The Schürch Family Association of North America

Tentative Schedule of Events


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THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2016
7:00 – 9:00 Registration and Meet and Greet

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2016
8:00 – 5:00 Registration, genealogy displays, memorabilia, silent auction
9:00 – 9:45 Welcome and Official Opening of the Reunion
Ties to immigrants: Codes C, E, H, N Schürchs in Waterloo Region
9:00 – 11:45 Children’s Program “TREE”*
10:00 -10:45 Seminars:
Tour the MAO with Archivist Laureen Harder-Gissing*
• Writing Your Memoirs with Barb Weiler Part 1*
• What are Schürchs Doing?
11:00 - 11:45 Seminars:
• Tour the MAO Archives with Archivist Laureen Harder-Gisssing* (repeat)
• Writing Your Memoirs with Barb Weiler Part 2* (continuation)
• What are Schürchs Doing?
11:45 –12:15 Box Lunch
12:15 – 4:30 Bus Tours*
12:30 – 4:30 Genealogy Research – discover your Schürch ties
5:30 – 6:00 Art Walk: Tour of CGUC Art Collection with Laureen Harder-Gissing *
6:30 – 7:25 Supper
7:30 – 8:30 Cello Concert and Dramatic Presentation of the long walk from PA to Waterloo
8:30 – 9:30 Snacks and Fellowship



SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2016
8:00 – 5:00 Registration, genealogy displays, memorabilia, silent auction
9:00 – 9:45 Welcome and plenary session - Credits from Your Lineage
9:00–11:45 Children’s Program “TREE”*
10:00–10:45 Seminars:
• The Art of Collecting – Norman McMullen & Kevin Dark*
• Preserving Your Photographs – Carolyn McNeil*
• What are Schürchs Doing?
11:00 - 11:45 Seminars:
• The Art of Collecting – Norman McMullen & Kevin Dark* (repeat)
• Preserving Your Photographs: Carolyn McNeil* (repeat)
• What are Schürchs Doing?
11:45 –12:15 Box Lunch
12:15 – 4:30 Bus Tours*
Golf Tournament*†
12:30 – 4:30 Genealogy Research – tie up some loose Schürch ends
6:00 – 6:30 Photo Shoot in Code Groups
6:30 – 9:00 Banquet and Live Auction

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2016
10:00 – 11:00 Worship Service in the Chapel
11:00 – 12:00 Lunch and Farewells

* Must pre-register on the registration form
† Email janesherk@gmail.com ASAP if interested in golfing!
All meals including box lunches are purchased through CGUC (see
Meals at the Reunion for details).


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What's New?

Reunion 2018 - Save the Date!
The next Schürch Reunion is being held in Lewisburg, PA - a location we have not used before.
The dates: July 27 - 29, 2018
NEW REUNION FORMAT - watch for details on Facebook and here.


Reunion Commemorative Issue on Sale

If you already receive the newsletter, then you should have received this special issue. If you do not have a subscription to the Schürch newsletter, then you can order a copy of this special issue, highlighting the reunion in 2016 in Waterloo, Ontario. Send your order to the correct treasurer and Cary, the editor, will send out a copy.

American Treasurer: Jack Sherick
49 Lovel Court, Apt C Nutley, NJ 07110
Email: sci5teach322@yahoo.com

Canadian Treasurer: Laurine Mills
1750 Killaly St. E., Port Colborne, ON L3K 5V3
Email: estherlmills@aol.com

Newsletter Excerpts online
Go to the Newsletter menu.

Reunion 2016 is Over

Watch for photo updates on this site



Schürch Database is online!

The Schürch family database, in its most current form, is now online at two sites: wc.rootsweb.com/~schurch122615
(This tree, at RootsWeb, is free for all to view.)

http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/86535234/family
(For Ancestry.com subscribers)

Updated Booklist on Site

An updated book list is on this site. In the menu across the top, look under Historical Committee, Research Resources, Books related to the Schürch Family


Schürch Photo Gallery is up and Running


For more information about this project go to Photo Gallery Project page in the menu.