Payne Odom Genealogy Library Family Tree
The Family Tree -
February/March 2004 Family Reunions
by Edith Wagner
TIME IS RUNNING OUT!
After youve sent out reunion
invitations, registration forms, order forms for t-shirts or
memorabilia, the silence can often be deafening. No ones 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.
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;
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;
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
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, youre welcome to contact us after
and well 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@example.com. If you
wish to receive a monthly newsletter or reunion information and
resources, send your request to
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