How to Plan and Organize A Family Reunion
Since the advent of the personal computer and network technology, genealogy research by family members has become an addictive pastime that has contributed to many happy family reunions. But what if you were asked to organize the next event? Where would you start? When should you start? Which is better: hiring a family reunion planner or doing it all by yourself?
• Get the word out - Let others know you're planning a family reunion event.
• Give family members plenty of notice. Usually one to two years advance notice - This allows attendees to plan vacation time or make adjustments in scheduling.
• Sound the call for family reunion committee attendants.
• Sound a call for volunteers.
• Review activity ideas at first committee meeting - Draw up a list, discuss each item and vote on them.
• Draw up action items with dates and times of execution - To help with this make use of a good family reunion activities and task check list.
• Create a time line reminder - Family reunion planner organizers feature schedulers and time line reminders perfect for this task.
• Schedule the next meeting one or two months away and follow up on all action items.
• Keep the lines of communication wide open.
• Hold each person responsible for his/her assignment.
There are many family reunion planning tools online. Make use of planning material that features the following: a time line, preparation reminders, scheduling worksheets, committee assignment sheets, and reunion needs lists, meal planners and checklists.
• Don't procrastinate.
• Delegate tasks according to skill and competence
• Don't settle for services simply because they are cheap and local. Get recommendations from folks who do not stand to profit.
How to Plan and Organize a Family Reunion
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