Education Education Emilie joined OGR as Education & Events Director in 2020. With more than 21 years’ experience with strategic meeting management, marketing and design, she has extensive strength in collaboration, fiscal accountability, strategic planning and communication. She passionately believes in continual professional development as evidenced by her designations as a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), Certified Association Executive (CAE), Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certificate in Meetings Management (CMM). She is currently in the final stages of her Certified Event Designer (CED) designation. Have a professional development session you want to offer for your fellow OGR members? Fill out the form at OGR.org/Education or email Emilie at EPerkins@OGR.org. OGR CHANGING ITS DUES SCHEDULE OGR leadership has decided to change the association's membership year to match the calendar year. We have long operated on a July 1 - June 30 calendar, but starting in 2022, that will become Jan. 1 - Dec. 31. To make this transition happen, OGR staff has sent out new invoices to cover the six-month gap between our current member year and the new calendar-year system taking effect. In all, your OGR invoice history will look like this: • July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021: already paid • July 1, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2021: new invoice issued in November 2020, due no later than July 1, 2021 • Jan. 1, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2022: will be invoiced in October 2021, due Jan. 1, 2022 MEMBERSHIP DUES LEVELS ARE NOT CHANGING. That means if your funeral home's dues are paid in installments, nothing will change for you; you will continue paying the same amount on the same schedule as you have been. Members whose dues are paid annually will pay a one-time prorated invoice to match the shorter time frame. We know transitions like this aren't always easy, so OGR's staff is standing by to help with any questions or concerns you may have. Contact us at info@ogr.org or (800) 637-8030 and we will be happy to help in any way we can. www.ogr.org | The Independent® 7 Technology Solutions for Funeral Homes, Cemeteries, and Crematoria. OpusXenta’s innovative cloud-based solutions enable you to better manage your operations, adapt to a changing market environment and build out your digital presence. Our product portfolio is led by two innovative technology solutions for the death care profession: byondpro for operational excellence and byondcloud, the premier online market place for funeral homes, cemeteries, crematoria and suppliers. Read Our Story opusxenta.com/about

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