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Re: Losing Attendance
In Response To: Losing Attendance ()

I feel the same way about our family reunion, too. When we had our reunion in 2003 we had over 100 persons attending. But in 2007, we had barely 50 people. And from the looks of the slow responses we are receiving, we'll be lucky if we get 50 people.

Part of that is due to we have had quite a few deaths in the family. Plus at our 2007 reunion some funds were misappropriated and family members lost money leaving many people skeptical of participating in the family reunion for fear of losing their money. So unless we discover some long lost relatives or persons who have not attended in the past start attending, the days of 100+ person family reunions are over for us.

When I was a kid our parents, aunts and uncles planned the family reunion. However, as they got older, they wanted the younger generation to step up and start planning things. Not very many people in my generation seemed interested in planning reunions. Just me, my nieces, and a few cousins.

I feel you, too on the location thing. This year's reunion and the last two were held in the same location. I am hoping that someone in another city will help plan the next one. Because if you plan it in the same place all the time, its always the same people doing all the work.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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