Monday, July 31, 2017

How To Start Planning A Family Reunion

One of the most challenging feats of planning a family reunion is getting it all organized. It's one thing to say what you want to do. It's quite another to make that reality. But following this these simple steps can make all the difference.

1. Form a family reunion committee.
2. Include family members who are great motivators, leaders and hard workers.
3. Next brain storm your family reunion theme, slogan and associated activities.
4. Next delegate members of the committee to man departments typical of a big event. This may include your welcome department, food and drink department, entertainment department, genealogy research, and presentation, etc...
5. Meet periodically to update the group on the progress being made.

How do you rally the family and get everyone excited and involved?

How do you make cost saving decisions?

How do you raise funds for the event?

What are some popular reunion games and activities everyone is sure to enjoy?

How do you plan a dignified reception dinner program that honors the elders and empowers the family?

For more help getting organized use the ever popular family reunion planner and keepsake guidebook at that will help you get your most memorable reunion event up and running in no time. 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Becoming A Family History Digger Part 1

Say what? Our mind, body, and spirit have ways of communicating with us that is not explained in main stream media or secular education books. Have you ever had an urge to eat something that does not normally appear on your weekly menu of preferred food items? Your body is likely telling you that you need to supplement your diet with a nutrient supplement vital to your continued good health.

Have you ever had a desire to travel to a certain city, state, country or island? The past may be calling out to you in ways you do not understand. After doing so many travelers found out they have genetic connections to the aboriginal inhabitants of the land.

Have you ever opened a box found in the attic, basement or garage and just started pulling everything out until you found a precious family heirloom you forgot you had that suddenly unlocked memory long forgotten? Sometimes those memories have a way of putting you back on track and solidifying goals once defined and principles followed by your better self.

Do you like to find hidden gems of truth and put that knowledge to work to better yourself, and empower your family? Who doesn't? The past may be calling out to you in ways you do not understand. Perhaps to become the family historian. Are you a digger? Now is a time of great ancestral enlightenment. Many genealogists realize that secular history books are not telling their story accurately. Is it time to find out the truth about who you really are? The four part series "Becoming Family Reunion Historian" will delve into the fascinating pastime of discovering and recording family history while revealing the challenges, solutions, treasures, and joys of being a family history digger. Get your family genealogy research and presentation forms ready for the biggest find of your life.

Keepsake genealogy research and presentation forms can be found in Fimark's Family Reunion Planner Guide and Keepsake book or ebook in PDF format and start digging up the treasures of the past. Go to and start digging.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Outdoor Family Reunion Event Ideas

There is nothing like the great outdoors. State parks, beaches, road trips to homesteads and tours. Good music, a breezy day and fun in the sun can set a restful and refreshing mood for a great reunion event.

Having an outdoor family reunion is probably the most economical approach for those entertaining large gatherings with many siblings. Why? Outdoor venues are 50-60% less expensive when compared to indoor venues such as a reception hall. Outdoor events are usually one-day events. 

Outdoor gatherings lend themselves to more creative activities. The sky's the limit when you consider all that you can do. Here are a few great ideas

1. TV Game Show Style Outdoor Games
2. Quilting Under The Wisdom Tree
3. 'Back In The Day' Family Interviews 
4. Family History Storytelling
5. Arts and Craft presentations
6. Genealogy Presentations
7. 'My Family's Got Talent' Show
8. Fantastic Bubble Show
9. Family Recipe BBQ Cook Off
10. Poetry Club

More more details consult the Book Fimark's Family Reunion Planner.

Fimark's Family Reunion Planner

Managing the kids is a whole lot easier.  Just direct them to the nearest baseball diamond, Playset or basketball hoop. Other great activities for kids include horseback riding and more. Best of all there's no indoor furniture or decor to break, mend and refurbish during and after the event.

The ideal season for an outdoor event is mid to late Spring when the weather is milder. Early Autumn can be ideal. But Summer is the time most often chosen for a family reunion. Why? The kids are off from school. It's the ideal vacation time and there are long weekends to take advantage of. 

Looking for inspiring themes, activities, and ideas to make your reunion something memorable? Get Fimark's Family Reunion Planner. It's everything you need to plan, organize and manage a fantastic reunion. 

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Fun Reunion Freebies For Followers!

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Get on board and get that reunion party started.

Happy Family Reunion Planning!

- Mark and Brenda

and start planning your next family reunion the right way.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Secret To Happiness

In lands where central air conditioning does not exist people know the secret to happiness. Seeing the world through they eyes of our children and celebrating each and every First in the life of each of your children and those of the community. 

First Steps
First Words
First Run
First Hop
First Tooth
First Ball Game
First Letter Written
First Seed Planted
First Plant Grown
First Meal Cooked

Celebrate Right of Passage
First Date.

Celebrate Courtship
Celebrate Marriage
Celebrate New Born
Celebrate First Steps...

What is the key to happiness? Make it your tradition to celebrate life with family.

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Happy Family Reunion Planning!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Speed Plan Your Best Ever Life Quick'n Easy

"Life isn't what's on your display screen. 
It's what's on display in life. 
Plan your life here on screen. 
But live your life out there."

What? Not exactly sure what you going to do this weekend? 
Not sure what you're going to do this month?
No sure what you're going to do this summer?

Let's start speed planning your life here and now. Follow the links 
below to start planning your best life ever.

Top Three Day Weekend Activity Ideas

How To Speed Plan A June Family Reunion

How To Speed Plan A July Family Reunion

Happy Life. Happy reunion planning!

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Reunion Planning Following Up Reminders

Family Reunion Planners!

Family reunions provide the ideal venue to build strong family ties, empower the family economically and present interesting genealogical findings and historic treasures that unify and promote family pride.

Task Reminders

This is the time for subcommittee members to complete all task associated with your summer family reunion. Take advantage of the next two weeks in May to complete assigned tasks. 

Tasks To Complete

  1. Genealogy Presentations
  2. Family History Booklet
  3. T-shirt Orders
  4. Rental Orders
  5. Crafting Party Favors
  6. Making The Family Reunion Keepsake Memory Booklet
  7. Family Reunion Games and Activity Materials
  8. Family Reunion Event Program and Rehearsals
  9. Family Reunion Poem Recital Rehearsals
  10. Establishing and documenting Keepsake Family Heirlooms

Fimark's Family Reunion Planner - Pring Edition is the ideal workbook for completing event-related task as it contains worksheets, suggestions and materials lists for the following:

  1. Genealogy and History Presentations
  2. Equipment Rental List - See Budget List
  3. Reunion Games and Materials List
  4. Family Heirloom Documentation
  5. Event Music Playlist
  6. Reunion Hotel Reservation List
  7. Family Reunion Luncheon or Dinner Program

Fimark's Family Reunion Planner - Print Edition is not only an event planning book but also a keepsake family reunion heirloom that can be passed on to the next reunion planner and from generation to generation.

Motivating Follow-Up Tips 

Some planners schedule follow-up meetings over lunch or dinner or before a special event or family gathering. 

Many planners keep a special calendar of family events such as anniversaries, graduations, parties, school plays, concerts and shows that family members are involved in so they will have something of mutual interest to spark the follow-up conversation. After asking how everyone in the household is doing focus the conversation on how well the family reunion event is coming. Praise specific committee members who are making good progress with tasks.

Close the follow-up by expressing appreciation for their important contribution to the event. Let them know that thanks to them things will go smoothly and that you can relax knowing they have the task at hand. 

If time is a factor simply make a few phone calls. If one on one conversation with each committee member just isn't practical, send text messages or email messages that capture the sentiment of the suggestions given above.  

Email Follow-Up

If using email to follow-up, attach the committee task worksheet and ask them to reply with an update on how the task is coming along. You will find the subcommittee departmental task worksheets in Fimark's award winning Family Reunion Planner Workbook, Guide, and Keepsake, available at

If there is no reply within a reasonable amount of time follow-up with a phone call to confirm the email was received. Ask about the progress they are making with assigned tasks and tactfully offer some helpful suggestions that may help the assignee to complete the task. 

Timing Is Everything

Lunchtime is a great time to start sending those follow-up emails out. You're likely to get several immediate responses shortly after lunch hour. Commend those who respond and boast about those who completed their tasks in a timely manner. Take the time to find out how, and pass it on to the rest of the team. Show confidence that all tasks will be completed soon and keep everyone inspired and excited about the upcoming event.

Happy family reunion planning!

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