MEMORIAL SERVICE: The Memorial Service is a "quiet" accumulation as the year progresses and then asking for names in the newsletter and via e-mail. As soon as each convention ends, I create a new Memorial Service file on my computer and move some basics into it such as the printed program. As I hear of deaths, I will also Google search for obituaries to have on file. The program's format has become somewhat standardized and traditional over the years. I already have the cover draft finished using a picture that Julie took at sunset in the mountains earlier this year. The poem that is used has become a tradition for many years. An unwritten guideline has been that we include in the printed program only those who had active membership at the time of their death. Others can be mentioned during the service. There is a plastic container of memorial service items...candles, lighter, etc.....that I have that was passed to me from Ken.