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President's Message: What next? The need for a strategic plan

This fall, OGR’s board of directors will embark on the development of a new three-year strategic plan for our great organization. Arguably, there has not been a time in our 92-year history when purposeful and thoughtful planning has been needed in our industry more than it is now, and OGR is ready to do its part to help us all ensure we are able to continue to be the best of the best when it comes to providing exceptional funeral care.

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4 OGR members recognized as 'Best of the Best' by NFDA

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 8, 2020) – The Order of the Golden Rule is excited to announce that four of its members were recognized by the National Funeral Directors Association as the "Best of the Best" for 2020 as part of their annual Pursuit of Excellence Awards.

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OGR responds to COVID-19 pandemic

 

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Funeral directors share weekly updates for navigating COVID-19, Week 7

OGR members continue to meet and share best practices, ask questions and offer support during coronavirus. During OGR’s online round table, members discuss challenges and relevant tips for facing the COVID-19 pandemic. A summary of last week’s discussion is below.

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10 freedoms for using ceremony during the COVID-19 pandemic

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

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Funeral directors share weekly updates for navigating COVID-19, Week 6

As the weeks pass by under our “new normal”, OGR members continue to share with one another best practices, questions and support. During OGR’s weekly online round table, members discuss challenges and relevant tips for handling the coronavirus. A summary of last week’s discussion is below.

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OGR installs Mary F. Steele as president

 

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Funeral directors share weekly updates for navigating COVID-19, Week 5

As the weeks pass by under our “new normal”, OGR members continue to share with one another best practices, questions and support. During OGR’s weekly online round table, members discuss challenges and relevant tips for handling the coronavirus. A summary of last week’s discussion is below.

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OGR installs new Board and officers at spring board meeting

 

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Peter 'Skip' Urban honored with association's highest honor

 

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Brunswick Memorial Home receives OGR Community Service Award

 

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Arlington Memorial Chapels receives OGR Exemplary Service Award

 

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KYGER FUNERAL HOME RECEIVES OGR EXEMPLARY SERVICE AWARD

 

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R. HAYDEN SMITH FUNERAL HOME RECEIVES OGR EXEMPLARY SERVICE AWARD

 

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OGR FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

 

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OGR FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

 

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Funeral Directors Share Weekly Updates for Navigating COVID-19, Week 4

As the weeks pass by under our “new normal”, OGR members continue to share with one another best practices, questions and support. During OGR’s weekly online round table, members discuss challenges and relevant tips for handling the coronavirus. A summary of last week’s discussion is below.

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Funeral Directors, We Need You! The Five Pillars of Basic Self-Care During the Coronavirus Pandemic

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

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Funeral Directors Share Weekly Tips for Navigating COVID-19, Week 3

We continue to see that funeral directors who are members of the Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) are an especially resourceful group. They look at challenges as opportunities to shift business practices to accommodate changing regulations. They find ways to care for families while maintaining safety protocols. They reach out to one another in support and camaraderie.

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Coronavirus Media Interviews: 8 Talking Points for Funeral Directors…

Coronavirus Media Interviews: 8 Talking Points for Funeral Directors, Crematory Staff, Cemetarians, and Other Death-Care Workers
by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

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