Some of you have already recieved this in an e-mail some of you haven’t. I am going to once again post his suggestions for the reunion. You may add comments and suggesions as well as tell us which committee(s) you would be willing to help on.
On the division of labor: Off the top of my head, these are some of the things I see as most important:
- Set an agenda – people like to know what they are getting for their time and money.
- Find a venue that is pleasant, convenient and not too expensive.
- Market the event through a web site or facebook page, for instance, something where people can sign up for regular news.
- Assign people to lead each activity, which might include
a. accommodations & food
b. transportation (so that people flying in do not need a rental car)
c. talent/music/craft show-and-tell
d. create a large family tree on posterboard to which people can add their branch information
e. genealogy experts create slideshow of the Misegades family history, going back as far as possible
f. notables and other – unique members of their extended families
g. nametag that is color-coded to the family tree so people can quickly establish relationships
h. creation/sale of items showing the Misegades coat-of-arms
i. outdoor activity, shopping in a nice small town, hiking, canoeing, etc.
j. commemorative T-Shirt, jacket, bag, etc. “International Misegades Reunion 2012” with coat-of arms
I am happy to work on a., b., e., f., h., i., j. My mother Carol is an ‘organizer’ and multi-talented craft person who can help. I suspect our daughter-in-law Danae in Charlotte would help too, she is a real sweetheart. I suggest we recruit Marilyn Buster of Oklahoma and Katherine Misegades of Ft. Wayne to be head of some of these things, as they too have shown the greatest interest in this event.
Agenda, here is an idea:
Friday, September 14th:
- Arrive in Charlotte.
- Informal registration / reception w/drinks and snacks.
Saturday, September 15th:
- 8-10: Long informal meet & greet breakfast.
- 10-12: Two part lecture on the history of the Misegades family, pre, and post emigration.
- 12-2: Lunch and break
- 2-4: Informal craft/photo album show-and-tell
- 4-6: free time
- 6-10: Dinner, each family gets a few minutes to tell favorite (funny) Misegades story, Dance afterwards, for instance Line/Square dancing followed by Swing to Disco
Sunday, September 16th:
- 8-10: Long breakfast
- 10: people start departing, hotel checkout
Please share with others and everyone should comment. I have a thick skin and do not mind other ideas, probably better than mine anyway.
Posted by Charlotte Griffin nee Misegades