Dedicated to Excellence in Funeral Service

Our Vision
Recognizing critical issues within funeral service and providing appropriate solutions to those issues, and addressing external and internal audiences in all matters pertinent to the funeral profession; being the preeminent funeral service advocate before governmental agencies, consumer groups, and suppliers; providing educational opportunities that will enhance professionalism in its membership; and serving as a professional and ethical information resource to which its members may rely upon for timely and relevant assistance.

Our Mission
Assist members in furthering their funeral service knowledge through continuing education; facilitate professional networking and relationships; respond to consumer questions regarding arranging and prearranging funerals, cremation/burial options; encourage and enable members to provide a dignified ethical service when loved ones have been entrusted in their care; and ensure the safety and protection of our communities by caring for the living and being the voice for positive legislative and public advocacy.

Our Values
The officers, directors and staff of the Maryland State Funeral Directors Association will base all decisions and actions according to the following set of core values: Trust & Confidence; Mutual Respect & Fairness; Knowledge, Wisdom & Experience; Accountability.


Upcoming Events

Aug
10
Wed
MSFDA Board Meeting @ Harris Crab House
Aug 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Meeting: 5:30 p.m. (Held prior to crab feast!)

Crab Feast:   6:45 p.m.

Attire: Casual

* Since we are having a crab feast following the meeting, we will hold the meeting first at 5:30 p.m.  Please arrive promptly so that we can begin the meeting on time.  President Roberson has opened this meeting to include spouses and significant others of members, staff/employees of member firms, and potential new members (accompanied by a member).  Your guest(s) will be able to attend the meeting and crab feast.

Includes all you can eat steamed crabs, steamed shrimp, barbecued chicken, corn on the cob, coleslaw, potato salad, corn bread, and assorted pies for dessert.

Soda, coffee and tea are included.

A cash bar will be available for other beverages.

Price:  $55 per person

RSVP, no later than Wednesday, August 3, 2016, to Karen Truant at 410-553-9106 or 888-459-9693.

Annual Crab Feast @ Harris Crab House
Aug 10 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm
Annual Crab Feast @ Harris Crab House | Grasonville | Maryland | United States

The crab feast is open to friends and family of members of MSFDA and MSFSA.

Crab Feast:  6:45 p.m.

Attire: Casual

Includes all you can eat steamed crabs, steamed shrimp, barbecued chicken, corn on the cob, coleslaw, potato salad, corn bread, and assorted pies for dessert.

Soda, coffee and tea are included.

A cash bar will be available for other beverages.

Price:  $55 per person

RSVP, no later than Wednesday, August 3, 2016, to Karen Truant at 410-553-9106 or 888-459-9693.


Penalty

On June 30, 2016, the United States Department of Labor announced increases to the maximum amount of civil monetary penalties that can be assessed under the OSHA law.  The authority for this increase was the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act passed by Congress in 2015 which directed Federal agencies to adjust their penalties for inflation each year.  State Plan States, such as Maryland, would also be required to raise their maximum civil penalties accordingly to be “as effective as” the Federal OSHA law.  OSHA penalties were last raised in 1990. (read more…)


Find an MSFDA Member Funeral Home

MSFDA Regional Map Our members are licensed funeral directors. To locate one of our member firms, please click on the Find an MSFDA Member Funeral Home link noted above or the map on the left.

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