Sat, Sept.21st/2013, Saint John's Church Hall, Main St. Fredericton, NB.
The 33rd consecutive Middlemore Homes Reunion. Always open to descendants of any British Sending Agency.
Middlemore Atlantic Society News letter, July/2013
Hello to all near and far.
My promise to get out more newsletters this year has proved to be a slow and unproductive one. My apologies for that. With that said, I hope to update you here on a few notices that may interest you.
During the last reunion in Fredericton, Ricarda Bradley was able to report on a monument project she undertook with the NB Government. Ricarda was able to secure a monument for British Home Children and descendants and the placement of this monument will be in the very near future at the Kings Landing visitors entrance. It was hoped to have been held in mid July however the Minister of Tourism was unable to attend. A current date is still attempting to be set and if at all possible, I will try to relay this information when it is made available to us. If in the event I am not able to, I suggest that you all keep your eyes open to the Gleaner or Telegraph Journal as there will be notification from Kings Landing placed there. It would be wonderful to see as many of us in attendance as possible as the press will be on hand and Kings Landing are making every effort to mark this as a special event.
Posters and notices are starting to go out for this year’s coming reunion. It will be held at the Saint John’s Anglican Church Hall, 75 Main Street, Fredericton on Saturday, September 21st. The meeting will start at 9AM and we run the event until 5PM. Lunch will be served at noon and included in the $20.00 price of registration. Please pre-register so that we can have enough food prepared. You can contact Connie Jeffrey at email@example.com
I feel we should mention that having a reunion does cost us money with the rent of the Hall, the food caterers as well as advertising, so we will continue this year to charge the $20.00 registration fee to help us off set the expenses.
Our special guest this year is Mary-Ellen Badeau, archivist for the NB Archives. Along with giving a presentation in the morning portion of the meeting, she will be bringing with her a great deal of research materials for the Research Workshop in the afternoon portion. One of the main points of interest this year is the contributions we hope that our members will make to the NB Archives. It is a desire of many that the history of our BHC be preserved, whether it is through novels and magazines or your own personnel collections. What will be suggested is that we donate our history and research that we have been able to do to the NB Archives. This would include any photos or news clippings that you wish to have preserved for future interested persons. I have a huge collection of research materials that I am in the process of copying for the Archives so that they can assist families. Extra computers will be set up for folks to use as well as to copy/scan photos and documents you may need.
As well this year we will be having a silent auction as this has proven to be a fun and productive means to help support the Middlemore Atlantic Society. So bring along an item to donate to the cause.
We need your attendance this year to help us plan for the future so please try to attend and have your voice heard at our annual meeting portion of the reunion.
Just to clarify, our society is open to families from any and all sending agencies of Great Britain, not just the Middlemore Homes. I can personally try to help research the Middlemore Children however other cases are directed to other researchers and I can suggest these when and if needed.
Here’s hoping you can attend the 33rd annual reunion. Mark your calendar.
Marion Crawford-President, MAS www,middlemoreatlanticsociety.com
Middlemore Atlantic Society – 32nd annual reunion for British Home Children
September 15, 2012
78 Main Street, St. John’s Anglican Church Hall, Fredericton, NB
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Registration/Meet & Greet – Silent Auction
9:30 – 9:45 a.m. Welcome by the President – Ricarda Bradley
Trevor Stairs- MC / Oh Canada
9:50 – 10:30 a.m. General Annual Meeting
Election of Officers
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Silent Auction
11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Pass the mike - Sharing information on how we found out different things about our British Home Child
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Speaker: Nancy Avery Easter
Speaking on the subject of the British Home Children
1:45 – 2:00 p.m. Silent Auction
2:00 – 3:45 p.m. Movie: “Oranges and Sunshine”
Agenda subject to change.
31th Annual Middlemore Reunion to be held on Saturday, September 17th/2011
Location- Saint John Anglican Church Hall,75 Main St.,Nashwaaksis Fredericton, NB
Special Guest speaker, The Hon. Graydon Nicholas, Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick
and Rev. Canon Jon R. Lownds will be leading a "Healing of Memories" Service.
Middlemore Atlantic Society
Lunch will be supplied and included in your registration fee of $20.00.We do ask therefore, for anyone wishing to attend, that you pre-register to Connie Jeffrey at firstname.lastname@example.org Send your registration funds to Connie at 30 Carol Avenue, Fredericton, NB, E3A 1K2 Phone # 506-457-6275
Deadline for early registration is Sept.10/2011. This is so that we can book the final amount of dinners to be supplied for the reunion. Doors open at 8:30 to 9:30am to pick up your registration and view the displays.
There will be a special recognition by the Province of New Brunswick made at the reunion in honor of the British Home Children.
Please note: This year we are holding a silent auction to help raise funds to operate our Society. We ask that you donate an item for this worthy cause.
For your convenience, we have the following information on lodging.
Ramada Inn 1-800-596-4656
Best Western 1-877-455-8448
Howard Johnson (Wandlyn Inn) 1-888-280-1122
Comfort Inn 1-800-4choice
Amsterdam Inn 1-800-468-2828
Fredericton Motor Inn 1-800-447-4136