2018 CCFW Annual Conference
The McCormick Scottsdale
January 22 - 25, 2018
The Catholic Cemetery and Funeral Services of the West’s Annual Conference and Vendor Expo offers a high-quality environment in which those who serve families at Catholic cemeteries, can grow, network and learn.
The industry in which we serve is in constant motion and evolving; our cemetery ministry must change to meet these needs. Together let’s meet to explore new ideas, innovative cemetery practices and grow leadership skills.
No Refunds for Cancellations after December 31, 2017
(Arch)diocese, Cemetery or Funeral Home Members
Includes cocktail receptions, all meals and banquet dinner ticket.
Speakers, roundtables and What’s New/What’s Up!
Register online or download the Attendee Conference Registration Packet
Cemetery or Funeral Home Providers
CCFW Annual Conference Schedule
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cemetery Tour
5:00 pm Welcome Reception
8:00 am Breakfast | Sponsored by Biondan
9:00 am Poul Lemasters, “5 Issues That Are Changing Deathcare”
10:00 am Break
10:30 am Vendor Face Time
12:00 pm Lunch | Sponsored by Coldspring
1:00 pm Jake Johnson, “What Do Successful Operations Have in Common?”
2:00 pm Roundtable discussion with Poul LeMasters & Jake Johnson
2:30 pm What’s Up/What’s New
Dinner on your own or with a group.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in putting together a group dinner or would like to join with a group dinner.
8:00 AM Morning Prayer
8:30 AM Breakfast | Sponsored by Biondan
9:30 AM Father Thomas Enneking, “Beauty of the Catholic Funeral Rite”
10:15 AM Ryan Hanning Ph.D, “The Role of the Funeral in the Life of Evangelization”
11:00 AM Vendor “Face Time”
12:45 PM Lunch
1:45 PM Member Meeting
Vendors can tear down at this time
4:00 PM Mass
5:00 PM Cocktail Reception
6:00 PM Banquet Dinner | Sponsored by Paradise Pictures & Batesville
9:00 AM Sedona Scenic Tour and Lunch
8:30 AM Golf Outing
5:00 PM Closing Happy Hour
Thank you for attending – see you in Napa, January 2019!
Meet our Speakers
The McCormick Scottsdale
An idyllic retreat, The McCormick Scottsdale is set on the shores of Camelback Lake, overlooking the McCormick Ranch Golf Club and Camelback Mountain. With splendid views and warm Southwestern hospitality, this newly renovated lakeside hotel is convenient to Downtown Scottsdale with world-class shopping, art galleries and dining options.
Call The McCormick Scottsdale at (800) 243-1332 and identify yourself as part of CCFW – Catholic Cemeteries and Funeral Services of the West Annual Meeting 2018 or book online by clicking the reservation button to the right.
Rate: $199 plus tax.
Reservations must be made by December 22, 2017. Rooms after this date will be subject to availability. Credit card guarantee is required.
A resort fee of $10.00 per night (plus applicable taxes) will be applied to all reservations. This fee includes Wi-Fi (for up to four devices); two bottles of water daily; valet parking; access to the fitness center and tennis court; bicycles / kayak / canoe / fishing equipment rental; assorted poolside games; use of lobby computer; unlimited in-room local and toll-free calls; and housekeeping and bell gratuities.
Golf Tournament and Lunch
An oasis in the desert, the Palm Course offers panoramic mountain vistas beyond vast, sparkling lakes. Course Designer Desmond Muirhead created a classic in 1972. Water comes into play on 10 holes, and signature hole number 9 has been featured in Golf Illustrated’s Top 18 Water Holes of America. The Palm Course has been a destination on the Canadian Tour, previously hosting the Scottsdale Swing.
Hitting the corridor fairways of the Pine Course requires a mindful tee shot. Water comes into play on six holes, and local players will give you different tips how you should play coveted hole number 15. Course architect Desmond Muirhead nailed it in 1972 when he developed the “fine pine”. The Pine Course is continually selected by the PGA to host the regional qualifier for the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Scenic Sedona Tour and Lunch
A private group lunch will be provided at the award winning Heartline Cafe. Set amidst luscious gardens, with a spectacular view of Sedona’s world famous red rock mountains, the Heartline Cafe features carefully chosen select ingredients blended and prepared from farm to table. An extensive local wine and craft beer list is also available to choose from.
This is a don’t miss event!