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How to Organize a Family Reunion

Having a family reunion takes time, commitment, and planning. To get started, form a committee of family members. It can be as small as 3-4 people. Include young people when possible. Decide how often the committee will meet and consider the following items: Date, Invitations, Location, Travel and Lodging, Facilities, Food, Mailing List, Program and Format, Finances, Local Transportation, Communications, Souvenirs.

Communication with family members helps to generate information and maintain interest over the months of planning for the reunion.

Facilities & Food
Family finances and expenses may dictate the search for the right facility, but often the family reunion is perceived as a time for a vacation and members want a nice place.

Family members do look forward to having fun together. The range of possible activities is limitless.

Family reunions do cost money, but with careful planning every family can afford to have one.

Family History
Sharing the family history has become a major activity at the family reunions.

After the Reunion
After the reunion, evaluate how it went. Accentuate the positive and celebrate your successes.
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