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AGEG News Your Best Tool for Staying Informed

This section is updated frequently with pertinent information from AGEG and regulatory agencies. 
While we will send emails to our members, we encourage you to bookmark this page and visit it frequently.  

Join Us for Our 64th Annual Clinic - April 8-10, 2019

Due to the recent changes in our locations for our 2019 events, registration/dues confirmation letters will be sent April 1, 2019.  We encourage you to view our printable agenda (HERE) for updated locations of our 2019 Clinic events and to view the "More Clinic Information" drop down windows (HERE) for more event details.  


Attend our Annual Clinic and learn from top professionals in your industry! 

Dodge and your AGEG Board of Directors have planned an excellent agenda filled with classes you will not want to miss! 

Remember to make your room reservation at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Forsyth and to register for our golf tournament.  

Full Clinic details may be found by visiting ANNUAL CLINIC (including our agenda, registration forms, and information regarding our room block, Golf Tournament, and Memorial Service).  

ATTENTIONPre-registration closed Friday, March 29.  On-site registrations will be accepted. Clinic check-in & on-site registration will open at 7:30 AM on Tuesday, April 9 at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center. We encourage those registering on-site to bring fully completed registration / payment forms for faster registration.   If you will be paying by credit card, please complete the credit card form as well. 

2019 Clinic On-site Registration Fees
2019 Member $125 per person / Non-member $225 per person

Banquet Tickets
$40 per person

Golf Tournament
You may register as a team or individually
2019 Licensed Embalmer Member No Charge
Associate Members & Non–Members $75.00 per player

Please carefully note the updated locations for our events.  

Monday, April 8

- Golf Tournament at the River Forest Golf Club

   1 Clubhouse Drive, Forsyth, GA 31029

- Bob C. Adkins Reception at the Monroe County Conference Center 

   475 Holiday Circle, Forsyth, GA 31029


Tuesday, April 9 

- CE Classes at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center

   1000 Indian Springs Dr, Forsyth, GA 31029

- E.J. "Buck" Stern, Jr. Memorial Banquet at the Monroe County Conference Center

   475 Holiday Circle, Forsyth, GA 31029


Wednesday, April 10

- CE Classes at the Monroe County Conference Center

   475 Holiday Circle, Forsyth, GA 31029 


Notice From the AGEG Nominating Committee
2019-2020 Board Member/Chaplain

The AGEG Nominating Committee Members are Past President, Jonathan Roundtree; the Immediate Past President, Reginald Pierce; and the current President, Kathryn Hutcheson Croft.  This Committee nominated Mike Cloud, Jr., CFSP as the incoming Board Member/Chaplain.  The AGEG Board approved this nomination.  As a reminder, AGEG 2019-2020 Nominations and Election will be held during the AGEG Business Meeting held Tuesday morning, April 9, at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.


Mike Cloud is a dual-licensed funeral director and embalmer for both Georgia and Alabama. He is a 1996 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, GA. He started Cloud Mortuary Services, a professional trade service for funeral homes in 2008. He has had an article published in the Dodge Magazine in fall of 1999 regarding MRSA and VRE. This information is in the Selected Readings of Embalming: History, Theory, and Practice, Fifth Edition by Robert Mayer. He has also conducted embalming seminars regarding obese cases. This information will be part of the upcoming Sixth Edition Embalming: History, Theory, and Practice by Sharon L. Gee-Mascarello. Mike is a member of the Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia, the Georgia Funeral Directors Association and is a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner.

Mike is retired from the U.S. Army as a Sergeant First Class. He holds the Master Parachutist badge as well as the Drill Sergeant badge. He served in the 82nd Airborne Division and 7th Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, NC, 1/501st Airborne Infantry in Anchorage, Alaska and JCSE in MacDill AFB, FL. He was a tactical communications chief with an emphasis on Morse Code.

Mike has 4 sons, a step-son, a step-daughter and 8 grandchildren. For rest and relaxation, he and his wife, Shellie, enjoy getting on the motorcycle as well as attending concerts in the Atlanta and Nashville areas.

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Our Membership Renewal Season is Here

AGEG is the only association in Georgia which focuses on Embalmers!  

Our members are a great pool of information for embalmers across the state.  We hope you will be a part of this great association in 2019 and that you will join us for our Annual Clinic, April 8-10, 2019 in Forsyth, GA. Our Annual Clinic offers valuable training from experienced industry professionals and is an excellent opportunity to spend time with your mentors, network with old friends, and make new ones.   

Renewal forms have been sent to the address on file. You may also visit MEMBERSHIP for a printable form. 


Richard L. Stewart Memorial Scholarship

AGEG is currently accepting applications for the Richard L. Stewart Memorial Scholarship.  Mortuary Students in their final quarter of studies are eligible.  To view all eligibility requirements and for the scholarship application, visit HERE. NOTE: Applications should be submitted by February 28, 2019


Call for Continuing Education Presentations

AGEG provides the Continuing Education for Wednesday's portion of our Annual Clinic.  Our Board of Directors will soon be planning the 2020 event, our 65th Annual Clinic.  If you have a presentation that would be beneficial to Embalmers, send your submission to staff@ageg.org by March 31, 2019.  All submissions should follow these guidelines: 

  • Program Title, Description and Length
  • Presenter Credentials / Bio
  • Approval by any Funeral Service Boards
  • Fees
  • If your program will be sponsored, please include the sponsor's information


AGEG's Newsletter - Coming 2019

AGEG's newsletter will be a quarterly electronic publication starting with our Summer 2019 Edition. Do you have a funeral service related article you would like to submit for review?  Submissions should include all copyright information and if they have been included in recent funeral service publications.  Please send your submissions by the following deadlines to staff@ageg.org: 

  • June 15, 2019 - Summer 2019
  • September 15, 2019 - Fall 2019
  • December 15, 2019 - Winter 2019


Has your contact information changed?

To ensure our records are accurate, please update the association office by email, fax, or complete the information below and it will be sent directly to us. 

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