by Edith Wagner
TIME IS RUNNING OUT!
After you’ve sent out reunion
invitations, registration forms, order forms for t-shirts or
memorabilia, the silence can often be deafening. No one’s sending in
responses, orders nor even contacting you. Several approaches are in
order. If you have a calling tree, now is the time to call it into
action. Ask helpers to call and remind everyone of their
responsibility to get orders and registrations in. Offer prizes to
the first registration or order received, the first paid order or
the largest one. Anything that smacks of incentive. Email is an
excellent reminder vehicle at this point too.
But if literal hard copy,
something to hold in their hands is called for, try postcards.
Bright, attention getting, lowest postage (23¢) postcards. Reunions
magazine has postcards that graphically remind that time is running
out with space for your timely message. There are also cards that
announce the date to save. Send reunion name, date, place and
contact information and cards can be printed with your personalized
To get cost or see samples, send a
stamped, self addressed envelope with your request to Reunions
magazine, PO Box 11727, Milwaukee WI 53211; or call 800-373-7933 to
charge your order.
These are reunions to look
March 4-7, 2004, Tucson AZ, at the motel with the Chicago White Sox
during spring training. Bette Bunker Richards,
Aug 8, 2004, Galva IL. Jeff or Donna Schlatter, 5106 N Roberts Rd,
Peoria Heights IL 61616-5149;
Jonathan Cheathem Corley descendants. Aug 1, 2004, Forest Park,
Shelbyville IL. Crystal Corley-Shoger,
13th Gathering of Cornish American Heritage Society, July 13-17,
2005, Mars Hill NC. Vivianne Trevithick Bradley, President Cornish
Cousins of the South East, 265 Penwith Lane, Burnsville NC 28714;
[email protected] or
Davis-Goode & Whitfield
Descendants of Albert Davis, Albert Goode Sr and Mary
Goode-Whitfield. 48th annual. July 02, 2004, Oklahoma City OK.
Andrew Hamlin Vice-President, 405-478-5007;
48th annual. July 23-25, 2004, Germanna Community College, Locust
Grove VA. Thomas Faircloth, PO Box 279, Locust Grove,VA 22508-0279;
A researching reunion. July 30-Aug 1, 2004, Scottsburg IN. Steve and
Jeannie Noe Carlisle,
Self - Selph.
7th annual national gathering. Apr 22 -25, 2004, Montross, Hague,
Warsaw and Tappahannock VA. Awards, door prizes, scholarship. Dan
McCarthy. [email protected];
July 15-18, 2004, Adamsville AL. Sylvia Hannah Meincke,
386-673-0481; [email protected].
Descendants of George Frederick Reter and Catherine Lins Reter. July
24, 2004 at Mt. Zion Church hall on Mt. Zion Road, Freeland MD. Ray
Reter, PO Box 424, Timonium MD;
October 7-10. 2004, Hot Springs AR. Richard Tarvin, 513-231-3716;
Veal, Carter, Williams and
July 9-11 2004, New Orleans LA. Lettie Sabbs, 2449 E. 93th St,
Chicago IL 60617.
July 22-25, 2004, Washington DC. Doris and Samuel Collins.
Returning to Louisiana, Aug 20-22, 2004. Contact 310-638-4226;
June 18-20, 2004, Sandwich MA. The family hopes Volume One of its
new "Wing Genealogy" will be available at the reunion.
LIST YOUR UPCOMING REUNION
Free reunion listings at
reunion name, date, place and contact information to
[email protected]. Your
listing will appear in current listings until after the reunion.
Then, the information is moved to Reunion Archives to preserve the
contact for people for your reunion in the future. If you prefer
reunion information not be saved, you’re welcome to contact us after
and we’ll delete it.
For more reunion information, visit REUNIONS MAGAZINE at
you can request a free sample of REUNIONS MAGAZINE. Also see
Reunions Workbook and Catalog and The Family Reunion Sourcebook by
Edith Wagner (1999, Lowell House, Los Angeles) in bookstores. List
your reunion (also free) by emailing info to
[email protected]. If you
wish to receive a monthly newsletter or reunion information and
resources, send your request to