This weekend me, Nancy, Beckie, Greece and her husband Shawn, Alicia, and Yvonee got to sit down after all the fun and messy games and discuss and throw around some ideas on where we should start and what steps should be taken next for this reunion to become a reality. Cause time flies and before you know it July will be here. So with that being said it looks like the majority of everyone so far wants the reunion catered which was my vote as well. I think this is a great idea so we dont have to worry about the food, set up and clean up. So where we stand right now is Nancy will be calling some local caterers within the next few weeks and getting an estimate of how much per person for a plate, 13 years old and up. Younger children were thinking may only have to pay a couple of dollars not full price. But how much all depends on the price though so thats not set in stone yet. We are thinking Mexican food which is inexpensive and tastey. Everyone agree? Also, we talked about how we would go about collecting the money and how that would work. I didnt mention it there cause I wanted to talk to Deya, my sister before I offered her up to the resposibilty (she missed out on all the fun had the yucky cold thats going around and stayed home) Anyway she is great at managing money, very trust worthy and really organized and has agreed to it. So what we would do if everyone is ok with it she will open up a subaccount under her account but name it Garza Family reunion but any checks for payments for the food and any other expenses we think everyone should contibute to would have to be made out to her so she can deposit into that account. She would have record of it and can even send out a reciept once your payment has been recieved if you would like. Does anyone have a problem with her doing this?
Also, once we set the date a flyer will be sent to everyones home were hoping by mid or end of December. Very important we will need everyone to rsvp by email or phone to myself or Yvonne. Phone numbers and emails I will post later. Then once the rsvp's start rolling in and we have an idea of whos coming and whos not we will set a deadline as to when your money has to be paid by. All that will follow later so keep on checking the blog for important news.
Any other ideas and input is welcome. It did really help though being together and talking about it. So consider us The Garza reunion committe if you guys have any questionsor would like to be part of the committe let one of us know. Lets make this happen. When I talked to Grandma this weekend I felt that she feels like its a big big challange and hopes we can pull it of. I told her she just needs to stay healthy and that it is going to happen. So lets all pray for her and keep her strong and healthy for the Reunion and many more years to come. Alright until next time its past my bed time.