Everybody must pay their reunion fees and before the deadline and the amount designated for everybody. Just because you made your hotel reservations, will not qualify you to attend the family reunion if you have not paid your deposit for the family reunion. If you have children attending the reunion, you did not have to pay their deposit, only the adult deposits at this time, but you must send in the number of children attending so they will have a seat until they are paid. The children will be at a later date to pay in full their reunion fees before reunion deadline date. The adults’ deposits are due now and has been due since December 2014. You have to have funds to plan a reunion. The reunion seats are going fast. The building will only hold 400 for this type of event according to safety codes of the city and the seats are filling up, so you need to make your reservations now with the reunion committee. It cannot be any exceptions. The reunion deadline date is April 30, 2016. This still will not qualify you for a seat at the reunion if you have not paid the initial deposit, due now.
There will be no paying at the door. No half fees asked once the reunion start. No just hollering at family, etc. We are penalized if the wrong number is turned in to the convention center on attendance. I got penalized $200.00 for the wrong amount of people attending the 2014 family reunion. Everybody was gone home and I was left holding the expenses. I can see people on the video that did not pay. The family can’t watch everybody that is why we will have an independent security, picture ID and bracelet.
CANCELLATION: We cannot plan for you if you pay the last minute. There will also be a date set for no refunds and that date will be May 1, 2016 (previously June 1. 2016), but your deposit should be sent now if you plan to attend the reunion.
Some family members invite other nearby family members to the reunion and they do not pay. Now yall know everybody have to pay. Whether they attend the entire reunion, one day, one hour, one minute, the fees are still the same. Do not invite family or friends to the reunion unless they are paid in full.
A picture ID will be required by everyone in attendance and a bracelet will be issued to you to wear during the reunion in your registration packet. You must show the required when you enter or exit the building at every event. This will be done by an independent security agency.
You are responsible for securing your own hotel rooms and all the problems that you may have with the registration and credit cards.
You are required to have your own transportation to and from the airports, unless you made arrangements with the reunion committee in advance. You must arrive before 12 noon on that Friday in order to be picked up by the committee. We will not pick you up because we have to get ready for the banquet also. The banquet will start at 5:30pm this time, in order to take the children on their night out after the banquet, IF enough money is paid. Last reunion, people paid late and made it hard to sign bus contract, secure places for children entertainment.
The nearest airports are the Gulfport/Biloxi, Mississippi Airport, the Mobile, Alabama airport and the New Orleans, Louisiana airport. We will only pick you up at the /Gulfport/Biloxi, Mississippi airport or the Mobile, Alabama airport. We will not have any pickups at the New Orleans, Louisiana airport. The Gulfport/Biloxi airport is about a 20 minute drive and the Mobile, Alabama airport is located 25 miles from the reunion site, and the New Orleans airport is an hour and fifteen minutes from the reunion site.
All family reunion videos will be paid in advance at the family reunion. None will be ordered after the family reunion. Too costly.
All photographs will be paid in advance to the photographer after your picture is delivered at the reunion.
T-SHIRTS WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE FAMILY REUNION FEES.