Dreisbach/Dresbach Family Association - Mini Gatherings
The D/DFA encourages you to get together in your many and various localities - in between our reunions. It can be as simple as dinner together at a restaurant, or as elaborate as you wish. The idea is to maintain and enlarge those "cousin connections" that we made at the reunion and through genealogy in general.
This is something a single individual can organize - it's not difficult.
1.) Start with a small group of people you know, your own family or other members of the D/DFA who live near you. Contact them to determine interest and available dates. Don't expect everyone to be available - pick the date that suits you and most people.
2.) Choose your activity. If it's a potluck at your house, that's fine. If it's dinner at a nearby restaurant, that's great. It could be a visit to a play or movie followed by a stop at a restaurant for coffee and dessert. Or it could be a visit to a local cemetery to help keep it clean. These and many other things would work fine.
She will publicize your mini-gathering via the D/DFA News.
4.) Enjoy, TAKE PHOTOS, and send a recap to Marcia to be included in the next mailing.
Left to right: Ken Warman, Melanie Dresbach Warman, Cathy Dresbach and her husband Terry Dresbach, Olivia Dresbach (wife of Matt Dresbach), Tod Dresback, Bethany Dresback at the end of the table (daughter of Tod and Wanda), Wanda Dresback, Betsy Dresbach DeLong, Matt Dresback, Bob Kendrick, Patti Kendrick, Jennifer Dresbach (her husband, John, took the photo).
The first D/DFA Mini Gathering was held on Thursday, December 22nd at Bob Evan's Restaurant in Chillicothe, Ohio. Organized by Matt Dresbach and Bob Kendrick, 15 people attended. After enjoying good food and good company at the restaurant, they went to the hotel room of the Kendricks to enjoy 5 different kinds of cookies plus a pound cake! Everyone agreed it was good to get together again. Many people had not seen each other since the reunion in June 2016. Let's do it again!