108TH ANNUAL FAMILY REUNION
SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2012
SANDYVILLE TOWN HALL
The events of the day started approximately 11:00 am with those in attendance at that time setting up the tables, getting the sign-in sheets, name slips and family tree project set-up at the genealogy station ready for those who will be joining the group soon. There was a “Know Your Neighbor Activity” event for all to assist with meeting and catching up on renewing friendships from the past.
At approximately 1:00, it was announced that the time to eat had arrived and grace was said by Debbie Schinker. All in attendance gathered their plates and proceeded to go through the food line which had several tables filled with lots of food for everyone in attendance.
After the meal, introductions of first timer attendees – Mary Ann Dolvin (who had not been with us for a long time) and June and Ron Eier was made.
Minutes from the 107th Family Reunion were read by Secretary, Jackie Wanner and a motion to approve said minutes was made by Jill Jolliff, seconded by June Eier. Motion passed.
Ken Scott announced that everyone who had pledged a donation at the last reunion for the new marker for George Franklin, Catherine Tressel and their children met their pledge along with donations made by the Materna, Krocker, and Schinker families at the last reunion. A total of $1,295.52 was now in the treasury which would cover $995.00 of the $1,000 needed to cover the cost for the new marker and still have the $300.00 left in the general fund treasury as required by approval at the last reunion. The remainder will be donated by donated by Ken Scott. The Treasurer’s report was approved with a motion from Jill Jolliff and seconded by Jan Materna. Motion passed.
Cemetery Stone Status
Ken went into detail about the new marker and what has transpired with the gentleman who is doing this marker. He also displayed rubbings of previous stones and showed a diagram of the new stone and the markings which will be on it. It was also found that on Catharine’s previous stone was a verse from Proverbs. Thanks were given to Ken for all his hard work in getting things in order for this project. Approval for this had already been voted on and passed, so he will have it completed soon.
Debbie Schinker talked about how to mark Catharines grave with DAR information. She will continue to look into this.
Updates on Family Members
Database information: Information sheets and updated lists were passed around for those in attendance to review and make corrections as needed.
A card from “Old” Bob was read – he is now 88 years old.
Janet Gore reported that her mother, Mary Haas, had passed away – she was 91 years old.
June Tawny – Kathy Small (daughter) I think one of them dies and the other was the family member?
Debbie reported that the officers for this year would continue for next year except for Janice Materna who is being replaced by Susan Lux. Peg Klotz made a motion to accept this change and it was seconded by Fred Strait. Motion passed.
There were no major family updates this year.
The following attendees won their category for the Fun Prizes:
Carl Wanner – Oldest Man Present
Arlene Norris – Most Experienced Woman
Logan Hohman – 16 months old – Youngest Boy Present
Angela Hohman – 7 years old – Youngest Girl Present
Klotz family and Stefanka family – Most Descendants in Attendance
Beth and Fred Strait – 7 years – Newest Married Couple
Jill Jolliff – Traveled the Farthest to Attend
Krockers, Maternas and Wanners were the Oldest Married Couple(s) – 56 years
The collection from “Pass the Hat” was $179.00 and a donation of $50.00 from June Eire for the gravestone was received today.
After doing the gift swap it was decided we would do something different next year. People will bring in items and will be displayed on tables with bags in front of them. People will buy tickets and put half the ticket in the bag for the items they would like. We will draw a ticket out of each bag and the owner will get that item. The proceeds will then go into the treasury. Jackie said she would get the tickets and bags for this.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:53 pm with a motion by Pauline Scott and seconded by June Eire. Motion passed.
Cleanup of the hall began and after this was done, those wishing to visit the cemetery(s) began their journey to complete the day for the 108th Annual Shuster-Tressel-Wingate Reunion for 2012.