WILSON FAMILY REUNION 2005 by ert554898


   July 8-10, 2005
            “Cruising in the Name of Love”
 Keeping the Connection: Building on the Past, Focusing
                    on the Future!
             The Holiday Inn Charleston Riverview
                      301 Savannah Hwy
                     Charleston, SC 29407
                         (843-460-1441 or 800-766-4451
                              Fax: 843-766-8355
                 website: www.holiday-inn.com/chs-riverview

         Sonia Sheree Lowery-Scott, President
             Jackie Wilson, Vice President
          Annie Mae Wilson-Strong-Treasurer
       Akeida White-Jones-Secretary (Recording)
       Liza Ann White-Mack, Financial Secretary
           2005 Wilson Reunion Agenda Enclosed
                   Wilson Family Reunion
          website: www.holly-maryjanewilson.com

           Table of Contents
 Greetings from Wilson Family Reunion President
 Wilson Family Reunion Weekend Activities
 Hosting Hotel Information
 Optional Hotel Information
 Registration Form
 Scholarship Application Form
 Foundation Membership Form
 Example of Credit Card payment statement
 Nomination Information
 Establishing or Reactivating Information
                  “What’s Goin’ On”
 Important dates and information

               2003-2005 Officers
Sonia Sheree Lowery-Scott
President                                                    Wilson Family Reunion
Jackie Wilson
Vice-President                                                    July 8-10,2005
Akeida White-Jones
Secretary (Recording)                                       Charleston, South Carolina
Annie Mae Wilson-Strong
Eliza White-Mack
                                                         “Cruising in the Name of Love”
Financial Secretary                             Keeping the Connection: Building on the
Melissa Brown-Haynes
Assistant Financial Secretary                       Past, Focusing on the Future!
Roz Strong-Finch
Communication Coordinator
Education Committee
Mary White-Taylor                          Dear Wilson Family Members:
Ahmad Abdullah
Melinda Lowery-Andrews                     To God be the glory for every blessing He has bestowed upon us and our Wilson Family Reunion.
Melissa Brown-Haynes
Ellis White                                The 2004-05 Wilson Reunion year is providing to be a great one and has the committee members quite
                                           busy. I am proud to say that Foundation Members giving is on the rise and we have much to be thankful
Hospitality Committee                      for.
Cassandra Lowery-Thompson
Christina Smith-Collins                    The 2005 Wilson Family Reunion Weekend July 8-10, 2005 will be held in Charleston, South Carolina.
                                           We are excited to host the reunion in Charleston, South Carolina. This will be our first time having the
Cynthia Wilson                             reunion in Charleston, South Carolina and we know that with the support of our family members this will
Lillie Mae Brown                           be a great success.
Mellernise White
Regional Coordinators                      The planning committee is working hard to keep everything as economical as possible. Mark your
                                           calendars and make your reservations now. The Hosting Hotel-Holiday Inn Charleston Riverview will hold
Nellie McFadden-SC, NC (deceased)          a block of rooms until June 7, 2005. The Dinner Cruise-Carolina Belle must be paid for in full by April 28,
Martha Smith-Collins-NJ, NY, CT, PA        2005 (payment plans are available-check with the president). All monies for the reunion must be paid for
Cherry Singletary-Gaskins-NJ, NY, CT, PA   no later than April 28, 2005. The fees and activities are enclosed in this packet.
Dorsey Singletary-Loveless-OH
                                           Wonderful things are happening for The Wilson Family Reunion with more to come.
Teresa Parrish-GA, FL
Ellis White-SC, NC                         Will you join us July 8-10, 2005 and get excited with us? There is room for you, you, and you. We are
Cherry Lee Smith-Blake-SC, NC              one big family-working, loving, and remembering the past and taking an active part in the future.
Ahmad Abdullah-SC, NC
Melinda Lowery-Andrews-International
Mary White-Taylor-VA, WV,MD
Cassandra Lowery-Thompson-VA,WV,MD         Sincerely,
Christina Smith-Williams-VA,WV,MD
                                           Sonia Sheree Lowery-Scott
                                           President, Wilson Family Reunion 2005

                          Wilson Family Reunion
                              July 8-10, 2005
                         Charleston, South Carolina
Friday, July 8, 2005
6:00-9:00 pm               Check-in, registration in the Sumter Hospitality Room
                           Disco Hotel Lounge

Saturday, July 9, 2005
8:00 am-9:30 am            Breakfast meeting (selection of new officers)
10-12 am                   Gullah Tour (OPTIONAL)
10:00                      Free Time

6:00 pm                    Vehicles depart hotel parking
                           lot for Dinner Cruise
10:00 pm                   The Carolina Belle disembarks
9:00 pm-1:00 am            Disco Hotel Lounge

Sunday, July 10, 2005
8:00 am-11:30 am           Breakfast
9:00 am                    Worship Service at the Holiday Inn Charleston
                           Extended Check-out times available until 1:00 pm

                           *See additional information enclosed

            July 8-10, 2005
                  The Holiday Inn Charleston Riverview
                          301 Savannah Hwy
                         Charleston, SC 29407
 Friday, July 8, 2005
   (Wear your favorite old family reunion T-shirt)
 Check-In
 6pm-9pm Registration in Sumter Hospitality
            (H’ordeuvers will be available during these times)
   5:00-9:00 pm A Disco will be available in the
    Hotel Lounge
     (2 free drink coupons per day per room for the weekend)

              July 8-10, 2005
                                 The Holiday Inn Charleston Riverview
                                         301 Savannah Hwy
                                        Charleston, SC 29407
              Saturday, July 9 (Wear 2005 Family Reunion T-Shirt)
•Breakfast meeting will begin promptly at 8:00 am-9:30 am in Harborview Restaurant
          Complimentary Shuttle Bus from Hotel to the African American Art Gallery 43 John Street
    Gullah Tour beginning at 10:00-12:00 (The first 21 passengers qualify)
Gullah - The language spoken by the Low country's first black inhabitants. The
language and culture still thrive today in and around the Charleston/Beaufort, South
Carolina region.
Gullah Tours explores the places, history, and stories that are relevant to the rich and
varied contributions made by Black Charlestonians.
As the name implies, the Gullah language, native to the Charleston area, is featured on
much of the tour. Of course, if Gullah was spoken throughout the tour, you would not
understand, nor would you enjoy the beautiful and interesting sites of Charleston.
Your tour guide, Alphonso Brown, is a native of Rantowles, South Carolina, a rural
community of Charleston, and is fluent in the Gullah language and familiar with many of
the Gullah customs.
Gullah Tours can provide a view of Charleston not available on other tours from the
comfort of our 21 passenger, air conditioned tour bus.
            July 8-10, 2005
                              Saturday, July 9, 2005
                        Holiday Inn Shuttle Bus Drops Off Downtown Free
                             Things to see and do in Charleston, SC
        The shuttle bus WILL LEAVE THE HOTEL for downtown at the following times:
        9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, and 9:30pm
        The shuttle will be running approximately every two hours. The shuttle starts
        running at 9:30am to approximately 10:00pm. Each run takes about 30mins to
        complete. We have set up four points of interest as the pick up and drop off points
        downtown for your convenience. The shuttle drops off and picks up at the same
        time. To better serve our guests we ask that you be at the following pick up points
        as close to the half hour as possible in order to catch the shuttle back to the hotel
        and avoid being missed. Please set your watch to the time on the clock at the front
        desk for this is the time the driver goes by. DUE TO TRAFFIC AND MOTHER
        BEHIND OR MAY BE CANCELLED. If for any reason you would like to contact the
        hotel, the number is (843) 556-7100. The following stops are marked on the above
        map with stars and numbers. Due to the Visitor’s Center and Aquarium closing at
        5:00pm, the last shuttle run to these two stops will be the 5:30pm run.
    •           N. Market St. in front of the Carroll Building
    •           Aquarium and Fort Sumter tour. Last pick up 5:30pm shuttle run.
                (Aquarium (843) 579-8500.) The brick circle drive just in front of the
    •           The Visitor’s Center. Last pick up at 5:30 pm (Just outside the door where
                the buses are parked).(Visitor’s Center (843) 853-8000)
    •            “Shops at Charleston Place” on Meeting St. (Charleston Place Hotel –
                722-4900) Staircase entrance                                                    7
            July 8-10, 2005
                        “Cruising in the Name of Love” The Carolina Belle
                           The Carolina Belle Dinner Cruise will depart at 6:30 pm
      Shuttle Bus and personal vehicles will depart from Holiday Inn at 6:00 pm promptly enroute to
                       Charleston Maritime Center 10 Wharfside St. Charleston, SC.
    Dinner Cruising Fee Must be Received NO LATER THAN APRIL 28, 2005
    Address to mail payments to: Liza Mack 415 Pulaski Street, South Plainfield, NJ 07050
    Make all money orders and checks for DINNER CRUISE ONLY
                                   payable to: Charleston Harbor Tours.
    Persons wishing to pay by credit card are required to provide billing person name on credit card,
     type of credit card, credit card number, billing address and total amount in writing (names of individual you
     are paying for and ages)
    . (Form included)
      (Non-Refundable if cancellation is made less than 45 days prior to cruising. Parking is first come first serve)
            Attire: Formal (No jeans, sneakers or T-Shirts Mens: Dress shirt and Tie)
                                       Buffet Style Menu:
Southern Grilled Chicken basted with Honey-Mango BBQ Sauce
Sliced Sugar Cured Ham with SC Peach Mustard
Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes with
Sausage Country Gravy
Slow Cooked Southern Style String Beans
Salad of Mixed Greens, Cucumber and Tomato with Dressing
Cornbread and Rolls with Sweet Butter
Hot Peach Cobbler with Cinnamon Whipped Cream
                  Entertainment: DJ upstairs (Awards, Talent/Fashion Show and Dancing/Socializing)
                               Cash Bar available on Deck, Cruise Photos available for a fee.
    A Disco will be available in the Hotel Lounge after cruise (2 free drink coupons per day per room for the weekend)
            July 8-10, 2005

               The Holiday Inn Charleston Riverview
                       301 Savannah Hwy
                      Charleston, SC 29407

          Sunday, July 10, 2005
           Worship Services in
          Harborview Restaurant
  Extended Check-out Time Available upon request

            July 8-10, 2005
                                 The Holiday Inn Charleston Riverview
                                      301 Savannah Hwy
                                     Charleston, SC 29407
                                    Hosting Hotel Information
    Holiday Inn Charleston Riverview
    DBL/KING            109.00 (12.5% tax) per room per night
    Individuals will need a credit card or advanced deposit to guarantee rooms
    All reservations due by June 7, 2005
    Please call 1-800-766-4451 and refer to group code WFR.
    Reservations can also be made online at
Reservations received after the above date will be accepted on a space/rate availability basis only
Additional Info/Comments
Harborview Restaurant serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Hotel offers complimentary shuttle to downtown
Cable / Satellite TV, Coffee Maker, Color TV, Connecting Rooms, Crib
Hairdryer, High-speed Internet Access, In Room Movies - Pay Per View
Individually Controlled Air Conditioning, Iron / Ironing Board
Phone with Voice Mail, Private Bathroom, Rollaway Bed/Cot
Separate Hanging Closet, Tea Maker, Two-Line Phone
Work Desk w/ Lamp
    Complimentary Onsite Fitness Facility
     - Our on-site fitness facility is adjacent to our seasonal outdoor
     swimming pool and sun deck area. FITNESS FACILITY INCLUDES:
    Stair Stepper, Bicycle, Tread Mill-27"Television with cable
     Water Fountain-Weight Scales Our guest also have FREE access to West Ashley
     Fitness Center, which is fully equipped. Complimentary Offsite Fitness Facility
       Wilson Family Reunion 2005
    Howard Johnson Hotel – Charleston (1 mile from Holiday Inn)
    250 Spring St. * U.S. 17 South, Charleston, SC 29403, US
    Phone: 843-722-4000 * Fax: 843-723-2573
    check In: 3:00 PM Check Out: 12:00 PM

   1 Queen bed: $99.00 2 Queen beds $129.00 (Rates are subject to change
    Quality Excellence President's Award,
   Welcome to the Award Winning Howard Johnson Hotel in Charleston, SC...overlooking the
    beautiful Ashley River and Brittlebank Park. Take a walk along the river during the day, take a tour
    of Historic Charleston by night. Enjoy the ambiance and hospitality Charleston has to offer. Our
    Howard Johnson Hotel has won the Gold Medal Award for the past 2 years. Enjoy Charleston, SC
    at its best at the Howard Johnson Hotel
   Quality Excellence and President's Award
   Property of the Year Award
   Nearby Attractions:
   Historic Charleston
   USS Yorktown
   Magnolia Plantation
   South Carolina Aquarium
   Folly Beach
   Fort Sumter
   Kiawah Island
   USS Hunley
   Magnolia Plantation
   Boone Hall Plantation
      Wilson Family Reunion 2005
    Residence Inn & Spring Hill Suites
                              90 Ripley Point Drive
                     Charleston, South Carolina 29407 USA
                            Phone: 1-843-571-7979
                              Fax: 1-843-571-7993
                             Sales: 1-843-571-7979
   Spring Hill Suites: $ 149.00 Per night
   Residence Inn: 1 bedroom suite $158.00 per night , 2 bedroom suites
    $228.00 per night
   Prices are based on a group contract (must be established) of 10 rooms or
    more and are subject to change.
   This lovely Charlestonian stucco hotel offers all of the comforts of home.
    Our studio, one- and two-bedroom suites have fully-equipped kitchens and
    spacious living rooms for relaxing or entertaining. Begin your day with our
    complimentary hot breakfast buffet and join us for our weekday guest
    reception and weekly cookout (Mon-Thurs). Whether traveling for business
    or pleasure, our proficient staff focuses on satisfying your needs and
    making you feel welcome with gracious Southern Hospitality.

       Wilson Family Reunion Registration Form
                   July 8-10, 2005

   Name________________________
   Address______________________
   Phone ( )_____________________
                     Please circle yes or no
   Yes, I will be attending the Wilson Reunion, July 8-10,
   No, I will be unable to attend the Wilson Reunion, July 8-
    10, 2005
   Number of adults who will be attending ( ).
   Number of Children who will be attending ( ).
   Name/Number of Senior Citizens (65+) who will be attending ( ).

                            Wilson Family Reunion
                               July 8-10, 2005
                              Registration Form
                          Adult Prices: Postmarked by April 28, 2005

Phone ( )___________________
Breakfast, Saturday-Sunday: (tax & gratuity not included)                   $20.00
Gullah Tour:                                                                $18.00 (optional)
Dinner Cruise: (13 years and older)                                         $45.00
Reunion Fee: (13 years and older)                                           $10.00
T-Shirt: (Adult S-XL)(XX$1.00 addtl)(XXX$2.00 addtl)                        $10.00
Total Price with Gullah Tour:                                               $103.00
Total Price with out Gullah Tour:                                           $85.00
All money orders should be mailed to Liza Mack 415 Pulaski Street, South Plainfield, NJ 07050
*Dinner Cruise money orders should be payable to Charleston Harbor Tours

                           Wilson Family Reunion
                              July 8-10, 2005
                             Registration Form
                    Children prices: Postmarked by April 28, 2005
Phone ( )___________________
Breakfast, Saturday-Sunday: (tax & gratuity not included)              $10.00
Gullah Tour:                       Elementary School Students          $12.00
                                   High School Students                $15.00
Dinner Cruise:                    (ages 9-12)                          $23.00
Reunion Fee:                      (9-12 years old)                     $5.00
T-Shirt:                          (2T-youth large)                     $5.00

Total Price with Gullah Tour Elementary Student                    $55.00
Total Price without Gullah Tour Elementary Student                 $43.00
Total Price with Gullah Tour High School Student                   $100.00
Total Price without Gullah Tour High School Student                $85.00
All money orders should be mailed to Liza Mack 415 Pulaski Street, South Plainfield, NJ 07050
*Dinner Cruise money orders should be payable to Charleston Harbor Tours

         Wilson Family Reunion 2005
         Scholarship Application Form
   Applicants must be a family member graduating from
    High School in the 2004-2005 School Term
   Name of Applicant:
   City:________________________________________________State/ Zip Code:_________________________
   Telephone:_______________________Applicant’s Parents:_________________________________________
   What College/ Institution are you planning to attend?_____________________________________________
   Have you been accepted? _____ Yes ____ No
   (If yes, please send a copy of the Acceptance letter)
   Name of graduating High School:
    Please list all High School:
   Extra-curricular activities/ Clubs:___________________________Offices held:_________________________
   Internships:____________________________________________________________
   Describe any paid employment: __________________________________________
    Please write a short narrative (100 words or more) on your future plans and submit with this application.
                                 All entries must be in by May 15th of each year.
   You can mail your application to:
   Wilson Family Reunion
   5065 A McWorter Ct.
   Columbia, SC 29206
   or Email to: wilsonfamilyreunion2005@yahoo.com
   Sample Narrative
   As of right now, my plans are to attend Winston-Salem State University and major in music management. I plan to
    secure some type of internship throughout my 4 years of college, at a local record company, to obtain the needed
    work experience. After I graduate, I will apply for a producer’s position, working for a record company.
                Establishing Foundation
 The Wilson Family Reunion members are committed to offering assistance to
   the continuation of the Wilson Reunion and are interested in you becoming
   a Foundation Member. We realize that the Wilson Family Members have a
       genuine purpose and are among the reunion’s greatest resources.
        Foundation Members play a unique role in Wilson Family Reunion
   recruitment, financial support, promoting the Wilson Members to the public
     and perpetuating the legacy and mission of the Wilson Family Reunion.
        Thus, it is imperative that we keep our reunion functioning vitally.

 Wilson Foundation members are asked to pay dues of $50.00 annually for 2
          years. This financial contribution supports the administration
   (correspondence mail-out, phone calls etc.), senior citizens (defrays some
    of the cost of the reunion), education (scholarship) and hospitality (cards
     and bereavement arrangements) for our Wilson Foundation Members.
    I (your name), agree to pay $50.00 a year for 2 years to become a Wilson Family
                                    Foundation Member.
All monies should be mailed to: Liza Mack 415 Pulaski Street, South Plainfield, NJ 07050

       Example of Credit Card Payment for
        Charleston Harbor Dinner Cruise
   Credit Card: Visa
   Credit Card Number: 99999999999999999
   Name of Billing Person   (as it appears on credit card):   John Doe
   Billing Address: 999 Wilson Family Reunion Street
                     Lake City, South Carolina 99999
   Total amount of purchase: $68.00 (1 person) + (1 child)
    (names of individual you are paying for and ages)

           Nominations for Officers
             Start Thinking Now!
        Know someone who exemplifies the best a Wilson Family
          Member can be and is willing to work and be dedicated.
                Officers for 2007 Wilson Family Reunion
1.   President
2.   Vice-President
3.   Secretary (Recording)
4.   Treasurer, Financial Secretary & Asst. Financial Secretary will
     remain based on Reunion 2003 minutes.
5.   Communication Coordinator
6.   Education Committee Members
7.   Hospitality Committee Members
8.   Regional Coordinators

                 “What’s Goin’ On?”
     We want to know what has recently (or not so recently) happened in
          your family life! Address change, Promotion? Marriage? New
           Job? Honor or Award? Graduations? Pass it on so we can
               publish it in our notes. You may send photos also.
                             Please print or type
1.      Name
2.      Address
3.      City, State and Zip Code
4.      Home-Work Phone Number
5.      News you want to share:
                    Mail this form along with your photo to:
        Sonia L. Scott 5065 A McWorter Court, Columbia, SC 29206
   If this form is not received by April 28, 2005 it may prevent your
                       information from being published.

     Important dates and Information
                     April 28, 2005
1.    Dinner Cruise balance due: Payable to
      Charleston Harbor Tours, mailed to Liza Mack
      415 Pulaski Street, South Plainfield, NJ 07050
2.    Family Reunion fees due: Breakfast, Gullah
      Tour, Reunion Fee and T-Shirt due: Payable to
      Wilson Family Reunion, mailed to Liza Mack
      415 Pulaski Street, South Plainfield, NJ 07050

A Warm and Friendly wish of
cheer for you and our reunion
           this year.

Sonia Sheree Lowery-Scott,
Wilson Family Reunion 2005


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