The Massachusetts Cemetery Association was founded in 1944 and incorporated in 1970.
The Massachusetts Cemetery Association represents the interests of all cemeterians in the state.
A non-profit organization, its purpose is:
to promote the advancement of knowledge in the operation and maintenance of cemeteries
to facilitate the exchange of information
to create and maintain high ethical standards in the conduct of cemetery administration, and
to secure the advantages to be obtained by mutual cooperation.
Regular membership is open to any association or organization, private, religious, municipal or otherwise directly engaged in the operation of a cemetery within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. There are several classes of membership, individual, organizational, associate and honorary.
Supplier members are comprised of individuals or organizations actively engaged in the business of supplying either goods or services to cemeteries in Massachusetts.
There are four meetings open to the membership during the year. In September, a suppliers exposition and clambake is held. Two luncheon meetings, in the fall and winter host a guest speaker whose topic is of interest to our industry and in April of each year, the annual meeting and seminar is a full day event.
A “Consumers Guide to Cemetery and Funeral Services” and a copy of Chapter 114 the Massachusetts General Laws pertaining to cemeteries is supplied to new members.
There is a Board of Directors consisting of a President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Immediate Past President, Secretary/ Treasurer and six member representatives. These Directors are elected by the general membership at the Annual Meeting.
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