The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), with more than 13,500 members, has served top licensed funeral directors for more than 120 years. The NFDA acts as a national voice for the profession while also being dedicated to serving the public. NFDA members include licensed funeral directors, embalmers, mortuary science students, and retired funeral service professionals. NFDA members stand for credibility, ethics, excellence and trust. The organization's mission statement emphasizes providing advocacy, education, information, products, programs, and services to help members enhance the quality of service they provide to families.
Louisiana Funeral Directors Association
The Louisiana Funeral Directors Association (LFDA) provides the standards, ethics, protection and regulation of funeral service in Louisiana through the education of Funeral Directors, Consumers and various branches of Government by creating an environment for discussion, fraternalism, professional mutual improvements and social interaction.
Knights of Columbus
Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.
The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and around the globe. The 1.2 million Rotarians who make up more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in nearly every country in the world share a dedication to the ideal of Service Above Self.
Rotary clubs are open to people of all cultures and ethnicities and are not affiliated with any political or religious organizations.
About Kiwanis Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Kiwanis and its youth-oriented Service Leadership Programs serve communities in more than 80 countries and geographic areas.
Founded in 1915 in Detroit, Michigan, Kiwanis International now comprises 600,000 members — men, women boys and girls — worldwide.
The American Legion, commonly known as the Legion, is an organization of U.S. war veterans headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. It is made up of state, U.S. territory, and overseas departments, and these are in turn made up of local posts.