The 39th Laughery Reunion was held on Sunday Aug. 17th, 2003, at Wilmer Park in Chestertown MD, hosted by Nikki and Jamie Strong. Thirty-nine members were in attendance.
The weather was sunny, not too hot, and the view of the Chester River was lovely. President Jerry Thompson welcomed everyone and had a minute of silence in memory of our deceased members. Ron Case gave the blessing and everyone enjoyed the good food that was shared.
After dinner, Jerry called to order a short business meeting. Ron Case read the 2002 minutes and gave the treasurers report. There was a balance of $90 left from last year. The minutes were approved and it was noted that Teresa Thompson had passed away on Aug. 20th just after our last reunion.
For new business, a motion was made by Ron Case that we compensate Nikki and Jamie for the part rental fee of $75. It was seconded by Jerry Thompson and everyone agreed. Other expenses included Postage $15.00 and entertainment $20.00 for a total of $110.00. It was decided that we would collect dues of $5.00 per family to cover the remaining $20.00 for this year’s expenses with some Moines left for next year. Sixteen family units paid $80.00, which left a balance of $60 in our treasury.
New officers for next year were elected.
David and Vicky Laughery celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a surprise party given by their children at the home of David and Sharon Laughery. Bobby Thompson’s daughter Kati gave birth to a baby girl, Naomi Lark, on Aug. 14th, 2003.
Keith and Mary Ann Winand, will co-host next year’s reunion with Steve and Janice Winand. The reunion will be held on either the third Saturday or Sunday in August at a place to be determined by the hosts. Jerry called for the meeting to be adjourned. The rest of the day was spent in good conversation, picture taking, and children’s games.