2015 Conference – Nov. 6-8th Hood River

Cemetery Association of Oregon Annual Conference

November 6-8, 2015

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CAO Conference Registration 2015                                  CAO Conference Agenda 2015

We are so fortunate to live in the bounty of the Pacific Northwest and we recognize that our members truly enjoyed their experience at our 2013 conference in Hood River, OR. So once again we’ve put the challenge to board member Bob Huskey, however we realize his partner in conference planning, Tim Farrell moved onto the great Beltway of Washington, DC. Who better to fill Tim’s shoes than Dave Dahl of Milne Construction. Both Bob and Dave along with your CAO team, are planning our annual conference.


Room Rates –   Standard Queen $95                       Standard 2 Queen’s $115

River View Queen $130                 River View King $130                      River View 2 Queen’s $130

  • All rooms must be booked by the cutoff date of: 10-15-15
  • Individual reservations please have your guests call the hotel directly to make their group room reservation at
  • 1-800-828-7873. Identify yourself as a member of the Cemetery Association of Oregon.

Draft Agenda:

Friday, Nov. 6th –  Social Event – Bowling at Orchard Lanes and the vendor set up at the hotal, social hour and pizza at Orchard Lanes.

Saturday, Nov. 7th – Sessions & Speakers & Annual Meeting to include breakfast, lunch and dinner for attendees.

List of topics/speakers being recruited are: OMCB, local history, legislative update, James Cassidy, OSU Soil Expert & historic headstone care.

Sunday, Nov. 8th  – CAO Sunday School at the Death Café – Not your regular Sunday School – we have ours with  breakfast. At Sunday School we will discuss the education requirements being considered and potentially imposed by the OMCB. We’ll try the CAO online self-test for ORS knowledge. And then hold our own Death Café to talk about our own deaths and how we want to be remembered. Get your Epitaphs ready!

We hope that you choose to come and hang out with your fellow cemeterians and our great vendors to share and learn and perhaps have some fun. See you soon this fall. –CAO Board


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