Featuring the Alve Family Easter Sunday Mini-Reunion - 5th April 2015
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Alve Family eNews - Feb. 2015

Our mini-Reunion is now about 8 weeks away.

Yes, on Easter Sunday 5th April, you and your extended family are invited to regather with the Alve whanau/clan to catch up, ruminate, tell stories, meet kin, learn more and enjoy food and friendship.

Those who gather will be able to view and hear NEW family information. We have recently had contact with a long lost old branch of the family (just this week in fact). We are still gathering information and unpacking the detail. We will leave it until the Easter Reunion to inform family members of the detail. Nothing of this info will appear on the website or the Family Tree until you have learned of it at the Reunion.

In addition our gathering at the PN Convention Centre in Main Street will be opened by a celebrity guest who is a good friend of some of the family and who will entertain you with good humour, story and profound local knowledge.

The grandchildren and partners of Carl & Maria Alve photographed at the 1995 Family Reunion.
Five people from this group survive. Ivan Alve is under the small crown and Jean, Joyce and Hilton Alve plus Alve Purdom are under the large crown. We understand that each of these five intend to be at the Mini-Reunion along with Bill and Gayle Alve who were not pictured in the above 2nd generation photo.

Replicas of the old ALVE RD. AA sign were popular at the 1995 Reunion and in the years following. We have negotiated to have another batch made for this Reunion. When you register for the mini-Reunion you will be able to order one or more of these for $25.00 each.
In addition to online registration and payment, we have produced PDF versions of the mini-Reunion Registration and payment form and the website info page. If you would like a paper copy of this sent to someone who would like one please call or text Terry 027 6001926 or 04 2322583. Please include their name, postal address and phone number. Or alternatively, you can print and send copies of these PDF files yourself. They are at the bottom of the web page here:

Until Easter,

A Mini-Reunion Day In Palmerston North

Easter Sunday
5 April 2015

Easter 2015 marks twenty years since the 1995 Alve Family Reunion was held at Highden near Palmerston North. On that occasion nearly 150 descendants of Carl and Maria Alve (including partners) gathered over two days. You can read reports about what happened at that Reunion HERE

We have a room at the Palmerston North Convention Centre booked for this event. Registrations to attend are now open.

Please register and pay by Sunday 15 May.

10:00am  Gather at the grave of Carl & Maria Alve, Terrace End Cemetery.
A wreath will be laid and a short memorial service held.

11:00am  Refreshments at P.N. Convention Centre

11:30am  Formal Welcome by Palmerston North Town Crier

11:45am  Informal time

12:15pm  Light luncheon 
(Fee applies - 12yrs + - $25; Under 12 to 3yrs - $12.50; Under 3 - FREE)

1:00pm    Photographs

1:30pm    Audio-visual presentation and update on Alve Family History research. You will hear of an exciting NEW DISCOVERY of German/US ancestors.

3:00pm    Afternoon Tea 
(Fee Applies - $5 per person)

3:30pm    Informal Tour using Private Transport to Alve Points of Interest.

Disperse from the P.N. Convention Centre. Some may choose to eat together and stay into the evening by mutual arrangement.

We rely on you to get the word out. If you can forward this email to family members in your circle of contacts, we would be most appreciative. 

We anticipate that 50+ family members (and possibly more) will attend.
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