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Mark Angelo Askew is the author of "Fimark's Family Reunion Planner Guide Workbook and Keepsake" and the founder and director of the Family Reunion Planning Group that established November as Annual Family Reunion Planning Month.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Season To Remember

Spring Fever
Are you ready for spring?  I sure am. Warm long days. Cookouts in the park.
Children blowing bubbles. Jazzy music playing. The smell of smokey BBQ in the
air. Laughter and support. Getting up-to-speed with family gossip and collecting
a new recipe or two. Expressions of thankfulness for all of our progeny and
bounty. Brenda and I so look forward to this seasons festive gatherings. It
draws us even closer together.

The New Family Reunion Planner Keepsake Book
It has been an eventful winter preparing for spring events. As said in our last
newletter we proudly published our first edition of The Family Reunion Planner
Keepsake Guide & Workbook. Planners who prefer to work from a softbound or
hardbound book while keeping a journal of planning highlights are now able to do
so with the turn of a page. And all the planning worksheets and guides are still
there. Just updated and more user friendly.  In addition the book is available
in PDF ebook format. That means you can do your notetaking and journaling using a PDF editor and print out worksheets as needed. The updated PDF version is now in the software application as well. Just download it from the Familiy Reunion Planning download center if you own the download or CD version.

Our New Distribution Service
It has been sometime sense we updated you regarding our distribution service. As you know for a time Google checkout has been handling all of our online sales and I have been doing all the printing, binding, packaging and shipping by hand. Not anymore. With orders having doubled since 2009 and a projected 25% increase this year we've entered a partnership with, our new print-on-demand, shoppping cart  service and distributor. Lulu has been a loyal printer, publisher and distributor of books and ebooks since the turn of the century. That said orders will be filled more quickly and the product will be promptly packaged and shipped from the distribution center.

Even better you'll soon see our event planner at as well as Barnes & Noble.

More About The Book
So exactly what's in the new Family Reunion Planner book? The 128 page book is a complete family reunion planning guide, workbook and keepsake that helps you plan, organize and manage your family reunion while keeping a journal of your progress, highlights and wisdom gained along the way. Includes planning tutorial for individual planners, groups and committees, a recipe recording section, followup notes section, event planning checklists, step by step timeline planner, 4 separate theme planners with recommended activities, itinerary, survey letter and luncheon, dinner program recommendations and templates. Also includes organization and departmental worksheets and recommended resources. Be among the first to own the first keepsake edition and consider it as a gift for all the moms in your life.

Don't have The Family Reunion Planner? Visit us at and choose from the book, ebook,
software on CD or instant application download.

Happy family reunion planning!

Mark and Brenda.

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