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Membership consist of all licensees who are actively engaged in the funeral industry and are of good repute, living in the State of North Carolina and all other states who shall register their intentions of becoming a member of the FDMANC, Inc. All members of the FDMANC, Inc. shall pay annual dues for the continuation of the State Charter. The FDMANC consists of five districts: Cape Fear, Central, Eastern, Piedmont and Western.
A licensee (funeral director, embalming, or funeral service) of good moral character and ethically sound shall be considered for membership by this association’s members. All annual dues (District, State and National) and assessments, if any, shall be paid through the respective District.
A general member of member-at-large who has reached the age of 70 or older and who has been a member in good standing for 25 continuous years or more shall be considered for the status of Life Member of the FDMANC.
The nominee has to have the recommendation of his/her district and the assessments prescribed by his /her district have to be paid; except upon showing evidence of inability to pay. A nominee for Life Membership may also apply to a member who has a status of inactive licensure from the North Carolina State Board of Funeral Service.
All nominees shall be submitted no later than the Spring Board of Directors meeting held annually in April. Only (1) nominee per district can be submitted, with a maximum of (5) life memberships bestowed per year. The recommendation of life member status shall be voted upon by the body at the annual state convention.
**The designation of life membership in the FDMANC, INC. does not exempt a member from paying district or national dues.
Any student enrolled in an accredited funeral program shall be considered for membership by the respective district members. Students may participate in District, State, and National activities and events; however, voting rights are not included.