July 2019 Article Archives

MBAdvocacy Work Group Update

The MBAdvocacy Work Group has been diligently working to enhance its advocacy resources for our membership. We are pleased to share the following update on what we've focused on this year, and goals for improving the program even further: 

Marketing Efforts

Case Studies

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MBNA Seeking New Finance & Budget Committee Member

MBNA is currently seeking a member to serve on the Finance and Budget Committee, with the intention to progress to the role of Treasurer (which is part of the Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees). The Finance and Budget Committee works with the Executive Vice President and the CPA on staff to oversee the financial affairs of the association. Duties include working with staff to draft the annual budget, reviewing monthly financial reports, reviewing and providing approval on financial disbursements, and special projects as may be requested by the leadership. Ideally, this person will have the following qualities and capabilities:

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Gravestones Talk

Gravestones talk. They tell stories, share history and even cause a little controversy from time to time. Some stones have a sense of humor, some share a message of hope and others portray a deep sense of loss and sorrow.

But how do those gravestones talk? How do those blank, stony tablets transform into beautifully unique memorials made to educate and intrigue generations yet to come? How do they evoke powerful emotions from strangers who approach them? And, most importantly, how do they acquire the stories they tell?

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It's difficult to imagine the incredible amount of work that goes into creating a memorial. This video shows brief scenes from several steps of the process.

Diamond etching is the process of creating a picture with thousands of impact marks from a diamond-tipped chisel. This old-world technique creates a long-lasting picture that is actually engraved into stone.

If you were given only a few square feet on which to tell your whole life story, what would you say? What events, and memories would you include? What would you want your great, great grandchildren to know about you? Pre-need memorials give you the chance to make important decisions about the story of your life.