Mailing List:2000-11-28 04, Re: Whitney family reunion, by Joan C. Miller

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From: "Joan C. Miller" <jrm107 -at-> Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Re: Whitney family reunion Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 16:38:02 -0500 References: <> <002101c0521b$c7397500$08b1c0d8@enduser> <><> Ya Chris & Shawn, I was one of those who spoke privately to Alan a few months ago about interest in a Whitney family reunion, but never got back.... sorry Alan.... unforeseen Gramma duties took priority.-:)I was wondering about near Boston, too. Watertown would be of major interest, yes? We hold our Rice reunions in Marlborough, visiting surrounding cemeteries and historical sites of interest in the vicinity. And our Aldrich reunions are held near Mendon again for the same reason. Would first priority be to find out how many are interested in attending then offering 3 or 4 dates, selecting the date most convenient ? We drive from PA to MA in 8 hours... but that's because we stop every 2 to 3 hrs. If we can do anything to help, please advise. Joan Reed Miller York PA On Tue, 28 Nov 2000 12:34:31 -0800 Shawn Whitney <cyberboone -at-> writes: >Count us in! >As long as we had enough time to plan for the expense, I think it is a >wonderful >idea. >Perhaps the Boston area may be more appropriate for the Whitneys. >Besides, when >you talk about centrally located, that would have to mean like Kansas >or >someplace "in the middle" for those of us on the west coast. Perhaps >the best >bet is just to make sure its in a town that has a hub type airport >that is a >more inexpensive destination for those members who will have to fly >in. >But great idea! Do we need a committee? >I demand a recount! > >Shawn Whitney >Seattle WA > >PS to Gary Wallace >I plan to just ride my bike over. > >Chris Branagan wrote: > >> > Hello WRG members ! >> >> > At Jeanne Muse's suggestion, I'm going to post again the idea >of >> > having a Whitney family reunion. >> >> > Perhaps it isn't feasible with so many of us spread out so far, >but the >> > potential is tremendous! I picture the reunion somewhere around >the >> > Maryland/D.C. area, because there seem to be several of the >regular >> > contributors from that part of the world. And I suspect some of >them are >> > elderly and am not sure if travel is difficult or not. A central >> > location would be very important, and that is one reason for this >> > posting. Give me some feedback! >> >> > A weekend that included a combination of social events and >lectures could >> > be arranged, with a "banquet" on 1 or 2 nights. We would have to >see >> > about a resort willing to host such an event and then arrange for >some of >> > the WRG members to act as speakers. We could have seminars where >members >> > could learn about generic geneology techniques and lectures >specific to >> > Whitney Geneology. >> >> > A good golf course would be nice. >> >> > We could structure this to be as formal as needed. Of course, >this >> > would not be an inexpensive weekend. >> >> > What do you think? Would this be way too much work? Would anyone >come? >> > Alan suggested something like this several months ago, but I >saw no >> > response on the rootsweb site. Jeanne thinks it would be fun. I >would >> > be willing to work with a group of people on the arrangements. It >may not >> > be possible to arrange such a reunion for this summer, but >perhaps >> > in 2002? or 2003? >> >> > from, Carolyn >> > >> > P.S. There still is no snow here in northern Vermont! > ________________________________________________________________ GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO! Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less! Join Juno today! For your FREE software, visit: <a href=""></a>.

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