ECAFA Meeting Minutes
September 28, 2004
The ECAFA met Tuesday evening, September 28,
2004, at Best Food Cafeteria
in Siler City. In attendance were:
The meeting opened with Harlan delivering the
Treasurer's Report. Currently, there is $611.00
in the ECAFA bank
account. Donations, Sales and the Raffle at the Reunion brought in
We spent $780.95 on the Reunion. Expenses included the
van rentals, portable toilets, flyers,
sales tax, raffle ticket items, school
rental, and gas for the vans. Becky Sexton donated the
cost of the paper
plates and cutlery used during the reunion. After all expenses were
the reunion wound up costing a total $65.95 ($780.95 total expenses -
$715.00 income = $65.95).
Harlan said this was very similar to last
year's reunion income and expenses.
Discussion then focused on the possibility of
holding the reunion every other year. Some members
and/or reunion guests
had suggested that locals may be more interested in attending if the reunion
was not held as often. This year, an estimated 150 cousins attended the
reunion. However, over
half of this year's attendees were from out of
town or out of state and many plan to come many
months in advance.
Following discussion, in which all members present participated, Harlan made a
motion that we hold the Reunion again next year, on the 2nd weekend in
September, and see how
many people local and / or from out of town or out of
state attend, then make future Reunion plans
based on the attendance.
Franklin 2nd the motion and all voted "Yes".
Dennis York invited everyone to attend the York
Reunion and Craven Reunion, both scheduled for
this coming weekend. He
suggested that everyone could gain a new perspective on family reunions,
possibly giving us ideas for our reunion for next year. For more
information about these reunions,
contact Dennis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda informed everyone that the Randolph County
Genealogical Society workshop scheduled for
October 16th had been cancelled.
Discussion then focused on the November 6th
one-day trip to Old Salem. We will rent a
15 passenger van to travel in
that day. Plans are to leave from the Wal-Mart parking lot in
at 9am, lunch at the Old Salem Tavern at 1pm, returning to Asheboro around
7 people have already signed up to go, and seating is limited.
If you are interested in joining
us for this trip, please contact Linda ASAP.
Information about old Salem can be found at www.oldsalem.org
The next ECAFA meeting will be held at the Blue
Mist Restaurant at 6pm, Tuesday, November 16th.
Becky Allred Sexton, Secretary