Newsletter Page

Members receive a printed copy of each newsletter at their home address. 

See link below to an online version in pdf file format. Click here if you need to download the free Adobe reader for pdf files.

NEW  Fall 2103 Newsletter  Note: this large file may take a little time to download and open. Content includes:

 - Annual Meeting & Program announcement:  October 20, 2-4pm, Cremation Options and Trends, a panel of four speakers.

 -Home Funeral Workshops in Leverett (Oct 26) and Warwick (Nov 9)

- Cremation Options in Western Masssachusetts (an update of our handout)

- What is Memrystone?

- Have you heard of Death over Dinner?


Spring 2013 Newsletter Note: this large file may take a little time to download and open. Content includes:

- Report of the 2012 Annual Meeting, election results and profile of new trustee. 
Next Annual Meeting: Saturday, Oct. 20, 2013

- Webmaster position opening and other volunteer opportunities
- Education and Outreach activities
- Home Funeral Workshops
- Your Digital Afterlife
- Contributions (new IRS information)
- Planning for 2014


 Fall 2012 Newsletter Note: this large file may take a little time to download and open. Articles include:

- Annual Meeting Sunday October 21, 2012 Full Information
features a film clip talk by author Gail Rubin -Laughing in the Face of Death: Funny Films for Funeral Planning 

2012 Funeral Home Price Survey overview
The Devil is in the Details, or the Value of Preplanning 
30 Funerals in 30 Days!


Spring 2012 Newsletter Note: this large file may take a little time to download and open. Articles include:
- Who Ya Gonna Call? Don’t call 911
Green Burial Update
Top Five Regrets of the Dying 

Speaker for 2012 Annual Program: Sunday October 21, 2012
 Gail Rubin,
author of A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die


 Fall 2011 Newsletter Note: this large file may take a little time to download and open. Articles include:
- What FCAWM has accomplished in the past year.
Funeral Planning for the Living workshop
information
Your Digital Afterlife - a book review by Sandy Ward
Giving Life When Life Ends  by Miryam Ehrlich Williamson
and other articles related to this year's Oct. 23 Annual Meeting program on donating one's whole body, organs, tissues ... even medical devices.

Spring 2011 Newsletter Note: this large file may take a little time to download and open.