Monday, July 11, 2011

87th Wright Family Reunion

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
John Wright

Sharing from attending members:
Frank A. Laycock
Frank E. Laycock (brought greetings from the Bubenzers)
Jo Gross
Alberta Wright Kickbush
Judy Stubbe
Phil Atwood
Judy Bishop
Rex Dachenbach
Nancy West Martin
Bonnie Stofflet
Rita Stofflet
Douglas Kickbush
John Stofflet

Members attending:

Frank E. Laycock
KC Laycock
Frank A. Laycock
Judy Stubbe
Phil Atwood
Nancy Wright
Woody Wright
John Stofflet
Kaia Stofflet
Cole Wohler
Judy Bishop
Jo A. Gross
Thomas Gross
Rex N. Dachenbach
JoAnn Dachenbach
Lisa Dachenbach
Nancy Martin
Shan Martin
Alberta Kickbush
Douglas Kickbush
Tabatha Feerick
Bonnie Anderson
Steve Anderson
Rita Stofflet

Further Business:
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

Respectfully submitted,
KC Laycock, for Mary Bubenzer

Friday, May 6, 2011

Come to the 87th Wright Family Reunion!

Come to the 87th Wright Family Reunion!

When: Sunday, July 10, 2011
The 2011 reunion will begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday July 11th at the Cedar Community Lake Front Beach House, 5595 County Road Z, West Bend, Wisconsin 53095.

The morning is set aside to permit family members of all ages to get acquainted. Coffee and Kringle will be served as usual. We will have the traditional pot luck dinner at noon. This will be followed by activities and the family meeting.

We encourage all of you to come and enjoy the friendship and renew the family ties. Even if you haven't been for awhile (or ever), we'd be delighted to see you and your family. Family historical documents and memorabilia will be on display. If you have photos or anything to share with the Clan, bring them.

Please bring your address books to update the mailing list!

You will need to bring dishes, silverware, and beverages for your family, and a dish to pass (hot dish, salad or dessert, with emphasis on hot dishes) in sufficient quantity to enable us to leave complaining about how much we overate.

Plus! Lots of fun activites on the shores of gorgeous Big Cedar Lake - Bring your swimsuit!

If you bring up your favorite map website and request the map for 5595 County Road Z, West Bend, Wisconsin 53095, the location of the Community is shown.
Once you arrive there will be signs to guide you to the Beach House.
For more information about Cedar Community and directions, please check out their website:

Where to stay:
For the families that want a place to sleep over near West Bend, here are several choices:
Country Inn and Suites by Carlson
2000 Gateway Ct
West Bend, WI 53095
Phone: 262-334-9400

Hampton Inn and Suites
1975 South 18th Avenue
West Bend, WI 53095
Phone: 262-438-1500

Questions? Email Mary:

Thursday, April 28, 2011

86th reunion minutes

Sorry that it's been such a long time! Here are the 2010 minutes. I will post information about this year's reunion soon.

Harry Wright, KC and Frank Laycock, Frank A. Laycock, Mary Nathan and Sam Bubenzer, Lowell Wright, Russ Kickbush, Matt Kickbush, Colleen G. Curtis, Jim Cosgrove, Tom Cosgrove, Nancy and Woody Wright, Alexa Austin and Dylan Wright, John Taylor and Kaia Stofflet, Judy Stubbe, Phil Atwood, Roxanne Otto, Dave Atwood, Judy Bishop, Rex Joanne Lisa Dachenbach, Bonnie Anderson, Rita Stofflet, Ryan Anderson, Alberta Kickbush, Peggy Cosgrove, Tabatha Feerick, Jo Tom and Justice Gross

Minutes from 86th Wright Family Reunion, Sunday July 11, 2010

Longest travelled: David Atwood from Albany New York

Wisest Member: Alberta Kickbush 92,

Youngest: Austin and Dylan Wright at 13.

Farthest: David Atwood, Albany NY

Closest: Alberta Kickbush, Cedar Community

We did not have any reports of anyone in the clan who passed away this past year.

Letter from Jim and Jeanette Wright.

Letter from Gloria Austin and Wes Karow.

Bud Harry Moertl sent note.

Treasurer's report: Mary Bubenzer:

post reunion balance from last year $307.88

This year had expenses of $98 for flyers and postage.

Additional expenses $83.70

pre-2010 reunion balance is $126.18

$2 contribution or whatever you can give.

2010 money collected: $125.00

2010 post $251.30

John Stofflet and Mary Bubenzer will serve for one more year as President and Secretary-Treasurer. Unanimous.

It was agreed to meet next year at Big Cedar Lake again; the 87th Wright Family Reunion, July 10, 2011

Family Sharing:

Harry Wright

Lowell Wright

Peggy Cosgrove

Russ Kickbush

Matt Kickbush

Woody Wright

Rex Dachenbach

Judy Bishop

Frank A. Laycock

Frank E. Laycock

Judy Stubbe

Joanne Atwood

Phil Atwood

Mary Bubenzer

Rita Stofflet

John Stofflet

Tabby Feerick

Next Reunion: Cedar Community: July 10th 2011

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