2024 Annual Installation Dinner

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Saturday, March 23, 2024
Chapel Grille Restaurant

3000 Chapel View Boulevard, Cranston, Rhode Island 02920

Please Click Here for Sponsorship Opportunities

Dear Members and Friends:

You are cordially invited to attend our Annual Installation Dinner on Saturday, March 23, 2024.

At this event, we will be recognizing the following officers: Maria A. King as President, Nardolillo Funeral Home, Nicole E. Heywood as President-Elect, Anthony J. Nardolillo as Vice President, Nardolillo Funeral Home, John P. Gallogly as Treasurer and Allan R. Bellows II, Bellows Funeral Chapel as Immediate Past President as well as the Board of Governors that will be elected at our February 13, 2024, Election Night Meeting.

As has been done in past years, we will once again be writing to our sponsors asking for their support of the cocktails and the Hors d’oeuvres. The cocktail hour will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and two cocktail tickets per person will be included in your reservation packet at the event.

The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., and there will be a choice of three entrees:

9 oz. Grilled Filet Mignon

Salmon Lemon

Chicken Madeira

Dinner includes Salad, Chef’s Choice Seasonal Starch & Vegetable, coffee/tea, and dessert choices.

The cost per person will be $95.00. Please respond by March 5, 2024. 

We will not be sending tickets this year; registration options are below:

  • You may register online here
  • OR by printing out this order form and mailing to
  • Laurie Robinson, PO Box 1223, East Greenwich, Rhode Island 02818
  • OR by faxing to (401) 885-7090
  • OR by calling Laurie Robinson at (401) 523-5107

If you make a reservation and are unable to attend, please contact Laurie Robinson so that we do not have to absorb this expense.

Please Click Here for Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Sponsorship Opportunities – Installation Dinner

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Saturday, March 23, 2024

Chapel Grille Restaurant
3000 Chapel View Boulevard, Cranston, RI 02920

Dear Suppliers and Friends:

The Rhode Island Funeral Directors Association Annual Installation Dinner will take place on Saturday, March 23, 2024.

At this event, we will be recognizing the following officers: Maria A. King as President, Nardolillo Funeral Home, Nicole E. Heywood as President-Elect, Anthony J. Nardolillo as Vice President, Nardolillo Funeral Home, John P. Gallogly as Treasurer and Allan R. Bellows II, Bellows Funeral Chapel as Immediate Past President as well as the Board of Governors that will be elected at our February 13, 2024, Election Night Meeting.

Once again, we ask for your support at this event.   Your generosity in the past has been overwhelming, and with your help we will again be able to defray the costs associated with this event.   If you would like to participate, we are offering the following sponsorship opportunities.   (All sponsors will be acknowledged throughout this event in their category of sponsorship). The Annual Installation dinner is a great opportunity to network with your colleagues and friends in a friendly and relaxing environment.

 

General Sponsor…..$100-$299 (includes FREE FULL COLOR Ad, 2.5 wide x 4″ tall)

Bronze Sponsor……$300-$500 (includes FREE FULL COLOR Ad, 2.5 wide x 4″ tall)

Silver Sponsor…….$750-$1,000 (includes FREE FULL COLOR Ad, 4″ wide x 5″ tall)

Gold Sponsor……..$1,500 – $1,999 (includes FREE FULL COLOR Full Page Ad, 8″ wide by 10.5″ tall)

Platinum Sponsor…$2,000+ (includes FREE Full FULL COLOR Page Ad, 8″ wide by 10.5″ tall)

A program book will be given out that evening, and any company donating to this event will be included.

As an added value and special thank you for your support, we are also offering you the opportunity to participate with a FREE FULL COLOR ad (see details above) that will be included with your company listing showing your level of sponsorship. The Ad Book will be printed in a 8 ½” x 11” format. All advertisements must be in a digital format (.jpg, .pdf, or .eps) sent to Laurie Robinson at rifda1@aol.com by March 5, 2024. To secure space in our program, please respond by March 5, 2024.

Below are links to register for your sponsorship. Thank you in advance for your support. We look forward to seeing you on the 23rd of March.

Sincerely yours,
Laurie G. Robinson
Executive Director

Register for your sponsorship and dinner here

You may register for both your meal and your sponsorship online here
OR by printing out this form 2024 Sponsorship Form and mailing it to

Laurie Robinson, PO Box 1223, East Greenwich, Rhode Island 02818
OR by faxing to (401) 885-7090
OR by calling Laurie Robinson at (401) 523-5107

February Dinner Meeting

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Due to Weather Concerns the meeting is postponed to Thursday, February 15, 2024. Same place and time. Thank you.

The next meeting of the RIFDA will take place on

Thursday, February 15, 2024. You can still register if you have not already done so.

Antonio’s Trattoria
1710 Cranston St, Cranston RI 02920

and will be hosted by Perry McStay Funeral Home.

We will begin with a social gathering featuring Hors D’oeuvres, and a cash bar from 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM. The meeting will begin at 6:45 pm. Watch for details
(1.50 CEUs)

The menu choices are:

Grilled New York Sirloin – Sicilian Spice Rub  @ $72 pp

Baked Scrod – Baked with Seasoned Cracker Crumbs, Butter and White Wine  @ $55 pp

Chicken Parmigiana – Breaded Boneless Breast with Mozzarella, in a Light Marinara Sauce @ $55 

All entrée pricing includes salad, dessert, coffee and tax/gratuity. (Special dietary restriction upon request prior to the meeting taking place). (1.50 CEUs)

  • You may register online here
  • OR by printing out this order form and mailing to
  • Laurie Robinson, PO Box 1223, East Greenwich, Rhode Island 02818
  • OR by faxing to (401) 885-7090
  • OR by calling Laurie Robinson at (401) 523-5107

If you make a reservation and are unable to attend, please contact Laurie Robinson so that we do not have to absorb this expense.

 

RIFDA Membership Renewal

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RIFDA Membership Renewal

RIFDA dues are due by January 31, 2024

2024 Annual Dues are $450.00 per member

We offer the following renewal options:
1. Online by credit card-click here
2. By mail-click here to download form

Current Members that have been a member for ten (10) consecutive years attaining the age of 70 are eligible to become an Honorary Member.
Please contact Laurie Robinson for details, 401-523-5107
or email her at rifda1@aol.com.

Annual Wreaths Across America State House Ceremony

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2023 Annual Wreaths Across America State House Ceremony Group Photograph with the Gold Star Families, Governor Daniel McKee, Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos, Secretary of State Gregg Amore, Representatives from House Veterans Affairs, Officers of the RIFDA: Maria King President, Nicole Heywood, President-Elect and Anthony Nardolillo, vice President, Major General Christopher Callahan, Kasim Yarn, Director, RI Veterans Affairs and Guests from Ponagansett HS, and Goff Middle School.

The Rhode Island Funeral Directors Association and Rhode Island House Veterans Affairs Committee hosted the Annual Wreaths Across America State House Ceremony on Monday, December 11, 2023, at the RI State House.

The Wreaths Across America’s ceremonies began a week-long series of events designed to raise awareness and appreciation for the sacrifices of our nation’s veterans and their families.

The ceremonies took place in most of the 50 states and Washington, D.C. and have a particular focus on family during the holidays.

Volunteers conduct the State House ceremonies each year in their respective state capitals. Dignitaries and special guests are invited to speak in honor of our veterans and active military.

The wreath-laying ceremonies are nonpolitical.