Updates From the 2018 Family Meeting…


In case you missed the meeting, the topics are below and the details are after the jump…

  • Attendance Report
  • Financial Report
  • SAH Scholarship Recipient
  • High School Graduation Gift
  • Region Restructuring
  • Upcoming Reunion Hosts

Attendance Report:

104 – People Attended

Financial Report:

Paypal fees were discussed again. Paypal will remain an option for submitting payments. The host committee does not have to absorb any fees if the Cash app is used to submit dues.  There are ways around the Paypal fee for those proficient with Paypal (you can send the dues as family and friends to the family email address [amb.sahfr@gmail.com].

SAH Scholarship Recipient:

This year (2018), the scholarship recipient was Connor Shorts.

Commitments to fund the next few years were restated.

Year Funded By
2018 Thad & Bryan
2019 Alice Smith Family
2020 Pauline Martin Family
2021 Xavier Smith
2022 LaDonne Cox & Craig Smith

High School Graduation Gift:

Each year family members attending the reunion give a gift to the graduating high school student(s) registered and present at the reunion. This year (2018), there was (1) graduate in attendance.  Christoff Harvey.  He received $267.

Reunion Consultants:

There was a discussion about providing support to reunion hosts who may not be familiar with the business of planning large scale events.  The persons now holding the title of Reunion Consultant are Eric Barnes, Sharanda Smith and Millicent Victorian.

Region Representatives:

Host Region Representative
Region 1 – MS, AL, AR, & LA Pamela Martin
Region 2 – KY, OH, & TN Kelly Smith, Jr.
Region 3 – DC, MD & VA Etta Waugh
Region 4 – IL, MO, MI, IN, WI, & KS Chrissie Washington
Region 5 – NY, CT, NJ, & MA Abuniwas David & Edwina Verner
Region 6 – AZ, CA, CO, NE, OR & TX Marian Parish & Travis Smith
Region 7 – GA, FL, NC, & SC Daniel Smith, Jr.

UPCOMING Reunion Hosts:

Year Host Region Dates Destination
2019 Region 4 – IL, MO, MI, IN, WI, & KS July 12 – 14 St. Louis, MO
2020 Region 5 – NY, CT, NJ, & MA July 10 – 12 TBD
2021 Region 7 – GA, FL, NC, & SC July 9 – 11 TBD
2022 TBD July 8 – 10 TBD

Are you hosting the next reunion?  Don’t forget to complete the Host Questionnaire!

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