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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.

Friday, May 20, 2011

2012 Family Reunion Planning

Here are some interesting family reunion statistics to help you with your 2012 family reunion planning.

A recent report regarding family reunions revealed that 35.1% had reunions of 51-100 in attendance. 18% had attendees of 26-50 and 11% were 101-500, while almost 20% had reunions of 200 attendees or more. The largest group had 1,000 attendees.

68% started planning their reunions one year in advance while 21% who started two years in advance.

46% reported their reunion lasts three days, while almost 20% meet for two days. Many family reunions were held as many has 30, 40 and 50 times. 40% of locations are chosen with everyone voting on the choice.

With baby boomers still earning an income and living longer healthier lives making for a larger family group. These large family groups are merging traditional celebrations under the theme of family reunion.  That said, people older than 65 years old appear to enjoy attending family reunions just as much, if not more so, than younger middle aged adults with an astounding 75 percent of seniors stating they look forward to attending their family reunions.

32 percent of families prefer the recreational parks for their event whereas 22 percent make us of restaurant/banquet halls. 18 percent of family reunions were being held at resort or scenic locations.

  • Large groups have just as much fun as the smaller groups and visa-versa
  • Plan at least a year in advance
  • Send out invitations to all family members and expect good support from those 45 and older.
  • Put forth a little extra effort to get younger family members involved.
  • Plan a two or three day event.
  • Use a park for lunch one day and a banquet hall for dinner the next
  • Don't rule out a resort or cruise. Many love the change of scenery
For more information consult your family reunion planning reference guide.  Happy Family Reunion Planning!


Plan your next family reunion with this gripping guide, nostalgic family heirloom, workbook and keepsake . A reunion planning guide no family reunion planner should be without.

Mark & Brenda Askew
Authors of
Fimark's Family Reunion Planner
 - A Reunion Planning Guide Workbook and Keepsake

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