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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.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

How To Get Better Connected For Family Reunion Planning

How does the reunion planner/ coordinator start connecting with family members to throw a family reunion?

Keeping up with everyone in the family is vital to planning a family reunion. For starters send out a big group hello. Talk about some milestones reach in the family. Mention the elders and express gratitude as often as possible. Now that the dialogue has been established it's time to widen out. Ask for phone numbers of relatives not among your contacts.  Since you already have a database somewhere on your phone tablet or PC look them over. 

Adding Contacts to your Social Network

Social networks make it easy to keep up with family affairs but don't overdo it. Signing up for different social apps can prove daunting and downright confusing. The solution to keeping up with all those apps? Focus on making good use of the most widely used social media platforms and apps by the majority of your family members. Narrow usage down to one or two social apps, like Facebook which has a versatile contact database and a wide variety of applications ideal for early stage reunion planning such as event announcements featuring the number attending. 
Make good use of 'Likes'

When surveying the family for the most preferred event locations and reunion activities make good use of Facebook 'Likes' which are automatically tallied. Take polls, notes and make use of a variety of messaging and communication features. 

Find out how to use our ebook and spreadsheet to keep up with polls, surveys, t-shirts and easy step by step reunion planning. Just go to to get started.