Meet the 2016 Team Members

 

 
                                    
Bettie Griggs
Bettie Griggs

Bettie Griggs (310) 926-4979 - bettiegillyard@aol.com - As the Family Reunion Planning Team Leader, will provide coordination between other teams and provide the "big-picture" guidance for reunion planning and execution. Schedules, plans and presides over planning meetings, maintains an updated timeline of finished and unfinished task. Supports all team leaders as they assume their responsibilities and serves as needed to execute the teams’ plans. 

Carolyn Mahoney-Jenkins
Carolyn Mahoney-Jenkins
 
 
Carolyn Mahoney-Jenkins, Assistant Team Leader cmah1789@bellsouth.net- Will assist the reunion team leader as needed to make decisions regarding the reunion, and will plan and execute the Saturday night banquet program. Will also assist other family reunion teams with planning and activities as needed.
Glenda Gillyard
Glenda Gillyard
 
 
Glenda Terrell, Financial Secretary/Treasurer ggterrell@yahoo.com - Responsible for handling the money and bookkeeping. Will manage donations, fees and expenses associated with planning and executing the family reunion. Will keep track of how much money has been spent, who has paid the registration fees, and maintain a record of payables and receivables. Will issue receipt of payment to paying members, issue reimbursement to planning team members with proper receipts and maintain receipts. Will open and manage a checking account, deposit the income from reunion registration fees, donations, fundraisers, etc. Will be the only team member writing checks, and will provide a report at each planning team meeting regarding funds received and checks written. Will mentor Decarius Gillyard regarding duties as Financial Secretary/Treasurer.
Velma Dumas
Velma Dumas
 
 
Velma Dumas, Fundraising Team Leader- velmadumas@peoplepc.com - will be responsible for all fundraising activities. Will maintain a ledger of type of fundraising actiivities and  monies raised from each activity. Will submit funds raised to the financial secretary.  Will assist with other reunion teams and activities as needed.
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Charley ‘Rickey” Gillyard, Communication/Public Relations/Printing Team charleyrgillyard@bellsouth.net responsible for managing information and communications between family members, including the reunion web site and mailing list, to ensure that information is disseminated in as timely and accurate a manner as possible. Make necessary telephone or written contact to family and friends encouraging participation. Assist with Souvenir Journal. Mail all the various invitations and follow-up reminders to family members and other invitees, place announcements in local area newspapers and church bulletins; select printing service for the printing of reunion programs, signs and other materials needing printing.
Will and Linda Gillyard
Will and Linda Gillyard


Will and Linda Gillyard, Welcome/Registration Team wgill10615@att.net and lpg415@aol.com - will serve as the official welcoming team for the reunion.  Will work the registration tables and ensure that attendees receive name tags, sign guest book, receive tee shirts and reunion swag bags. Will answer questions regarding weekend events. Responsible for purchasing guest book and printing name tags. This team is also responsible for the design for the tee-shirts.
Gloria Jackson and Roderick Jackson
Gloria Jackson and Roderick Jackson

Gloria Jackson and Roderick Jackson, Family Choir jacksongloria152@yahoo.com, Roderick Jackson-pb6654@yahoo.com - You've asked for them, and now they are back. The GJM Family Reunion Choir will make their return. The choir under the direction of Gloria and her son Roderick will sing praises to the Lord during our Sunday Brunch and Worship Service. They will schedule rehearsals, and help select songs for the choir. 

We pray that we will have 30 voices in our choir. HALLELUJAH!

 
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Inger Daniels, Activities Team Leader ingertoatis@yahoo.com - will decide what everyone else will do at the reunion’s Meet and Greet, Saturday’s Picnic and Game Room. This includes activities and games for all ages; planning the activities, making sure all the equipment is on hand and in a functioning and unbroken state. Will provide all certificates and awards for the winners of various games and activities. The team is in charge of finding volunteers, or forcing volunteers (smile) to run the games and activities if they can’t do it themselves. . This team  is one of the most time-consuming jobs at the family reunion.  Ask Tammi and Inger (smile). 
Decarius Gillyard
Decarius Gillyard


Decarius Gillyard, Reunion Mentee decariusg@yahoo.com - will be mentored by the Financial Secretary/Treasurer. Will be shown all the duties regarding establishing and managing the reunion's budget, establishing the reunion's bank account, maintaining a record of payables and receivables, and other related financial duties
Frederick Michael Gillyard
Frederick Michael Gillyard
 
Frederick Gillyard, Reunion Mentee frederickgillyard92@gmail.com - under the mentorship of team leader, Frederick will be shown and assist with lighting and sound, and provide technical, set-up and tear down assistance. Will be mentored regarding working with staff at the center to ensure that the banquet rooms, the picnic area and game room are arranged to adequately accommodate the reunion planned activities. 
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Travion Mahoney, Reunion Mentee and Prayer Warrior - committed to praying daily for the family and the success of our family reunion. “For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5). Prayer is awesome! What a wonderful and exalted privilege we have in being able to come boldly before the throne of Almighty God with our prayers and requests!
 
 
Under the mentorship of team leader and assistant team leaders, will also assist other family reunion teams with planning and activities as needed.
 
Social Media Coordinator (Still Available)
 
Individual will be responsible for family reunion postings  to all or any of the following or other similiar sites: