February 2000

Volume 1, Issue 4

Inside this

The Information You
Have Been Waiting For

2 The Weekend Event
2 Thanks For Completing
Your Forms
2 How We Have
Contributed To The
3 Expense Sheet
4 Kids’ Corner
5 Give Us Help In
Locating These Family
5 Announcements
5 Contact Us
5 Contact Info

The Information You Have Been Waiting For

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Many of you have been asking about the dates, the hotel, and the price of the reunion.

We now have the details.

The Dates

The reunion is planned around the weekend of July 28, 29, 30.

The Hotel

The hotel is The Sheraton Buckhead located in the heart of Buckhead, Atlanta's prime business and entertainment district. It is directly across the street from Lenox Square Mall, one and one-half blocks from another mall, Phipps Plaza, and one block from the Lenox MARTA station (Atlanta's transit system) which offer direct access to around town and Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport.

Reservation Procedure

The hotel has blocked a specified number of rooms for us. To properly accommodate each of you requires that you follow its reservation procedure.

Reservations will be accepted until the cut-off date which is June 28, 2000.

The hotel will try to accommodate all reservations requested after the cut-off date, but cannot guarantee sleeping rooms at the special rate for reservations made after this date.

All reservations will be made directly through the Atlanta Reservations Department. Please request the group rate for Patterson-Smith Family. To make reservations you may call 404-261-9250 (outside Atlanta, 1-800-241-8260) during the hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday. All reservation requests must be made by the cut-off date.


Check-in time is 3:00pm and check-out is 12:00 noon.

Guest Room Rate

The room rate is $74.00 regardless of room size (single, double, etc.). This rate is exclusive of state and local taxes which currently total 14%. Applicable tax rates at the time of the reunion must be charged.

Expect more information regarding your hotel stay in upcoming newsletters.

Your Share Of The Expenses

To provide the highest quality of service to you, we have finally determined that the following need to be charged:

--$75.00 per adult --$30.00 per child ages 3 to 11 --Children under 3 are free

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The price charged includes the cost of a T-Shirt; therefore, if a child under the age of three years old (who will not be charged for attending the reunion) needs a T-Shirt, you will need to pay $10.00 (ten dollars) for that T-Shirt.

Be mindful of the fact that these prices are not the same as in smaller towns; yet, you will find, after you arrive, that this is quite a value.

We will need half of your fee by March 31 and the other half by May 31.

Please make your payment by check or money order and keep your cancelled check or money order receipt. DO NOT SEND CASH!!!! Your payment should be sent to Atlanta Patterson-Smith Family, P O Box 44063, Atlanta GA, 30336-1063.

Payment Plan

If you prefer to pay in installments, we will gladly accept $20 per month per adult and $10 per month per child beginning with this month.

The Weekend Event


  • Registration – including souvenirs, door prizes, etc.
  • Pool Party -- pizza will be served.
  • Teen Activities – with video games, talent show, and other activities
  • Birthday Ceremony—Artie Jones’ centennial birthday and all other birthdays


  • ·Stone Mountain Park – catered picnic, rides, and golf available
  • Optional Saturday afternoon Heritage Tour


  • Optional church service with morning snack
  • Buffet and program


Thanks For Completing Your Forms

There are some of you who always respond quickly to answering our surveys/questionaires.

We wish to thank you very much for this.

For the others of you--why are you procastinating? As we continue to indicate in our newsletters, we have use for this information: your stories about things you have done, places you have visited, family traditions, your thoughts for Reunion2000, internet access, etc. We would like to create a family directory, among other things.

If you have lost these forms (PERSONAL INFO, EXPLORATORY, EMERGENCY CONTACT, DESCENDENTS), contact us and let us know which ones you need. We will gladly get them to you

Expect one more batch from us to complete the information we need.


How We Have Contributed To The Expenses

Although we are adding on to the fine services provided in the past, we are not charging for those extra services,

e.g., newsletters, website, family directory, toll-free number, to name a few.

Other Contributions

To help you out, we took it upon ourselves to contribute as much as possible. the following are examples: postcards/letters, the program, postage, checking account and checks, long-distance calls, some entertainment, program booklets, Friday snacks (pool area), Friday snacks (teen room), birthday decorations, professional photography/videography, other decorations, etc. (See Expense Sheet).


Give us help in locating these family members

Some of our family members have either moved and did not give us a forwarding address or have never been located:

--Zella Mae C Gibbs --Debora Shakoor --Lynda Smith --Donald Vinson --Melvin Rosemond --Mae Frances Rosemond --Linda Rosemond Daves --Russell Donaldson --Sitrena Tharrington



Family Loss

It was learned from Roy Rosemond of the loss of his sister, Sandra Maples, a few weeks ago.

Our thoughts are with her family and friends.

Get Well

Get well wishes go out to Mildred Bussey. We hope you have a speedy recovery. You’re in our hearts and prayers.

With love!!!


Contact Us

If you don't have an e-mail address (which is the preferable form of contact), call us—

--To give forms data --To give change of address information --To obtain copies of old newsletters --To tell us talents you can share with . . . the family (keep in mind that we . . . . . might not have a need for them all . . . . but let us know anyway; yours might . . be the one(s) we . need) --To submit your favorite recipes for . . . the family cookbook --To get to us family members we need . . to know about --To give permission to have your e- . . . mail address published

It is important that you give us your change of address information. We want to stay in touch with you.

Don't forget that the toll-free number is for reunion matters only.


Contact Info


Toll-free: 1-877-642-8313, 4627

Postal Address:

Atlanta Patterson-Smith


P. O. Box 44063

Atlanta 30336-1063




More Kids’ Corner

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Clue: The above is a place (referenced in this issue).

Contact Info



Toll-free: 1-877-642-8313, 4627

Postal Address:

Atlanta Patterson-Smith


P. O. Box 44063

Atlanta 30336-1063




Atlanta Patterson-Smith Family Group

P O Box 44063

Atlanta GA 30336-1063









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