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Evaluate Your Family Reunion

Write down what you learned about improving your next family reunion. It will help you and anyone else who works on the next one.

Unless you never want to have another family reunion, which might be the case if your family reunion was as awful as the one in this short tongue-in-cheek story by Erica Merrill, it will pay you to spend a few minutes jotting down your thoughts about four things before you forget.

  1. What went right
  2. What went wrong
  3. Ideas for the next reunion
  4. Did you reach your goal?

When you're ready to start your next reunion or turn over the next one to someone else in the family, you'll have the benefit of your memories. If you planned the reunion with others, invite them to add their ideas, too. They may have noticed something you didn't.