A word from SAIF’s Executive Chairman

February 16, 2015   //   No Comments

Here are all the things for you to look forward to in the year ahead.

Annual General Meeting & Banquet weekend, Regional Meetings, Quality Assurance Inspection (only for some of you to look forward to!), National Funeral Exhibition, Education Day, Christmas.

Have you booked your place at the AGM & Banquet weekend yet? If not, please do so without delay.

After last year’s record attendances at both the meetings and the banquet, and with similar numbers expected in Old Windsor, we would not want you to miss out on a wonderful weekend mix of business and pleasure. Please book now!

The regional meeting programme is now confirmed and a list of dates can be found here. Throughout the year, SAIF will be promoting Dementia Care and this has already proved to be a fascinating topic to those in Essex & Kent who received the presentation at their regional meetings towards the end of last year.

One small change to the regional meeting programme will be that, as a result of the email questionnaire we circulated, dinner will be served at the beginning of the evening instead of midway through the meeting.  Please make every effort to attend a meeting near you.

In 2014, we carried out 321 annual inspections of which 203 passed without any attention required and 116 passed after carrying some remedial work to ensure the rules and Code of Practice were met. One member was expelled and one resigned after being suspended for failure to comply. One member who was suspended made all the necessary changes to allow their membership to be reintroduced.

The National Funeral Exhibition will be held at Stoneleigh from June 12th-14th. If you are attending please come and visit us on our stand which we will be sharing with SAIFINSURE. With many new members, who might not yet be benefitting from SAIFINSURE’s products, this would be a good time to meet Brian Hart and his team. You will be guaranteed a warm welcome and the chance to rest your feet while you enjoy a cup of tea and cake.