Saturday morning, August 1st was reserved for family time at the Lagoon amusement park, after which a wonderful BBQ lunch was provided at Shepard Park. The food was very good and plentiful. Following the lunch, the HHFO business meeting was held where John Hendrix, the vice president who organized the reunion, took his place as our new President. An election for new officers was then held with Mellanee Kilpack and Anne Bingham being elected as the new Vice President and our new Secretary. The business meeting also included a presentation and discussion on the future of the HHFO, the feasibility of continuing our five-year reunions, and a proposal to create a national organization dedicated to research and disseminating information on the descendants of Hendrick Willemsz in collaboration with the research done by Dr. Andrew Hendricks of North Carolina. A committee was formed to investigate this possibility. Suggestions on both the future activities of the HHFO and how to reach a national family descendancy were discussed by this committee later that day.
Following the lunch, both LeAnn Hord and DelLynn Leavitt repeated their presentations for those who were not able to attend Friday.
We who attended offer thanks to John Hendrix, LeAnn Hord, DelLynn Leavitt, Karla Huntsman, and all the rest of the board and family members that put so much effort into this memorable reunion. Anyone who would like to post photos or comments about the reunion are welcome to do so at the Henry Hendricks Family Facebook Group below: