Family Association




JUNE, 2012




Annual Reunion, 2012

First Congregational Church

Westfield, Ma



FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012


            5 PM               Board Meeting, Lord Jeffrey Inn, Amherst, MA

            6 PM               Social Hour, Lord Jeff

            7 PM               Dinner, Lord Jeff





            9:30-11:00      Arrivals greeted by bagpipes at the First Congregational Church, Westfield, MA

            11:00 AM        Morning Music Program

            12 Noon          Group Photo/Lunch/Counting of the Cousins

            1:15 PM          142nd Annual Meeting of the Dickinson Family Association

            2:00 PM          Main Speaker:  Dr. Elizabeth Keithcart

            3:30 PM          Singing of “God Bless America”




If you haven’t yet replied to our April mailing or should you need one,

a duplicate response form is provided below for your convenience.

Refer questions to Andrew Dickinson, (413)634-2169.



The Dickinson Family Association, PO Box 2, Whately, MA 01093

Dear Cousin,

            We hope you will join us for the 2012 Reunion to be held at the First Congregational Church in Westfield, MA.  Please complete and return this card as soon as possible.  Our deadline is June 12.

            On Friday night June 22, we will be having dinner at the Lord Jeffrey Inn in Amherst, MA.  We will gather at 6:00 pm and dinner will be served at 7:00 pm.

YES I would like to join you for dinner at the Lord Jeff.                      Number in party  _____ @ $36 each


Number for each entrée choice:   ____ Sirloin Steak   ____ Seared Salmon   ____ Roasted Chicken        Total $_______


            On Saturday June 23 reunion activities will start at 9:30 am, with lunch served at 12 noon.


YES I will be attending.  ___ Adults @ $25;  ___ Students @ $10;  __ Children under 5 (free).  Total $_______


NAME __________________________________________                               Total enclosed:   $ ________

Checks should be made payable to The Dickinson Family Association and mailed to the address above.

Questions, call Virginia Allis, treasurer: (413) 665-4584;  or Andrew Dickinson, president: (413) 634-2169.




TO THE LORD JEFFREY INN, AMHERST CENTER    FROM SOUTH: Take I-91 to exit 19 in Northampton. At the end of the ramp turn right onto Rte. 9.  Follow this (east)  6 mi. to the green in Amherst Center.    FROM WEST:  Take MassPike (I-90) to exit 4 and get on I-91 north.  Follow directions from the south above.  FROM NORTH:  Take I-91 to exit 20 in Northampton and follow signs to Rte. 9.  Take Rte. 9 east 6 mi to the green in Amherst Center.  FROM EAST:  Take MassPike (I-90) to exit 8.  Turn left after toll booth onto Rte. 32  At a fork, take a slight left onto High St. which eventually becomes Main St. in Three Rivers.  At the Sykes St intersection (traffic light) turn right and you will be on Rte. 181.  Follow that to Belchertown center where you pick up US 202 north.  At the junction with Rte. 9 (traffic light) turn left and follow Rte. 9 about 9 mi. to Amherst.  The Lord Jeff  is on the east side of the Amherst green at 30 Boltwood Ave.


TO THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, WESTFIELD  FROM MASS PIKE (I-90): Get off at Exit 3 (Westfield).  At the end of the ramp turn right; this is US202.  Follow this (south) 1.7 mi. to the green in Westfield Center.  The church is at the southeast end of the green at 18 Broad Street.  Parking may be found behind the church, adjacent to the Stop and Shop parking lot.




If you have received this by e-mail we thank you.  E-mailing the June and Fall newsletters saves the DFA much time and money.  If you have received this by postal mail and you do have an e-mail address you are willing to share, please send the information to membership clerk, Beth Landolina at bethl0719@sbcglobal.net .  If you are reading this on our website and would like to receive our newsletters (a little earlier) send your mailing address, and e-mail if possible, to Beth.  Her postal address is 82 Evergreen Dr., Tolland, CT 06084.  The January and April newsletters are accompanied by other enclosures so they must go out by USPS.  If there are ever any changes to your mailing and/or e-mail address, please notify Beth promptly so we can continue to stay in touch.



BREAKING NEWS!   It has been confirmed that next year’s reunion will be June 21-22 at Mt. Holyoke College, S. Hadley, MA.  Our guest speaker will be reknowned genealogist, Clifford Stott.

More information to come.


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Newsletter editor:  Dale Williams




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