We Americans appear to have embarked upon a new era of nostalgia, as evidenced by the unprecedented numbers of families, classmates, service buddies and others resolving to make contact with one another. Hardly a week seems to go by when we don’t run into an announcement–at church, in the grocery store, or in an alumni publication–about another reunion. Reunions, in fact, have become our latest national pastime.
If there is a reunion in your future, whether as the organizer or a helping hand, Reunion Planner is one book you won’t want to be without. Phyllis Hackleman, author of Reunion Planner, knows the reunion business first hand, and her new book is a virtual A-to-Z guide to these kinds of gatherings.
Reunion Planner leaves nothing to chance. The contents include sections on the following: choosing the proper kind of reunion, recruiting volunteers, selecting the time and place, creating the program, guest speakers, budgeting, notifying the participants & promoting the event, planning meals & decorations, accommodations & transportation, souvenirs and fund raisers, photographers and videographers, building a genealogy, and finishing touches from road signs to thank-you notes and more.
And that’s not all. Phyllis has included sample copies of letters, maps, menus, budgets–just about every kind of document you’ll wish to produce in order to make your reunion a success. Profusely illustrated and indexed, Reunion Planner is the only book about reunions you’ll ever need.