Today I received a report of the 72nd Whipple Reunion at Otter Brook State Park in Keene, N.H. According to Raymond A. Whipple (who sent the email):
The reunion is the 2nd Sunday in August starting at around 10am with business meeting around noon before lunch. It is at Otter Brook State Park in Keene N.H. For those that wish to attend next year and would like some information, feel free to email me at email@example.com. We hope to see many more relatives attend next year. We are hoping to meet new Whipple’s and see ones that have not attended in some time once again.
Here are the minutes of the reunion:
72nd Whipple Reunion
45 descendants of John and Adeline Whipple attended the 72nd Whipple reunion at Otter Brook State Park in Keene N.H. Guest in attendance came from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania.
Recognition were as follows:
- Oldest in attendance: John Whipple Sr.
- Youngest in attendance: Shea Brett
- Married the longest: Don & Betty Whipple
- Married the shortest: Armand & Robin Comtois
- Travelled the farthest: Donna Comtois
Thank you to Carole DeWolf for doing the gifts! Hello’s and well wishes from those that could not attend. Jim and Len wanted to be remembered as well as Jean Whipple Thomas who recently had surgery.
There were no reported births or reported marriages. Wes Martin sent a letter to tell us that his wife Betty had passed away. Cards will be sent from all of us.
A vote was take and passed to have the reunion at the same location next year but a little closer to the rest rooms. A vote was also taken for the officers which are, John Whipple Jr. as President, Raymond A. Whipple as Vice President, and Karen Hall as secretary/treasurer. Both Karen Hall and Raymond Whipple will continue as historians.
Everyone shared dishes at the center table and are encouraged to do so again next year. The grill as well was used by many. The raffle was once again manned by Herve and Janice Bosse. The cake was donated by Rod & Helen Whipple. A collection was taken and the raffle was a huge success and will help to continue to fund the reunion.