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It is with a heavy heart - Joan Sawyer

It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of Joan Sawyer. Joan was the owner of several Atlanta area cemeteries and a Past President of the Georgia Cemetery Association. Joan was a mentor to many in the cemetery profession and a true role model to women in the profession. Services for Joan will be held on Friday, April 16th, at 11:00AM at Lincoln Cemetery, 2275 Joseph E Boone Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30314

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Reminder - Corp License Renewal

Due Date Fast approaching

Just a friendly reminder that Corporation Licenses are due by April 1st. Please visit the Georgia Secretary of States website to renew your license.

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CONVENTION Registration is now open

The GCA is excited to announce that you can now make your plans to attend a family style convention and vacation at the beautiful ocean front - Westin Hilton Head Resort and Spa.

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GCA - Maintenance Workshop - CANCELLED

With regret, the GCA is cancelling the March 16th Maintenance Workshop/Seminar. The GCA is planning on a reschedule of this event in the Fall of 2021 - say tuned for more information.

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The GCA shares COVID Vaccine information from the ICCFA with the members of the GCA to assist deathcare workers with a priority - essential worker status.

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It is with a heavy heart

The passing of Buddy and Karole Sue Reeves

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Convention News

Things to do..... Send your registration in TODAY

Where can you visit with 40 vendors, take in amazing speakers sharing topics that will take you and your business to the next level and network with like minded industry professionals. Right in Atlanta at the Georgia Cemetery Association (multi state convention) this next week - August 30-Sept 1st. Visit our website for more details

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A President's Message

Please join us

I want to say a special thank you to our members who have registered for the upcoming convention! I am so excited to see all of you and spend time with you. We have been working hard to prepare an action-packed convention. Your well being is our highest priority and the Hyatt Regency is bringing safety and cleanliness to an elite level. If you haven't already, please send in your registration form for the convention. Also, time is running out to secure the special rate negotiated in our room block, so act now, should you wish to stay onsite. ~ See you in Atlanta, soon, Nick Startup

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GCA Annual Meeting Notice

To All GCA Members: Please join us for the 2020 GCA Annual Meeting of Members in Atlanta, Georgia at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Hotel - Centennial Ballroom, on August 31st, 2020 at 2:00PM

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Reminder - Cemetery Licence Renewal are DUE

Cemetery Licence renewals expire on August 1st. Georgia cemeteries need to submit their renewal notices prior to August 1st. Everyone should have received their renewal notices in the mail. You can either pay via check or online. If you need to download a form or if you want to pay via online, you can go to

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