THESIER/TESSIER/DECHENE/BRUNET FAMILY REUNION
August 4, 2018
Business Meeting Minutes
The reunion took place in a totally new location, Happy Hollow Campground, located near Castorland. It met our needs with a spacious pavilion for music setup and nearby bathrooms, and also a swimming pond for the kids to splash around.
An informal start to business began with Will Thesier explaining why the reunion was held on Saturday instead of Sunday, as voted last year. Then a vote on where and when to hold the reunion next year. Again at Happy Hollow, on Saturday Aug 3, 2018 won.
The food was ready, and people lined up pretty quickly. There was a nice selection of food; hamburgers, hotdogs, and at least five offerings of potato salad. Music began, as well as a passing of the hat for donations.
The meeting officially opened at 3:06, with Rev Mike Thesier reading the names of our recently departed (Peggy Thesier, Paul Tessier, Joan Lapoint, Florence Roy, Evelyn LaVere, Joyce Thomas, Kay Richer, Glendora Tessier) and leading a moment of prayer.
A roll call of the family revealed descendants of Napoleon, Edith, Leo, and Joseph. Will wants to work on getting Anna’s family to attend next year.
Recognition that today is Joyce Thesier’s birthday, with her giving advice for long living “Only the good die young.”
The Treasurer’s Report was read by Jean Thompson and approved.
The 2017 Meeting minutes were read by Jim Babcock and approved.
Prizes provided by Linda Stowell Scott were given to the following:
Oldest man: Leonard Richer, 85
Oldest woman: Joyce Thesier, 87
Youngest boy: Zachary Canvan, 3
Youngest girl: Graci Alo, 1
Longest married: Eli and Phyllis Tracy, 61 years
Newly married: Julie Smalley and Randy March, 3 years
Oldest batchelor: Eugene Thesier, 82
Oldest spinster: Mary Richer, 64
Farthest traveled: Carolyn Simmonds
Vince Lemieux won the 50/50 raffle ($124.00), and fifteen door prizes provided by Jean Thompson were drawn. Vince donated $100 back to the treasury.
Election of Officers:
President – Will Thesier
Secretary – Jim Babcock
Treasurer – Jean Thompson
Vice President – Patte Lemieux
The meeting was adjourned, followed by the group photo and more eating and music.