Tuesday, October 6, 2015
In accordance with the motion made and accepted in a prior conference call, the subscription for this site has been renewed for another year.
April 10, 2015
This note brings greetings to the Hillman/Hillsman family and an update on reunion planning.
We have come to a point where a decision had to be made by the reunion committee on whether to host our reunion in 2015 or 2016. We heard from many family members over the past 8 months who all expressed much excitement about having a reunion. Although we are grateful for the excitement, the lack of a financial commitment has forced our hands to postpone the event to next year, July 29 – 31, 2016. This committee is steadfast in hosting the best reunion to date here in Atlanta.
As we go forward to plan for 2016, we as a committee will have to do a better job of getting the word out to family members in the cities and states around the country. To that end, we are adopting a state representative format. We are asking a person from each state to step up and help with this matter. The committee need for the state representative to collect the names, email addresses, best phone numbers and home addresses of the family members (including children) in their city or state. Once you have gathered this information, please pass it to the reunion committee. The committee will use this information to communicate with the family whether it is via email, letter or phone blast. Please volunteer to represent your state (or city if that is easier for you) by sending a reply to me by email. My (Keith Anderson) email address is email@example.com.
We have worked hard to make the cost of the reunion as affordable as possible at $125 for 13 years old to adult and $75 for kids 4 to 12 years old. This charge will cover the banquet, picnic, t-shirt, and all the extras needed for a successful reunion. The price DOES NOT include hotel cost, but we will work hard to negotiate the best room rate available for our family reunion.
A successful reunion requires advance individual and group financial planning. With that said, I would like to give you an example of how I plan to pay for my family of 4 all over the age of 18. The cost for my family is $500. If I pay $41.67 for 12 months starting in May of 2015 by May 2016 I would have paid for the reunion with the exception of the price of the hotel. This is just one example of how you can pay for your reunion expenses over time.
We have taken steps to insure that all money received will go toward the reunion. In doing so, we switched banks to stop monthly bank fees. Because the website charges a fee for each transaction processed online, we are now asking you to make your payments to Kathy Holloway and mail them to her at this address: 1884 Blanche Drive, Douglasville, GA. 30135. We will send you a receipt acknowledging your payment. If you still want to use the website for financial transactions, you may do so but please be aware that you are responsible for the site fees. We will still post an acknowledgment of all money received on the website.
We are sensitive to the reality that spending extra money can be challenging for most family members, so hopefully providing the option to pay in installments will help with your individual financial planning, and help the committee with planning for the event.
We cannot say thank you enough to the family members who have already paid and/or given a donation. Please remember to volunteer to serve as a state (or city) representative. Also let us know where improve maybe needed. We value your input. We look forward to hearing from you soon, and seeing you at next year’s reunion.
December 30, 2014
The Next family reunion conference call will be on Saturday January 10, 2015 at 8 pm EST & 7 pm CST. The call in number is 1-712-775-7035 then enter Id# 337851 looking forward to hearing from you.
Here is the phone and Id number to hear the last conference call held on January 10, 2015.
1-712-775-7739 ID# -337851
Financial Update as of December 30, 2014:
We have a total of $362.25
Online donations: $224.25
Offline donation: $100.00
Local Bank balance: 38.00 (plus the offline donation of $100.00 =$138.00)
No payouts at this time.
We are still anticipating each family (household) to contribute $30.00 by January 15, 2015. Please remember you are welcome to contribute more.
December 10, 2014
If you would like to pay by check or Money Order make it out to Tanya Anderson and you can send it to 5335 Lee Circle Forest Park Ga. 30297. We can post your payment on the website under donations.
November 26, 2014
Hi my name is Keith Anderson, oldest grandson to Miss Kitty (Kathryn Zellous). I will be serving as your 2015 Hillsman-Hillman Family Reunion President. I am writing to ask for your help to make this one of the best reunions ever. In order to cover the planning expenses for our reunion, we have found that it is necessary to ask for your financial support of $30.00 minimum per household.
These funds will be used to cover the following expenses:
Deposit for Pictures
Deposit to reserve park
Deposit for Catering
Deposit for Banquet
These funds are urgently needed!
Please send your support by January 15, 2015,
so that we can move forward with our preparations to make this our best family reunion yet! If you cannot spare the full amount please SEND WHAT YOU CAN - ANY AMOUNT IS ACCEPTABLE!!
You can send your money through the Hillsman-Hillman website.
I also need your help in the planning phase. We hold a monthly conference call to discuss the reunion and make decisions on the different venues for accommodations, banquet and the picnic. We would love for you to be a part of this process. You can join in the conversation or just listen and share the information with other family members. The conference calls are scheduled during each call for the following month. Also a number and code is posted on the reunion site for anyone that wishes to hear the conversation after the meeting.
In order for the family to move forward and maintain the integrity of the family reunion officers, I am putting in place and open book policy of all financial records. We want to be as transparent as possible to show where every penny of the family money is spent. Any family member that wishes to see the financial records will be able to within 48 hours.
This is how it will work. It will take two treasurers and an officer to sign a request for funds. The reason for the request, who the money is to be allocated to, and the amount must be stated on the form. The officers must agree on the request. If there is a proposal or invoice, it will need to be attached if possible followed by the receipt after payment is made.
As your president, I want to serve you in the best possible way I can. If you need to reach me, you may email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
. I thank you for your time and hope to see you at the 2015 Family Reunion in Atlanta, Ga.
Keith Da’on Anderson
Welcome to the Hillsman-Hillman 2015 family reunion web site. We are so happy that you are taking the time to view the information. We are in the process of planning a fun-filled and memory-making long weekend in Atlanta, Georgia.