Organizing & Planning
Find other relatives who are interested in planning a reunion and get together to make the basic decisions:
Picking a Date
Summertime is traditionally the time of the year for family gatherings. The weather is generally good, and children are out of school. But gatherings can be held any time of year.
Picking the ideal site
Location, Location, Location.
Of course, how food will be served also affects the kind of site you select. Do you want a potluck meal, food that you and family members prepare at the site or catered food? If you don't want all the headaches involved in preparing and serving food and the cleanup afterwards, you might also consider a banquet room in a local restaurant.
The main thing is to decide what considerations are of greatest importance to you before committing to a site.
Creating a Theme
Use a theme in all communications about the reunion. Themes are limited only by your imagination. They can be tied to an event, someone's birthday or graduation, for example, or to the season.
Give your theme visual impact by incorporating it into a logo and creating T-shirts for all who attend.
Budgeting and Funding
1 May 2004 . 13 Mar 2009
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African American Family Reunion Planning Guide