Benefits of Membership
The WCCFA was originally chartered in 1934 as the Washington State Cemetery Owners Association. In 1997 we took a closer look at our membership and real-ized we were serving a much broader spectrum of members than just cemeter-ies. Active members included not only cemeterians, but funeral directors, cre-mationists and suppliers of every conceivable supporting product or service.
After an exhaustive review of our bylaws, charter, membership goals, and indus-try liaisons we changed our name in 2000 to the Washington Cemetery & Fu-neral Association. We opened our doors to any business in the state of Washing-ton operating under Title 68 (Cemeteries, crematories, scattering services) and 18.39 RCW (Funeral homes, crematories, scattering services).
We gave ourselves another review in 2008-09 and again decided our name did not adequately reflect our membership, since the focus of the death care pro-fession continues to evolve, and in September of 2009 we changed our name to the Washington Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association.
Our membership continues to grow. In addition to Cemetery, Funeral Home and Combination Cemetery/Funeral Home memberships, other special member-ships are available. These include Suppliers, Associates (non voting, usually out-of-state) and Municipal (non voting) cemeteries.
The Washington Cemetery & Funeral Association is recognized nationwide as an excellent example of what a state association should be: informative, innova-tive, and fun!
We invite you to join us and see what our members already know!
- Second-to-none educational programs (two per year) with top-notch speak-ers, occasional regional dinner meetings as needs dictate
- A great newsletter 10 issues per year, including a special “Suppliers” issue just before our Fall Convention
- Proactive legislative support
- And members eager to share their knowledge and ideas with anyone who asks.
Also, we offer a low-price music license (just $248!) in partnership with the In-ternational Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association.
We offer the following categories of full voting membership:
- Cemetery, including Municipal
- Funeral Home
- Cemetery/Funeral Home Combination
- Scattering Service
A member in any of these categories may serve on the Board of Directors.
Non voting membership but holds a voting position on the board:
Non voting membership:
- Municipal Cemetery
To learn more please click on the “Membership Forms” link and explore.