Poindexter Family Reunion, July 9 through 13, 2003 in Salt Lake City


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As of November, 2002 (subject to change)


Wednesday, July 9th

7:30 am - 10:00 pm, Family History Library, is open Tuesday - Saturday till 10:00 pm for the hard-core researcher.

1:00 - 4:00 pm, Gathering of the Family, make dinner plans, an informal social and genealogy time to meet new family members and catch up with old friends.

6:00 pm, Dinner, join an early bird's family group for an informal Dutch treat dinner at a local restaurant.


Thursday, July 10th

10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Reunion Registration and Information Table open

10:00 am - 3:30 pm, Poindexter Family Room, open

12:00 - 2:00 pm, Family Research Mini Lectures. A veteran Family History Library researcher who lives in the area will talk about short cuts and tips for using the library while in Salt Lake City and from afar when you return home. Other topics to be announced. 

photo of the Library2:00 - 3:00 pm, Tour of the LDS Family History Library, (pictured at right) this is a guided walk-through to help you find your way around the library when you do your research. The library is located next door to the hotel. Visit Library's web site.

3:30 - 5:30 pm, PDA Officers Board Meeting

6:00 - 7:30 pm, Dinner, informal Dutch treat gatherings at local restaurants with fellow researchers, long lost relatives, or any type of family group you choose.

8:00 - 9:30 pm, Tabernacal Choir Practice, attend the weekly practice session, open to the public every Thursday evening.


Friday, July 11th

7:30 am - 2:00 pm, Reunion Registration and Information Table open

8:00 am - 1:00 pm, Bus Tour and Lunch Buffet, visit Temple Square, State Capital, This is the Place Monument and other local landmarks.

9:00 am - 2:00 pm, Poindexter Family Room, open

2:00 - 6:00 pm, Family Research. Meet in the Poindexter Family Room. Participants will pair up and research assigned "Poindexter Family" topics at the Family History Library. This is it! The Family History Library houses the largest collection of genealogical research materials in the world. Here you can take a research "trip" to county courthouses all over the U.S., or to a foreign nation, with a minimum of expense and never leave the country!photo of the The Lion House

7:00 - 8:30 pm, Dinner, at The Lion House, (pictured at right) the 1856 historic home of mormon leader Brigham Young located next to his other home, the Beehive House. Today it hosts the Pantry Restaurant and caters banquets, weddings and childrens' birthday parties.
Visit The Lion House web site


Saturday, July 12th

8:00 am - 2:00 pm, Reunion Registration and Information Table open

8:00 - 12:00 am, Family Connection Time, choose one of these or plan your own event:

  • Poindexter Family Room will be open for visiting with other attendees for the last time. Be sure to retrieve your materials on display by 12 noon.
  • photo of baby giraffe at the Hogel ZooFamily Research at the Library, all Library resources will be available for your personal research, with help if needed. Visit Library's web site.
  • Family Recreation Break, Utah's Hogel Zoo, a great activity for those with kids and those who had enough research for one week. Form car pools at the Registration Table. Picture at right is a Baringo giraffe born at Hogel Zoo, Sept. 2002
  • Make Up Your Own Family Adventure, by visiting our "About the Area" page or by contacting our host, Richard Kajma or Salt Lake City's Visitor's Bureau.
  • Family R & R, pull up a chair, rest and have some relaxing, informative, and fun conversations with family members in the Poindexter Room at the hotel, go for a swim, or take a nap before the afternoon activities begin. Visit the Zoo's web site.

12:00 - 1:00 pm, Lunch, on your own at a local restaurant.

1:15 - 3:00 pm, Annual PDA Membership Meeting, all members are asked to attend this business meeting.

3:00 - 4:00 pm, Research Report, groups will report the results of their assigned research projects.

5:00 - 6:15 pm, Family Photo, everyone attending the PDA Reunion is asked to be in this traditional group photo. Posing costs nothing. Order forms will be available.

6:30 - 8:30 pm, Annual Dinner Banquet and Polynesian Extravaganza, plus our annual gift exchange. We suggest each member of your party brings a gift so each receives a gift. Children are encouraged to participate in this activity. Menu: to be announced.


Sunday, July 13th

Tabernacle Choir9:00 -10:00 am,Tabernacal Choir, YOU MUST BE IN YOUR SEAT BY 8:30am.

Attend the weekly broadcast (pictured at right) of the Choir that has been in existance since 1847. "Music and the Spoken Word", featuring the Tabernacle Choir, is the longest running radio broadcast in America. It has been on the air since 1929, and it is carried on many radio and television stations. Today, the Choir has 340 members, who come from all walks of life and are unpaid volunteers. The choir has performed in numerous countries and has released more than 150 albums. Visit the Choir's web site. Hear the Choir perform in a multimedia presentation.

10:30 am - 12 pm, Reunion Finale Breakfast, organize your own brunch groups in the hotel restaurant, Dutch treat.



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