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Newsletter Date 9th Saturday 2013

ONLY 11 more sleeps!!

Our Family Reunion.


The Gardens Family Reunion
Descendants of the seven sisters

When: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 20th, 21st & 22nd September 2013 Where: Ingham Pavilion Showground's Time: Nywaigi Knights Football Game: 12pm Followed by: Family Reunion: 6pm Information in this Newsletter; Food Shirts Program Budget & Bank Account Details Contacts

Suggestions!!!!
If you have suggestions and can help make this family gathering a memorable one please make sure you let us know by this Sunday. You can call on 47778718 or 0428710907. Even email at mungalla@bigpond.com or via Facebook or get someone to call on your behalf. COMMUNICATION IS THE KEY. PLEASE DONT BELIEVE EVERYTHING ON THE BLACKFULLA GRAPEVINE...IF YOU WANT TO KNOW COME TO THE MEETINGS, IF YOU SEE SOMETHING THAT IS NOT RIGHT ...BE THE CHANGE AND MAKE THE CHANGE!!! SO FAR A LOT OF OUR FAMILY HAS BEEN DOING A LOT OF FUNDRAISING AND WORK AND ORGANISING AND IT HAS NOT BEEN EASY. SO PLEASE IF YOU CAN HELP MAKE THIS REUNION A GREAT SUCCESS FOR OUR FAMILY AND INPARTICULAR FOR OUR YOUNGER GENERATION AND FOR OUR ELDERS ESPECIALLY NANA BARETT PLEASE HELP AS WE NEED IT!! AND REMEMBER FAMILY FROM THIS POINT ON TO THE REUNION PLEASE DIRECT ALL INQURIES TO JACOB ON 47778718 OR 0428710907. THAT WAY YOU GET INFORMATION FROM THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE. BIG THANKS GO OUT TO ALL THE FAMILY ON THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE WHO HAVE DEDICATED TIME AND EFFORT!

Purpose and Vision of our Family Reunion.


We are one people, one family, one mob, the purpose of our family coming together and having a good time and enjoying the company of each other is simple. There are two main reasons for this reunion, One is to bring the younger generation together so they know who the are, where they come from and how they are connected to one another . The second reason is to honor, respect and celebrate the elders that we still have, especially Nanna Barrett.. Over the last couple of weeks a lot of information has not gone out to our family members and the information has been misunderstood which has caused a little bit of confusion hopefully this news letter will clarify things and from this point on all enquiries regarding the reunion can be made to the Mungalla Office on 4777 8718 so the right information goes out and folks are not hearing things second hand.. We want to keep the reunion simple and because there are only a few of the family members organizing things there are going to be mistakes. So there is a big call out now to volunteers to help so contact us to put your hand up to help. We wish everyone safe travels up to Ingham. And remember, Any questions or concerns please contact Jacob at the Mungalla Office. Food The plan with food for the Saturday night party is that all family are being asked to please bring a pot of food. Then we can put it all together to feed everybody. It was suggested we set up elders table and have volunteers serve them. So if you would like to help call and put your name down. Ph 47778718. Shirts Each Family was to organise Reunion Shirts. There may be some Cassady shirts left but contact Natasha Parsgaard on 0411638759. Also Nywaigi Knights shirt may be available so contact Ms Marshall Wacando on 0434551121.

DRAFT ONLY Program for the Gardens Family Reunion DRAFT ONLY
please note this is only a draft so if you have anything to add or want input contact us before Sunday as that is when the final program is done

Friday 5pm - 6pm 6pm - 7pm 7pm - Late Saturday 8:30 am - 11am 12pm 5:30pm 6:30pm 6:15pm 6:20pm 6:25pm 6:30pm 7:30pm 7:50pm 8:30pm 9:00pm till late

Activity Meet and Greet (at showground's Pavilion) BBQ Party

Placing flowers on graves at Cemeteries (Family Time) Gates Open (Footy) Gates Close (Footy) All families to be seated Welcome to Country (Uncle Alban) Opening Prayer (Mark Devow) Minute Silence - Slide Show of Elders Dinner Elders to be seated Presentation for Nanna Barrett Speeches / Formalities Traditional Dance Performance Uncle Joe Oath Family Time! Singing, Dancing, Party! enjoy yourselves

Sunday 10am - 11am 12pm 5pm Church Service at Pavilion with Pastor Cec Heron Forrest Beach BBQ, Music, Activities Close of Reunion

Budget & Bank Account Details


Budget Needed to Pay for the Reunion PA System Pavilion Cold Room Bain - Marie & Urns Tea & Coffee Cutlery Cake Decoration Toiletries Calico/Family Tree Total $600 $700 $300 $350 $250 $500 $250 $179 $100 $(each family responsible) $3729.00 Aunty Betty Club Aunty Betty Club Uncle Mick Barrett Uncle Mark Devow

The amount that we have to come up with in two weeks is $3729.00. Fundraising efforts have been undertaken by dedicated family members to pay for the reunion but have not been too successful. We are asking that all family members contribute to help pay for the necessary items listed above to hold our reunion . As you can see some family members have contributed and paid for things like the hall, PA , Cake and Decorations and we thank them for covering the costs but we need to pay these family members back.

if 100 family members contribute just $40 then we will have $4000 which will more than cover the costs We know family not rich , so any amount that you can contribute will help so lets all pull together and make our family reunion a memorable one!!
Gardens Family Reunion PO Box 13 ALLINGHAM Qld 4850 Ph: 07 4777 87 18 M: 0428 710 907 Email: mungalla@bigpond.com

The Account Details Are: Bendigo Bank BSB: 633 000 Account: 1500 178 38 Name: The Garden's Family Reunion Account

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