Spring is finally here and we’re excited that warmer temperatures mean more recreation and time outdoors! This is also the time of year when families plan for reunions and gatherings. Do you relate to this? We’d love to host your family and can accommodate groups of any size. From food, lodging and activities – TLC has it all! Call or email us today and we’d love to discuss your custom family gathering.
The TLC Team
Click to listen to Connie Petersen talk about her Family Reunion. Family from Denmark traveled all the way to reunite at TLC!
PLANNING YOUR NEXT FAMILY REUNION by Maile Ilac Boeder
The snow is gone and spring is peeking through which means we’re getting ready for family reunion season to begin here at The Leadership Center. While the season doesn’t really start for a couple of months, we’ve been answering lots of questions from those planning their reunions with us. With that in mind, in today’s blog, we’re going to cover a few helpful tips for planning your next family reunion. These tips can be used whether your reunion is here or not.
Tips for planning your next family reunion:
Decide on the kind of family reunion you want to have.
Will it be a one day, pot luck at the park? A week long camping trip at the lake of vacations past? A two-day overnight in a hotel over the holiday?
The type of reunion you decide to host will help you determine the following:
One of our major types of meetings is family reunions. We have families that come and see us every year, every other year or some other combination. We love getting to see the families and getting to know them. It’s one of our favorite parts of the summer!
Something new that we have started to introduce to our family reunions, among other groups, is online registration. In the past we have had one main contact and they have been responsible for gathering all of the information and payments and relaying that to us. Now we have the option of online registration. There is still one main contact, but family members or guests have the option to register online and pay right The Leadership Center directly instead of paying the main contact. It’s a new way of doing things for us and we are still working out the kinks, but people have been loving it!
One of our favorite aspects of online registration is that it provides us with completely accurate information. We have everyone’s address, we know exactly what they are registering for and what we need to prepare for and we have detailed explanations of dietary needs from anyone. Those are all incredibly important parts of information for me to be able to correctly communicate and prepare our departments for their arrival. It allows us to really make sure everything is as perfect as it can be, so that our guests can enjoy their stay!
A lot of things have transitioned into being internet based and this is a way for us to keep up with the trend. If you are interested in having online registration for your event, I would be happy to explain to you in full detail how we set everything up and how we can use it for your event. Give us a call at (402) 694-3934.
FUN FACT: All family reunions that include at least one night of stay and meals get complimentary tickets to the Edgerton Explorit Center & Plainsman Museum to use during their stay!
“When you are planning your event, do not hesitate to ask your group, facility or vendors questions. It’s not uncommon for people to call and ask us if there are ‘must see sights’ or ‘must eat food’ in the area to experience during their stay. Our whole team is happy to share ideas to help make your event all you hope it would be. Just ask.”
-Maile Ilac Boeder, Executive Director
Upcoming TLC Events
APRIL 29:GO BIG GIVE Pre-Give Event with Prairie Plains Research Institute and Edgerton Explorit Center @TLC from 2-4 p.m.
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