by Edith Wagner
How are "the times" effecting your
That’s one of the questions asked
by other media and can reasonably guess you might be too. Our
observation has been that there seems to be a strong positive effect
on reunions and everyone wanting to reconnect with family,
classmates, buddies, friends, neighbors and co-workers. Many of the
surveys completed on our web site indicate people are forming new
reunions. But more importantly, "the times" have a way of making us
think about what is most important and the people we have reunions
We recognize there are many
concerns that, in a peaceful world, we would not have to consider.
We’d be interested in learning whether or not and how "the times"
are effecting your reunion. Send to Reunions magazine, PO Box 11727,
Milwaukee WI 53211;
It’s THAT time of year
You’ve sent your invitations,
registration forms, order forms for t-shirts or other memorabilia
and the silence of response is 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 your helpers to call and remind everyone about their
responsibilities to get orders and registrations in. Offer a prize
to the first registration or order received, the first paid order or
the largest one. Anything that smacks of incentive. Email is an
excellent vehicle at this point too. And finally postcards (cheapest
postage at 23¢ each) are a good solution. For cards personalized for
your reunion that say "time is running out," call Reunions
magazine at 800-373-7933.
List your reunion FREE.
Free reunion listings at
www.reunionsmag.com. Submit reunion name, date, place and
contact information. To see your listing, go to Reunions!
11th annual. July 18-20, 2003,
Detroit MI. Contact
Always held the third Saturday of
July at the Osceola Community Center in Osceola MO.
"Island/Hawaiian/Beach" theme but
"if you do not care to dress in this manner, we love you anyway."
Sep 13, 2003, Nacogdoches TX.
Shelia Hartless-Womack, 281-470-9373;
Lunenburg 250: The Grand Family
Reunion. July 10-14, 2003, the 250th
anniversary of the founding of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova
Festivities include a re-enactment
sail from Halifax to Lunenburg, meet and greet at the Lunenburg
Academy, Foreign Protestant Memorial unveiling, ecumenical church
service, bus tours of the Lunenburg area and seminars. Chris Young,
60-302 College Avenue West, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 4T6;
(all spellings) of Clan MacLeod.
July 4-6, 2003, Englishtown, Cape
Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Olive McCaskill Bell, 3309 El Malecon
Road NW, Albuquerque NM, 87120-2725; 505-898-1961;
OMB@ABQ.com. Emiline MacAskill
Campbell, Englishtown, Victoria County, Cape Breton Island, Nova
Scotia B0C 1H0 Canada; 902-929-2009;
firstname.lastname@example.org Lonnie Fetzer McCaskill, III, PO
Box 923, Rockingham, NC 28380-0923; 910-997-3019;
Sep 13, 2003, Columbia ME. Special
guest Alice Worcester speaking on how flax was used by the early
Pleasant River settlers. Ronie L. Strout, 267 Ridge Road, Addison ME
Nelson’s of NC, AL and TX, also
Family heritage trip – back home
to Alabama. Children of Thomas Nelson and Ann Parham and Hiram
Nelson and Annie Lindsey. Sep 27 -29, 2003, Ashland, Clay County AL.
Marty Cash, RT. 1. Box 6 Lovelady, TX. 75851;
Surnames are Pittman, Frencher,
Richardson and Foote. July 3-6, 2003, Omaha NE. Willie Flagg,
22nd annual family reunion.
Descendants of George Poindexter from the Isle of Jersey who settled
in Middle Plantation, VA (now Williamsburg). July 10-12, 2003, Salt
Lake City UT. Richard Kajma, 6529 Cyclamen Way, West Jordan UT
Descendants of James & Rachel
Scott. Biennial reunion July 26-27, 2003, Sugar Grove and Emory VA.
In the historic Rye Valley, where Scotts settled c1778. Tour
of Emory & Henry College c1838. Family meeting, "Great Scott"
and Heritage Awards. Speaker: John W Scott PhD on Natalie V
Scott. Contact, 276-429-2233. Rev Pike Thomas, 318-426-4484;
29th annual. Aug 10,
2003, Bernville PA. Beulah Stoudt Follmer, 1610 Crowder Ave,
Shillington PA 19607; 610-777-4814.
International Gathering of Clan
Wallace, held in Reno, NV, USA, July 24-27, 2003. For more info
contact: Richard A. Wallace, 728 E. 19th St., Marysville, CA,95901,
Phone: (530)743-1060, Fax: 5307438170. Thank you, Richard A.
For more reunion information,
visit Reunions magazine at
www.reunionsmag.com where 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