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2021 Cox Family Reunion
When: 07/10/2021 at 11:00am-3:30pm (Central Standard Time or CST)
Where: Virtual

At the 2017 reunion we preselected Cinicinnati, OH for the 2021 Reunion. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic this reunion was a virtual event.
 

July 10, 2021
Hello Cox Family!

 

Thank you to all who joined the Virtual Cox Family Reunion! It was wonderful to join together, learn more of our history and have fellowship.

 

If you were unable to join us or were having technical difficulties that prevented you from joining, the presentation shared July 10, 2021 is available for viewing with access to family links. If you have any questions let us know.

 

1) Feedback: There was consensus that we wanted to try and connect between reunions informally with Zoom and possibly connect family on site with family at home at our next reunion. Please share your feedback regarding the virtual reunion today and future informal virtual events.

 

2) Family Tree: Update your Family Tree Data Sheets using our goggle sheet. Please contact coxfamilyreunions@gmail.com for access to this document. If you have any questions regarding directions, please let us know. There is a tab available for each individual inputting data live time. Due to the timing of Census release dates, we do not have details of more recent family generations (e.g. Generation 4 and 5, etc.).

 

3) Volunteer Committees: Thank you to all who volunteered today! We are still welcoming volunteers and multiple people are welcome to sign up for one committee.
 

Standing Committee

 Media & Communication   Jade Alma & Adrienne Azama
 Family Tree Her/Historian  Maurice Cox & Bruce Cox
 Family Contacts  Adrienne Azama
 Treasurer
 Financial Secretary
 Dr. RaDenna Cox Funderbirk
 
 Logistics Chair  Jade Alma
 
Reunion Committees
 
 Registration  Dr. RaDenna Cox Funderbirk, Fannie Cox
 Friday Meet & Greet  Fannie Cox, Bonnie Harris
 Saturday Day/Park Activities   Vickie Cox-Sims
 Saturday Dinner & Program  Bruce Cox, Maurice Cox (program)
 T-Shirts  Nate Cox
 Decorations  
 Food  
 Hotel / Travel
 Dr. RaDenna Cox Funderbirk, Melanie Cross, Fannie Cox
 DJ / Audio  
 Visuals / Signage  Warren Cox
 

4) Family Contacts: Your help is needed to gather contact information on our family. Add/update family contact information using this Google Doc link: Cox Family Distribution List. This will help us to make sure we have up to date emails/mailing addresses for ongoing communication. Also build family connections on the Family Website by creating a profile.



June 30, 2021

Hello Cox Family Members:

As we make final preparations for our Virtual Cox Family Reunion next Saturday, July 10th 11am (Central) we ask if you are planning to come, please RSVP and make a Donation, if you haven't already, to help cover virtual reunion costs and ongoing website maintenance. If you are unable to RSVP via the website, please see the paper form sent via email. Deadline July 1st, 2021.

Those Who are Coming to date are confirmed here. To ensure grouping of family for "Family Games in Zoom Breakout Rooms" please RSVP if you would like to participate. We recommend you join by computer for games participation. To play the games computers must have Google Chrome, MS Edge, or FireFox software. Internet Explorer is not supported.

**For security reasons, the Virtual Reunion Zoom meeting link will only be sent by email and not posted on our family website. If you have not been receiving our emails, but RSVP'd we will make sure you are added to our ListServe to receive the new Zoom link.

We are still accepting recent Memorials and recent Family Photos (will be made into a video). Deadline July 1st, 2021.

Family Q&A Session: Here are current family questions. If you know answers to any of these questions, the current link is available for you to record your responses to be shared during the program.

If you know of someone who is missing from our listserve, please add their contact information (name, city/state location, preferred email address, and text/phone number) to update our Cox Family Distribution List.

For additional information, please email: coxfamilyreunions@gmail.com with any questions or check out our website.


June 24, 2021

 
Cox Family Members:
 
In preparation for the July 10th Virtual Cox Family Reunion, the Reunion Committee is offering a training/practice session on July 3rd at 7pm EST/ 6pm CST/5pm MT/ 4pm PST, to help people who are not familiar with the ZOOM communication application. 
 
WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS TRAINING:
If you have not used ZOOM before
If you have used ZOOM but don't feel comfortable with the software features.
If you just want to practice using ZOOM
 

Below are log-in and/or dialing instructions in preparation for the July 3rd Zoom practice session for the Cox Family Reunion. If you do not have the ZOOM internet application on your computer/phone/tablet, please download the software application now to your device you plan to use. Go to ZOOM.com (click on "Sign Up for Free" button) or go to the Google Play store application.

HOW TO ACCESS THE JULY 3RD ZOOM TRAINING MEETING
 
(1) If Using a Computer (Best Method): To join the July 3rd meeting, please click the Zoom link below:
 
https://zoom.us/j/97899412946?pwd=ZHNWNnpWc2pHUmhGMW8xWUs1N0FxUT09
 
If requested, enter the Meeting ID and Password #s: Meeting ID: 978 9941 2946  
and Passcode: 809674
 
(2) If Using an iPhone or Tablet, click on your Zoom application icon , and type in the
 Meeting ID: 978 9941 2946   and   Passcode: 809674
 
(3)  *If using a telephone, dial one of the phone numbers nearest to your city, below
 
Dial by your location
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
        +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
Or, find your local ZOOM phone number at: https://zoom.us/u/adDY96BYpf
 
Enter the Meeting ID: 978 9941 2946   and then press the # sign. Next enter the 
Passcode: 809674 and press the # sign.
 
Audio Hints
 *** We recommend wearing headphones if you are the only participant, to avoid an echo.
(Some headphones however, without a built in microphone may impact others ability to hear you verbally while plugged in.)

 
*** Please make sure the microphone is enabled and on a high-setting, on your phone/tablet/computer.
 
*** If logging in via computer or smart phone, it may give you two options, we recommend selecting "Connect Using Audio".
 
For assistance, contact via email message    kmc_1price@comcast.
 
2021 Cox Family Reunion Committee
 

June 16, 2021

In efforts to see our level of interest in a T-shirt this year, if you have not already, please complete this form:  https://forms.gle/yjXFhkJstXASoEFv6   (image of shirt included). This will help us to determine estimated shirt and shipping costs. Please respond by June 18th. 


June 9, 2021

 

Greetings Cox Family:

We are about one month away from the 2021 Virtual Cox Family Reunion on Saturday, July 10, 2021. Below are more details on What is Planned, How to Participate and How to Register for the Reunion.

The Reunion will be hosted virtually on the Zoom internet application. You can participate in the Reunion using your computer or mobile phone (for video and/or audio) or by any phone (audio only). If you are new to Zoom and need training, plan to attend a training session on July 3rd (7pm EST/6pm CST/5pm MST/4pm PST). Email the Reunion Committee at coxfamilyreunions@gmail.com to sign-up.

1. The reunion program is below. If you want to lead or plan a session, let us know on the Reunion website registration page (https://coxfamilyreunions.com) by June 19th. 
 

Saturday, July 10, 2021 (Central Time)
 

Time (CST)

Event

 11:00am-11:30am                

 Gathering and Kick-off Lobby

 11:30am- 11:45am  Opening Prayer and Memorial of Cherished Family Members (submitted in advance)
 11:45am -12:00pm                      Discussion: The Meaning of Family
 12:00pm - 12:30pm                           Family Introductions and Sharing (pictures submitted in advance)
 12:30pm -1:15pm  Family Question and Answer Session (questions submitted in advance)
 1:15pm – 1:30pm  Break
 1:30pm – 2:15pm  Family Game in Zoom Breakout Rooms
 2:15pm – 3:15pm  Family Business – determining the next reunion year, location
 3:15pm – 3:30pm  Farewells


2. How to Participate in the program? (Deadline July 1, 2021)

a. Submit (upload a “.jpg” file) family picture for the Family Introduction and Sharing Presentation at (https://coxfamilyreunions.com/3/gallery.htm
b. Submit memorials (typed or upload a “.jpg” file) for family members who died since the 2019 reunion at (https://coxfamilyreunions.com/3/memorials.htm)
c. Submit questions about the Cox Family website, future reunions, family history, etc. for the Q&A session at (https://coxfamilyreunions.com/3/contactus.htm)

 

3. How to Register (Deadline July 1, 2021): The preferred reunion registration method is via the website (https://coxfamilyreunions.com/3/rsvp.htm). If you are unable to use this website to register, a registration form can be mailed to Bruce Cox (see attached in email)
 

We are asking each participating family to contribute $20 (credit /debit card) at the following website https://coxfamilyreunions.com/3/donate.htm). This will help pay for the costs of the 2021 Reunion and the reunion websitemaintenanceOur Zoom plan limits the number of connectionto three (3) devices maximum (computer or phone) per $20 contribution. If your family plans to connect more than 3 devices, please make an extra $20 contribution for each additional group of 3 devices.
 

Your help is needed to gather contact information on our family. Add/update family contact information at this Google Doc link: https://forms.gle/tFPsEhh3eyEqgqYy6
 

Thank You
 

2021 Cox Family Reunion Committee



May 6, 2021

Greetings Cox Family:

We hope this letter finds you all in good health. It has been about a month since our last update on the 2021 Virtual Cox Family Reunion to be held Saturday, July 10, 2021. Below are more details on What is Planned, How to Participate and How to Register for the Reunion.

As explained previously, the Reunion will be hosted virtually on the Zoom internet application. You can participate in the Reunion using your computer or mobile phone (for video and/or audio) or by any phone (audio only) with the Zoom application download.

1.What’s Planned: The proposed program is below. If you want to lead or plan a session, let us know on the Reunion website registration page.  (https://coxfamilyreunions.com)

Saturday, July 10, 2021 (Central Time)

 
Time (CST) Event
11:00am – 11:30am         Gathering and Kick-off Lobby
11:30am – 11:45am Opening Prayer and Memorial of Cherished Family Members (submitted in advance)
11:45am – 12:00pm           Discussion: The Meaning of Family
12:00pm – 12:30pm Family Introductions and Sharing (pictures submitted in advance)
12:30am – 1:15pm Family Question and Answer Session (questions submitted in advance)
1:15pm – 1:30pm Break
1:30pm – 2:15pm Family Game in Zoom Breakout Rooms
2:15pm – 3:15pm Family Business – determining the next reunion year, location
3:15pm – 3:30pm Farewells

2. How to Participate in the program? (Deadline July 1, 2021)
  1. Submit (upload a “.jpg” file) a family picture for the Family Introduction and Sharing Presentation at (https://coxfamilyreunions.com/3/gallery.htm)
  2. Submit memorials (typed or upload a “.jpg” file) for family members who died since the 2019 reunion at (https://coxfamilyreunions.com/3/memorials.htm)
  3. Submit questions about the Cox Family website, future reunions, family history, etc. for the Q&A session at (https://coxfamilyreunions.com/3/contactus.htm)
 
3. How to Register (Deadline July 1, 2021): The preferred reunion registration method is via the website (https://coxfamilyreunions.com/3/rsvp.htm). If you are unable to use this website to register, a registration form can be mailed to Bruce Cox (see attached).

We are asking each participating family to contribute $20 (credit /debit card) at the following website https://coxfamilyreunions.com/3/donate.htm). This will help pay for the costs of the 2021 Reunion and the reunion website maintenance.  Our Zoom plan limits the number of connections to three (3) devices maximum (computer or phone) per $20 contribution. If your family plans to connect more than 3 devices, please make an extra $20 contribution for each additional group of 3 devices.

Your help is needed to gather contact information on our family. Add/update family contact information at this Google Doc link:  https://forms.gle/tFPsEhh3eyEqgqYy6

Thank You

2021 Cox Family Reunion Committee


April 5, 2021

Greetings Cox Family:

After conferring with many of you by survey, the decision was made to uphold the tradition of holding a Cox Family Reunion in 2021, as originally planned. However, the family’s safety comes first, so due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination program, we will host the reunion virtually (over the Internet by cell phone and computer).

The 2021 Reunion will be hosted on Zoom, a popular internet platform used for many online group activities during the current pandemic. So, get ready to connect with your family on our Reunion date of Saturday, July 10th, which is its traditional timing.

To maximize participation, the Reunion has been shortened to a four (4) hour period, one-day format. The exact programming is not final yet, but see the initial plan below:  

 
Estimated Time (CST) Proposed Events
11:00am – 11:30am  Gathering and Kick-off Lobby
11:30am – 11:45am  Opening Prayer and Memorial of Lost Family Members*
11:45am – 12:00pm  Discussion About the Meaning of Family
12:00pm – 12:30pm  Family Introductions and Sharing (pre-recorded)*
12:30pm – 1:15pm  Family Question and Answer Session (questions submitted in advance)*
1:15pm – 1:30pm  Break
1:30pm – 2:15pm  Family Game in Zoom Breakout Rooms
2:15pm – 3:15pm  Family Business – determining the next reunion year, location
3:15pm – 3:30pm  Farewells
* Requires participants to submit materials in advance of July 10th.

Since the Reunion is virtual, we hope that more people will be able to participate. The Reunion cost (for the Zoom platform, event moderator, prizes, website, etc.) will be small compared to the normal in-person Reunion fees, so we hope that every household will be able to contribute to the costs. More on that in future communications and on the Cox Family Reunion website at: https://coxfamilyreunions.com

This initial Reunion announcement is going to the email addresses we collected from the 2019 Cox Family Reunion. However, we know email addresses change and some family members were not involved in that Reunion. To help spread the word, the Reunion Committee asks you to provide the email addresses of family members we do not have already. If you know of someone who is missing from this list, please add their contact information (name, city/state location, email address, and text/phone number). Please click on the link to update our Cox Family Distribution List:

https://forms.gle/tFPsEhh3eyEqgqYy6
 
Thank you for your support!

2021 Cox Family Reunion Committee