32nd Reunion and Annual Meeting - Chattanooga, Tennessee
May 28 - 31, 2015
Thursday Afternoon - Hospitality Room
As family members arrive Thursday afternoon, the Hospitality Room will be open to welcome them. Please stop in to get your badge and other Reunion materials and make your Saturday night dinner selection. This room will be open to you throughout the reunion and will serve those that wish to delve more deeply into Gaither Genealogy. So bring your computers, materials, and stories to share and learn.
Thursday 5:00 P.M to 7:30 P.M - Family Picnic Dinner
Enjoy seeing old friends and making new ones at a barbecue picnic on the banks of the beautiful Tennessee River. The Tennessee Riverpark is the crown jewel of Chattanooga. Drivers are needed to take some of the members to the picnic. Be sure to let us know if you can help.
Friday Chattanooga History Tour - 9:30 A.M to 2:30 P.M.
An exclusive Gaither tour of some of Chattanooga’s most interesting sights and history, including the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Battlefield and historic downtown Chattanooga. Those on the tour will have lunch and pay individually at the Mt. Vernon Restaurant at the foot of Lookout Mountain. Friday afternoon and evening will be open for those wishing to explore more on your own.
Saturday Morning Education Session - 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
The Gaither Education Session will fill the morning and is open to both current members and those that wish to learn more about the Society and our family's history. This is an opportunity for you to reach out to Gaither relatives in the Southeast United States and invite them to this FREE learning experience. CLICK HERE to see the Education Session Topics Saturday afternoon will be open for those wishing to explore more on your own.
Saturday Night Family Dinner
Begin the evening at 5:30 P.M by enjoying complimentary cocktails in the hotel lobby, followed at 6:30 P.M with a family dinner catered by Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. Enjoy the evening with everyone you've met on the Reunion's last night. This year's dinner will feature the first annual John Gaither Distinguished Service Award to honor outstanding Society members who have displayed leadership, an enthusiasm for Gaither family history, and a dedication to serving the Society.
Business Meeting, Farewell Lunch Buffet, and Gift Exchange
Following the morning business meeting, 9:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M., a light Family Farewell Lunch will be served in the same room beginning at 11:30 A.M.. Ending the reunion with the traditional gift exchange, you are encouraged to bring something that represents the area where you live. Many love to bring homemade items. And if you don’t wish to participate, it is perfectly okay.
Hotel registration is also now open. Be sure to book your room early to take advantage of the special Gaither rate. CLICK HERE to reserve your room.
If you have questions regarding the Reunion and Annual Meeting, please submit the following form. Our event coordinators will respond to your inquiry.