Poindexter Family Reunion 2012
Schedule of Events as of


Monday - Wednesday, June 18 - 20:

Arrive early, there is plenty to see and do.  This is all free time on your own. Click on "About the Area" at left for some ideas. Contact Rose or me if you are arriving early so we can meet for lunch and talk about things you can do. We can help you coordinate with other early arriving Reunion attendees should you want to carpool and tour as a group. Rose and I will have welcome bags available with local information.
Email: joropo@suddenlink.net Cell: 501-984-0892

Thursday, June 21:
8:30 am - 12:00 n Reunion Registration & Check-In: Desk is open in the Board Room of the hotel lobby.
8:30 am - 12:00 n Poindexter Family Room: The room is open in the Al Capone Suite on the 4th floor of the hotel. Stop by and meet other descendants, your cousins; and see what others are sharing about family stories and family history research. Or you may tour Hot Springs on your own.
12:00 n - 1:30 pm Lunch: Visit a local restaurant on your own or meet in lobby if you want to join others as a group. Cost is not included in registration.
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Reunion Registration & Check-In: Desk is open in the Board Room of the hotel lobby.
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Poindexter Family Room: The room is open in the Al Capone Suite on the 4th floor of the hotel. Stop by and meet other descendants, your cousins; and see what others are sharing about family stories and family history research. Or you may tour Hot Springs on your own.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDA Executive Board Meeting: In the Al Capone Suite on the 4th floor of the hotel. Members are invited to attend.
5:15 pm - 8:00 pm Dinner: Meet in hotel lobby for dinner. We will walk or carpool as a group to a local restaurant. Cost is not included in registration. After dinner you may want to explore Hot Springs.
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm Poindexter Family Room: The room is open in the Al Capone Suite on the 4th floor of the hotel. Stop by and meet other descendants, your cousins; and see what others are sharing about family stories and family history research. Or you may tour Hot Springs on your own.

Friday, June 22:
8:30 am - 12:00 n Reunion Registration & Check-In: Desk is open in the Board Room of the hotel lobby.
8:30 am - 12:00 n Poindexter Family Room: The room is open in the Al Capone Suite on the 4th floor of the hotel. Stop by and meet other descendants, your cousins; and see what others are sharing about family stories and family history research. Or you may tour Hot Springs on your own.
8:45 am - 1:30 pm Tour: Meet in the hotel lobby at 8:45 am. We will be carpooling, please bring your car to hotel lobby entrance if you can provide a ride.
  • 9:00 -11:30 am: Stroll through and enjoy Garvan Woodland Gardens with 210 acres of architecture and botanical gardens.
  • 12 noon - 1:30 pm: Lunch at Smoking in Style Bar-B-Que, family owned and operated and committed to providing you with the best quality, quantity and variety of award winning barbecue in the Hot Springs area. Cost is not included in registration (Dutch treat).
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Local History Presentation: Dr. Robert Raines, Historian, will speak on the Roaring 20's and the history of Hot Springs. Presentation in the Maple Room on the 4th floor of the hotel.
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Dinner: Boathouse Restaurant. Meet in the hotel lobby at 5 pm. We will be carpooling, please bring your car to entrance if you can provide a ride. Cost is not included in registration.
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm Poindexter Family Room: The room is open in the Al Capone Suite on the 4th floor of the hotel. Stop by and meet other descendants, your cousins; and see what others are sharing about family stories and family history research. Or you may tour Hot Springs on your own.

Saturday, June 23:
Contact Joe on his mobile phone if you have just arrived and need to register for the reunion.
7:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast: The Pancake Shop (across the street from the hotel), a delightfully different breakfast experience since 1940. It's very busy on Saturday mornings, so don't be late. Meet in the lobby at 7:00 am. Breakfast is on your own. The Pancake Shop is owned and operated by Poindexter family descendants.
9:00 am - 10:30 am Annual Members' Meeting: In the Maple Room on the 4h floor of the hotel. The Association business is conducted at this meeting. All members should participate.
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Educational Programs: In the Maple Room of the 4th floor of the hotel. As a 501c non-profit association, the PDA provides educational opportunities to members in our newsletter, on our web site and at the annual reunions.
  • Poindexter Land Purchases: John B. Poindexter will talk about recent land purchases near the Poindexter plantation, "Criss Cross".
  • Poindexter Family History Updates: Jamie Poindexter will talk about current efforts of the Research Committee.
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch: Visit a local restaurant on your own or meet in lobby if you want to join others as a group. Cost is not included in registration.
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Poindexter Family Room: The room is open in the Al Capone Suite on the 4th floor of the hotel. Stop by and meet other descendants, your cousins; and see what others are sharing about family stories and family history research. Or you may tour Hot Springs on your own.
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Family Photo: Meet promptly in the Board Room (where reunion registration desk was) near the hotel lobby. Whole group and family group photos will be taken. Meet in the lobby, don't be late! A professional photographer has been scheduled. The photos will be available by 8:00 am Sunday morning. Bring your checkbook.
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Roaring 20's Banquet: Magnolia Room on the hotel's 1st floor. Roaring 20's clothing desired otherwise casual will work. We have a great banquet planned, entertainment, gift exchange and an auction. Don't forget to bring something from your home area to give away in the exchange (value up to $20-25).

Sunday, June 24:
7:00 am - 11:00 am

Brunch: Venetian Dining Room where brunch is being served in old-world ambiance. This is our last event and meal together. Cost is not included in registration.

Don't forget to pick up your photos! Available by 8:00 am.

Poindexter Descendants Association    www.poindexterfamily.org