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Touchstones to History
Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Time: 3:30 PM ET / 2:30 PM CT / 1:30 PM MT / 12:30 PM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Gary Foster, Campbell Monument Company, Ltd.
CUE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
Monuments provide historic knowledge to professional archaeologists as they capture moments in time that are visible reminders of a regionís economic ebbs and flows, socio-cultural values, transportation system development, medical history, international trade policy and migration patterns. Using the cemeteries of Eastern Ontario as a back drop, this presentation will teach an understanding of stylistic changes to memorials through time and demonstrate how they capture the times they represent. Participants will also be shown how this knowledge can be used for public relations initiatives (i.e., walking tours, employee motivation and helping consumers/industry professional appreciate the significance of this industry.)

About Our Presenter
Gary Foster is President of Campbell Monument Co. in Belleville, ON Canada. He received an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology in 1978 from the University of Windsor and a Masters Degree in Archaeology in 1982 from Trent University. Before joining the monument industry, he was a Provincially Licensed Archaeological Consultant from 1982-1984 where he was responsible for undertaking numerous surveys throughout Ontario. From 1983-1986, he was a Parks Canada Project Archaeologist responsible for identification analysis monitoring and mitigation as required of Pre-European sites on Federal property (excluding military bases) predominately in the national Parks system. This resulted in several publications.

In 1986, he joined Campbell Monument Co. as a sales manager and applied material culture analytical techniques to 19th and 20th century monuments. A slide presentation was prepared and 3 to 4 walking tours a year were given in different cemeteries throughout Eastern Ontario during the 1990ís.

$25.00 for MBNA Members / $65.00 for Non-Members
Note: Registration is FREE for Certified Memorialists¬ģ.



What is an MBUniversity Webinar?
A MBUniversity Webinar is a live, interactive 60-minute conference presented over the telephone and over the Internet. You can attend from any location that has telephone and Internet access. You pay just one registration fee for as many participants as you wish at each call/log-in location.

Note that high-speed Internet access is not mandatory – the system works with dial-up but you must have separate connections for the audio and video portions if you wish to listen and watch simultaneously. You may use cell phones for the audio if you have only one connection or if you must be away from a computer for the webinar.

Who presents at an MBUniversity Webinar?
Your webinar will have one or more speakers who are recognized experts on the topic. Conferences typically include a Q&A session; you can ask questions by phone or instant messaging options.

CEU Credits
The MBNA Certification Program was developed as a result of a three-year study program by some of the industry's most recognized leaders. It raises the professional standards to those engaged in the memorialization industry and awards the top level of competence and ethical conduct. The MBNA Certified Memorialist® (CM) designation is the highest honor of professional achievement available in the memorial industry. Certification is awarded to individuals, not a firm as a whole. Both Members and non-members of MBNA can apply to become a CM.

Requirements to earn the “Certified Memorialist”® designation under the MBNA Certification Program are divided between successful completion of the examination, which is based upon material in the Certification Manual, and the accumulation of points awarded for participation in the specific activities listed below. To achieve initial certification, a minimum of 50 points must be accumulated; individuals have a maximum of 5 years immediately preceding application for certification during which to accumulate the required points.

To maintain the “Certified Memorialist”® designation under the MBNA Certification Program, an individual must earn a minimum of 30 points in these categories over a period of 3 years. Recertification must be made 3 years from the last designated certification.

This program has been approved for one Continuing Education Unit (CEU) towards initial or recertification as a CM®.What does my registration include?
Your registration includes long-distance charges for the audio portion and log-in to the video presentation. Once logged in, all handouts are downloadable prior to the start of the webinar. MBUniversity webinars also include one hour/unit of Continuing Education.

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