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Annual Spring Meeting 2022
When: Thursday, April 7, 2022
Where: The Derryfield Restaurant
625 Mammoth Rd
9:00 a.m. - Registration and Coffee Hour
9:10 a.m. - Welcome
9:15 a.m - Lee Webster "Green Burials - no longer about what, it's about how"
10:15 a.m - Introduce Sponsors and Suppliers
10:20 a.m. - Break
10:30 a.m. - Lee Webster (continued)
11:15 a.m. - NHCA Q & A Panel
11:50 a.m. Raffle
12:00 p.m. Lunch Buffet
Recently Past Meetings
Our most recent meeting was held on July 21, 2021 as a special meeting called for after not meeting for a year and a half. Typically meetings are held once in April and October only. The special meeting was held at the Pavilion at the Stratford Hill Park in Stratham, NH. It was a very nice outdoor venue on a beautiful day. The Meeting consisted of three very engaging speakers and Q&A with each of them.
First was a presentation by Lee Webster on Green Burials. The talk was very informative and engaging, her work with the green burial council, the conservation burial alliance, and her vast research on the issue made for a great presentation.
Second, John "Chip" Johnson, Right of Way Supervisor, State of NH discussed Right of Way, Eminent Domain & Cemeteries, and the projects the sate has been involved in during his tenure which impacted cemeteries and how it was all dealt with.
Lastly the team from Life Forest presented about their growing mission and another alternative option to "traditional" cemetery burials. Their outlook and passion for their project made for another engaging and very interesting presentation
Our most recent standard meeting was held on October 9th 2019 at The Derryfield in Manchester, NH.
The presentations and discussion were thought provoking and very informative. We would like to give a special thanks to Holly Haas, Professional Genealogist and Candia Cemetery Trustee. Her presentation was a great opportunity for our cemetery professionals to see how they may be better prepared to assist individuals with genealogical research, how to leverage technology for the benefit of the public and the cemetery, as well as what documentation and records are most desirable to include with interment records, to benefit future generations of cemetery professionals and genealogists alike.
In addition to that great discussion, we had another insightful segment where current cemetery improvement projects, focusing on funding for old stone repair and maintenance. Many members shared what they were doing at their particular cemeteries and what has or has not helped them with varying aspects of these projects.
NHCA Vice President Mike Grab provides the following information that some attendees requested:
POC: William Stewart