87th Wright Family Reunion minutes
Big Cedar Lake- July 10, 2011
The Sunday dawned warm, sunny and humid, with rainy periods all day. Members started arriving at 10 am to enjoy Racine kringle and coffee. We took family pictures before dinner.
Rex Dachenbach offered prayer and at noon we feasted on our potluck meal.
Promptly at 1:00 pm, John Stofflet began the family meeting. He welcomed everyone and thanked the Laycocks for reserving Cedar Community Beach House, arranging for the golf cart to aid in transportation from the parking area, and asking a local skipper to take us for a pontoon boat tour of the lake. Great fun! We said “Goodbye, and see you next year” by 3:00 pm.
24 persons at the reunion
Youngest: Kaia Stofflet
Wisest: Alberta Kickbush at 93
Longest trip: Douglas Rory Kickbush, who came from Portugal to visit his mom and attend the reunion.
Letters and e-mails received:
Dorothy Tempel, from New Zealand
Katie and Harlan Sutton
Jim and Jeanette Wright
Gloria Austin Karow
Sharing from attending members:
Frank A. Laycock
Frank E. Laycock (brought greetings from the Bubenzers)
Alberta Wright Kickbush
Nancy West Martin
Frank E. Laycock
Frank A. Laycock
Jo A. Gross
Rex N. Dachenbach
With John leading the conversation we discussed the future reunions. Most attending have positive feelings about the reunion, but attendance has fallen over the years. We have tried to maintain a valid mailing list, but it has been difficult to keep new addresses, moves, dispersing family all straight. More of the family can use electronic mail and an up-to-date website is very useful. The leadership of the reunion has been carried by a small group. With declining involvement this is frustrating. We elected leadership for one more year, decided location and agreed to do some research and make a decision at the 88th Reunion.
Leadership for 2012:
President Rex Dachenbach
Secretary Mary Laycock Bubenzer
Treasurer KC Laycock
Location of the 88th Wright Reunion:
Cedar Community Beach House
July 8, 2012
KC Laycock, for Mary Bubenzer