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CARTER / LEWIS 31ST ANNUAL FAMILY REUNION Scottsdale, Arizona July 7th – July 10th 2011 Hello Family, Plans are well underway for The 31st Annual Carter & Lewis Family Reunion that is being held in the “Valley of The Sun” Scottsdale, Arizona. Hosted by the Christensen/Williams Family: Julius, Ann, Margaret Ann, Elizabeth and Aaron. The planned dates are Thursday July 7 thru Sunday July 10, 2011. If you are planning to attend our 31st reunion, please let us hear from you as soon as possible. The Reunion dues are $100.00 per family per household. Please send your dues to our Reunion Captain Willie, at the contact information shown below. Hotel accommodations are on the following page. For answers to any and all questions, please contact our host Julius and/or Ann. Reunion Hosts: Julius Williams, Jr. / Ann N. Christensen 12844 N. 135th Street Scottsdale, Arizona 480.391.2278 (Home) 978.479.5174 (Julius’ Cell) / 602.388.3829 (Ann’s Cell) (email) PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW AND RETURN IT TO OUR REUNION CAPTAIN

Willie M. Carter 6524 Birch Place Gary, Indiana 46403-2041 219.938.4042 _____________________________________________________________________________ NAME: __________________________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS: _______________________________________________________________________________ CITY: _______________________________________ STATE: _______________ ZIP CODE: __________ TELEPHONE #: __________________________ EMAIL: ________________________________________ TOTAL ATTENDING ~ ADULTS: ______ , CHILDREN (Ages 5 and under) ______ , YOUTH (Ages 6–17 )______ REUNION DUES: $ _____ . 00 Please note: Each attendee is responsible for the cost of their own hotel accommodations and any cost associated with extracurricular activities.


Our Scottsdale, Arizona Hotel Accommodations

5001 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 We have reserved at block of rooms at Chaparral Suites Resort, at the nightly rate of $89 plus tax for single and double occupancy. To get this rate, you must reference: Carter/Lewis Family Reunion when you are making your reservations at 800.494.3146. From Hotel Website – Whether you are here for work or play, our hotel rooms make you feel at home in Scottsdale, AZ. Start your day off right with free full cooked-to-order breakfast served daily, or unwind after your busy day at our complimentary evening reception. Each of our 311 guest suites has a private bedroom and a living area complete with a queen-size sleeper sofa and kitchenette. Stress-Free Airport Transportation

Don't worry about transportation and use our complimentary airport shuttle that runs to Phoenix Sky Harbor airport from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. We will pick you up from the airport and drop you off without any hassles or extra fees. Please call (800) 494-3146 for details about our complimentary airport transportation service. Standard Suite (500 sq ft)        

Private Bedroom and Separate Living Area and Work Space Kitchenette with Coffeemaker, Microwave and Refrigerator Two Televisions with Cable, Pay-per-View Movies and Video Games Telephones with Voicemail Free Wired and Wireless Internet Access Two Vanities with a Hair Dryer In-Room Safe Iron and Ironing Board

Airport Pickups After you collect your luggage from the baggage claim, please use one of the white courtesy phones to call Chaparral Suites. Our friendly operator will tell you when the next shuttle is expected to arrive and will direct you to the pick-up area. Airport Drop-offs Enjoy your visit to Chaparral Suites Scottsdale and don't worry about getting to the airport on time. When you check-in, please reserve the return shuttle for the day of your departure with the front desk.


Tentative Agenda / ITINERARY Thursday, July 7th Place: Time: Friday, July 8th

Scottsdale’s Art Walk “America’s Original Art Walk” Art District Old Town

7pm - 9pm

Place: Time:

Welcome to the Valley of the Sun/ Scottsdale Gathering Meet & Greet Christensen/Williams’ home 6 pm –Until  Bring bathing suits for pool and spa  Additional planning for Saturday activities


MIM – Musical Instrument Museum Tour

Saturday, July 9th This place is awesome beyond description; It is a must see.


10am – 4pm  Admission Adults 18–64: $15.00, Seniors 65+: $13.00 Youths 6–17: $10.00 Children 5 and under: Free


The Café’ at MIM (At your cost)


TBD - Other Daytime Activities choices (Planned Friday night)


10am – 4pm

Saturday, July 9th

Family’s Evening Event Place: Time:

Before Dinner Reception (Location TBD) 6pm – 6:30 pm

Place: Time:

Family Dinner (Location TBD) 7pm – Until


Praise & Worship Church Services First Institutional Baptist Church 1141 E. Jefferson Ave, Phoenix, AZ 602.258.1998

Sunday, July 10th


Senior Pastor, Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr. 11am Service


Event Continues

Sunday, July 10th Place:


Brunch / Lunch after church services At the Christensen / Williams’ home Eat, relax and enjoy the pool & spa with family and friends. Family Meeting (Start plans for the 2012 32nd Reunion) 2pm - until

Y’all Come Back Now . . . Ya Hear? (Photo from The 27th Annual Carter/Lewis Family Reunion in 2007, Scottsdale, AZ)


Photos from Scottsdale, Arizona 2007 Reunion

. Come back to Scottsdale and let’s do it all over again! A great time was had by all . . .


Musical Instrument Museum:

This is “The most extraordinary museum you will ever see.” It gives you an opportunity to explore the world through music and see and hear over 10,000 instruments and fascinating cultural treasures from every country in the world! Their state of the art audio and visual technology allows you to hear and see the creative spirit of people around the world whether from China, Nigeria or Ukraine. The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) is a 192,000-square-foot building with two floors of spacious, light-filled galleries that feature advanced wireless technology and high-resolution video screens, enabling museum guests to see instruments, hear their sounds, and observe them being played in their original settings—performances that are often as spectacular as the instruments.

Additional Scottsdale Visitor Options Arts - Heard Museum - Phoenix Art Museum

Shopping - Fashion Square - Promenade - Last Chance (Nordstroms) - Old Town Scottsdale

Attractions - Casinos (Talking Stick, Fort Mc Dowell, Casino Arizona) - Desert Botanical - Fountain Hills - Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix (Water Park for all ages) - Taliesen (Frank Lloyd Wright architecture)

Day/Overnight Trips - Sedona – 2 hours - Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point), Mexico – 4 hours - Grand Canyon – 5 hours

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