Reunion 2002, Burlington Iowa, June 19 through 23


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As of April 2002 (subject to change)

Wednesday , June 19

  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Gathering of the Family: informal social and genealogy time to meet new family members and catch up with old friends.
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Registration
  • 6:00 PM, Dinner, informal Dutch treat dinner together or in family groups that evening at a local restaurant.

Thursday, June 20:

  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Gathering of the Family: informal social time by the pool.
  • 12:00 - 4:00 PM, Registration in the hotel atrium.
  • 1:00 PM, Mini Lectures:
    • Isle of Jersey Photo Tour: Jamie Poindexter will review Poingdestre related sites visited in Jersey during the 1998 PDA Reunion Tour.
    • The Jersey Cow in America: Josh Waterhouse talks about raising Jerseys in Iowa. He has a small herd just North of Burlington.
    • Burlington History: Kathi Waterhouse will talk about the history of the area, from Zebulon Pike's visit, to territorial capital to present day Burlington. She will also talk about genealogy researching at local courthouses.
    • Also see Saturday at 10:00 AM for "Missing Links" presentation.
  • 4:00 PM, Officers Meeting at the hotel.
  • 7:00 PM, Astronomy Night: Astronomy Night and Picnic: hot dog picnic followed by a visit to a local observatory for a program. Weather permitting, everyone will get a chance to look through the telescope. Personal autos and vans will depart hotel at 7:00 PM.

Friday, June 21:

  • 8:00 AM, Bus Tour and Lunch of Nauvoo, Illinois and the new Mormon Temple: now including tour of the new Mormon Temple, also visit the restored homes and shops of the Mormons before their great overland move to the Great Salt Lake. See the Browning Gun Shop, Statue Garden, candle and quilt making, pioneer playground for the kids, and more. $35 includes bus and lunch ($25 under 18). Note, the 2003 Reunion will be held at Salt Lake City, the end of the trail that starts in Nauvoo. More info about Nauvoo.
  • 5:30 PM, Dinner on the shore of the Mississippi River: at the Port of Burlington. $15.00 and $10.00 under 12. Entertainment by the Prairie Band, learn the Texas Two Step, Iowa style! Menu: Fried Chicken, Crumbled Beef Sandwiches, Ranch Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Sheet Cake, iced tea, coffee, lemonade. The full Moon is just a few days away, so be ready for a beautiful moonrise over the river.

Saturday, June 22:

  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon, Registration and Genealogy: The Genealogy Room will be open for registration, sharing of research notes and conversation.
  • 9:00 AM - 1 pm, Shopping Downtown: shop Antique Alley and see the most crooked street in the US, Snake Alley, followed by lunch (Dutch Treat) in downtown Burlington restaurants.
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon, Missing Links: a presentation and discussion on the research for Poindexters in America 1650 - 1750, with a focus on lost branches and the Thomas-1 Mystery. Led by Ed Poindexter, chair of Early Poindexters in America Research Committee (EPARC).
  • 1:30 - 3PM, Membership Meeting: the annual business meeting of the Association.
  • 1:30-3:30PM, For the Kids: clowns will entertain the kids with balloons, face painting, music games and fun. View the video presentation.
  • 5:30 PM, Family Photograph: location will be announced at the Membership Meeting. An order form will be available at the Reunion. There will also be an opportunity for individual family photos to be taken.
  • 6:30 PM, Banquet: $25.00, $12.50 under 12. Entertainment by the Sasaya Indian Dancers, Boy Scout Explorer Post 800. Our annual gift exchange follows, so please bring gifts representing your hometown. Suggest one gift for each member of your party. Menu: Smoked Iowa Pork Chop, Santa Fe Chicken (lightly seasoned), Twice Baked Potatoes, Green Bean Almondine, Tossed Salad, Rolls, Coffee, Ice Tea, Lemonade.

Sunday, June 23:

  • Morning Prayer Meeting: deatils to be announced.
  • Departure Breakfast/Brunch: informal and Dutch treat, have breakfast with others or make your own group plans, in the hotel's restaurant.


  • there is a $20.00 Registration Fee in addition to the prices listed above for anyone 18 or older.
  • Registration deadline is May 1st, checks must be received by then.
  • Use our registration form here or in the PDA newsletter starting with the November 2001 issue.





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