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National Stanley Family Association 27th Reunion
The Gathering Of Stanleys
June 17 & 18, 2016
Held at Bear Creek Meeting House
GPS Coordinates: 41.535560, -94.126044
18058 Bear Creek Rd
Earlham, IA 50072
(515) 758-2232

The Reunion will take place at the Bear Creek Friends Meeting House located at the address above.  ALL activities/meals other than the tours will take place at the Bear Creek Meeting House unless specifically noted below.  See the Maps link above or Reunion Information for directions on how to get there.  Click here for the registration form.

Reunion materials may be picked up starting at 1:00 p.m. Friday at the Meeting House.  Pre-registration by mail (in David Fawcett's hands) is required by June 12th.  If you can't get the registration form to David via mail or email by June 12th, then please call him and tell him how many are coming.  This is important for assuring we have enough food to feed everyone.

AGENDA

Friday, June 17, 2016
10:00 a.m. - Noon NSFA Executive Board Meeting
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch on your own
1:00 p.m. NSFA Registration and check-in and visiting begins.
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. NSFA Group Tour - Madison County Historical Museum.
If you want to go on this tour, please indicate that on your registration form.
  Click here for more tour information.
Or you may tour on your own and/or visit with cousins at Bear Creek Meeting House.
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. "Find A Grave" - by David Fawcett.  Discussion/presentation on how to use this genealogical website.
 
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Buffet Dinner
7:00 - 7:30 p.m. WELCOME - Co-Presidents, Marc Conrad & Darlene Stanley
•  Reunion Schedule
•  Table introductions of members/attendees - each table will take turns with members introducing themselves/families and briefly tell where they are from and their line of descension from Thomas1 Stanley.
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Speaker:  Jeff Kisling - "The Importance of Story Telling" with assistance from Birdie Kisling and Jim Leonardo.  Note Jeff is Birdie and Burt Kisling's son
8:30 - 9:00 p.m. Visiting between cousins - maybe piano playing and sing-a-long?
   
Saturday, June 18, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Registration table open
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon NSFA Group Tour - Tour Madison County Covered Bridges.
If you want to go on this tour, please indicate that on your registration form.
  Click here for more tour information.
Or you may tour on your own and/or visit with cousins at Bear Creek Meeting House.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Tour John Wayne Birthplace & Museum. - On your own.
Click here for more tour information.
10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. "Family Treemaker - How To Use" - by David Fawcett.  Discussion/presentation on how to use this genealogical software.
 
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Buffet Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. NSFA Business Meeting
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. NSFA Group Picture (Everyone including you!!)
 
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. NSFA Group Tour - The Hockett House & Old School House Museums and the Earlham cemetery, Earlham, IA.
If you want to go on this tour, please indicate that on your registration form.
  Click here for more tour information.
Or you may tour on your own and/or visit with cousins at Bear Creek Meeting House.
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Visit Bear Creek Cemetery and/or Earlham Cemetery - on your own.
3:30 - 6:00 p.m. Free Time. Visit with cousins and maybe a sing-a-long if you like to sing.
 
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Buffet Dinner
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Headin' Home Quartet - A spiritual quartet which will include a sing-a-long as part of the concert.  Click Here for more information on the Quartet.
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Speaker:  Dr. Cheri Standing - "Alternative Medicine"  with assistance from Birdie Kisling on "How Homeopathic Medicine Helped My Family".  Note Cheri is Birdie & Burt Kisling's niece.
9:00 - ??? p.m. Closing of reunion and saying our "Good Byes" until next year

Note:  There will be tables available to display your
memorabilia: i.e. pictures, charts, books, etc.

The Stanley Store will be open: Friday aprox. 4-close and Saturday 9-close