MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT I hope that this message finds our CFSA family doing well! The NFDA convention in Baltimore just concluded and it was great to see several other CFSA members out on the expo floor. From those members that I spoke with, everyone seemed happy with the overall attendance and the convention. Our very own Tim Murphy was also there meeting with CFSA members and recruiting some new members as well. All CFSA members have built their business based upon the deep relationships that we have with our customers. Whether you are a casket supplier or a supplier to the funeral industry, I think we can all agree that the needs of our customers are changing. Pricing and inflation have become the top areas of concern for everyone. With inflation at historic highs, we are all looking for ways to manage the increased costs of doing business. Use the contacts you have with CFSA and perhaps others that you met at NFDA to help your business grow and succeed. Now is also the time to “save the date” for the 2023 CFSA Annual conference. We are looking forward to a new and improved format this year. Based upon the feedback of our members and attendees, we are going to focus more of our annual conference on educational seminars that are tailored to the challenges we are facing in today’s business environment. If you have specific topics that you would like CFSA to focus on, please email them to Tim Murphy and we will do our best to accommodate them in our schedule. We will also be offering at least one off-site CFSA member Open House that all attendees are welcomed to attend. I feel confident that the CFSA Board of Directors is putting together an annual conference schedule that will be both educational and entertaining! Directors Charles-Oliver Dumont Victoriaville & Company Lori Eanes C & L Containers, Inc. Julie Haney Astral Industries, Inc. Dwayne Heeter Matthews Aurora™ Funeral Solutions Leland Robinson Southern Craft Manufacturing Nicolas Lacasse Cercueils Magog Caskets Andy Lawrence Tiedemann-Bevs Industries Presson Thomson Dixline Corporation Scott Weisenbach Sich Casket Company Staff Timothy J. Murphy, CAE Executive Director Justin Thacker CFSA President, 2022-23 CFSA Mission Statement The Casket & Funeral Supply Association of America, Inc., whose members provide goods and services to death care professionals, shall promote the well-being of funeral supply companies. The Association will promote communication and fellowship within the industry while providing services necessary to assist its members and to enhance their business so that the public may continue to receive the full benefit of memorialization. CFSA Insider | Page 2 Emilie Perkins, CAE, CMP, CMM, PMP Director of Meetings Taylor Meyers Senior Communications Coordinator Emily Wrinkle Senior Membership & Meetings Coordinator Officers Justin Thacker Thacker Casket Manufacturing President Pat Duckers Artco Casket Company Vice President Greg Beavers Wise Products Inc. Treasurer Jeanette Hiemstra Keith M. Merrick Co. Past President

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