Keeping in Touch

As Christmas comes to an end and we prepare to celebrate the beginning of a new year, I hope everyone has had some wonderful new memories with their loved ones and I want to put out a request for some brainstorming related to family that will carry on to the new year and years to come.

All of us have been touched in one way or another by the HRCJ Association and I want everyone to begin their new year considering how this strong loving group of cousins will continue to celebrate together in the years to come. From April 4th -6th, the executive committee will be meeting to begin planning the 2016 Convocation and we want to encourage everyone’s input for the planning. Please consider when, where and what you would like to incorporate as part of the 2016 Convocation by asking yourself these questions:

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Convocation Photos Posted

Hello Cousins! I have just posted some photos from the 2013 Convocation on our site. Check them out by following the Family Photos link on the left. If you have any family photos or videos from Convocation (or otherwise) that you would like to see on the site, please email them to me (Erin Harms) with the names of family members shown. Include which branch of the family you’re from so I can create a photo page for each family.

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Help HRCJ Family plan the next convocation by following the link below to take this short survey.

 

Family Convocation July 18 to 21, 2013

From July 18 to 21, members of the Harms Rademacher Cooper Johnson Family Association will meet at Cragen’s resort in Brainerd, MN. Registration/check-in starts on Thursday evening (July 18) and Convocation ends around noon on Sunday (July 21). The Convocation will be filled with music, storytelling, auction, talent show and just hanging out with family.

Cragun’s offers a wide variety of activities for families including a large swimming beach, boating, fishing, hiking, trolley rides and much more. We’ll be able to meet and visit with HRCJ cousins in the Paul Bunyan room where we will gather as a family for music, storytelling, a talent/variety show, and silent auction. For more information about Cragen’s, visit http://www.craguns.com/.

The standard room configuration, described as a Lakeview Fireplace Room on their website, includes 2 queen size beds, table and chairs, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, and TV. All rooms are non-smoking and Wi-Fi internet access is available all over the resort. Handicap accessible accommodations are available and can be requested on the registration form. The room cost is $189 per night and a breakfast and dinner meal plan is available for adults at $29.90/day and children ages 5 to 12 at $14.70/day. The HRCJ Association Convocation registration period ended on March 1. Please contact Nita Harmes at nharmesway@gmail.com.

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