Kimball Family Association
Announcing KFA 48th Reunion 2017
2017 REUNION: August 11 and 12, 2017
KFA Reunion 2017 will be held at the Marriott Courtyard in Nashua, NH. This beautiful and convenient facility has recently completed $8 million of expansions and upgrades in a beautiful setting. All the functions for the reunion are conveniently located and the KFA has negotiated reduced room charges. The modern function room is located on the ground level near the main entrance with main desk, restaurant, bar, and courtyard with central fire pit and beautiful gardens.
The Reunion meetings will be formatted as in the past with an informal gathering room on Friday evening (August 11th) for arriving participants to socialize. Those arriving at various times will have the hotel restaurant available for snacks and meals. Don’t forget to bring one to three auction items for the Saturday (August 12th) silent auction scholarship fundraiser. There will be no food offered by the Reunion Committee on Friday.The formal KFA Reunion Meeting will be held on Saturday, August 12th. The morning will be dedicated to Genealogy.
After lunch, Robert Drinkwater, Historical Archaeologist and a charter member and a past president of the Association For Gravestone Studies (AGS), will provide an overview of gravestone studies, then talk about some of the currently approved procedures for reading/deciphering, cleaning and conserving historical grave markers and monuments.
The guest speaker will be followed by: the KFA President’s welcome, business meeting including, election of officers, Treasurer and Secretary Reports, Genealogy and Scholarship Reports, old and new business, etc.Following the Business Meeting, the Silent Auction Scholarship Fundraiser winners will be announced. The KFA has contracted The Marriott Courtyard’s restaurant to provide a continental buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and plated dinner.
Guest room reservations must be made by the attendees directly with the Marriot Courtyard at 2200 Southwood Drive, Nashua, NH (603) 880-9100 on or before July 20, 2017 to receive the KFA discount on Friday night (August 11th) and/or Saturday night (August 12th). You must identify yourself as “attending the KFA Reunion” to get the discount guest room rate. There are only a limited number of guest rooms blocked for the KFA Reunion. If you are planning to attend the Reunion, please make your reservations early. The guest room rate for KFA Reunion attendees is $114.45 (including all taxes).
All completed FOOD RESERVATION forms with related deposit sent to Sylvia Stevens and post marked no later than June 1, 2017 will have the name of the submitter entered into a $500 early registration drawing to be held on August 12, 2017 at the reunion.
If you have any questions about the details of the KFA 48th Reunion, please contact:
Sylvia Stevens, KFA Reunion Chairperson
81 Turkey Hill RD
Merrimack, NH 03054
Email by clicking HERE
Food Reservations in Reunion Room for Saturday, August 12th:
The Reunion Committee has contracted the Marriott Courtyard for a buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and a plated dinner:
Breakfast (For all children and adults):
OMG Bagels with Flavored Cream Cheeses, Whipped Butter and Fruit Preserves, Fresh Baked Muffins and Fruit Danish, Bottled Breakfast Juices, Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee, Fine Teas and Bottled Water.
Lunch (For adults and children of 11 years of age and older, younger children will order from kids menu):
Prepared Sandwiches to Include: Ham and Swiss with Dijon Mayonnaise on Rye, Turkey Avocado BLT Wrap and Tuscan Vegetable on Ciabatta, Pasta Salad and Assorted Riverbend Potato Chips Chocolate and Vanilla Mousse Martini Display Served with Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee, Fine Quality Teas, Assorted Soft Drinks, Sweet Iced Tea and Bottled Water.
Plated Dinner (For adults and children of 11 years of age and older, younger children will order from kids menu):
A Welcoming Display- Vegetable Crudite Shooters Salad
CHOICE OF ONE ONLY:
Choice A: Chicken Classics Marsala- Sauteed Mushrooms, Garlic and Fresh HerbsPicatta- Lightly Battered and Pan Fried, Topped with Traditional Lemon Caper Sauce Dijonnaise- Lightly Battered and Pan Seared, finished with Dijon Cream
Choice B: Beef TornadosBalsamic Marinated and Grilled Medallions of Beef, finished with a Cabernet Wine Reduction and Chipotle Hollandaise Sauce
Chef Selected Starch and Seasonal Prepared Vegetables Fresh Baked Rolls and Artisan Breads with Whipped Butter Dessert SelectionFreshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee and Fine Quality Teas
FOR RESERVATION FORM AND MENU.
2015 Reunion News
AUGUST 14 and 15 2015 BEST WESTERN PLUS HAVERHILL, MA
The 46th Kimball Family Association Reunion was really a great time, after a slow start with registrations. Attendees from California, South Carolina, Texas, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, and Tennessee participated. Including our very own 95 yr old Past President, Winnifred Kimball formerly of VT, and now from Bucksport, ME, Albert Hall, Past President of NH, and Inez Kimball Past President of ME.
After the Friday Evening meet and greet, members helped with displaying some additional items to the silent auction preparations.
Saturday morning (August 15), after a great breakfast for overnight guests, registration of more members and friends, featured guest speaker, Rhonda McClure, Genealogist at N.E. Historical Genealogy Society in Boston who was sponsored and funded by 1st Vice President, Richard Kimball. She gave wonderful tips for searching and verifying ancestry records supported by slides film and documents.
After lunch we continued with the Annual Business Meeting, opened by President Pro tern Myra Sparkowich. Minutes of previous meetings were read by Judith Miller, Recording Secretary, and accepted. Treasurer Report given by Ed Miller, and accepted. Al Hall III presented a list of potential candidates for 2015-2016 officers. Al Hall III asked for any additional nominations from members present including the unfilled office of 2nd. VP. for 2015-2016. A nomination for 22nd VP was given by Myra Sparkowich and seconded by Al Hall III. The roster of candidates were; President, Myra Sparkowich, 1st VP, Richard Kimball, 2nd VP, Mark Wagner, Treasurer, Edwin Miller, Asst. Treasure, Albert Hall III, Recording Secretary, Judith Miller, Corresponding Secretary, Sylvia Stevens. The roster was accepted as read.
Ralph Stevens presented two, $1000, scholarship awards.
The Kimball Family Association's family reunion was held Aug 14 and Aug 15, 2015. As is customary, the new officers were elected. This year the new officers are:
- President - Myra Sparkowich
- 1st Vice President – Richard Kimball
- 2nd Vice President – Mark Wagner
- Recording Secretary – Judy Miller
- Correspondance Secretary – Sylvia Stevens
- Treasurer – Ed Miller
- Asst. Treasurer – Albert Hall III
As far as the committee chairs for Genealogy, Scholarship, Reunion, and a new Media Chair, they remain mostly the same, See "Current Officers" for details.
MEMBERS serve many purposes. First, they increase our connections with other Kimball's and helps increase our changes of finding missing links. Secondly, since $2.50, of our $10.00 annual dues go to the scholarship fund, the more members the more scholarship funds. More members mean more hands, and more volunteers to help with tasks small to large. We need your adult children to join our association. If you have grandchildren, or great grandchildren please encourage the adult head of household to become members, these children could apply for a college or trade school scholarship funds. When doing searches on your genealogy invite other family connections to join the Association. I can be reached by email by clicking here.