An update of the Bunker Family Association’s mailing list web server software was installed this morning and its functionality tested. If you want to change to electronic delivery and help reduce the BFA’s annual mailing expenses as well as save on your annual dues, remember to indicate that when responding to Treasurer Lowell Bunker’s dues notice. Postcards will be delivered shortly.
Web Site of the Bunker Family Association
The Annabelle Moore Scholarship Award is a $500 grant given to a child or grandchild of a Bunker Family Association member in good standing. The recipient will be a high school graduating senior or college freshman.
The scholarship is awarded on the following basis: (1) Scholarship attainment, (2) Goals and worthiness, (3) Financial need, (4) Activities and awards.
The applicant shall complete (a.) the current application form, (b.) a genealogy chart showing Bunker lineage and forward (c.) a complete high school transcript (with official HS seal) containing marks for the most recent term or semester. The three forms must be submitted by the deadline indicated and forwarded to:
2632 52nd Avenue
Greeley, CO 80634-4005
For questions or other information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download nomination form [PDF] – Deadline May 1, 2014
The hotel selected for the 101st annual reunion of the Bunker Family Association is the Lodge of the Ozarks, 3431 W. Hwy 76, Branson, MO 65616. The reunion will be held June 18-22, 2014.
The rate is $90 for double room, $80 for single room (same rate 3-days before and 3-days after). For reservations call (417) 334-7535 and give GROUP RESERVATION CODE 130634.
The hotel is at the end of the theater district strip, a little removed of the busy section but within walking distance of amusements and museums. The hotel has a restaurant, pool, fitness center, free parking, tour desk and concierge service. Breakfast is included and we will have our own hospitality room with coffee or tea. There are activities for all ages, amusement parks for the children and showboat cruises and scenic railway trips for the rest of us. There are live theater shows, musicals, magic, comedy, a tiger sanctuary, even a Chinese acrobatic show. For the more adventuresome there are zip-line rides and Segway tours.
• Thursday June 19 – We plan a tour of the area, a showboat cruise with lunch and show, transportation included – the price per person is $69, children 4 to 11 $59.
• Friday, June 20 – We will take a scenic railway trip that travels through the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, lunch at the beautiful Keeter Center at the campus of the College of the Ozarks with lunch – $61 for adults, $51 for children under 12.
Reservations for the tours must be made by April 1. Call: Taunya Lay of Branson Tickets at (800) 432-4202. Tell Taunya you belong to the Bunker Reunion Group.
• Saturday June 21 – We will have our business meeting in the morning and a banquet buffet to end the reunion with a cash bar starting at 6 p.m. with a group photo session. Cost of the buffet $25.
In your free time you can visit the many museums, see the shows and just relax by the pool.
Branson’s airport is served by Southwest (800-435-9792) and Frontier (800-432-1359); it also has shuttle services (800-237-4466).
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Because of the change in the office of Treasurer, annual dues statements were inadvertently not mailed to members, resulting in a cash-flow problem for the association.
We have enough members to support our activities if everyone pays in timely fashion, according to BFA President Gil Bunker. Please pay your dues for 2013, and consider an early payment for 2014. Dues checks may now be paid to:
Bunker Family Association
c/o Lowell Bunker, Treasurer
4808 Edgehill Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048-5186
$20 for electronic delivery of the quarterly newsletter
$25 US, $30 Canada, all others $35 for postal mail
Life memberships $300 Benefactor, $400 Humanitarian, $500 Philanthropist
Mary Bunker Peterson has shared photographs from the June 2013 Bunker Family Association Reunion at:
If you are asked for a password, enter this: CND_BunkY!
BFA President Gil Bunker sent along this message to the Bunker family:
Apparently the economy or my grandiose planning (or both) have nearly scuttled the Centennial Celebration in Nantucket, Durham and Boston. We are tragically under-booked for the two tours and the banquet. Our festivities in Boston could also use an increase in participants. We are forced to reschedule activities and drop two days (the 18th and 19th) from our plans.
The Holiday Inn has granted a one week extension of the accommodations deadline – it is now May 21. Call 1-800-HOLIDAY – Ask for Bunker / Breed rate – $129 a night plus tax.
In an attempt to remain solvent, the Tuesday morning business meeting is rescheduled to Saturday morning (June 15) about 9 a.m.; the Durham tour starts at noon. We will now have an adequate number of members for a quorum.
The Tuesday banquet is rescheduled to Monday evening June 17) after the Bunker Hill Day activities have concluded. Usually the banquet has the largest number of participants but barely two dozen have purchased tickets. Choice of chicken, salmon or pork – $45.
The Nantucket and Durham tours will commence as scheduled however there are so many unsold seats, we’ll not come close to breaking even. Nantucket tour – $104 (includes bus, hi-speed ferry and tour) Durham tour – $30.
There are local cousins that haven’t registered at the hotel; that is understandable but I need to know if you will attend any of the activities. Your support is needed.
We’re going to have a great reunion, we always do. See you in Boston,
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BFA members can register now for the BFA’s 100th anniversary reunion in Boston June 13-19.
BFA President Gil Bunker has announced the program details for the event. The registration form is being mailed to BFA members along with the February Bunker Banner (also sent electronically to those members requesting that format of delivery).
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Mary Bunker Peterson has shared some photos of the Bunker Graveyard in Durham, New Hampshire.
If you wish to go directly to those albums designated specifically for the Bunker Family Association, use the subdirectory method: greencity.phanfare.com/bfa. If you are asked for a password, enter this: CND_BunkY!
The Bunker Family Association is requesting applications for the Annabelle Moore Scholarship for 2013. The Annabelle Moore Scholarship Award is a $500 grant given to a child or grandchild of a Bunker Family Association member in good standing. The recipient will be a high school graduating senior or college freshman. The scholarship is awarded on the following basis: (1) Scholarship attainment, (2) Goals and worthiness, (3) Financial need, (4) Activities and awards.
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We have completed the required software updates on the BFA web site. Thankfully, the maintenance downtime was not excessive. We apologize for any inconvenience in downtime while these activities were being completed.