2023 Annual Installation Dinner

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Saturday, March 25, 2023 – 5:30 p.m
Alpine Country Club

251 Pippin Orchard Road, Cranston, Rhode Island 02921

Please Click Here for Sponsorship Opportunities

Dear Members and Friends:

You are cordially invited to attend our Annual Installation Dinner on Saturday, March 25, 2023. At this event, we will be recognizing the following officers: Maria A. King as President, Nardolillo Funeral Home, Nicole E. Heywood, as President-Elect, Winfield & Sons Funeral Home & Crematory, Anthony J. Nardolillo as Vice President, Nardolillo Funeral Home, Treasurer (will be announced at the next RIFDA meeting) and Allan R. Bellows II, as Immediate Past President, Bellows Funeral Chapel, as well as the Board of Governors that will be elected at our February 7, 2023, 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:

Grilled Filet Mignon

Atlantic Salmon 

Chicken Francese

Dinner includes Include a Mixed Greens Salad, Chef’s Choice Seasonal Starch & Vegetable, coffee/tea, and dessert.

The cost per person will be $90.00. Please respond by March 6, 2023. 

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

 

RIFDA Membership Renewal

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RIFDA Membership Renewal

RIFDA dues are due by January 31, 2023

2023 Annual Dues are $375.00 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

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The Annual Wreaths Across America State House Ceremony took place on
Monday, December 12, 2022, State Room, State House, 12 noon.

Annual Wreaths Across America State House Ceremony Group Photograph with the Gold Star Families, Governor Daniel McKee, Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos, Allan Bellows II, President of the RIFDA, Major General Christopher Callahan, Kasim Yarn, Director, RI Veterans Affairs and Guests from the Office of Senator Jack Reed and General Treasurer’s Office, Ponagansett HS, and Goff Middle School.

Sponsorship Opportunities – Installation Dinner

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Saturday, March 25, 2023

Alpine Country Club, 251 Pippin Orchard Road, Cranston, RI

Dear Suppliers and Friends:

The Rhode Island Funeral Directors Association Annual Installation Dinner will take place on Saturday, March 25, 2023. At this event, we will be recognizing the following officers: Maria A. King as President, Nardolillo Funeral Home, Nicole E. Heywood as President-Elect, Winfield & Sons Funeral Home & Crematory, Anthony J. Nardolillo as Vice President, Nardolillo Funeral Home, Treasurer (will be announced soon) 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 7, 2023, 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 6, 2023. To secure space in our program, please respond by March 6, 2023.

Below are links to register for your sponsorship. Thank you in advance for your support. We look forward to seeing you on the 25th of March.

Sincerely yours,
Laurie G. Robinson
Executive Director

 

Register for your sponsorship and dinner here

You may register online here
OR by printing out this form 2022 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 (In-Person)

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The next meeting of the RIFDA will take place on

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Tavolo Wine Bar & Tuscan Grille
2099 Post Rd, Warwick, RI 02886

and will be hosted by Bellows Funeral Chapel.

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:

Filet mignon served with shiitake mushrooms sautéed in fresh lemon, garlic, oregano, and extra virgin olive oil – $65 pp

Grilled swordfish, roasted garlic mashed potato, grilled asparagus, lemon caper butter sauce – $65 pp

Pan seared salmon with black bean edamame salad, whipped avocado, charred poblano butter – $50 pp

Veal parmesan over penne with marinara – $50 pp

Pan roasted statler chicken breast with porcini stuffed purses, sautéed spinach, truffle butter – $50 pp

Eggplant parmesan over penne with marinara – $50 pp

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

Kindly RSVP ASAP or by January 29, 2023 

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