July 18, 19, & 20th, 2003 Ramada Inn, Norfolk, Nebraska

Cousins Judy Baesler (E5174) and Phyllis Walls (E5171) are organizing a reunion for our US-American family members. Con(rad) Bernbeck (E5161) is already very excited about the gathering, and has lots of steaks ordered! Estimated attendance is 95 as of May 1, 2003, based on the number of people with reserved rooms at the Ramada Inn or verbal confirmations. At the moment, the program looks as follows:

July 18
3 p.m. Hospitality Room at the Ramada opens with snacks and beverages.
  Evening No-host dinner with options of Pizza in or walking next door to a buffet, Pancake House, Chicken, Sub shops or fast food chains
July 19
9:30 a.m. Introductions of Family and Group Pictures
Share Family Tree Information and family news
  Noon Catered Lunch (West end of Pool area by hospitality room)
  Afternoon/Evening At Con¹s house for Steak BBQ
Ranch tour; see buffalo and other critters, games & family chatter
(time depends entirely on weather, if it is HOT, we will linger in the air-conditioned pool side area until later in the evening)
July 20
Morning Coffee in Hospitality Room
Golf:­ RSVP - Call Con (402-439-2825) if interested. 9 a.m. tee time for 9 holes
  9:30 a.m. Family gathering and announcements; Pool side area
  Noon Chicken Dinner,­ Catered In
  Evening No host, visit local restaurants nearby

Area Attractions
There are several things to do in the Norfolk, NE, area. The Ramada Inn has 2 Swimming Pools, one with a neat slide. Movie Theater, City Park close by, DeSoto Refuge Area (), Tractor Pull, demolition derby, livestock judging at the Stanton County Fair. Norfolk is Johnny Carson¹s hometown, visit the Museum at www.elkhornvalleymuseum.org or www.travelnebraska.com.

Bring any family history, pictures, etc. for sharing. (You may want to bring Copies) We will provide loose leaf binders with plastic sleeves for viewing. Mark items you wish to reclaim. Entertainment? Would someone in your family like to do a skit or musical presentation? Would you consider volunteering as our MC?

Ramada Inn,­ 402 371-7000, ask for Marcy M-F, 9a-3p (Appears to be full, but may have cancellations. Leave your name/number.),
Super 8,­ 402 379-2220 - located in same parking lot area,
Days Inn,­ 402 379-3035 -­ located close by.

As representatives of the German family and the family council, Ulla Vollberg-Bernbeck (C2512) and her husband Erhard Vollberg will participate. Be forewarned: they will bring a long list of requests for genealogical information prepared by our chief genealogist Otto-G. Richter (F9433).