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Recuperating after reunion last weekend

Hi all,
I am recuperating after our family reunion Aug 18-21 in Washington, DC. We have had reunions for 37 years but this was the 1st one outside of the Augusta, GA area. We had 60 members to attend. It turned out great! I've gotten calls & emails from family members saying how much fun they had. I was a little nervous about moving into uncharted territory but God worked it all out. It took a lot of coordinating between the committee in GA and the cousin in DC who was the host. Unfortunately, he didn't have any help from other cousins in the DC area. This was our itinerary:

Thursday - Arrive in DC (by chartered bus, plane or car). That evening, Get acquainted with storytelling by "seasoned" family members. Distributed welcome bags, t-shirts, nametags, & souvenir booklets.

Friday - Toured the Spy Museum and National Zoo. Family dinner at an italian restaurant. Icebreaker game to help family get to know each other.

Saturday - Family business meeting, tour of the Frederick Douglass house, riding tour of Howard University and DC. Banquet with fashion & talent show, speakers on prostate & breast cancer & high blood pressure, PowerPoint slideshow of old family photos & previous reunions. Recognitions of oldest, youngest & traveled the farthest.

Sunday - Worship at the church of the host family. Brunch at hotel. Said goodbye & went home. We'll go back to Augusta in 2007. Hopefully, the excitement will be contagious and we'll have 150+ at the 2007 reunion!

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Recuperating after reunion last weekend
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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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