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 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!

For more information about organizing, managing, and follow-thru using Fimark's Family Reunion Planner get the PDF format ebook.  

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Free Fundraising Ideas

Fundraisers are the ideal way to get that family reunion funded and enjoy the moment without worrying about the cost. But raising funds can be a challenge and costly without the right tools and fundraising ideas. Let's talk about how to raise funds without having to spend a dime. 

Free Online Fund Raising Ideas

One of the most time efficient and cost effective ways to raise funds is to promote a fundraiser to all family members via your google+ or facebook page. Just send a family-wide message to contribute $5 to the reunion treasury. Need some incentives. To those who contribute, send a link to a list of freebies and prizes like free books, websites, and product samples. 

Fundraising Web Apps

Another way to raise funds without spending upfront money is using a standalone fundraising application. has been online for over 12 years and offers a free fully functional fundraising web app that messages all family members and invites them to fund your event with a credit or debit card. Take a tour at

Fundraising T-shirts

Another great way to raise funds is selling family reunion t-shirts.  When priced right they encourage contributing to the cause. It's amazing how easy it is to design and promote t-shirt sales online.  A great place to go to do this is at Zazzle. Check out these pre-designed family reunion shirts ideal for fundraisers.
Just select the design. Add family reunion event info and send it to your family members via text or email. 

Food Fundraisers

Finally, there is that food thing that is always a great fundraising success. Do a potluck bake sale that features wholesome home-made goodness. Contact all the best cooks in the family, friends, coworkers and neighbors. And while you're at it have a bake sale on one side of the yard and a yard sale on the other.

Heirloom Fundraisers

Have a few family heirlooms. Why not offer them for lease so they can circulate to the highest bidders over a set period of time. Don't have a family heirloom or keepsake. Make one using Fimark's Family Reunion Planner Keepsake and Guidebook. It comes complete with a signature page, journal, family recipe compiler, family tree and other genealogy presentation worksheets. Just complete the book and put it up for circulation during the fundraiser. The highest bidder gets to keep and use the book for the year allowing other family members to add to its keepsake content each year.

Looking for more fundraising ideas, family reunion activities, and creative family reunion themes? We wrote the book on family reunion planning. Get Fimark's Family Reunion Planner PDF book and spreadsheet package or Fimark's Family Reunion Planning Social app and be inspired! 

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Monday, March 20, 2017

International Happiness Day Activities and Happy Music Playlist

"Happiness Is... Making Someone
Smile and Laugh All Day Long."

It's International Happiness Day 
International Day of Happiness 2017

"When You're Smiling... The Whole World Smiles Back."

How To Celebrate International Happiness Day

1. Think: Consider What Happiness Is To You!

2. Discover: Find Out What Makes The Person Next To You Happy!

3. Act: Make Someone Happy Before The Day Ends.

4. Play The Happiness Music Playlist.

5. Read The Happiness Is Quotes Book To Someone.

6. At The End Of The Day: Enjoy The Good Memories Giving Brings

Happiness Playlist: Some of the most popular songs ever written were on the subject of happiness.
Checkout the happy music list and music video playlist below. Get your happiness on and share with the people sitting next to you.

"Don't Worry, Be Happy", "Happy People", "Cause I'm Happy", "Love And Happiness", "Oh Happy Day", "You Made Me So Very Happy", "Good Vibrations", "Feeling Groovy", "Groovin", "Groovy Kind of Love"

Need Ideas, Inspiration, and Happiness Quotes? 
'Happiness Is' and 'Smiles' Books

Read 150 "Happiness Is" Quotes

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Book Sale - Reunion Event Planners Save 20%

Happy family reunion planning! To make your planning easier get the popular family reunion planning organizing and managing book. 

Good News! You're invited to get 20% off using discount code 74SZDP7G . Just go to and enter the code before checkout.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Book Release: Fun Family Reunion Ideas Jokes Quotes & Rhymes

What's Full of Family Jokes, Quotes, and Rhymes with a Family Reunion Planning Checklist? Announcing the Release of Our New Book - "Fun Family Reunion Ideas Jokes Quotes & Rhymes" by Mark Askew. Get it now on Kindle at Free on Kindle Unlimited.

A reunion planning guide that's a compilation of funny family quotes, jokes, poems and rhymes along with reunion activity ideas to help you jumpstart your family reunion planning. Kick off your family reunion planning with this hilarious book featuring Grandparents Say The Darndest Things, You Know You're Getting Old When..., Speed Plan Your Family Reunion Event and use the Family Reunion Checklist, reminders and website building features. Written by author/event planner Mark Angelo Askew

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Family Reunion Planner Spreadsheet Workbook

Make good use of the Family Reunion Planner Spreadsheet Workbook
The Family Reunion Planner Spreadsheet Workbook is a database for entering contact information and t-shirt orders. In addition, easily enter survey data and tally up top picks.
Transform surveys into charts for committee meetings and newsletters. Also, enter committee members and departmental assignments. The Roster is accessed on the Attendee Panel.

When uploaded to Google Docs the Family Reunion Planner Spreadsheet Workbook can be edited in real time from any online computer.

This database can be downloaded from Fimark's Family Reunion Planner Social web app or from our homepage at

Family Reunion Planner Spreadsheet Workbook Features include; 
1. Household Count, Household Names, Age, Relation,
2. Home Address, Phone Numbers
3. (Home/Cell), Email, Attending - Yes/No, 
4. Dues Paid, Balance, Number of T-shirts Ordered, Special Needs
5. (Disabilities, Allergies, etc.), 
6. Survey Preference and Tally
7. Committee Members, Contact Info, Assignments, Other.

Get the Family Reunion Planner Spreadsheet Workbook in Fimark's Family Reunion Planner Social web app's Workbook section. For more information go to...