35th Annual Reunion and Meeting

Vancouver, Washington

September 18 - 20, 2015

Click here for complete reunion registration information:

Detailed Reunion Information and Registration Form

Important registration information: Each person, except for children under 18, must pay a non-refundable registration fee to attend the reunion. This fee covers room rentals and other general expenses which we must pay up front. Children, however, come FREE. Just be sure to list their names on the registration form so that they will receive name tags.


Friday 9/18/2015

Registration begins in the registration area at noon

Executive board meeting 3 p.m. in the president's suite

The hospitality room (the Heathman Chief Comcomly room) will be open at noon, bring your questions about the website and genealogy questions. If you have a "brick wall" or would like to learn how to use the website, someone will be there to help.

Information about local activities will be available in the hospitality room.

Dinner on your own

Evening speaker at 7 p.m. on genealogy in the hospitality room.

Hospitality room will be open until 9 p.m.

Saturday 9/19/2015

Hospitality room opens at 8 a.m.

  • 8:30 a.m. Tour of Fort Vancouver and the End of the Trail Museum. Please meet at the Hospitality room at 8:15. Mark lunch choice between
  • 6:00 p.m. Social Hour at Heathman in the Klickitat/Cowlitz room, with a cash bar
  • 7:00 p.m. banquet at Heathman in the Klickitat/Cowlitz room.

Sunday 9/20/2015

Hospitality room opens at 8 a.m.

DNA forum at 10:30 a.m. in the Chinook room at the Heathman.

Annual Meeting 1pm in the Chinook room at the Heathman.

Group farewell sunset dinner at a local restaurant.

Hospitality room closes at 9 p.m.

Click for hotel and travel information

Additional information will be posted here as soon as it becomes available.

Want to Visit England in 2017?

Planning is in the very preliminary stages for another trip to England in 2017, but we are hoping to make this trip a reality. Stay tuned here and in About Towne for more details as they become available. While waiting, why not read a wonderful account from our Danvers Archive of the 2001 England trip written by Past President Connie Purvis who passed away in 2013. Used with permission of her husband, Vic. There are lots of photos (everyone looks much younger!) Some of the family background which was thought to be accurate at the time has since been disproved by further research on the part of our researcheer in England, Charles Farrow, but the experience of the trip remains the same. Thanks to Gail Garda for digitizing this document so it could be posted for everyone to read after she discovered it in Jim Roome's files!

CLICK to read English Roots 2001

2001 Tour Group
Photography courtesy of Vic Purvis

1991 Tour Group Front L to R:
Nita Richey, Jean and Arthur Towne, Connie Purvis, Marie Roome, Elizabeth Morfitt, Carolyn Koethe, Joan Stevens

Back L to R: Ken Parker, Barbara Noel, Vic Purvis, Joann Schaad, Jim Roome, Jim and Dolowries Wulfhorst, Charles Farrow

Did you miss our 2012 Trip to England?

Our tour of ancestral sites in England and our 32nd annual meeting, which was held September 9th,2012 in St. Nicholas Parish Church where William and Joanna Towne were married and six of their eight children were baptized, is now a wonderful memory. If you were not able to join us, or just want to relive our experience, you may click below to read the detailed itinerary we followed thanks to Charles Farrow. As detailed as it is, however, it does not include all of the wonderful surprise teas provided to us in many of the churches we visited. Thanks to the meticulous planning by both Charles and Karen Johnsen, the trip came in under budget, so people were actually able to receive refunds which was a welcome surprise. If you missed the December 2012 issue of About Towne which included stories and photos from our trip, members may read it in the newsletter archives. 2012-4 December Vol. XXXII, p.57-86

Click learn more about our 2012 trip to England!

Interested to see where previous TFA meetings and reunions have been held? Our genealogist, Gail Garda, has compiled them for you:

1981-2014 Reunions

2010 30th Reunion in Omaha, NE
Photography courtesy of Sue Carson

Farewell Dinner at 11th Street Dockside Restaurant, Port Royale, SC, October 2013
Photography courtesy of Tom Johnson

Regional Meetings

If you are interested in hosting a small get-together in your area, contact Karen Johnsen at who will get you started!

Read about some which have already been held:
Regional Meetings

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