Welcome To Finger Lakes Funeral Directors Association

Plan on July 28th & 29th !

IF You have registered and waiting for emails check your spam! You should receive 8 emails.

The convention on March 24th & 25th has been canceled due to the most recent guidelines set forth by the CDC and NYS. 

Some good news. The Finger Lakes Funeral Directors Board has decided for the safety of everyone that it would be best to offer all 12 continuing education credits as a live webinar. This will satisfy all of your requirements for renewal in NYS and PA. The unfortunate part is that there will not be any live-in person contact or interaction with our vendors as in the past at the Harbor Hotel.

The presenters and times of the webinars will be the same. It will be taking place on Tuesday, July 28th and Wednesday, July 29th online only. You will receive the login information closer to July 28th.

If you registered and paid for the March convention you should have received by now an email confirming your registration for July 28th and 29th. If you did not please contact me.

Please be patient with us as this is unprecedented times for all of us.

If you also paid for an unlicensed guest, that fee will be returned to you.

If you or anyone else who would like to register, you may still do so by sending in the same registration form from March. This is available on our website at FingerLakesFuneralDirectors.org

We will try to accept new registrations up to 2 days before the event but you must confirm that we receive it.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 607-734-6196.

Thank you,

Don Kalec Jr., CFSP

President FLFDA

We will do our best to keep you informed; please check back to our website periodically as it will have our most current information.

Thank you all for your patience and your continued support. 

Roger Meier, Paul McPherson, Dick Blauvelt, Chris Fontanna, Lisa Auble, Don Kalec Jr., Tyler Kent, Nick Lundberg

Organized  in 1933

Welcome to the home of the Finger Lakes Funeral Directors Association. We are an organization made up of funeral directors and funeral homes serving the families of the Finger Lakes Region. We strive to bring dignity and comfort to those who call on us by offering professional service and options that meet the unique needs of each family.

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Dear Director,

The Finger Lakes Funeral Directors Assoc. will be hosting their annual Convention on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 and Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at the Harbor Hotel, 16 North Franklin St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891. This 2- day event will attract funeral directors from NY and PA offering up to 12 credits. Convention: Cost $250. ($95 for non-licensed guests)

Cost includes 12 New York State CEU’s and  7 Pennsylvania CEU’s; 4 Meals, and Convention Materials.  Space is limited to 180 so register early to help guarantee your spot. Deadline is Friday, March 6, 2020. Due to limited seating there will be no refunds.

Mail the entry form in with your $250 payment. Make check payable to FLFDA and mail to:

858 Lake Street
Elmira, NY 14901

Be Part of the Celebration!

It is our 15th Annual Convention!

In celebration of this we will be having a drawing for free attendance at our 2021 or 2022 convention. (You choose which year you want)

The drawing will take place at Noon on Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 @ the convention.

All you must do to have your name in the drawing is be a member in good standing of the Finger Lakes Funeral Directors Association by Noon Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

Join Today!


When booking reservations at the Harbor Hotel, you must mention that you are a funeral director attending the Finger Lakes Funeral Directors Convention in order to receive these rates; phone reservations only 607-535-6116 or visit www.watkinsglenharborhotel.com for more information on the hotel.


Double Queen or Single King Bed (Village View) $169   $139
Double Queen or Single King Bed  (Lake View) $189   $159
Double Queen or Single King Bed  (Lake View w/Patio) $210   $179
Admiral Suite $339   $309

Note to the 2020 Membership:

Below is the proposed slate of officers for the 2020-2021 year from the nominating Committee:

President: Don Kalec Jr., CFSP

Vice President: Kevin R. Sullivan

Vice President for CE Programs:  Christin B. Greven

Treasurer: Nicholas Lundberg

Secretary: Roger J. Meier

3 Trustees:

Richard Blauvelt, Kyle Sharp, Tyler Kent

Elections are at 4:15 p.m. on March 24th, 2020