Reunion News – June 22, 2016

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It Is Time to Register

Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith Family Reunion

We are excited about this 25th Anniversary of the Smith Family Cemetery Dedication.

Registration for the August 4-7 Nauvoo Reunion is now open to everyone. The cost is $35 per person. Those on the train/bus tour have already paid their reunion fees. We now need those of you that are headed to the beautiful city of Nauvoo for the reunion to register. As a reminder we keep costs as low as we can. The plan with the reunion is to not make money but not to lose money either. There are no administrative fees and there are no free entries. We are expecting a large group this year. Space may become limited and it is very important you register early. Here are the steps to register:

  1. Go to http://reunion.josephsmithsr.org/?page_id=459 .
  2. Click the Buy tickets / Join the Guestlist button.
  3. Enter the number in your group in the dropdown box QUANTITY.
  4. Complete the form for you and those in your group. The person registering will be the main contact but will have to include your information again for the nametag section. Make sure to scroll down to enter each person that is attending with you.

Please read more about Emma’s fond wish for the cemetery.


Reunion Photo/Video Contests

Announcing a 2016 reunion Facebook photo contest. The winner will receive a statuette of Joseph Smith Jr and his brother, Hyrum. Here are the basic rules:

  • Select three to five of your own photos of reunion activities up and through Friday, August 5.
  • Post the photos with your captions or comments on the closed Joseph Smith Sr & Lucy Mack Smith Family Reunions group page (click on the statuette photo to access the page).
  • Include the hashtag, #2016SmithNauvooPhoto with your post.
  • Add your post by Saturday, August 6th, 8:00 AM CDT.

Ask to join the family Facebook group if you are not part of the group. If you would like to participate, but you arent on Facebook, ask a family member to help you.

The Facebook Video Contest includes these basic rules:

  • Create a self-made reunion video of the activities up and through Friday, August 5.
  • Video is no longer than two minutes.
  • Video does not use any material that is copyrighted.
  • Post the video with your captions or comments on the closed Joseph Smith Sr & Lucy Mack Smith Family Reunions group page (click on the statuette photo to access the page).
  • Include the hashtag, #2016SmithNauvooVideo with your post.
  • Add your video post by Saturday, August 6th, 8:00 AM CDT.

Contact us if you would like to help with the judging.


Watch Emmas Request Podcast

Now is a great time to sit down and share this message with your family. Watch and share this podcast with your friends as well. This podcast explores the history of Emmas request to make the cemetery a place of peace and beauty.


Reasons to Register Now

A successful reunion is dependent on those who participate. We have reached full capacity with our train/bus tour and we are expecting several more families to find their way to Nauvoo. Make a road trip or find a flight and come join us. Here are a few reasons to register now:

  1. Three meals are being provided. We do not want to run out of food and we do not want to waste food.
  2. Your registration fee covers tour fees in Nauvoo, a large pavilion tent, building fees, a shuttle service, nametags, PayPal fees, and programs.
  3. Reduce the lines. We dont want to have volunteers spend their reunion time entering registrations, collecting fees, and printing nametags. They want to enjoy the reunion too.
  4. Registering early allows for proper planning. Our reunion is supported by volunteers who donate their time and work to the reunion. All attendees pay including committee members, reunion volunteers, cooks, and speakers.

We appreciate your help in making this reunion successful.


Reunion Schedules

  • August 4 6, 2016 in Nauvoo, IL
  • August 2 -4, 2018 in Salt Lake City, UT
  • August 6 – 8, 2020 in Palmyra, NY(Joseph Smith Sr. Reunion2020 Vision)