August 24, 2015

Hello Family,

It's on! I finally have a solid date for the family reunion, it will take place the weekend of August 12th. The meet-and-greet will be held on Friday, August 12th and the Family Reunion picnic will be held on Saturday, August 13th.

We will have hotel group rates effective August 11th-14th. We are currently working on finalizing the hotel prices.

I am still much in need for responses for all family members to determine how many people are coming. Once I get a more solid number, then I can calculate the per person dues for the Chicago 2016 Reunion.



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Lakefront Chicago
June 2, 2015

Hello Family,

I am in the process of looking at venues, lodging, and entertainment for the 2016 Chicago Reunion. Below are some of the ideas I have so far:

Family Reunion Picnic to be held at Ty Warner Parker in Westmont, IL. They has a shelter and a lovely park, provided that the park is available. Food to be catered by Priscilla's Ultimate Soul Food (

Chartered Carriage to take anyone downtown Chicago to visit Navy Pier and all the downtown sites. 

Meet and Greet night (tentatively scheduled on a Friday) to be held at Crazy Pours in Villa Park, IL. Its a sports bar with a large banquet room, small parlar for Off Track Betting, and a few casino slot machines.  It is a beautiful facility.

It's important that we know who all will be in attendance in order to finalize venues and get proper pricing. If you could please complete the poll on the Home Page that would be very helpful!!!!

My ideal timing would be between last weekend in July and the end of the first week in August. Some time between July 28th and August 7th.

Please provide feedback on the above ideas and dates and if you have an additional ideas please dont hesitate to share them with us!


April 8, 2015

Hello Family,

I hope everyone is excited about coming to Chicago in 2016 for our family reunion. We are in the process of updating the website and have started the planning process. More to come soon!!!

I will be posting some ideas for events and venues. I would welcome your feedback.

Robert Mackey
May 10, 2014

Family Reunion Blog


Hello Family,

OK.........Wow, we hope you have decided to join us. We are 1 month and 9 days away from the beginning of the reunion. The Atlanta Crew has been planning and we are waiting for everyone to come. We would love to see you here.  Coorespondence has continued to be sent via email, facebook and texting only.  There is no coorespondence being sent via mail.  I hope everyone is receiving the updated information, sharing the information and passing the word.

T-shirts have been received fom the first order, and they look amazing.  We have extended the last order date for t-shirts to 25 May.  We want to give everyone an opportunity to wear and sport this years reunion shirts.  The family agreed on different colors for each lineage.  If you have not ordered, please do so ASAP.   

Dues are needed to ensure we have all that is needed to have a successful reunion (i.e., food, drinks, venue location, music and a host of other things) needed to show how much we want this reunion to be a success.

There was a problem reported with the hotel link provided as well as the phone number. Do not call the 1-800 number provided in the last email. It was attached incorrectly to the Marriott website provided to me. If you go to the website under travel and accommodations, the hotel link and local phone number is provided and work. The hotel toll free number is 1-888-236-2427.  If you access the hotel accommodations via the family reunion website, it will take you straight to a site where Lyons-McAfee-Mackey-Flagg Reunion: Book Your Group Rate will appear.  Don't forget to bring swimwear and sneakers.  Keep up with the weather.

If you need assistance or help, please do not hesitate to give me a call. We appreciate everyone's support.

Kitty (Patricia), Betty, George, Jonny, Pat, Sheryl, LaJuanda and a host of others loving and caring family members. 

Feel free to make comments on this blog!



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