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SIMPLE, DIGNIFIED, INEXPENSIVE
CREMATION & BURIAL PLANS

Thank you for being an
SDMS Member!

Welcome to the new San Diego Memorial Society newsletter. We are transitioning from print to electronic communication with our members.
 
If you have friends or family who are SDMS members please ask them if they received a copy of this electronic newsletter. If they did not it is because we do not have their current email address. Please forward this newsletter to them and they can sign up by using the sign-up box below. THANKS!

The SDMS has been helping people with low cost burial and cremation services since 1958.

We make it possible for families to be assured of low, fixed prices, free of sales pressure from any of our participating mortuaries. 

We hope you will tell your family and friends to plan ahead and become SDMS members. Give your loved ones the assurance that you have planned ahead.

TELL YOUR LOVED ONES ABOUT THE FOLLOWING STEPS:

1. CONTACT US ONLINE OR BY PHONE 

We are here to help you in your time of need. Simply call 858-391-1267 or online at sdmsonline.com. It's now easy to sign up online!
Email us with any questions 
office@sdmsonline.com

2. JOIN EASILY FOR ONLY $50

Whether you’re planning ahead or need immediate assistance with the passing of a loved one. Membership assures you of fair pre-approved prices, without the sales pressure of last minute decisions.

3. ASSURANCE

It's so wonderful to have your final plans finished. You've then got the peace of mind that your loved ones will know what to do when you pass.
Do you keep that card in your wallet? Please do!

4. CHOOSE FROM 6 PLANS

Each of our participating mortuaries offers fixed prices & excellent service. Benefits even while traveling!
Veterans, these plans work hand in hand with your other benefits.

SAVE THE DATE

 
The SDMS annual meeting will on April 21, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. Mark the date on your calendar and watch this newsletter or the SDMS website for more information.

2018 PARTICIPATING MORTUARIES
AND PRICING

 
The SDMS Board of Directors will review and approve the 2018 participating mortuaries and pricing in November. Watch this newsletter and the SDMS website for the updated list of mortuaries and pricing for 2018. The new pricing and list of mortuaries is effective January 01, 2018.

JUST RECENTLY...

We helped some members who were having an issue with a mortuary that had been purchased by the national mortuary chain, Dignity Memorial, aka Service Corporation International.
 
 Here are the basics:
  • The mortuaries were sold but kept the local community name.
  • The SDMS members had purchased pre-paid services when it was an independent mortuary.
  • The SDMS member was having a hard time getting the Dignity Memorial mortuary to acknowledge the paperwork. They were having a hard time finding all of their  receipt/paperwork.
  • Dignity Memorial was claiming that all prepaid plans had been sent to the national office and they were having trouble obtaining records of the prepaid plan. 
SDMS assisted the members in resolving the issues.
We are here for you if you have any issues with a mortuary or their services
 
Also remember, if you have a complaint about a funeral establishment, crematory, or CA State-regulated cemetery, try to settle it with management first. If you can’t resolve the issue, call the CA Department of Consumer Affairs’ Cemetery and Funeral Bureau at (800) 952-5210 or TDD (800) 326-2297, or (916) 574-7870, and request a complaint form. You can also download a complaint form online at www.cfb.ca.gov/.



SEEKING VOLUNTEERS AND BOARD MEMBERS

 
If you have some time, talent and interest in serving the SDMS mission we are looking for volunteers.

WE NEED HELP WITH
  • Setting up flyers in clubhouses, meeting rooms, and offices. Can you help us with this? Please email the office at office@sdmsonline.com or call Andrea at 858-391-1267 and she will send you everything you need to help our the San Diego Memorial Society.
  • Help staffing a booth at health fairs and community outreach events.
  • We need a new secretary for our Board, and several other board members to help move this organization forward.
We help dozens of people every month. Help us get the word out!
If you are interested contact us, we would love to have your support for the SDMS mission.

858-391-1267


Check out our new website! 

Procrastinators Unite!

Getting your affairs in order and making a plan for the end of your life is something you know you need to do. Come on! Just admit it! What if you could easily plan your last important wishes for your family?
  • A plan to pass on your values and your valuables?
  • An outline for your funeral service and cremation/burial choice?
  • All your important documents in one place?
For only $20 you can get your copy of Before I Go You Should Know
Interested? Email the office at office@sdmsonline.com or call Andrea Barnes, our new office manager at 
858-391-1267. 

 

TESTIMONIALS

My husband and I joined the Memorial Society after we discussed what we felt about the preparations for either of our deaths. All decisions were made after reading the newsletter put out by the Memorial Society and we were aware of all costs up front. When this knowledge was needed it was an easy transition and no decisions were made when I was in the throes of grief. One of the smartest things we did together.
Bernice Maller

 

Can you give?

Sometimes we get asked where our money comes from. About 72% comes from new memberships and the rest from donations. We have no renewal fee like many of the funeral alliances around the country. 

So we ask you to send a few more dollars our way. If we have helped your family save thousands of dollars would you send a $100 memorial gift?

We are so much more than "cheap cremation people". We answer questions every day from folks all over San Diego. We are run by an all volunteer board.

 

We can't exist without your support, please help! 

Click here to access our donation page.

Please help us spread the word out about The San Diego
Memorial Society

 
It helps us TREMENDOUSLY if you will please leave us a review on any (or all) of the following:

Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/sdmemorialsociety/

 
Click to leave us a review on Yelp:
https://www.yelp.com/biz/san-diego-memorial-society-poway-2

 Feel free to leave us a review on Twitter as well!


To leave a review for us on Google click the link below:
https://goo.gl/y1HMtz
(if you go over to the left side of the page you’ll see the information about the Society. If you scroll down in that panel using the nearly invisible scroll bar they have on the right side you’ll see “Leave a Review”
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