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Accommodations committee – this committee is largely responsible for researching hotels in the city that you are holding your reunion. The research should help them narrow the choices of hotels down to a manageable amount based on your family reunion needs. For instance, your family reunion will probably need a hotel that has a pool so that the kids can have some activities at the hotel. You may also consider hotels that have banquet space where you can host a plated dinner.
Learn more about what responsibilities should be assigned to the hotel selection committee.
Communications committee – the person handling this committee needs to have two very important qualities. They have to be outgoing enough to be able to contact and talk to the entire family and have to be savvy enough with the computer to be able to set up websites, brochures, and surveys. You may have to split the duties between two people in order to accomplish all the tasks that will be assigned to this committee. In addition to maintaining a family database, this group of volunteers will also be responsible for setting up and maintaining a website, and designing flyers.
Read more about what a family reunion communications committee does.
Finance committee – assign one person to lead this committee along with two others to lend a hand. This committee is responsible for determining the budget for the family reunion, opening and maintaining a bank account, tracking cash inflows and outflows, and collecting funds from individual family members to help pay for the family reunion itself.
Read more details on what the family reunion finance committee does.
Catering committee – this committee is responsible for researching and deciding upon a suitable location for a banquet. In addition, they will be selecting caterers, negotiating pricing, and attending to the details of the banquet itself.
Here is a list of responsibilities for the catering committee.
Entertainment/activities committee - This committee would responsible for arranging DJs, clowns, and activities that your family can take part in. For example, if one of the activities during a family reunion is to attend a Broadway show, this group would arrange for the tickets and negotiate group rates. They can also be responsible for recruiting volunteers to help with the games and activities.
Need some ideas? Read our list of family reunion activities.
Set up/cleanup committee – Any family reunion requires a crew of people that will help with the registrations, setting up, decorations, signage, clean up. This group of people is responsible for making sure that all the planning everyone else is doing comes to fruition during the actual reunion.
Read more about the responsibilities of the setup/cleanup committee.