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October 2012 Newsletter

  1. 1. Stamps FamilyVolume 2, Issue 1 October 2012Dear Cousins, Reunion 2013 Austin, TexasWe had a grand time last year in Jackson, Mississippi. Dates: July 19 – 21, 2013The reunion was well received and enjoyed by all who Hotel: Holiday Innattended. The food was delicious; the souvenir booklet Austin – Lady Bird Lakereceived high marks; and the gathering of the clan 20 North IH 35produced many lasting friendships. It may sound Austin, Texas 78701strange that friendships were forged during a family 512.472.0509reunion, but many of us had never met and we foundpeople who not only shared our heritage but also our Room Rate: $108.00 plus tax per nightinterests. Click here to make room reservations, OR callDuring the family meeting last year, attendees voted to 1 877.834.3613. Reservation Code: STFhold a reunion every two years in the odd year. Reunion CostsAnthony Haynes (Robert Stamps branch) invited thefamily to Austin, Texas and volunteered to be the local The cost per adult attending the 2013 family reunion isarrangements contact. The dates for the reunion are $100.00.This amount includes the following:July 19 – July 21, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Friday evening fish fry Bus transportation to the fish fryThe reunion committee has begun meeting to make Saturday evening banquetplans for this event, and volunteers are needed. If you T-shirtare interested in becoming involved, leave a message Souvenir bookat Stamps2013@sbcglobal.net. Your message will be Goody bagforwarded to the committee members involved in that The cost per teen (13 – 17) attending the 2013 familyactivity. Many hands lighten the load. ~ reunion is $80.00. This amount includes the following: Friday evening fish fry Bus transportation to the fish fryINSIDE THIS ISSUE Saturday evening banquet T-shirt1 Reunion 2013 Goody bag2 Stamps Family Website The cost per child (12 and under) attending the 20132 Going Paperless family reunion is $60.00. This amount includes the following:2 The Henry and Rachel Stamps Scholarship Friday evening fish fry2 Stamps Family Cookbook Bus transportation to the fish fry2 Chartered Bus Transportation Saturday evening banquet T-shirt3 Want Ads / Calendar of Events Send your check or money order to The Stamps Family3 Committee Members Reunion, 604 Spring Arbor Lane, Cedar Park, TX4 Reunion Registration Form 78613, or use PayPal from the Stamps Family Web site - http://www.thestampsfamily.com. You will be charged a processing fee. 1
  2. 2. Each family member is asked to share a favorite recipeStamps Family Website for inclusion in the Stamps Family Cookbook. MakeLike last year the Stamps Family has a website. New your recipe more personal by sharing a memory that isthis year is the ability to pay reunion fees online via tied to the recipe or include favorite family photos.PayPal. Remember: PayPal charges a processing fee. This cookbook will be used as a fundraiser to offsetThe website will be the primary method for reunion costs. Any leftover (no pun intended) moneydisseminating information, posting the newsletter, will be used to establish the Henry and Rachel Stampsmaking requests, and keeping in touch. Visit Scholarship.http://www.thestampsfamily.com. ~ Hazel C. Stamps, chairing the cookbook committee,Going Paperless reports that contributors can submit their recipes in twoIn an effort to reduce costs and move boldly into the ways: Over the Internet directly to the publisher byElectronic Age, the committee is collecting the e-mail going to www.typensave.com. Group Name is Stamps,addresses for all family members. Sending information password is banana179. Or, by mailing typed orabout the reunion via e-mail reduces the amount of handwritten recipes to: Joyce Stamps, P.O. Box 3266,money spent on U.S. postage and printing costs. It Saxonville, MA 01705-3266. Questions can bealso keeps the committee from having to pass these directed to Hazel at hastamps@aol.com or by callingcosts on to you. Send your e-mail address and those 617-627-9523.of other family members to Hazel C. Stamps at Submission deadline:hastamps@aol.com. Do not assume we have them. April 1, 2013Note: Those family members who do not have accessto a computer will continue to receive a paper copy ofthe newsletter. ~The Henry and Rachel Stamps Chartered Bus TransportationScholarship Do you live in the Chicago, Illinois or Jackson,The Reunion Committee approved the establishment Mississippi areas? Start your reunion weekend with aof the Henry and Rachel Stamps Scholarship bang by getting together with others to charter a bus toCommittee. The committee will consist of two and from the reunion. Information is available on roundmembers from each branch of the family: one over the trip (RT) bus fares to and from each of these locations.age of 50 and one under the age of 50. Markeeta The RT fare from Chicago to Austin is $250.00 perFields volunteered to represent the over 50 age group person; the RT fare from Jackson to Austin is $100.00from the Milton Stamps branch. She is also the per person.chairperson for the committee. Interest parties should Note: the Reunion Committee is not responsible forcontact Markeeta at markeetas@msn.com. ~ making the arrangements. An individual from each of these locations would be responsible for making all arrangements if people from these areas would like to use this mode of transportation to and from the reunion. The committee found the bus company and started the initial conversation. For additional information, contact Myrtis Tyler @Stamps Family Cookbook myrtistyler@sbcglobal.net. ~New for the 2013 Stamps Family Reunion is theStamps Family Cookbook. What better way topreserve those special family recipes than in akeepsake cookbook that features your grandmother’sapple pie or your aunt’s banana nut bread. Don’t forgetDad’s blueberry pancakes! 2
  3. 3. Want Ads CALENDAR OF EVENTS FRIDAY NIGHT FISH FRY/MEET ‘N GREETWanted: Young Volunteers PLACE: CEDAR PARK, TXThe Family Reunion Committee is looking for family HOSTS: ANTHONY & ORA HAYNESmembers interested in learning more about the process TIME: 6:30 PM TO 10:30 PMfor planning and organizing our family reunions. We DEPART HOTEL @ 6:00 PM; ARRIVE FISH FRY @6:30 PMwant (and absolutely need!) our future generations to DEPART FISH FRY @ 10:30 PM; ARRIVE HOTEL @ 11:00 PMcarry on the work of bringing family members from all SATURDAY NIGHT BANQUETaround the country together so that we can continue PLACE: HOLIDAY INNbuilding on the legacy of our family name and history. TIME: 6 PMFor those of you who want to learn more about this FAMILY BANQUET - DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCEDprocess and participate in planning and organizing ourfamily reunions in the future, please contact any of the SUNDAY WORSHIPCommittee Members listed below. Please get involved! PLACE: HOLIDAY INNWe look forward to hearing from you soon. Contact: TIME: TO BE ANNOUNCEDStamps2013@sbcglobal.net OPTIONAL SATURDAY ACTIVITIESWanted: Newsletter Publisher SITE SEEING TOUR OF AUSTIN, TEXASLast year our newsletter served to introduce the 2 ½ HOUR TOUR OF AUSTIN, TEXASbranches to each other, gather and share family history COST: $20 PER PERSON (NOT INCLUDED IN REUNION COSTS)information, and establish a paper trail for ourdescendants. This year fresh ideas and energy are LUNCH AT IRONWORKS BARBEQUE (NOT INCLUDED IN REUNIONneeded to create and publish the newsletter so that it COSTS)continues as a contributor to our family’s cohesiveness. KIDS ACTIVITIES (NOT INCLUDED IN REUNION COSTS)That said - we are in need of a volunteer to take over DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCEDthis responsibility. If you are interested, contact BrendaBrooks at bjbrooks444@sbcglobal.net for details. Committee Members Milton Stamps Robert Stamps Mahalia Stamps Mixon Jerry StampsJEARLEAN FLOYD FRANKLIN MYRTIS MARIE TYLER TERESA MIXON PERKINS HAZEL C. STAMPS CHICAGO, IL MYRTISTYLER@SBCGLOBAL.NET TERESAPERKINS@HOTMAIL.COM HASTAMPS@AOL.COM SACRAMENTO, CA JACKSON, MS SOMERVILLE, MA SALLY HICKS BRAUGHER SALLYBRAUGHER@ATT.NET ANTHONY HAYNES BRENDA BROOKS CHICAGO, IL AHAYNES1309@YAHOO.COM BJBROOKS444@SBCGLOBAL.NET CEDAR PARK, TX SWANSEA, ILROSE GUIDER W ASHINGTON R.WASH159326@ATT.NET ROBIN W ADE Dekeither Stamps MATTESON, IL ROBINLWADE@GMAIL.COM dekeither@gmail.com OKLAHOMA CITY, OK JACKSON, MS GUIN HICKS TAYLOR GUIN.TAYLOR@ATT.NET OTHER COMMITTEES Narvous Stamps INDIANAPOLIS, IN Narvouss@comcast.net Henry and Rachel Stamps Scholarship FRAMINGHAM, MA MARKEETA SINGLETON MARKEETA SINGLETON FIELDS FIELDS MARKETTAS@MSN.COM COOKBOOK FREEMONT, CA HAZEL C. STAMPS Inez Chapman Taylor ON SITEichaptay@sbcglobal.net MYRTIS TYLER LINCOLN, CA ANTHONY HAYNES SOUVENIR BOOK GUIN HICKS MARKETTA SINGLETON FIELDS 3
  4. 4. 2013 Stamps Family Reunion Registration Form (Please Print)Reunion fees may now be made online using PayPal (you will be charged a processing fee)*Name of Family Head/Contact Person:Address:Phone NumberE-mailName(s) of people attending - Use a separate sheet of paper if additional space is needed.Last Name, First Name Age T-shirt size Total # of Adults ______ x $ 100.00 = ______ (A) (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X) Total # of Teens (13-17 yrs) ______ x $ 80.00 = ______ (B)1. _____________________________________________ ______ Total # of Children ______ x $ 60.00 = ______ (C) (12 and under)2._____________________________________________ ______ Total # T-shirts ________3._____________________________________________ ______4._____________________________________________ ______ Site Seeing Tour of Austin, TX5._____________________________________________ ______ 2 ½ hours Cost: $20.00 per person6._____________________________________________ ______ Total # for Tour _____ x $ 20.00 = ________ (D) Total due $ _______________ = (A + B+ C + D)Registration fees do not include the optional tour, chartered bus from Mississippi or Illinois to Austin, or hotelaccommodations. Make your check, cashier’s check or money order payable to Stamps Family Reunion.Your e-mail address will be used to confirm that your registration has been completed. Otherwise, your canceled check servesas your confirmation. Your personal check will be accepted through June 15th. After June 15, please send a cashier’s check,money order, or use *PayPal (you will be charged a processing fee) to: The Stamps Family Reunion 604 Spring Arbor Lane Cedar Park, Texas 78613-4145 Got questions? Need more information? Contact Anthony Haynes at ahaynes1309@yahoo.com 512-331-7305 4