this makes for exciting times in the Association.  The first half of 2018 has started out great with our annual Supplier’s Expo in March and our recent summer meeting at MacKenzie Vault in June.  Now that we’re in the second half of 2018, we’re planning for more great events and look forward to expanding our membership and reach! Looking forward to the October Annual Meeting!

October 11, 2018 Annual Meeting at the Baci Grill

Good Day Fellow Cemeterians and Industry Supplier Members.

As outgoing President, I want to thank everyone on the CCA Board of Directors and all of our CCA members/supplier members for the great support I’ve had over the past two years.  We’re very excited that Vice President Jeff Pelletier has stepped up into the President’s position for the next two years with Maureen Crick Owen now serving as the Vice President.  We look forward to great things from the new officers and board!

And, thank you to all that were able to come to the CCA Annual Meeting at Cromwell’s Baci Grill yesterday!  The huge turnout was very gratifying – the largest turnout of any CCA event!  Mitch Rose’s presentation on cremation trends and ideas was informative and entertaining.  Well done, Mitch!  And, with a new slate of officers, CCA is ready to move into its next year, looking forward to the events to come.

As a note, the Connecticut Cemetery Association is always looking for dedicated individuals to work on a committee or fill a vacant position as Board member. If you would like to volunteer or would like to know more about this opportunity, contact me, immediate Past President Dale J. Fiore at: djfiore@evergreencem.org

Respectfully Yours,

Dale J Fiore CCE

Immediate Past President