The 2018 Cloud Family Gathering will be September 21-23 at the Inn at Mendenhall, in the Brandywine Valley area of Pennsylvania, the original home of the Clouds when they came from England.
We would love to see you there! The Gathering / Reunion is a bi-annual event sponsored by the Cloud Family Association.
Any Cloud family descendant, relative or friend is welcome to attend (and we hope you will want to join the Association).
The Inn at Mendenhall
Mendenhall, PA (near Chadds Ford, PA)
CFA Vice President Wendy Wise will be acting as host of the 2018 CFA Gathering. Wendy, Jim and the CFA Board invite you to attend and enjoy the wonderful setting of the historic Brandywine Valley, with lots of opportunities to see your “roots” and find new relatives. Following is information that you will need to plan your trip. It is not too soon to begin making your plans.
For more information, contact:
- Wendy Wise, Second Vice President firstname.lastname@example.org
- James Cantrell, President email@example.com
Registration Fee for the Gathering: Adults – $70 | Children – $60
Registration Fee includes the following:
- Friday: coffee, tea, cheese and crackers and fruit trays
- Saturday buffet luncheon at the hotel
- Tour of Cloud Family historical sites on Sunday (lunch Sunday not included)
As you register, we would like to know how many will attend and the age range:
- Adults 18-62
- Adults 62 and over
- Youth 12-17
- Children 8-11
- Children under 8
To help us prepare name tags beforehand, please fill out the registration form, naming all members of your party, not just the primary member’s name and information.
Mail your registration form with the total amount of your party’s fees to our Treasurer:
— Linda Boose, 508 Crestwood Dr., Eastland, TX 76448
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Inn at Mendenhall, Mendenhall, Pa (near Chadds Ford). The block of rooms is reserved from September 21 to September 23, 2018. Three additional days may be booked at the special rate for those who would like to come early or stay an extra day or two.
The special room rate will be available through August 20, 2018. The room rate is $125.00+ tax per room, per night, double occupancy. Each additional adult in a room is $20.00+tax per person. There is no charge for children 12 and under. This rate is good for 1 to 5 nights, but must all be booked at the same time. Ask for the Cloud Family rate.
Reservations should be booked by telephone: 610-388-2100
|Group Name:||Cloud Family Gathering|
|Check-in:||Sept. 21, 2018 after 3:00 PM (Hotel check-in at 4:00)|
|Check-out:||Sept. 23, 2018 by 11:00 AM (arrangements can be made for luggage during tour)|
|Hotel Name:||The Inn at Mendenhall|
|Hotel Address:||323 Route 52, Kennett Pike, Mendenhall, PA, 19357|
Room rates include full hot breakfast each morning.
Our meetings will be in the Mendenhall Room at the hotel on Saturday, and the Winterthur Room on Friday evening.
Friday, Sept. 21 Mendenhall Room
|3:00-7:00 PM||Registration, member exhibits (dinner on your own – light snacks available in Winterthur Room)|
|7:30-9:00 PM||Introductions; Speaker: Chris Densmore, Swarthmore College – Clouds & Quakers in Pennsylvania.|
Saturday, Sept. 22
|7:00-8:30 AM||Breakfast in hotel|
|8:30 AM||CFA business meeting|
|9:15 AM||Speaker: Loraine Lucas, Volunteer at the Kennett Underground Railroad Center|
|10:15 AM||Speaker: Update on the Cloud DNA Project|
|10:45 AM||Speaker: TBA|
|12:00-1:30 PM||Luncheon & speaker Michael Harris, author The Battle of Brandywine|
|1:30 PM||short break|
|2:00-4:00 PM||Break-out sessions:
|4:00 PM||Dinner on your own. Winterthur Room and lobbies available for small groups to meet, visit, etc. during the evening.|
Sunday, Sept. 23
|7:00-8:45 AM||Breakfast in hotel|
|9:00 AM – 4:00 PM||Meet in Lobby for Bus Tour of Brandywine Valley and sites associated with the Cloud Family in the 1600-1800’s.|
Bus Tour with the Kennett Underground Railroad Center (about $20), Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, Chadds Ford, Brandywine Battlefield, Newlin Grist Mill, Brandywine River Museum, Chester County Historical Society, and more.