REUNION "Love, Peace, and Family" Thursday, November 22, 2012 until Friday, November 23, 2012 in Beaumont, Texas
"Love, Peace, and Family"
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
Have you ever had the experience of meeting someone in your extended family for the first time and having a hard time connecting with them?
It wasn't that you didn't love each other or care for each other. It was just that you, your parents, or grandparents had lost contact for so long that it was hard to know where to begin.
For some of us, we know quite a few family members in a single branch of the family but only have heard about others. We have unspoken fears that one of our children will be in a land far away and fall in love only to find out that the two of them have the same great-grandparents. You may have been walking the halls of corporate America or in a grocery store and literally bump into someone with the same last name then have your heart leap with joy to know that you two are indeed related.
In this age of rapid communication and ease of transport, it is amazing how out of touch with our extended families we have become. Our cousins are scattered all over the country and around the world. And so, we hunger for the human touch of the people with whom we share the same bloodline. Then every once in a while, you hear about how some of them got together for a small gathering. But, you heard too late. Or the timing was off for you. Whatever the case, you recall wanting to be there if just for a little while. You wanted to see old family members one more time. You wanted to meet new ones. There is just something special about blood getting together with blood. There is natural affinity. You want to know about your people and want your people to know about you and your family.
It is through the sharing of the details of our lives that we build the bonds of family. And now you have the opportunity to do just that.
Bring pictures, obituaries, or any other items you may have to share with the family to the Botley Family Reunion which will be held Thursday, November 22, 2012 (Thanksgiving Day) through Friday, November 23, 2012, in Beaumont, Texas.
Make sure you mark your calendars and get ready for family, friends, dancing, good music, good food and good fun. "It's a Family Affair."
Please help us get the word out! Feel free to forward this website to our family and friends.
This will be a great time to bring the family, not only to meet cousins from around the world, but to also experience Beaumont, Texas' classic Cajun cuisine, zesty Texas barbecue and authentic Mexican fare. Our restaurants are as spicy as the people who live here. Beaumont is a southern city with a swanky swagger that will spice up your getaway. Also, Beaumont is a fun-loving city which is just minutes away from the coast and Louisiana casinos.
If you have any questions regarding the upcoming reunion, feel free to call any of the below Committee Members or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Embracing you with much love,
The Botley Family Reunion 2012 Committee Members
Kittie (Botley) Arvie - (409) 861-1848 or 658-2531
Michael Arvie - (409) 861-1848
Sabrina (Cooper) Whittley - (409) 896-5668 or 504-9907
Roger Whittley - (409) 896-5668
Lenette (Jones) Botley - (409) 617-2476
Henry Botley, Jr. - (409) 617-4964
Tiffaney (Williams) Botley - (409) 838-4024
Kenneth Botley - (409) 838-4024 or 553-1497
All family members and friends who are planning to attend the Botley Family Reunion must pay their reunion dues.
The deadline to pay your reunion dues, without late charges, is September 15, 2012. Please pay your reunion dues as early as possible so the Committee Members can began purchasing items for the Family Reunion.
Reunion Dues (if paid by September 15, 2012):
Individuals (18 yrs. old & older): $50.00
Couples: $90.00 17 yrs. old & younger: Free _________________________________________ Late Reunion Dues (if paid after the deadline of September 15, 2012). Individuals (18 yrs. old & older): $70.00 Couples: $110.00 17 yrs. old & younger: Free _________________________________________ Reunion dues may be paid online through PayPal or by money order to: Kittie Arvie 2080 Sams Way Beaumont TX 77706 Please go to the "Pay Reunion Fees" tab at the top of this page to pay your fee online. Reunion Dues are non-refundable.
17 yrs. old & younger: Free
Late Reunion Dues (if paid after the deadline of September 15, 2012).
Individuals (18 yrs. old & older): $70.00
Couples: $110.00 17 yrs. old & younger: Free _________________________________________
17 yrs. old & younger: Free
Reunion dues may be paid online through PayPal or by money order to:
2080 Sams Way
Beaumont TX 77706
Please go to the "Pay Reunion Fees" tab at the top of this page to pay your fee online.
Reunion Dues are non-refundable.
Please remember that it is important to register early so the Committee Members can adequately prepare for accommodations, refreshments, and activities for all of our family and friends.
The deadline for registration is September 15, 2012.
Please complete the Registration Form and submit with your payment by September 15, 2012.
Please go to the "Registration Form" tab at the top of this page to register online.
Mail or email a copy of your baby or youth picture to be used for the Family Reunion "Guess Who?" poster to the below mailing or email address (pictures will not be returned):
2080 Sams Way
Beaumont, TX 77706
Please mail or email your family portrait and any business cards to the above mailing or email address if you would like for a copy to be included in the Family Reunion Booklet.
We are looking forward to a wonderful and exciting time together in Beaumont, Texas!
Help us cover some of the reunion expenses prior to the big event. We’re requesting an optional donation from those who can afford it to assist with upfront expenses like postage, supplies, and advance deposits for buildings.
While these donations will not be applied towards your final reunion payment, those who contribute will be listed on the Botley Family Reunion website.
To make a donation, please go to the "Pay Reunion Fees" tab at the top of this page to make a donation also.
Thanks in advance for your financial contribution and generous support!
Donations are non-refundable.