Sutherland Family Reunion 2006


Gathering descendants of Robert SUTHERLAND and Grace LIGHTFOOT to celebrate 150 years of their family migrating to Australia from Dunfermline Fife Scotland

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You can help before the Reunion!

 

The 1st Way - by donating to the Reunion fund to enable the setting up of the reunion itself,

The 2nd Way - by offering to help collect contact nammes and addresses of your immediate family, extended family and any other Sutherland contacts you have acquired over the years. 

The 3rd Way - by donating to the Grave Restoration Fund.  It is the desire of Robert and Grace's descendants to restore the headstones and graves of the family, which includes their son's and families at Walcha Cemetery.  Donations for this specific purpose are requested to be sent to the committee (see below).  Fundraising will be undertaken as well (to be notified in coming months) and if any profit is made from the Reunion it will also go entirely to the grave restoration.  Donations to the Sutherland Family Reunion 2006 should also indicate if you are supporting the Walcha graves restoration or the Warrnambool headstone erection for Catherine and William Smart.

 

The 4th Way - by collecting basic family tree information for your own branch of the family and as many of your relatives as you can.  It is important that these people give permission for their details to be used in family tree displays (at the reunion) and also in the planned book.

 

The 5th Way - by becoming a coordinator of your part of the family tree.  So far, several family branches are without a coordinator, so to ease the load on the committee, it would be wonderful to have your assistance.  The job would be as simple or involved as you want to make it - just your family, your parent's family, your grandparents family, or a complete branch, i.e. a grandchild of Robert and Grace and all those descendant families.  There are several very active researchers available to help you in any way if you need help or are a beginner.

 

Family branch coordinators (so far) responsible for collecting and collating names and addresses as well as family information from other branch representatives are as follows:

David and Janet - Daniel and Mary - Helen Sutherland

David and Janet - George and Susannah - Lynette Begg

David and Janet - William Henry and Martha Margaret - Carol Garvie

David and Janet - Janet and Henry Winters - Carolyn Callahan

Catherine and William Smart - all children - Rosemary Wigg

Robert and Grace themselves - Lynette Begg

 

Please contact any of these coordinators by sending an email with the subject "Attention (their name)" to sutherlandreunion@yahoo.com.au and they will reply.  Any help, no matter how small will be of tremendous help.  Don't assume we know anything and then you can't go wrong and nothing can be overlooked or go unknown.  If you would like to be kept up to date with all the news of the Reunion, and be involved in decisions still not finalised (and that is all the finer details), please email us and you will be put on the mailing list.  This is a combined effort and although quite a few of us 'know' each other through our research, we are just a drop in the bucket compared to the total descendants.  We want this to be a joint effort, enjoyed by all, not just a few.  So contribute your ideas, experience and knowledge by joining the discussions and become part of the Reunion before it even begins..

 

 

Ways to Donate or Help out

MONEY

You can donate money by

direct deposit to our account.  Please email for account information.
cheque or money order through the post (no cash please, it is illegal)

You can donate money for

running the reunion (any surplus will be used for grave restoration)
restoring the graves and a permanent memorial in Walcha

 

RESEARCH  You can pass your Sutherland information on to the committee for inclusion in the book that will be produced after the Reunion.  The expected launch will be at least a year after the Reunion, but the family tree information will be used for the genealogy display.

 

TIME  You can offer your help in coordinating information and contact details for your branch or family group of the tree.  This will not automatically assume you can help at the Reunion, but there will be plenty of opportunity to participate on the weekend.

 

ALL THREE!  Perhaps (we hope) you would like to consider all three options? 

 

 

The Committee for the Sutherland Family Reunion 2006 is

Convenor - Lynette Begg

Treasurer - Ian Sutherland

Committee - Helen Sutherland, Carol Garvie, Deirdre Connell

Branch coordinators - Carolyn Callahan, Helen Sutherland, Carrol Garvie, Lynette Begg, Rosemary Wigg.  For list of unclaimed coordinator rolls, please see below, and email us if you are willing to help.

Parents

Child & Spouse

Coordinator

Robert & Grace

 

Lynette Begg

Robert & Margaret

Grace Ann

 

Robert & Margaret

Janet Dewar

 

David & Janet

David & Margaret

 

David & Janet

Grace & Henry

 

David & Janet

Daniel & Mary

Helen Sutherland

David & Janet

George & Susannah

Lynette Begg

David & Janet

Margaret & James

 

David & Janet

William Henry & Margaret

Carol Garvie

David & Janet

Janet & Henry

Carolyn Callahan

Catherine & William

Robert & Sarah

Rosemary Wigg

Catherine & William

William & Mary Louisa

Rosemary Wigg

Catherine & William

John & Ellen (NZ)

Rosemary Wigg

Catherine & William

Grace (& Charles)

Rosemary Wigg

Catherine & William

Mary Sarah & Henry

Rosemary Wigg

Catherine & William

Catherine & Henry Charles

Rosemary Wigg

 

Our email address is  sutherlandreunion@yahoo.com.au 

Our mailing address is

Sutherland Family Reunion 2006
P.O. Box 289
East Maitland   NSW   2323
Australia
 

Our banking details for direct deposit by internet banking will be forwarded by email upon request.

 

 

Please note:  Any surplus income from the Reunion will ALL be spent on grave restoration *

 

If you have any questions, please contact us at sutherlandreunion@yahoo.com.au

or by writing to

Sutherland Family Reunion 2006
P.O. Box 289
East Maitland   NSW   2323
Australia

 

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