Victory Outreach Church - Anyone in or from the West Philadelphia area please come out and support Sis Tonja Starkey or as we know her Tiny. With a home Life Group ... A home bible study to better learn about the word of God in a small setting. Every
On Saturday March 26th, 2010. We held another family reuion meeting in attendance were
Darnell Kimp, Dawn Kimp, Muhammed Rafee,Renita Rafee,Hakim Starky,Belinda Wilson,Arline Mills,Bashema Mills.Victoria Noble.
The first order of business was to decide whether the Mills family would be included in a cojoined family reunion. It was decided that the Mills family will hold thier own separate family reunion sometime in the near future.We will continue with our efforts to bring the Manire families together through events such as bowling parties ,fish fry beef and beer party etc. Manire and Mills decendants are welcome to attend any and all events.
There will be no dues but there will be a pay for participation for each event. This will help defray the cost of a big 3 day reunion in 2012. We have not figured out the complete logistics for 2012 yet but are putting out ideas such as meet and greet at a hotel ,cookout in a park, family church services, formal dinner with awards, a day at amusement park your suggestions are needed even if you cant make it to the meetings .
Muhammed Rafee and Hakim Starky have voluntered to do research on our family to help us discover our past. IF you would like to join this committe please contact them either thru this website or facebook.
Do you or another family memeber have a business or have skills that can help other family members. Please let us know and it will be posted on this site.WE need plumbers, mechanics, electricians,landscapers, artist/creative designers ,whatever you do you will be suprised at how in demand you are to your own family. Send me your business card or a link to your web site or any advertising you may have and we will help to get the word out.
I would like to thank Danren Jones and his staff at Mom's Kitchen Table Restaurant for their donation of time and space and for making the Manire family members feel welcome at the establishment.
Our next meeting is scheduled for Saturday Apil 30th at 3:00pm. We have been scheduling for the 4th Saturday of the month but the 23rd is Easter weekend and all of our families will be busy with their holiday plans.The meeting will be held at Reverend Charles Johnson's Church, Evengelistic Crusade Gospel Church at 282 W. Allegheny Avenue.
This will be our third meeting . Please come out and support the efforts of the Manire family. The more support we get the stronger the family will be.
Finally made a descision on a Bowling alley . It's going to be at V and S Lanes in West Philly. This was the only place that would allow us the option of bringing our own food and beverages. This place is pretty nice after the renovations. They have a small arcade and pool table.Best of all they have plenty of space above the lanes to mix and mingle.The time is 9-12:30 on Saturday June 18th. I will be getting tickets this weekend. I am offering a free ticket to anyone who sells 14.There will be 5 players assigned to each lane so get your teams together and come on out.Ticket prices and more info to follow.
Just Got off the phone with Tangy.She is concerned as I am about this family not coming together.I think the internet is a good place to start to get everyone together especially facebook because we have made so many contacts with. We still need to call those who do not use the internet our older folks and those with access and let them know what we are trying to do.I would hope the younger generation keeps thier parents informed about the online converstions so they can be a part of this.
There is starting to be some buzz about the bowling party.I still need help in putting this all together. I am just one person so far I have commitment from Tangy, Jalan and Vicky to help sell tickets.I could use more help.The Bowling alley is not cheap and they want thier money a week before the event. If you can sell tickets to your friends, family, coworkers anybody who wants to have a fun night out let me know. I want to give some type of incentive like maybe free tickets for selling a certain number of tickets . The Bowling ally I want to do this at is at 73rd Street Lanes in West Philly.We can bring in food and beverages and they supply shoes along with the ticket price.Tickets will cost around 15 dollars for 3 hours of bowling ,dancing, food and beverages. Looks like the only times available are for 9-12 pm on Saturdays. All final infrmation will be posted after the venue is booked and tickets are being sold. I will post on here and on facebook.
Wednesday, Finally a day off from work. Clothes to the cleaners ,post office and then to work looking for a bolwing alley to do a fundraiser.Checked out Adams lanes-,Boulevard Lanes, Gehris( Liberty Lanes),City Ave, Erie Lanes and 73rd street Lanes(Elmwood). I chose ELmwood Ave for easy access , Parking and we can bring our own party food. I just need to work out a day with the Alley.They only do parties on Saturday.I will need help selling tickets. We need at least 130 tickets sold so there will be an incentive for selling, free tickets, movie pass or something like that.We also are planning a Fsh fry or Beef and Beer. I have not forgotten about doing a Family coolout this year.We will take this up on the next scheduled meeting.
Hi, My Name is Darnell Kimp for those who don't know me.I have been working with my brother Terry(Muhammed Raffe) and sister Tangy and cousins to bring togehther the Manire family for a all out ,bang up fun filled weekend reunion.As most of you know my Mom Priscilla is the last living child of George and Erlene Manire.While talking with her she expressed that she would love to see all the descendants of her brothers and sister gather together and get to know each other.
Over the last few month"s while talking to cousins there was always talk of putting together such a reunion.Sheldon lives in Las Vegas and let me know his desire for a 3 day event in 2012. This would give us plenty of time to plan and finance such an event. I thought great , here's a guy 2000 miles away making phone calls and putting the word out, what can I do to get the ball rolling.
One night while playing around in facebook I found I could put a group together and invite people to join.The response was overwhelming we had over 115 members by the end of the week. I figured that was a good start.There are many others who do not use facebook for whatever reason so I asked around and found out that Belinda had already started a page for the family and this is pretty much the framework she set up.I think it looks pretty good. With your help we can make it even better. I will be the admin for this site and am so far responsible for it's content. Please forgive me for any errors in advance.
So far we have had 2 meetings and have had some things worked out. But we need more people to attend. In the near future we will need to elect officers and others to perform some of the duties to make this a success. This week I am checking out bolwing alleys and trying to put together a bowling party so we can raise funds to help us get things going .This year I would like to do things to bring the families together and get to know each other before the big 2012 reunion. The bowling party will be coming in May and we are looking into doing a Fish fry or Beef N Beer in the near future.
Please fill out the contacts page so we can have a list of email and home address for our electronic database.ther is also a space for you to make comments.There is also a Survey page that can be copied and mailed to:
6306 Moylan st
Philadelphia , Pa 19144
Another way to get it to us is to copy the page and paste it into the comment section on the contact page.Once this is done you can fill it out and hit submit.
That's enough for now.But I will be updating this page almost dailyly as I go about the business of setting up this event.