I hope you and the family are doing great. I am sending you this
information to let you know where we are in the planning process and to
get you involved.
HORNBUCKLE REUNION Meeting April 22, 1999:
Huntsville Madison County Public Library. 11:00 AM. Present were
Arnold, Austin, and Les Hornbuckle. The meeting was about 45 minutes.
They decided to have a
â€œHornbuckle Family Reunionâ€. Arnold, Les, and Austin pledged $100.00
each for seed
Areas of responsibilities selected were:
1) Financial- Linda Keller was selected treasure and bookkeeper, with
the help of Arnold. Arnold agreed to the use of his office to receive
the mail. 2312 Memorial Pkwy, Huntsville, Alabama 35801.
2) Family Communication: Les Hornbuckle accepted responsibility of
locating the family members and maintaining the mailing list.
3) Coordinator- Austin Hornbuckle agreed to accept the job.
The type and date of the reunion was discussed with no final decision
After which Austin and Les discussed the reunion on two different
occasions. As a results an agenda for the next meeting was drafted as
follows: Have a week end affair August 25th â€“ 27th, 2000. The reunion
will begin with a reception at one of the motels Friday 25th August at
6:00 PM. Saturday 26th everyone will meet at Ditto Landing. At 9:00 AM
Austin Hornbuckle will welcome everyone with recognition of your family
group. LeLand Pound and Les Hornbuckle will speak about genealogy of
the Hornbuckle Families. 10:00 AM we will visit, play games, see
displays, make photos etc.
12:00 noon there will be a catered buffet-style meal of salads, hot
entrees such as lasanga (some of them meatless, perhaps), meats, rolls,
fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and desserts.
The afternoon will be a repeat of the morning plus transportation will
be available to visit cemeteries and old land sites.
Sunday 27th will began with a pancake breakfast at Ditto Landing with
activities a repeat of Saturday. You will be on your own for other
May 4, 1999:
We meet at Euniceâ€™ restaurant in Huntsville, Alabama. The restaurant
was closed and we went to Mullins for the meeting and eat breakfast.
Those present were Arnold, Austin, Les, Son, and Rip Hornbuckle.
The agenda was agreed too as presented.
Les and Austin Hornbuckle and LeLand Pound are committed to having the
book â€œHornbuckleâ€™s in Americaâ€ published by reunion time.
Arnold suggested that we have Blue Grass music by our cousins as well as
others and everyone agreed. Arnold agreed to be responsible for the
program. Everyone agreed to use the Underwriting Certificate to get seed
money. Everyone agreed that the $100.00 committed by Arnold, Austin and
Les are underwriting funds.
Son and Rip gave $100.00 for underwriting funds. Son Hornbuckle agreed
to take the responsibility of then cemetery book. Rip recommended we
have a motto for the reunion.
Rip agreed to be responsible for arranging the motel and rate.
Everyone was very excited about having a Hornbuckle Family Reunion and
the next meeting time is 8:30 AM May 25 at Austinâ€™s house. Meeting
? Les Hornbuckle
? Arnold Hornbuckle
? Rip Hornbuckle
? Austin Hornbuckle
? Lee Pound
? Phyllis Hornbuckle
? Peggy Montano
? Georgia Hornbuckle Hendrix
? Jeanie $ Quay Hornbuckle
? Princes $ Ronnie Bigwhip
? Doris Elkins
? Linda Keller
? Marveline Baker Maples Hill
? Son Hornbuckle
Some of the above people have agreed to be responsible for activities as
If you have an area you would like to help with or take the lead let me
Also, if there is an activity not listed that you wonâ€™t to implement let
I will be working with each one and if you wonâ€™t to discuss any area
contact me by
E-mail or telephone.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
1) Finance- Linda Keller
2) Family Communication: Locating family members, Flyers, Newsletters,
Mailing- Les Hornbuckle
3) Family Directories- Georgia Hornbuckle Hendrix
4) Family Cookbook- Phyllis Hornbuckle
5) Lodging â€“ Rip Hornbuckle
6) Cemetery Director â€“ Son Hornbuckle
7) Public address system, audio-visual equipment, music- bluegrass
Band - Arnold Hornbuckle
8) Quartet- Marveline Baker Maples Hill
A) Early America â€“ Leland Pound
B) Latter daysâ€™- Les Hornbuckle
C) British Isles - Geff
10) Making History: Photography, Video, and collecting facts â€“
11) Actives $ Games-
13) Transportation -
14) Food/beverages: organizing meals, refreshments-
15) Reception -
16) Group photos â€“
17) Hornbuckleâ€™s and the Civil War â€“ Austin and Les Hornbuckle
UNDERWRITERâ€™S CERTIFICATE FOR HORNBUCKLE FAMILY REUNION
THIS CERTIFIES THAT ___________________________________________ HAS
ADVANCED $_________ TO HELP DEFRAY THE EXPENSES OF PLANNING AND
ORGANIZING THE HORNBUCKLE FAMILY REUNION. THIS AMOUNT, OR AS MUCH OF IT
AS FUNDS REMAINING IN THE TREASURY WILL PERMIT, WILL BE REPAID AFTER ALL
OBLIGATIONS HAVE BEEN SATISFIED. CERTIFICATE
Those that have received an Underwriterâ€™s Certificate are:
Son Hornbuckle------ $100.00
Rip Hornbuckle------ $100.00
Austin Hornbuckle-- $100.00
If you wonâ€™t to help defray the expenses of planning and organizing the
reunion, and receive an Underwriterâ€™s Certificate, make your check
payable to The Hornbuckle Family Reunion and mail to The Hornbuckle
Family Reunion 2312 Memorial Parkway South, Huntsville, Alabama 35801
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